Monkey Bread

I don't know why I do this to myself.  Having this stuff in the house is so dangerous.  But I saw a mention of Monkey Bread recently and it brought back yummy childhood memories - I knew Callie would love making it.

So I searched online and found tons of recipes - it's a pretty basic idea, there are lots of possible minor variations, but below is the basic recipe we used, with my adjustments. 


  • 3 cans refrigerated buttermilk biscuits (I actually used 2 cans, but they were the jumbo sized biscuits)1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2-1 cup margarine (I used butter, most of a stick)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or 1/2 cup pecans (I used walnuts, chopped)


  2. Preheat oven to 350°.
  4. Place nuts onto bottom of greased bundt pan.
  6. Quarter biscuits; roll in cinnamon and sugar that has been mixed together. Place in pan.
  8. Melt margarine, brown sugar and water; boil 2 minutes and pour over biscuits. (I actually did this part in the microwave, and I dumped in the remaining cinnamon and sugar that was left from coating the biscuits, for added goodness)  
  10. Bake for 25 minutes. (mine took more like 30 minutes)
  12. invert out onto a plate.  and see if you can manage to let it cool a little before you dive in.

This stuff is so good.  I should have taken a picture when it first came out, because it looked so pretty.  But we couldn't control ourselves, we devoured half of it before I thought to get the camera out. 


Lisa Marsh

Mom to two sets of twins.

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