Warm, gooey, sweet and cozy. These are just some of the feels that spring to mind when I think about this super easy Gingerbread Monkey Bread using Grands Biscuits.
Nothing says holiday comfort like this pull apart bread, perfect for those snuggly mornings.
What you need to make Gingerbread Monkey Bread
This is the kind of recipe that brings the whole family together, so we keep it very simple with the list of ingredients. Here’s all you’ll need:
- Pillsbury Grands Biscuits
- Unsalted butter
- Brown sugar
- Granulated Sugar
- Homemade gingerbread spice
It’s become confusing at the supermarket these days with all of the different canned biscuits! In terms of Pillsbury Grands, you’ve got your choice of Buttermilk, Honey Butter, Flaky Layers, Southern Recipe and more.
What you want to grab for this Gingerbread Monkey Bread using Grands Biscuits is the Original style. If you can’t find the Original, get the Flaky Layers but make sure it’s the Original style of Flaky Layers.
Confusing, I know. The point is to not get Buttermilk or anything with added butter flavor. The recipe will not come out right with those kind of biscuits.
What’s in the Homemade Gingerbread Spice
You’ll find so many uses for this homemade gingerbread spice long after you use it in this Gingerbread Monkey Bread. Here’s what you’ll need:
- ground cinnamon
- ground ginger
- ground allspice
- ground nutmeg
- ground cloves
Just whisk it all together and it’s ready to go! Any leftover gingerbread spice can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container.
How to make Gingerbread Monkey Bread
Everyone in the house is going to want to get in on making this fun holiday pull apart bread! And the great part is that everyone can have a job:
- First, cut each Grands Biscuit into quarters. Then, roll them into ball shapes.
- Have the next person roll the biscuit balls in the gingerbread spice mixture and place them into a bundt pan.
- If you have an extra person, have them whisk the brown sugar and butter together on the stove until the sugar melts. Pour it over the biscuits.
And that’s it! After the Gingerbread Monkey Bread cools and you invert it onto a plate, drizzle it with the easy vanilla glaze. It’s just that final somethin’ somethin’ that makes it extra special.
How to serve this holiday pull apart bread
Be sure to cool this Gingerbread Monkey Bread before you turn it out of the bundt pan. It’s best served slightly warm or at room temperature.
To revive it a little, pop it into the microwave for 30 seconds. It softens up the dough all over again and makes it taste amazing, like it just came out of the oven!
When you make this cozy Gingerbread Monkey Bread, I’d love to hear about it! Drop a rating or leave a comment below. Enjoy!
For more Christmas morning recipes, try these:
- Sticky Bun Monkey Bread
- Overnight Everything Bagel & Smoked Salmon Casserole
- Cinnamon Raisin Breakfast Bake
For more gingerbread recipes, try these:
- Gingerbread Cookies with Vanilla Bean Frosting
- Caramel Gingerbread Trifle with Bourbon Cream
- Gingerbread Cakes with Lemon-Ginger Frosting
Gingerbread Monkey Bread using Grands Biscuits
- 3 tubes large biscuit dough (not buttermilk) recommend Pillsbury Grands
- 2 sticks unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/2 Tbsp. ground ginger
- 3/4 tsp. ground allspice
- 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
- 1 cup confectioner's sugar
- 2 Tbsp. milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a bundt pan thoroughly with nonstick cooking spray.
- Combine the granulated sugar, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg and cloves in a bowl.
- Cut each biscuit into quarters and roll each piece into a ball. Coat the dough balls in the gingerbread spice and arrange in the bundt pan.
- Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir in the brown sugar. Whisk until the sugar dissolves. Pour brown sugar butter evenly over the biscuit dough.
- Bake for 1 hour. Cool completely before inverting onto a serving dish.
- Before serving, make the vanilla glaze: Whisk sugar, milk and vanilla until combine. Drizzle over the monkey bread.
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