The biscuits take a dip in cinnamon sugar and are then drenched in a brown sugar butter sauce. Even better than sticky buns!
What you need to make Sticky Bun Monkey Bread
The list of ingredients here is short and sweet (pun intended):
- Canned biscuit dough (I recommend using Pillsbury Grands)
- Unsalted butter
- Brown sugar
- Granulated sugar
- Chopped pecans
It’s important to get a large kind of biscuit dough for this recipe, which is why I recommend Grands. Also, don’t get the buttermilk kind. Regular biscuits – large ones – are the right answer.
How to make Sticky Bun Monkey Bread
Why is it called monkey bread?
Monkey Bread gets its name because of the way it is eaten. You pick off the sweet little balls of dough and it resembles how a monkey looks when he is grooming his friend or mate.
If you’ve ever watched Animal Planet or visited a zoo, you know what I’m talking about. Kind of weird to name a food after this, but also kind of funny.
What if you don’t have a bundt pan?
I have not tested this recipe in anything but a bundt pan, so I cannot guarantee your results. If you’re trying this recipe in another type of pan, my advice would be to half the measurements, just to be sure that all of the biscuits will cook through.
Customizing this monkey bread
For more easy bakes, try these:
- Chocolate Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread
- Easy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
- Apple Butter Baked Brie Puff Pastry Twists
For more sweet breakfast treats, try these:
Sticky Bun Monkey Bread with Canned Biscuits (Pull Apart Bread)
- 3 tubes large biscuit dough not buttermilk
- 2 sticks unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 6 oz. raisins
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray. Line the pan with half of the pecans and half of the raisins.
- In a bowl, combine the granulated sugar and cinnamon. Cut each biscuit into quarters. Roll biscuit pieces into balls and dip in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
- Place half of the biscuit balls into the bundt pan evenly. Repeat with another layer of raisins, pecans and dough.
- In a small saucepan, melt the butter and brown sugar together and whisk to combine. Pour evenly over the dough. Place a baking sheet on the rack underneath the bundt pan to catch any drips. Bake for 1 hour. Allow to cool before turning out of the pan.