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Monkey Bread

For years I have been curious about the Monkey Bread recipe that is on the back of the Pillsbury Grand’s biscuits containers. It looked tasty but I thought to myself that it would never come out as nice as it does in the picture. Then on this winter morning when deciding what to have for breakfast, I discovered that I had some Pillsbury biscuits on hand and I thought what the heck, maybe I’ll try that Monkey Bread recipe. The only substitutions I made was I used Splenda and Splenda brown sugar blends so that it would be as sugar free as possible for my hubby. 

Now if you’ve never made Monkey Bread before, after making this I suggest you do! It is not only easy but it comes out picture perfect, not to mention how tasty it is. 

The pieces of the Monkey bread are beautiful
The pieces of the Monkey bread are beautiful
Monkey Bread
Serves 12
The classic monkey bread recipe, oozing with warm caramel and cinnamon. Monkey bread is irresistible!
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Prep Time
25 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Prep Time
25 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
  1. 1/2 cup granulated sugar or Splenda
  2. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  3. 2 cans (16.3 oz each) Pillsbury® Grands!® Homestyle refrigerated buttermilk biscuits or 4 cans of Pillsbury® Homestyle refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  4. 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar or Splenda Brown Sugar blends
  5. 3/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Lightly grease 12-cup fluted tube pan with shortening or cooking spray. I
  3. n large -storage plastic food bag, mix granulated sugar and cinnamon.
  4. Separate dough into 16 biscuits; cut each into quarters.
  5. Shake in bag to coat, then arrange in pan.
  6. In small bowl, mix brown sugar and butter; pour over biscuit pieces.
  7. Bake 28 to 32 minutes or until golden brown and no longer doughy in center.
  8. Cool in pan 10 minutes.
  9. Turn upside down onto serving plate; pull apart to serve.
  10. Serve warm.
Adapted from http://www.pillsbury.com/
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Like I said the recipe is pretty easy and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients. This tasty treat is appropriate not only for breakfast/brunch but could be made as a quick entertaining dessert as well. I just can’t get over how beautiful it looks in pictures.

Monkey Bread almost too pretty to eat; almost.
Monkey Bread almost too pretty to eat; almost.


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Akram Taghavi-Burris

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