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Monkey bread

May 7, 2011

Monkey Bread

This was the first time I’ve made monkey bread, and it was so amazingly delicious that it will certainly not be my last.  I went for all fancy with my bundt pan, but it was way too small for this recipe.  I might try a tube pan next time, but the recipe actually calls for a 9×13″ baking pan.  I just didn’t think that would be pretty enough.  As it turns out, I ended up with a big, flowering pan of dough.  Just look at this!

{one year ago:  salted caramel peanut butter ice cream}
{two years ago:  snickerdoodle bars}

Recipe:  Monkey Bread

(From my little sister ~ thanks, Dani!)

2 loaves frozen bread

1/2 cup butter

2 tbsp. milk

1 cup brown sugar

1 pkg. vanilla pudding (small box of Cook and Serve pudding)

2 tsp. ground cinnamon

Thaw bread and allow to rise according to the directions on the package.  After the bread has risen, cut into bite-sized pizzas and toss in a greased 9×13″ pan.  Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat.  Add sugar, pudding mix, milk, and cinnamon.  Stir until blended.  Pour mixture over bread.  Cover with a clean dish towel and allow to sit for 2 1/2 hours to allow for another rise.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes.  Carefully turn monkey bread out onto a platter that has been lined with foil with the edges turned up.  The sauce will run over and through the bread.

21 Comments leave one →
  1. May 7, 2011 7:56 am

    My mother used to make this and we used to love it! It was sooooo good. I didn’t even remember it existed.
    Oh how I wished I had some desire to spend time in the kitchen!

  2. oneordinaryday permalink
    May 7, 2011 8:05 am

    Diana – I only wish I had your desire to get to my scrapbooking table! : )
    ~ Michelle

  3. May 7, 2011 11:10 am

    You’re making me hungry…as usual!

  4. May 7, 2011 2:38 pm

    Oooo what gooey goodness. Can I come over for some ;p

  5. thesavvystudent permalink
    May 7, 2011 5:24 pm

    Yummy! These look delicious…I want some. I’ve never heard of this before though – I’ll have to try it!

  6. May 7, 2011 8:45 pm

    I LOVE Monkey Bread (we call it Sticky Buns, even though it’s not technically the same thing). I use frozen dinner rolls and I line the pan with nuts and raisins before layering in the dough. It’s an old favorite in our home.

  7. May 8, 2011 8:47 am

    What a lovely idea. I have never heard of monkey bread before. Is the frozen bread an unbaked dough?
    :-) Mandy

  8. May 8, 2011 2:20 pm

    This could not possibly look any more delicious! Thanks for posting :)

  9. nosheen Shan permalink
    May 8, 2011 5:05 pm


  10. oneordinaryday permalink
    May 8, 2011 5:52 pm

    Mandy – Yes, the frozen bread dough just needs to thaw and rise and you could just pop it in the oven for fresh-baked bread anytime. : )
    ~ Michelle

  11. May 8, 2011 6:33 pm

    I adore monkey bread! I actually have never made it before–yours looks incredible! :)

  12. May 9, 2011 8:38 am

    Monkey bread is amazing. It’s delicious and so simple to make, and I love that every piece is covered in the delicious cinnamon-sugar butter-mixture!

  13. May 9, 2011 10:04 am

    All the times of posted about monkey bread & this is the first time you’ve gotten around to it? Craziness!!! :) My recipe is different…gonna give Dani’s a try!

  14. May 10, 2011 3:40 am

    monkey bread is definitely not a hit-it-and-quit-it type of creation, that’s for sure. actually, i think it’s one of my true loves in life. :)

  15. sumsh permalink
    May 10, 2011 7:36 am

    hmmm…sounds delicious. I’ve always used refrigerated biscuits cut into quarters for our quick monkey bread. But I love using frozen bread for other recipes, so definitely will have to give this a try!

  16. May 10, 2011 8:32 am

    Monkey bread is so much fun. I am always amazed at how big it gets. I have to do this one with Daelyn sometime!

  17. May 10, 2011 11:07 pm

    This looks like something I would not be able to stop eating! Looks so yummy!!

  18. May 11, 2011 5:49 pm

    Since I’ve given up gluten, this is definitely one of those recipes that is very hard to resist! I’ve made it a few times, and it is just so absolutely, positively, without-a-doubt awesome! I may be drooling just a bit.

  19. Evie permalink
    May 15, 2011 7:49 pm


  20. May 17, 2011 12:15 pm

    I’ve actually never had monkey bread, but I’ve seen it several times lately. It looks and sounds so delicious, I might just have to give it a try! Thanks for the tips on the pan!

  21. May 29, 2011 2:12 am

    i have never actually made monkey bread either. wow. i hadn’t actually realized it. i’m going to check my freezer, it would be the perfect sunday morning wakeup call.

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