Making Monkey Bread

Grandma Kc wrote this on October 27th, 2011 11 Replies

Last weekend was wonderful! It had been 2 very long weeks since Amara spent the night and we did our best to stuff it full of memories!

We read books, we played on the swings and she even practiced her typing while I cooked dinner. Her elementary school has an awesome website and a link to Dance Mat typing. She will be doing her own posts before you know it! For movie night we watched the (original) Parent Trap. Amara liked it but not nearly as much as she likes the Shirley Temple movies — which she has requested more of!

But the best and certainly the tastiest part of our weekend was making Monkey Bread! The recipe is really a combination of different ones I read and Amara had been begging for months to make it again! I should warn you it is addicting and certainly not low calorie! And unfortunately the dough comes in a 3 pack which means you have to do something with it and with Amara around it usually means making more! Here is what you need to make it:

  • 1 loaf Bridgeford Ready-Dough
  • 1/2 c. melted butter
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1/4 c. cinnamon

I move the frozen dough to a floured plate and put it in the frig the night before. I take it out and let it warm on the counter for a couple of hours before we start. Amara’s job is to thoroughly mix the sugar and cinnamon together and you know she loves doing her job!

These pictures pretty much tell the whole story!

Cutting the dough with a pizza cutter

First you cut the dough into small pieces


Rolling the dough around in the sugar

Dip the pieces in melted butter and then roll in sugar-cinnamon mixture


Moving the dough from the cinnamon sugar mix to the pan

Remove from sugar-cinnamon mix and place in loaf pan


Pouring the cinnamon, sugar and butter over the top

Mix leftover sugar mix and butter together and pour over the top


The monkey bread after it had risen

Let bread rise for about 45 minutes - it gets big!


Hot out of the oven

Cook for 35-40 minutes at 375 degrees


Amara and the hot monkey bread

Flip it on a plate and enjoy!


11 thoughts on “Making Monkey Bread

  1. Mimi

    I think is so wonderful that the grandmothers that are responding to your entry are excited about cooking with their grandchildren! What a wonderful tradition we are all carrying on. My grandson and I baked a pumpkin pie this week and now we just might try Grandma Kc and Amara’s Monkey Bread!

    And tell Amara congrats on the special school award!

  2. Sandy

    That looks delicious! Amara’s going to be the next great cook in the family!! I can’t wait to try this with my grandkids!!

  3. Nita

    I was wondering what in the world monkey bread could be. I see it’s similar to what we call a pull-apart! My friend makes it in a bundt pan, and when you turn it out of the pan it’s in a ring! Yummy!

    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      Hi Nita, I don’t think there is much difference between monkey bread and pull-apart bread. Amara and I have tried a lot of different monkey bread recipes and some of them call for a bundt pan — but they pretty much the same! Cooking breakfast together has become one of our favorite things to do so we are always on the look out for good new recipes. Thanks for stopping by!


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