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Gooey Caramel Monkey Bread

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Gooey Caramel Monkey Bread
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 12
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You’re just a few steps away from the Gooey Caramel Monkey Bread of your dreams! The quick and easy prep of this canned biscuit monkey bread makes it a great introduction to baking with kids, so put on your favorite family tunes and let them shake the biscuit dough in the one-gallon bag in time to the music. Family dance party AND terrific breakfast? Mission for fun accomplished.
By Jessica Walker
Updated Oct 22, 2021

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 cans (16.3 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Southern Homestyle Buttermilk Biscuits (8 Count)
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
Make With
Make With
Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease or spray 12-cup fluted tube cake pan.
  • 2
    In gallon-size food-storage plastic bag, mix granulated sugar and cinnamon. Separate dough into 16 biscuits; cut each in quarters.
  • 3
    Shake biscuit pieces in bag to coat; place in pan. Sprinkle any extra sugar mixture over biscuits.
  • 4
    In 1-quart saucepan, heat butter and brown sugar to boiling over medium-high heat; boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Pour over biscuit pieces.
  • 5
    Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until biscuits are deep golden brown and cooked through in center. Cool 5 minutes. Turn upside down onto serving plate; pull apart to serve. Serve warm.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    In the world of cake pans, not all fluted (bundt) ones are alike. Choose the most basic, classic shape for your caramel monkey bread—and if you don’t have one, a straight-sided tube pan will work just as well.
  • tip 2
    It’s important to carefully brush all the nooks and crannies of a fluted cake pan with oil—or use nonstick cooking spray. Otherwise, the gooey caramel coating will really stick when it’s time to unmold the bread.
  • tip 3
    For a nuanced spiced flavor that teams up well with the gooey caramel, try adding a little ground ginger or nutmeg in with the cinnamon when you make this quick monkey bread.
  • tip 4
    Monkey bread is also sometimes called pull-apart or puzzle bread because of its cobblestone texture that’s easy to pull apart into sugary bite-size pieces.

Nutrition

450 Calories, 20g Total Fat, 4g Protein, 64g Total Carbohydrate, 34g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
Calories from Fat
180
Total Fat
20g
30%
Saturated Fat
12g
62%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
9%
Sodium
710mg
30%
Potassium
30mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
64g
21%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
34g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • No monkeys were involved in the making of this easy monkey bread—just clever humans who figured out how delicious it would be to roll sweet nubbins of dough in a mixture of sugar and cinnamon, then cover them with a deep brown sugar and butter glaze. The treat’s distinctive dough-shaping method and unique-looking final product have led it to be called by a number of names, including bubble bread, jumble bread, pull-apart bread, puzzle bread, pinch-me cake and pluck-it cake. In this simple monkey bread recipe, refrigerated Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Biscuits provide a time-saving step, so you can have the dough in the oven in just 20 minutes. If learning how to make monkey bread has inspired you to try even more sticky bun recipes, check out Betty’s best sticky bun recipes.
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