Monkey Bread (For little Christmas Monkeys)


I had planned on being a good girl and bringing you another mix yesterday and today, but you know how life can interrupt your plans! I was a wee bit under the weather yesterday and today we had a field trip with Katy’s preschool to Santa’s Village in Huntsville, AL. If you live in our area and have never been, it is simply a “must do” activity for the holidays! We are going back (all four of us) tonight!

Instead of another mix, today I am bringing you a great recipe for kids to “make”. I already had this one half done and am short on time, thus making it the ideal choice!

Monkey bread has been a family favorite ever since my son was a toddler. We made this the other night and I let the kids do all of it with very minor supervision. Katy is still talking about it. Last night when I put her into bed she said “Mama, I really liked making that monkey bread, can we make it again sometime?”

You’ll need: Flaky layers biscuits, margarine, cinnamon, and sugar. That’s it!

Measure out about a cup of sugar and 1 1/2 T of cinnamon into a bowl.

Stir that until well blended.

Divide sugar mixture into zipper seal bags, one for each child you have helping you.

Take biscuits out of can and separate them. I separate each biscuit into two layers.

Then I fill a plate with biscuit dough for each child.

Let kids roll each slice up into a ball like this. They really love this part.

Not often that you get to put your play-doh skills to such good use!

Then have them drop a few dough balls into their bag and seal it and give it a good shake!

Younger kids will have more uniquely shaped dough balls :)

Place coated dough into a bundt pan. You don’t have to use a bundt pan for this. If you don’t have one just use what you have and it will be just fine.  This is Brady’s hand putting in some dough balls.

The big thing for my kids is to be able to stick a dough ball through the center of the bundt pan when they are done and let it fall to the table. I have no idea why this thrills them so much but they just laugh and laugh, so I let them both do it at the end each time!

Once I have them all in the pan, I sprinkle a few tablespoons of leftover sugar mixture over them.

This is Katy on her tippy toes so she can watch what I am doing. I don’t have the kids in these pictures because they had just gotten done with baths and were already in their pajamas. Katy wouldn’t have minded that so much had Brady not of said “KATY! You can’t let people see you in your pajamas! It’s not nice!”

Yes, her toes are painted half hot pink and half light pink on each one.

She is very expressive with her nail polish :)

Melt margarine in microwave and pour over dough balls in pan.

This is the part where Katy looked curiously at the pan and said

“Mama, when it gets done cooking, is it going to grow tails?”

Bake at 350 for about thirty minutes, or until done.

Let sit in pan for about five minutes and then carefully turn it out. Despite all of this, I still ended up breaking mine a bit! lol OH well! Pull of bits of the bread and enjoy!

Isn’t this a pretty milk glass plate? I just love it.

This is a yummy snack, breakfast, or coffee (and hot chocolate!) treat! We ALWAYS make it at Christmas time but it is great any time of the year!

Let your kids make it, they’ll be so proud!

Monkey Bread
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  • 2 Cans Flaky Layer Biscuits
  • 1 stick margarine
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons cinnamon
  1. Open biscuits and divide them among however many children are helping, placing them on a large plate. Have kids separate or tear each biscuit into two pieces. Roll each piece into a ball.
  2. Combine sugar and cinnamon and divide among zipper sealed bags, giving one bag to each child. Have them drop their dough balls inside and seal, then give it a good shake.
  3. Place coated dough into bundt pan. Once all dough is in pan, sprinkle 2-4 Tablespoons of cinnamon sugar mixture over top.
  4. Melt margarine and pour over top.
  5. Bake at 350 for thirty minutes.
  6. Let sit in pan for five to ten minutes before turning out onto plate.

Tune in this week for more gift mixes and ideas! I am finishing them up this week so I can draw a winner and send a big red dishpan full of mixes and goodies to one lucky person in time for Christmas! To enter, simply comment on any of my gift mixes to be entered! One entry per comment.

Gift Mixes:

Fruit Crisp Mix

Pecan Pie Muffin Mix

Chocolate Gravy Mix

S’more’s Kits

And more coming tomorrow!


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  2. Jennie McCollums says

    My momma made this every Christmas morning. Now I make for my children on Christmas morning. My cousin’s mom also made it Christmas morning and now his wife makes it for their kids. It isn’t Christmas without Monkey Bread! Oh, we’ve added pecans too. So deliciously us!


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