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Easy Cinnamon Biscuit Monkey Bread recipe for brunch, breakfast, or dessert. Easy to make and quick prep. #breakfast #breakfastrecipe #monkeybread #bread #brunch #brunchideas #dessert #desserttable #treats #sweettreats #cinnamon #easyrecipe #easyrecipes #biscuit

Easy Cinnamon Biscuit Monkey Bread

Have you ever tried monkey bread? I came up with this idea for Easy Cinnamon Biscuit Monkey Bread and my family has flipped over it! It could not be any eaiser and it's super delicious! It tastes just like a cinnamon roll and it is so quick to prepare. I love this simple recipe because I can make it quickly and last-minute for my family. It's perfect for breakfast, brunch, or as a dessert. This simple easy prep recipe could be made by older kids in later elementary age or older. Tweens or teens who like to make food would love this too. Get your kids in the kitchen for a fun activity with giant tasty rewards!
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Breakfast or Snack, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people


  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons skim milk divided into 1 Tbsp. each
  • 8 biscuits, refrigeated Pillsbury Grands with flaky layers, 1 can
  • 1 cup cinnamon and sugar buy already mixed together or mix your own
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons butter melted, divided into 4 Tbsp. and 2 Tbsp.
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  • Open the can of biscuits and cut each biscuit into fourths. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare pan by spreading 2 Tbsp. melted butter across your monkey bread mold using a napkin.
  • Add 1 egg and 1 Tbsp skim milk to a bowl and scramble.
  • Fully coat all biscuit pieces with egg/milk mixture. I like to use a fork to stir them in the egg/milk mixture to allow the egg mixture to drain off as I scoop it out.
  • Next, roll the coated biscuit pieces in cinnamon and sugar. Fully turn to coat all sides with the cinnamon sugar. Add the first layer of biscuit pieces flat against the bottom of the buttered monkey bread mold (this will ensure a more even top to the monkey bread). Continue to layer the biscuit pieces into the monkey bread mold until all are layered in. After the first layer, the pieces can be simply be dropped in the pan because they will expand and fill in to each other during the bake time.
  • Cover monkey bread mold with foil and bake in a oven preheated to 350 degrees for 40 minutes, remove foil and bake for another 15 minutes to get a slight crusty bottom. Remove the pan from the oven and allow to cool about 10-15 minutes. I prepare the frosting during this cooling time by adding together 1 c. powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp. vanilla, 4 Tbsp. melted butter, and 1 Tbsp. skim milk in a bowl. Blend with a hand blender for 1 minute to dissolve all the powdered sugar chunks and make a smooth homemade frosting.
  • Run a butter knife along the edge to ensure the monkey bread will come out easily. Flip it upside down on a plate to remove it from the baking dish and frost it while still hot so the frosting drips down the sides and center of the monkey bread. Serve immediately.
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