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Easy Monkey Bread Recipe


Monkey Bread

Pillsbury has celebrated the inventive home cook with their Bake-Off for over 40 years. The contest asks consumers to come up their own recipes using Pillsbury products and rewards one lucky winner with $1 million, a new kitchen, and their recipe featured on the Pillsbury website and products. The recipe has to be as good as this one, though. Plastered on the back of a biscuit can for years now, this recipe makes it possible to transform breakfast bread into a pull-apart treat that everyone will love.

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  • 1/2 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cans (16.3 ounce each), buttermilk biscuits such as Pillsbury Grands! Homestyle, refrigerated
  • 1/2 Cup chopped walnuts, if desired
  • 1/2 Cup raisins, if desired
  • 1 Cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 Cups butter or margarine, melted


Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 12-cup fluted tube pan with shortening or cooking spray. In large-storage plastic food bag, mix granulated sugar and cinnamon.

Separate dough into 16 biscuits; cut each into quarters. Shake in bag to coat. Arrange in pan, adding walnuts and raisins among the biscuit pieces.

In small bowl, mix brown sugar and butter; pour over biscuit pieces.

Bake 28 to 32 minutes or until golden brown and no longer doughy in center. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Turn upside down onto serving plate; pull apart to serve. Serve warm.