Monkey Bread With Cinnamon


Who doesn’t love this gooey cinnamon Monkey Bread? It’s like eating freshly baked cinnamon rolls without all the work. I made this in my cast iron bread pan but any bread pan will work.

According to Wikipedia, Monkey Bread was named this because it is picked apart when we eat it just like a monkey does with their food. The name has definitely stuck because it has been called this for as long as I can remember.

This bread can also be made with brown sugar sprinkled all over the top before baking. You can make a white frosting and drizzle it all over the top after baking. Any way you fix it, it is so good!!!






Grease a bread pan.


Mix the sugar and cinnamon together.

Cut your bread dough into 18 pieces and roll into balls.

Dip in the melted butter and then in the cinnamon sugar mixture.



Place dough balls in the bread pan, three across and six lengthwise.


Drizzle any leftover butter over the top,

then sprinkle leftover cinnamon mixture.



Place bread pan in a warm place for about 40 minutes.

Let the dough rise until it doubles in size.



Bake in a preheated oven for 35-40 minutes

or until lightly brown on top. Let it sit on a

cooling rack for 2 minutes. Use a spatula

and loosen bread from the sides. Place

a large plate on top of the bread and flip

the bread pan over releasing the Monkey

Bread. Let it sit for 10 minutes to cool

before eating. Wrap with plastic wrap

if you have any leftovers.


Monkey Bread With Cinnamon



  • 1 loaf frozen white bread dough, thawed (or homemade)
  • 1/2 stick butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbl cinnamon


  1. Grease a bread pan with shortening.
  2. Cut the bread dough into 18 even pieces and roll into balls.
  3. Mix the cinnamon and sugar together.
  4. Dip the dough balls into the melted butter and then roll into the cinnamon sugar.
  5. Place dough balls into the greased bread pan evenly, three each row and six lengthwise, pushing together to make them fit.
  6. Drizzle the leftover butter over the dough. Sprinkle the rest of the cinnamon sugar mixture on top.
  7. Let rest for one hour, in a warm place, or until doubled in size.
  8. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  9. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown on top. Let cool for two minutes and then flip it over onto plate. Let it cool for about 10 minutes and serve.






Categories: Bread, Desserts


  1. And yet there are still people who deny the existence of Monkey Bread. I’ve seen people (“baking experts”) go back and forth about whether there is or isn’t something called Monkey Bread. I’m going to try this because I’ve never had it by any name.

  2. Yum! Im a sweet tooth. My friend challenged me to stop eating sweats for a week, lets just say I found ur blog and all these delicious sweet recipes, 😛 how could I STOP eating sweets? (fyi I only lasted 2 days)

  3. well! one learns something every day and Monkey bread never heard of. See the point but we call it cinnamon bread. ill try your way tonight for next day. Not a lover of sweetness but will try it. I love chocolate 75 % dark and smooth. 90 % is too bitter I think. I will try it poured over and set on your bread recipe later. Thank you for your ideas.Thanks for reading my blog on

    • The secret to this bread is rolling the little balls of dough. When it bakes and you go to eat it, do not cut it. It pulls apart at all the dough ball sections. Thank you!

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