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 bread dough, thawed (or homemade)

1/2 stick butter, melted

1/2 cup sugar

2 Tbl cinnamon


Grease a bread pan with shortening.

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

Mix the cinnamon and sugar together.

Dip the dough balls into the melted butter and then roll into the cinnamon sugar.

Place dough balls into the greased bread pan evenly, three each row and six lengthwise, pushing together to make them fit.

Drizzle the leftover butter over the dough. Sprinkle the rest of the cinnamon sugar mixture on top.

Let rest for one hour, in a warm place, or until doubled in size.

Bake at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown on top. Let cool for two minutes and then flip it over onto  plate. Let cool slightly 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.

    Liked by 2 people

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s