Want to cook up some delicious and cozy breakfast for those snowy days, few things are better than these gooey gooey monkey bread recipes.

For those who do not know what is a monkey bread, it is a type of bread made by baking many small balls of yeast dough in a pan with a sweet or savoury sauce.


Monkey bread, also called monkey puzzle bread, sticky bread, Hungarian coffee cake, golden dumpling coffee cake, pinch-me cake, and pluck-it cake is a soft, sweet, sticky pastry served in the United States for breakfast or as a treat. It consists of pieces of soft baked dough sprinkled with cinnamon. Wikipedia

Place of origin – Hungary

This is traditionally called monkey bread because the cake is made up of little dough pieces, making it easy to pull apart with your hands, like a monkey would eat it.

It’s also called golden dumpling cake, monkey puzzle bread, and pinch-me cake, and is meant to be served while it is still warm so you can easily pluck it apart. A lot of families serve this sweet bread on Christmas morning.

This is a classic form the 50’s best had for breakfast, brunch, or as a dessert while being super simple to make.

Cooking up monkey bread can be a fun filled activity, as kids love to help out making this one. All the little monkeys in your family will love its sweet, nutty goodness!


Yes you can assemble the monkey bread entirely, then cover it in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Store-bought dough makes this really easy. You don’t have to worry about the yeast rising too much and ruining the dough.


Monkey bread can be covered tightly with plastic wrap and stored at room temperature overnight. It is not recommended refrigerating the bread after you’ve cooked the dough because it will go stale faster.


You can freeze monkey bread wrapped tightly for up to 3-4 weeks. Defrost in the refrigerator overnight. This is best served warm, after it’s defrosted I recommend wrapping in tinfoil and warming in the oven for a total time of 6-8 minutes at 325 degrees F, just until the bread is warmed through. This makes the butter and sugar mixture softer so the bread will easily pull apart.


  • Try adding a touch of maple syrup to the brown sugar butter mixture, then topping the finished monkey bread with pieces of cooked bacon.
  • If you’re serving this bread for a holiday, make it more festive by dusting with powdered sugar and cinnamon right before serving. You can also drizzle with some icing and top with chopped pecans.
  • Use a non-stick bundt pan to make flipping the bread onto a plate easier.
  • Instead of combining the brown sugar and butter on the stove, you can save time by melting the butter in a small bowl in the microwave for 1 minute at a time, then whisk in the brown sugar until well-combined before pouring over the biscuit dough.
  • If you don’t have a bundt pan, you can make this in a loaf pan by cutting the cooking total time down by about half, then check it every 10 minutes or so until it’s done.


Low carb and keto enthusiasts, do not need be upset because you can make monkey bread sugar free and with very low in carb counts. Few fine options are included in this list. Making this bread without all the sugar makes it even better.

Monkey Bread Recipes

Easy and simple monkey bread recipes, from around the web. Low carb, sugar free, and gluten free options also included in this list.

One Hour Homemade Monkey Bread

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Think you don't have time to make homemade, oven-warm batch of monkey bread? Think again! With this method, you can make Monkey Bread from scratch in an hour! Made with homemade dough, used microwave for the dough to rise.

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Pizza Monkey Bread

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THIS PIZZA MONKEY BREAD IS STUFFED WITH PEPPERONI, MOZZARELLA CHEESE, AND GARLIC ALL IN A BUNDT PAN. If you love pizza, you’ll love this Pizza Monkey Bread made with biscuits and marinara sauce for dipping.

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Orange Monkey Bread

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This Orange Monkey Bread is made with butter, sugar, biscuits, orange zest and fresh orange juice. You bite into a sweet and delicious citrus flavor with a surprise cream cheese center.

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5-Ingredient Sticky Toffee Monkey Bread

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If you were to keep one easy, cozy breakfast recipe in your back pocket for a special occasion (or snowy day), few things are more comforting than this ooey, gooey Monkey Bread. With some smart tweaks, I transformed the traditional (time-consuming) dish into a insanely delicious treat you can get on the table in under 45 minutes!

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The Easiest Monkey Bread Recipe Ever

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This is truly the easiest monkey bread recipe you will find online! If you're never tried monkey bread, then you're in for a real treat. Also known as puzzle bread, pull-apart bread, or, as we like to think of it, "get in my mouth" bread, this retro '50s recipe is sweet, gooey, decadent, and, best of all, easy to make.

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Monkey Bread I Video

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In this video, you’ll see how to make fun and delicious, cinnamon-sugar-flavored monkey bread. The key to this sweet bread’s simplicity: refrigerated biscuit dough. It’s so easy to make. And the kids will have a barrel of fun helping out, arranging the pieces of cinnamon-sugar-coated dough into the Bundt pan like a puzzle. See how it's done! All the little monkeys in your family will love its sweet, nutty goodness!

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Refrigerated biscuits make this sticky, sweet pumpkin monkey bread irresistible and so simple to make. Let it cool and drizzle with maple glaze, and enjoy the taste of fall.

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Recipe: Garlic Parmesan Monkey Bread

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Here’s a savory recipe for you, perfect to take to brunch. We’ll be slathering our monkey bread with garlic and parmesan. Feel free to serve it with a side of marinara sauce for dipping, but it’s yummy without it too.

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Pesto Monkey Bread Recipe (Savoury)

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Quick and easy appetizers are what you want, right! Something that’s delicious and perfect for a party or hanging out watching your favorite team and this is definitely one of those recipes… Pesto Monkey Bread Recipe!

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Gorilla Bread - Low Carb Keto Gluten-Free Sugar-Free THM S

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Gorilla Bread is classic monkey bread with an amazing twist. Every ball of sweet, cinnamon dough is filled with cream cheese. This is the ultimate brunch indulgence! (Fat - 34g, Net Carbs - 2g, Calories - 382 per 3 pcs with caramel sauce)

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Sugar Free Low Carb Monkey Bread

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This Sugar Free Low Carb Monkey Bread recipe is really a good one. I love that we can make this recipe both sugar free and low in carbohydrates

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Paleo Monkey Bread Recipe with Cinnamon Sugar {Gluten-Free}

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This Paleo Monkey Bread is perfect for Christmas breakfast or brunch, or any other special occasional brunch. I hope you like how they have a bit of sweetness, without being overly sweet. Fat - 9gm Protein - 3.2gm Net Carbs - 18gm

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Healthy Low Carb and Gluten Free Monkey Bread

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Guess what happened? This Healthy Low Carb and Gluten Free Monkey Bread just happened! No sugar, no butter, no oil, no white flour… no nasties whatsoever, yet it tastes OH. SO. GOOD.

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Bacon, Egg and Cheese Monkey Bread

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Bacon, Egg and Cheese Monkey Bread combines all your breakfast favorites in one delicious pull-apart bread recipe! Perfect for breakfast or an easy weeknight dinner, and a kid friendly back to school recipe, too!

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Gooey Monkey Bread

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Gooey Monkey Bread is sweet and sticky, made with buttermilk biscuit dough, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and ready in under 45 minutes!

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