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Monkey Bread

Both of my boys really enjoyed helping me make this butterscotch monkey bread when they were young. It seemed to taste twice as good when they helped fix it. It's one of our favorites for breakfast or as a snack. —Carol Allen, McLeansboro, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) cook-and-serve butterscotch pudding mix
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, optional
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3 tubes (10 ounces each) refrigerated biscuits


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Combine pudding mix, sugar, cinnamon and, if desired, pecans. Pour butter into a shallow bowl; quarter biscuits. Dip several pieces into butter; place in pudding mixture and toss to coat.
  • Arrange in a greased 10-in. fluted tube pan. Repeat until all biscuit pieces are coated. Bake until browned, 30-35 minutes. Cool 5-10 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 223 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 343mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • watsonl1
    Mar 15, 2019

    This is a very good recipe. We enjoyed the twist of the butterscotch pudding in the mix. The one complaint is that the bake time was much longer about 25 minutes to make sure it was cooked all the way through. That is one complaint about newer recipes fro TOH is the cook times being way off. I know it’s not my oven because all the other recipes still work. I think better field testing may be in order because I like have an accurate cook time range. Other than that this is a good recipe.

  • Eileen
    Feb 16, 2019

    I use frozen sweet roll loaves for monkey bread since none of my family likes the "chemical" taste of tube biscuits. I let the dough thaw for 20-30 minutes then slice and quarter the slices. This bread became a holiday tradition nearly 30 years ago and most Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, birthdays begin with scrambled eggs and monkey bread.

  • cjkh
    Dec 16, 2015

    have a question-has anyone tried this w/chocolate pudding?????

  • MichMajor
    Mar 5, 2012

    I have a bread maker so I like to experiment with dough (so I didn't use the refrigerated biscuits) and it turned out great!! I will make this one again for sure!! :)

  • cathypaylo
    Jan 9, 2012

    This monkey bread is fabulous and easy to make. I used a 10 inch bundt pan and it turned out great! When I make it again I won't wait the 30 minutes to flip. Most of the yummy stuff was left in the pan.

  • dogluvrrr
    Mar 5, 2011

    Oh good grief! This looks wonderful with the addition of pudding!!! Will definitely try this version of it!! :)

    Nov 26, 2008

    do you fix it the same way with frozen dinner rolls? Have to defrost and let raise first,I'm sure.

  • eibbedffud
    Nov 2, 2008

    It is simple and easy...better than most Monkey Breads that i have tasted. Kids LOVE IT!!! How can you go wrong.