Sticky Bun Monkey Bread

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Sticky Bun Monkey Bread, a step up from plain Monkey Bread, Just look at all that caramel, yum!

Sticky Bun Monkey Bread, a step up from plain Monkey Bread, Just look at all that caramel, yum!

 Monkey Bread is my go to recipe whenever the kids have a sleep over. It’s fast, it’s easy, and of course everyone loves it. So what happens when I’m tired and I miss measure one of the ingredients?

A delectable, heavenly, scrumptious new favorite.

Sticky Bun Monkey Bread, a step up from plain Monkey Bread, Just look at all that caramel, yum!

I was just trying to change things up a bit and use the Pioneer Woman’s recipe.

Her way was no messy fingers.

But I was tired, only on my first cup of coffee, and I’d hurt my elbow roller skating the night before. And I buy the bulk butter from Sam’s Club.

Canned, Biscuits, pecans and lots of brown sugar butter!

Best kitchen mistake I’ve ever made!

just look at all that melted butter!

Just look at all that extra butter, it's what makes this a "sticky" monkey bread!

Wipe the drool off your chin.

This Monkey Bread looks like any other when you pull it out of the oven.

Sticky Bun Monkey Bread looks like any other monkey bread until you turn it out onto a plate!

Let it rest for 10 minutes before turning out onto a serving plate.

If you’re a nice mom, call the family in, or if you’re at my house, snap those pictures fast because everyone’s already lined up with plates, forks, and the milk.
Sticky Bun Monkey Bread, a step up from plain Monkey Bread, Just look at all that caramel, yum!

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Sticky Bun Monkey Bread
inspired by The Pioneer Woman

Sticky Bun Monkey Bread

Sticky Bun Monkey Bread


  • 3 cans refrigerated biscuits
  • 1 cups (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large Ziploc bag, combine sugar and cinnamon. Shake to combine. Set to the side.
  3. Place butter and brown sugar in a medium saucepan and set on low for butter to melt.
  4. Crack open cans of biscuits and start slicing into quarters. Place biscuit slices into the bag with your cinnamon sugar. Zip Closed and shake to coat completely.
  5. Start layering coated biscuit slices and chopped pecans into a greased bundt pan. Set to the side.
  6. Check on your butter, it should be completely melted. Stir to combine. Pour butter syrup over top of the biscuit slices.
  7. Place in the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes. Till the biscuits are completely cooked.
  8. Remove from oven and let sit for 15 minutes. Carefully turn monkey bread out onto plate. Caution, Sauce is HOT and will burn you.


you can also melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl and then stir in the brown sugar until sugar dissolves. An addition 60 seconds in the microwave may be needed to completely dissolve sugar.

Sticky Bun Monkey Bread, a step up from plain Monkey Bread, Just look at all that caramel, yum!

Everyone loves the combination of bread, lots of caramel stickiness and pecans!

Sticky Bun Monkey Bread, a step up from plain Monkey Bread, Just look at all that caramel, yum!

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About Joan Hayes

Mom to 3 teens, sweets and travel are her passions. Joan really does love her chocolate. She has a secret stash she hides from the kids and she has at least one bite of something chocolatey every day. She creates easy recipes any skill level can achieve to satisfy the sweet tooth in everyone!


  1. Oh man, is it wrong that I want to become friends with your kids so I can come to their sleepovers and enjoy your delicious treats in the morning? That looks amazing, Joan. I love it when mistakes in the kitchen turn out for the best!

  2. Anonymous says:

    so far i don’t see any mistake was made!!!!! love this recipe, and my stomach thanks you

  3. Looks DELICIOUS!!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Looks so yummmyyyy ups 🙂 i am already licking my fingers

  5. Oh my! I’m sure everyone enjoyed this!

  6. Yummo! That looks amazing! We used to have monkey bread all the time when I was little. I’ve only made it a few times though…mostly because I don’t have a good bundt pan:)

  7. Oh yummy! Your monkey bread looks amazing Joan!

  8. that looks amazing

  9. I’m tempted to make this with the nuts now, just so my kids don’t want any 😉

  10. I will say that I have made this before and it is delish, BUT, I rolled them one at a time in the cinnamon and sugar and it took FOREVER. THANK you for sharing this fabulous tip to just toss them all in the bag!!! Seriously grateful.
    And I am a new follower
    Because you rock.
    Hope you have a great weekend!

    • I also rolled the biscuit pieces one by one…now I’ll flip them into a plastic bag, pour the butter mixture in after them & mix them together…saving so much time…yay!

  11. You know this is perfect for me since I am the Mommy to one very sticky Monkey! LOL It looks too yummy! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

  12. lol, mmmmm…

  13. This looks so good–and so decadent! I’m really going to have to try making monkey bread one of these days!

  14. I can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing, and I love the blog.

  15. This looks good and gooey!! We are so happy that you linked up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday” and we hope you see you back next week!! -The Sisters

  16. This is CRAZY! It looks incredibly delicious and I want to come live with you now… are you looking to adopt a slightly grown-up person? (Please say yes!)

  17. YUM, YUM, YUM!!! I have never tried making monkey bread before….MUST try this recipe!!! 🙂

  18. Yum!!!! I have been wanting to make monkey bread for a while now, this convinced me to get a move on:)

  19. I think this sounds like a great recipe. The kinder way to post your comment might be “for an even yummier monkey bread try bread dough in place of the canned biscuits” There was no need to be rude. .I have found that even though I normally don’t buy canned biscuits that recipes like this show me there is more useful ways to use them as shortcuts and they turn out great and save time in the process.

    • Shovelhead Dan says:

      Rude? How on Earth did you get rude from her description?

      Regardless, I’ve made monkey bread before but not as delicious as this looks. Thanks for the recipe!

  20. Susie Toplan-gearhart says:

    My grandmom uses to make monkeybread it was always a favorite !! Can’t wait to make this with my grandaughter

  21. Richelle Fry says:

    Ok, I have never made Monkey Bread, but it is something I’ve always wanted to try. And your recipe is the best one I’ve ever seen. So, after I coat the biscuits, when I put them in the bundt pan, is there a special way of doing this, or do you just layer then in? Then you just add the nuts, and the syrup? Does that make the nuts come out on the bottom? Or can you add them with the biscuits to the make them through out the bread? I’ve never made Monkey Bread, because I’m kinda scared off making. And my husband and I have tried and tested a lot of recipes. This seems like a simple recipe, so it’s not complicated? Sorry, I want to try this really bad and I just don’t want to mess it up. Thanks!!

  22. Oh my goodness! This is ridiculous! What a great recipe!

  23. Desiree says:


    I am from South Africa….. could you please tell me alternative for can biscuits, as we do not have biscuits in cans over here.. lol


  24. Jacinta says:

    We don’t have canned biscuits in Australia either so looking for alternative , looks yum

  25. Linda Hales says:

    Your Sticky Bun Monkey Bread looks delicious and I would love to Make it but as I am from Australia, I am wondering what refrigerated biscuits are or what I could use in place of them.

  26. Jocelyn says:

    Hi! I found your website through facebook and I must say that I am hooked. Absolute fan right here. You are truly an inspiration. I’ve already saved numerous recipes to my “absolutely must try” list of recipes.
    Now, about making sticky bun monkey bread. Is it an absolute must to bake then in a bundt pan? I have this tiny-ish microvave oven (a surprise gift from my work party) that can only fit a round or square pan. A bundt pan is definitely too tall. What altercations must I make? Such as baking time and what not.
    Thank you so much!

    • I would half the recipe and then make it in the smaller pan, Also, you will probably only need to bake it for about 25-30 minutes in the smaller pan. Enjoy!

  27. Is it supposed to be 3 cans of regular-sized biscuits or “Grands” biscuits? Thank you!

  28. I was wondering if there is a way to make these without using store-bought biscuits? Is there a homemade biscuit recipe that could be used in place of the store-bought biscuits? I do not use any processed foods with artificial ingredients or preservatives.

  29. OmGoodness!!!thank you thank you,my son and I just made these incredible sticky bun monkey bread and we loved every bite,I will be making more💗💖❤💝💟

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