I’m Not Monkeyin’ Around

Yes, “monkeyin’” is, in fact, a word. Despite what that squiggly red line in my editing software might suggest.

I have had good monkey bread and bad monkey bread over the years, but this particular version is better than them all. For those who don’t know, monkey bread is a breakfast (or dessert) bread that is made from sugar-coated pieces of biscuit dough mixed with pecans and placed in a tube pan, and usually baked with a glaze poured over the top. The result is an ooey, gooey, pull apart breakfast masterpiece. The pecan kind is what I bring to holiday get togethers.

The following recipe is a whole different (ahem) animal.

Blueberry Monkey Bread


  • 2 tubes refrigerated biscuit dough
  • 3/4 C. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 C. blueberries

For glaze:

  • 1 1.2 C. blueberries
  • 10 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 C. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. cinnamon

I forgot to take pictures until I was halfway through the process. Please excuse the lack of photos.

Step 1: cut the biscuits into quarters. Pour sugar and cinnamon into a large plastic zipper bag. 1/3 at a time, put biscuit pieces into the bag, close, and shake to coat.

Step 2: Put the first 1/3 of the biscuit pieces in the bottom of a greased tube or bundt pan. Layer with 1/3 of the blueberries.

Step 3: Repeat the process with the remaining biscuits and blueberries, alternating layers.

If there is any leftover sugar, pour it over the top of the biscuits.

Step 4: Set the pan aside, and melt butter, sugar, cinnamon, and blueberries in a saucepan. Cook just until the butter and sugar melt.

Step 5: Pour the glaze over the biscuits. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 50 minutes, or until done.

Step 6: remove from the oven and turn onto a large plate.

Serve with coffee, or with whipped cream for dessert!

The Wife

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10 thoughts on “I’m Not Monkeyin’ Around

  1. It’s very delicious for breakfast with coffee. For breakfast we often make blueberry pancakes or waffles with blueberry syrup, but this is much better.

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  3. I’ve never made it with blueberrys. I bet that is goood! Thanks for linking up on Foodie Friends Friday party. Don’t forget to come back on Sunday to vote.

  4. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe on Foodie Friends Friday! If you could add our link back to the recipe, that would be GREAT! I never thought to add blueberries to monkey bread AND we love both! Going to try this recipe soon! Please come back on Sunday to VOTE! Remember, the top three voted recipes win the e-cookbook!

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