Less sugar, butter instead of margarine, and refrigerated pizza dough instead of biscuits - but it still adds up to a delicious cinnamon-y treat! You'll love this healthier monkey bread.

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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 10-inch tube pan.

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  • Mix white sugar and cinnamon in a plastic bag. Cut pizza dough into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Shake 6 to 8 pieces of dough in the sugar-cinnamon mix. Arrange pieces in bottom of prepared pan. Continue until all dough pieces are coated and placed in pan. Arrange nuts and raisins in and among dough pieces.

  • Melt butter and brown sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Boil for 1 minute. Pour over dough; let rise for 30 minutes.

  • Bake in preheated oven until bread is golden brown, about 35 minutes. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a plate. Pull apart pieces of bread to eat.

Editor's Note:

This recipe is a healthier version of Monkey Bread I.

Nutrition Facts

312.4 calories; protein 5.6g 11% DV; carbohydrates 52.8g 17% DV; fat 9g 14% DV; cholesterol 12.2mg 4% DV; sodium 325.5mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2012
Boy does this bring back memories... This is a great updated healthier version of a childhood favorite and using whole wheat pizza dough is a great option. Not only is it fun to make but fun to eat! I always use a bundt pan sprayed with Pam for baking so everything comes out with ease. I add the optional nuts and raisins along with 1 tsp. of vanilla to the butter and brown sugar mixture. When it's done just invert the whole thing onto a plate and get out a ton of napkins! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2012
Boy does this bring back memories... This is a great updated healthier version of a childhood favorite and using whole wheat pizza dough is a great option. Not only is it fun to make but fun to eat! I always use a bundt pan sprayed with Pam for baking so everything comes out with ease. I add the optional nuts and raisins along with 1 tsp. of vanilla to the butter and brown sugar mixture. When it's done just invert the whole thing onto a plate and get out a ton of napkins! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2014
Add 3 Granny Smith apples peeled cored chopped & tossed throughout. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2015
Really tasty. I only had one roll of whole wheat pizza dough so I made this in a loaf pan.. baked for about 25 minutes. added the nuts but no raisins.. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2019
I subbed 1/3 white sugar for sugar sub. Also instead of a cup of sugar used 4 tbsp of molasses and a 1/3 cup coconut sugar.... amaaaaazeballs! Read More