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Healthier Monkey Bread I

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"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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1 h servings 312
Original recipe yields 15 servings (1 10-inch tube pan)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 10-inch tube pan.
  2. 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.
  3. Melt butter and brown sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Boil for 1 minute. Pour over dough; let rise for 30 minutes.
  4. 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

Per Serving: 312 calories; 9 52.8 5.6 12 326 Full nutrition

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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 t...

Add 3 Granny Smith apples peeled, cored, chopped & tossed throughout.

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..