Cinnamon-Sugar Monkey Bread


Yummy monkey bread for Christmas breakfast.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 55 mins
14 servings


  • 2 cups warm water

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • 4 ½ teaspoons active dry yeast

  • ½ cup canola oil

  • 5 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil, or as needed

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  • 2 teaspoons milk


  1. Combine warm water, brown sugar, and yeast in a large mixing bowl and let rest until frothy, about 10 minutes. Add 1/2 cup oil and stir. Set aside.

  2. Sift flour and salt together in a bowl.

  3. Mix flour mixture into the yeast mixture and knead until dough forms a sticky ball. Coat the inside of another bowl with oil; transfer dough to the oiled bowl and turn to coat. Cover the bowl and let dough rest in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

  4. Meanwhile, mix white sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl.

  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Oil a fluted tube pan (such as Bundt®).

  6. Punch down risen dough and roll into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in cinnamon-sugar mixture and arrange a layer in the prepared tube pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and drizzle with a bit of oil. Continue layering with remaining dough balls and cinnamon sugar.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until puffed up, about 25 minutes.

  8. Meanwhile, mix confectioners' sugar and milk together in a bowl. Drizzle glaze generously over the warm monkey bread.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

367 Calories
10g Fat
66g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 14
Calories 367
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Sodium 254mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 5g
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 86mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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