Have you ever made Monkey Bread? It’s a delicious dessert made a ring of pull-apart bread. Did you know you can make Microwave Monkey Bread?

Close up image of microwave monkey bread for the title image

It’s perfect to make with canned refrigerated biscuits for a quick dessert or even a special breakfast.

What do you need to make Microwave Monkey Bread?

  • butter
  • brown sugar
  • white sugar
  • cinnamon
  • 1 can of Grandes biscuit

How do you make Monkey Bread in the Microwave?

You can make this a few different ways. You could use an 8 x 8 microwave-safe baking dish or a microwave-safe silicone bundt pan, or even a microwave-safe large bowl with a ramekin in the center.

Once you’ve decided on the dish you’ll be cooking it in, make sure to spray that dish with non-stick oil spray, including the inner part of the bundt pant or the ramekin. Set aside.

Combine white sugar and cinnamon in another bowl.

A bowl on a blue floral towel with cinnamon and sugar and cut pieces of biscuit to be coated.

Cut each biscuit into 6 triangles and drop into the sugar mixture over and mix. Do this for just 1-2 biscuits at a time.

Then, drop the biscuit pieces into the bundt pan or baking dish.

Bundt pan full of biscuit pieces dipped in sugar and cinnamon

Continue until you’ve mixed all the biscuit pieces into the sugar mixture and transferred them to the baking dish.

Melt butter then add in the brown sugar and mix. Heat for 30-45 seconds in the microwave. Stir it up.

A bowl of brown sugar and butter melted together.

Drizzle the butter sugar mixture over the biscuit pieces, try to make sure it can get between all the pieces.

Butter and brown sugar mixture drizzled over the biscuit pieces before cooking monkey bread in the microwave.

Cook on high for 5-6 minutes. Remove from the microwave and let stand 2-3 minutes to cool.

The finished microwave monkey bread still in the bundt pan.

Flip out onto a plate and serve.

Can you double the recipe for a bigger batch?

Nope! I’ve found this out the hard way. I’ve tested this recipe a few times and that was a variation I tried and could never get right. When I used two cans of biscuits, half the dough would still be raw, even with extra time added. So I don’t recommend it.

Can you make this Microwave Monkey Bread recipe up ahead of time?

I would not recommend it. Monkey Bread is best served warm, and when it’s freshly made it’s delicious.

How do you store leftovers of this Microwave Monkey Bread?

Honestly, we never have leftovers. My kids devour monkey bread when we make it. However, I would recommend storing it in a sealed container on the counter for just a day or two.

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Microwave Monkey Bread
Yield: about 6 servings

Microwave Monkey Bread

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 can of Grands biscuits

Instructions

  1. You can make this a few different ways. You could use an 8 x 8 microwave-safe baking dish or a microwave-safe silicone bundt pan, or even a microwave-safe large bowl with a ramekin in the center.
  2. Make sure to spray that dish with non-stick oil spray, including the inner part of the bundt pant or the ramekin. Set aside.
  3. Combine white sugar and cinnamon in another bowl.
  4. Cut each biscuit into 6 triangles and drop into the sugar mixture over and mix. Do this for just 1-2 biscuits at a time.
  5. Then, drop the biscuit pieces into the bundt pan or baking dish,
  6. Continue until you've mixed all the biscuit pieces into the sugar mixture and transferred them to the baking dish.
  7. Melt butter then add in the brown sugar and mix. Heat for 30-45 seconds in the microwave. Stir it up.
  8. Drizzle the butter sugar mixture over the biscuit pieces, try to make sure it can get between all the pieces.
  9. Cook on high for 5-6 minutes. Remove from the microwave and let stand 2-3 minutes to cool.
  10. Flip out onto a plate and serve.

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