Orange Monkey Bread (Page 1 ) | December 15, 2023


Orange Monkey Bread is a twist on the classic pull-apart bread, where the dough balls are coated in a delicious orange sugar mixture and then baked to perfection. The result is a sweet, sticky, and flavorful treat that’s perfect for breakfast or dessert. Here’s a simple recipe for you to try:


  1. 2 cans (16.3 oz each) refrigerated biscuit dough
  2. 1 cup granulated sugar
  3. 2 tablespoons orange zest (from about 2 oranges)
  4. 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  5. 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  6. 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar


  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray or butter.
  2. Prepare the Orange Sugar: In a medium bowl, mix together the granulated sugar and orange zest.
  3. Cut and Coat the Biscuits: Separate the biscuit dough into individual biscuits. Then, cut each biscuit into quarters. Roll each quarter in the orange sugar mixture until fully coated.
  4. Layer the Biscuit Pieces: Begin placing the sugar-coated biscuit quarters into the greased bundt pan.
  5. Prepare the Orange Sauce: In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the brown sugar and orange juice. Keep stirring until the brown sugar has dissolved and the mixture is well combined.
  6. Pour the Sauce: Evenly pour the butter and orange mixture over the biscuit pieces in the bundt pan.
  7. Bake: Place the bundt pan in the oven and bake for about 30-35 minutes, or until the monkey bread is golden brown and cooked through. You can check the doneness by inserting a toothpick in the center – if it comes out clean or with just a few crumbs, it’s done.
  8. Cool and Serve: Once baked, remove the monkey bread from the oven and allow it to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Afterward, invert it onto a serving plate. Serve warm, pulling apart the sticky, delicious segments.


  • You can add chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts for added crunch.
  • For an extra burst of flavor, consider adding a glaze made of powdered sugar, orange juice, and a touch of vanilla extract. Drizzle this over the top once the monkey bread has cooled slightly.

Enjoy your homemade Orange Monkey Bread!

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