Monkey Bread

For the past few years we have made Monkey Bread for a morning meal. This year’s was particularly good! (not burned at all)

A few simple ingredients required: Pillsbury Grands,sugar,brown sugar,cinnamon,and butter. This year we used a product that was Splenda mixed with brown sugar and Slenda. It was great.

How to make Campfire Monkey Bread


  • 1 cup granulated sugar (Splenda)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar (Splenda/brown sugar mix product)
  • 3 tbsp. ground cinnamon – *you can use more or less, depending on taste
  • 1 stick butter, or 8 tbsp. margarine
  • 2 tubes Pillsbury Grands/Biscuits

Camping cookware and disposables:

  • 1 Dutch oven
  • Heavy-duty aluminum foil or Aluminum foil dutch oven liners
  • sauce pan to melt butter


  1. Mix the sugars and ground cinnamon in a paper or plastic bag, (paper works best), shake to mix well.
  2. Cut Grands/biscuits into quarters.
  3. Shake pieces in the bag to coat.
  4. The dough pieces are now officially Monkey Bread , toss them into the Dutch oven, or arrange them neatly, it doesn’t really matter.Important: Make sure the Dutch oven is pre-heated.
  5. When all biscuit pieces are in, pour the melted butter over the entire batch – cover and cook.
  6. This easy camping recipes for kids (and adults) will take about 30-35 minutes at about 350`, which equates to 10-12 briquet-sized hot coals under the oven, and about 12-14 on top
  7. After about 15 minutes, rotate the Dutch oven about 90` and replenish the coals on the top and bottom.
  8. At about 25-30 minutes, check the bread, it should be done. You will be able to tell because it will be puffy and slightly browned. If not, bake another 5 or 10 minutes.



2 responses to “Monkey Bread

  1. In case you haven’t mentioned it…a thermometer is handy to have inside so you know what the temperature is. This helped tremendously! 🙂

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