An easy monkey bread recipe is Pillsbury's monkey bread using pre-made refrigerated biscuit dough. The recipe calls for five ingredients and takes about 25 minutes to prepare.
To make Pillsbury's monkey bread, start by separating 2 cans of biscuit dough into 16 biscuits. Cut each biscuit into four pieces, and shake the biscuit pieces in a mixture of 1/2 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Place the dough pieces in a greased 12-cup tube pan, then pour in a mixture of 1 cup brown sugar and 3/4 cup melted butter. Bake the monkey bread for 28 to 32 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, then allow to cool for 10 minutes. For a variation on this basic monkey bread, add in 1/2 cup chopped walnuts and 1/2 cup raisins to the biscuit pieces before pouring the butter mixture.
To make monkey bread minis, add a tablespoon of the brown sugar and butter mixture to the bottom of each cup of a 12-cup greased muffin pan. Separate the biscuit dough into 20 biscuits, and cut each biscuit into six pieces. Shake the biscuit pieces in the cinnamon and sugar mixture, then place 10 biscuit pieces in each muffin cup. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Serve the monkey bread minis with chocolate chips or sprinkles.