Banana Bread Monkey Bread

Slices of banana mixed into an ooey-gooey monkey bread make a delightful twist on classic banana bread the kiddos will love.

Banana Bread Monkey Bread

Expert Tips:

Add 1/2 cup chocolate chips when you layer the biscuits in the pan for a chocolate-banana bread monkey bread!

Make sure to coat the pan well with cooking spray so the bread can be easily removed.


  • 3 ripe bananas, sliced
  • 2 (16.3 ounce) cans Pillsbury™ Grands!™
  • Flaky Layers refrigerated biscuits
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 12-cup fluted tube cake pan with cooking spray. Arrange 1 1/2 bananas, sliced, in bottom of pan.
  2. Separate 2 cans Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Flaky Layers refrigerated biscuits into 16 biscuits. Cut each biscuit into quarters.
  3. In large bowl or on platter, stir together 1 cup granulated sugar and 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon. Roll biscuit pieces in sugar mixture; arrange evenly over bananas in pan. Top with remaining 1 1/2 bananas, sliced.
  4. In medium microwavable bowl or dish, microwave 1 cup butter on high until melted. Add 1/2 cup of the leftover sugar/cinnamon mixture and 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar; beat with whisk until combined. Pour mixture evenly over biscuit pieces.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown and thoroughly cooked.
  6. Let stand for at least 5 minutes.
  7. Place large platter or plate upside down over pan; turn platter and pan over. Remove pan.

Prep: 20 min | 6 servings

Holly Lofthouse

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Pillsbury