Presidential Monkey Bread

Did You Know?

Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, had a sweet tooth. He regularly kept a bag of jellybeans in his pocket. And during Christmas, his wife would make sticky, cinnamon-y Monkey Bread from scratch.

Celebrate Presidents Day (the third Monday in February) by making your own Monkey Bread, using the slightly easier recipe below. And don't forget to pray for the leader of your country!


4 cans refrigerated biscuit dough
1 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1⁄2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 cup brown sugar


1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease a Bundt pan.
2. With a butter knife, cut each biscuit into 4 pieces.
3. Mix white sugar and cinnamon in a plastic zip-top bag.
4. Add biscuits to bag, a few pieces at a time. Shake to coat.
5. Layer coated biscuits in Bundt pan.
6. With a parent’s help, heat butter and brown sugar in a saucepan until it caramelizes. Pour syrup over biscuit dough.
7. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Allow it to cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then flip upside-down to serve

    This article first appeared in the February 2013 issue of Clubhouse magazine. Copyright © 2013 Focus on the Family. Photo © Ron Nickel.