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Lemon Monkey Bread

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Lemon Monkey Bread
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 6
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Lemon Monkey Bread

Sweet, citrus-y and bright: This monkey bread is like a burst of sunshine in your mouth.


cans Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Homestyle refrigerated biscuits
cup unsalted butter, melted
cup granulated sugar
Zest of 2 lemons, plus more for garnish
cup powdered sugar
tablespoons fresh lemon juice


  • 1 Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray the inside of a bundt pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • 2 Divide biscuits into 16 pieces. Cut each biscuit into quarters and place in a large bowl.
  • 3 Pour melted butter over biscuits and toss to combine. Add sugar and lemon zest and toss to combine.
  • 4 Place biscuit pieces in bottom of prepared bundt pan. Bake 20-25 minutes or until dough is a deep golden brown and baked through.
  • 5 Remove bundt pan from oven and let cool 10 minutes. Carefully invert pan onto a plate.
  • 6 Whisk together powdered sugar and lemon juice to make a glaze. Spoon glaze over monkey bread and garnish with lemon zest. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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Lemon Monkey Bread

As prepared by Girl Versus Dough,

The next time life gives you lemons, would you quit making the dang lemonade and instead make this Lemon Monkey Bread?

You’ll be much happier, I promise. Thank you for your cooperation.

The best way to describe the flavor of this oh-so-amazing monkey bread is that it tastes like a burst of sunshine in your mouth. It’s bright, citrusy and you can’t help but smile when you take a bite. For fans of lemon, citrus, sugar, or anything that is sweet and tasty and good in this world, this bread is for you.

Here’s how to make it:

Ingredients for Lemon Monkey Bread

Gather your ingredients. We’ve got some Pillsbury Grands refrigerated biscuits (NOM NOM NOM), fresh lemons, buttah and a full cup o’ sugar. Oh yeah. This is a “go big or go home” kind of bread.

Pouring melted butter over biscuit pieces

Melt that buttah and pour it over the cut-up biscuit pieces. Go ahead and drool; you know you want to.

Adding lemon zest

Toss the biscuits with the butter, sugar and lemon zest…

Biscuits placed in greased bundt pan

And place it all in a greased bundt pan.

Bake until a nice golden brown

Bake the bread until it’s a nice deep golden brown on top and fully baked through so no doughiness remains.

Invert onto plate, after it cools down

Let the bread cool slightly, and then invert it carefully onto a plate. Listen to the choir of angels sing in the background as you reveal your magnificent creation.

Adding glaze to Lemon Monkey Bread

But wait, it gets even better! Make the glaze and spoon it all over the bread.

Close up of Lemon Monkey Bread

Oh yeah, that’s what I’m talking about. Pure, pull-apart, lemony bliss.

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