No one inventor of “Monkey Bread” is known; however, it is widely believed that it originated in the United States during the 1960s. The name “Monkey Bread” was coined because pieces of the dough resemble little monkeys and the way people pull apart pieces of the bread. It is sometimes referred to as pull-apart bread.
The traditional recipe is made with pieces of rolled-out biscuit dough that are rolled in butter and cinnamon-sugar that is then baked in a bundt-style pan. Monkey bread can also be made with yeast dough, various types of cake mixes, biscuit mixes, canned biscuits, and refrigerated breadsticks.
Regardless of the type of dough used, the end result of all Monkey bread recipes is a sticky, gooey, delicious treat.