Healthier Monkey Bread I

Less sugar, butter instead of margarine, and refrigerated pizza dough instead of biscuits – but it still adds up to a delicious cinnamon-y treat! You’ll love this healthier monkey bread.

Original recipe makes 1 10-inch tube pan


1/3 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
36 ounces refrigerated whole wheat pizza dough
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup raisins
6 tablespoons butter
1 cup packed brown sugar

  • PREP

    15 mins

  • COOK

    35 mins


    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 10-inch tube pan.
  2. Mix white sugar and cinnamon in a plastic bag. Cut pizza dough into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Shake 6 to 8 pieces of dough in the sugar-cinnamon mix. Arrange pieces in bottom of prepared pan. Continue until all dough pieces are coated and placed in pan. Arrange nuts and raisins in and among dough pieces.
  3. Melt butter and brown sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Boil for 1 minute. Pour over dough; let rise for 30 minutes.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until bread is golden brown, about 35 minutes. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a plate. Pull apart pieces of bread to eat.


Calories: 312 kcal
Carbohydrates: 52.8 g
Cholesterol: 12 mg
Fat: 9 g
Fiber: 4.2 g
Protein: 5.6 g
Sodium: 326 mg