There are few things that can get my kids up faster on a weekend morning than the smell of this monkey bread recipe baking!
It’s a simple, shortcut recipe that’s been around for awhile and nothing new really. But it’s such a holiday tradition in our house, that I want to share it anyways.
Because this blog is built on blood, sweat and holiday traditions.
Until after the holidays. Then it will be built on blood, sweat and regular days where nothing extra special is happening.
Both days are equally as important. But the days with monkey bread sure do taste a whole lot sweeter!
Monkey Bread Recipe
- 2 16.3 oz cans of refrigerated biscuits
- 1 cup white granulated sugar
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup 1 stick butter or margarine
Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 12-cup bundt pan (do NOT use a tube pan).
Combine the white sugar and cinnamon in a large Ziploc bag. Cut the biscuits into quarters and add in batches to the bag. Seal and shake well to coat all sides of the biscuits. Remove the biscuits, place into greased pan and repeat with remaining biscuits.
There is always some of the sugar cinnamon mixture left, so I sprinkle some in among the layers as I go. Once all the biscuits are coated, I pour the rest from the bag all evenly over the biscuits.
In a small saucepan, melt the butter and brown sugar together, stirring constantly so it doesn't burn. Once it's melted, pour evenly over the biscuits.
Bake for 30-35 minutes until no longer doughy in the center. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes and then carefully invert onto a serving plate.
You see all those little clumps of caramelized sugar? That’s the extra cinnamon sugar that you dumped in from your bag. Some people will tell you just to toss that. Others will tell you it isn’t important.
They are all wrong. I don’t even care if it’s your own mother telling you that. She’s wrong.
Those are the pieces you want. Those little pieces are equivalent to some cheese melting out of your grilled cheese and getting all fried and gooey. So good! Steal them from your kids if you have to, but make sure you get it!