Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Easy Monkey Bread

This is one of my Mom's recipes.  I've seen similar ones in other places.
Monkey Bread is one of the first recipes I made with my kids.  My experience with my own kids, and others, is that kids love to make this.  They can do everything except take the bread in and out of the oven.

3 cans refrigerator biscuits
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1 stick of butter (or margarine, but we don't use margarine at our house because the kids are allergic)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease a bundt pan (I use the stick of butter to grease it, but you can grease the pan however you like).
Mix cinnamon and sugar in a medium size bowl.
Cut or tear the biscuits into quarters.
 Roll the biscuit pieces in the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
Drop the biscuit pieces into the greased bundt pan.

When all pieces of biscuit have been coated in cinnamon and sugar, add the butter to the leftover cinnamon and sugar.  You can melt it in the microwave or on the stove. 

When sugar is melted, pour the mixture over the biscuits.

Bake for 30 minutes.

Test doneness by pulling on some pieces, also  biscuits will look done.

Immediately invert the bread on to a plate so that the glaze will coat over the bread.

The really fun part is eating monkey bread.  You just pull off little pieces.  Everyone seems to like the outside crunchy part best, but the inside is really good, too!

This is a great dessert or breakfast dish.  The picture is not the best, usually monkey bread looks darker than this.  This is the the easiest way to make monkey bread, but you can also make your own biscuit dough to make monkey bread.  I've had a Martha Stewart recipe for Monkey Bread made from scratch for years, but never taken the time to make Monkey Bread that way.

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