Monkey Bread

Growing up in my household, there were a few recipes that my dad would make with us kids on a regular basis. Monkey Bread was always a Sunday morning favorite. It really helps to have some extra hands around when it comes to all the cutting and coating in sugar that is required. I think this recipe is the single reason why you could always find a 4 pack of Pillsbury biscuits in the fridge growing up.

I made this when Hubby’s siblings were in town and we all enjoyed the sugary sweetness just as much as I remember from my childhood. I later found out that my younger siblings back home made it that day as well since I had to call home to get the recipe.

Since this was the first time I’ve made Monkey Bread without the help of my Dad, I did overcook the syrup a bit. It caramelized more than it should. You really want it to be a gooey sticky mess gooing out of the bread. But even the more caramelized version was delicious.

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Monkey Bread – recipe from my Dad – no idea where it originally comes from
4 cans Pillsbury biscuit (get the kind that come in a 4 pack, the small ones, not the Grands)

Sugar coating:
2/3 brown sugar - I was running low on brown sugar, so I used 1/3 cup white and 1/3 cup brown
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Syrup topping:
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 Tbsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350. Spray your angel food cake or bundt pan.

Mix the sugar coating in a ziplock bag (feel free to add more cinnamon and/or sugar if you run out during the coating process). Cut the biscuits into 4 (kitchen shears work great for this). Drop the biscuit pieces into the ziplock bag and shake to coat. Drop coated biscuit pieces into the prepared pan.

Bring syrup ingredients to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes, then pour over biscuit pieces. Bake for 35 minutes.

Turn over onto plate and serve while hot.

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12 Responses to “Monkey Bread”

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    jCam — July 23, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Mmm I love monkey bread!

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    Jessica Segarra — July 23, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    That looks so good! I am going to have to try this soon!

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    Memória — July 23, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    This looks yummy! I love making monkey bread with homemade dough. To make it even richer, you could use leftover brioche dough. I have tried using the Artisan Bread in Five minutes recipes to make it quicker and easier. YUM!!!

    Lovely photos.

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    Amy Kingman — July 23, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    looks delicious! Mmmmm!

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    madebymel — July 23, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    I LOVE monkey bread! I can only make it for company or I will seriously eat the entire pan!

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    oneparticularkitchen — July 24, 2009 at 2:19 am

    You are killing me with those pictures! That looks amazing.

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    newlyweds — July 24, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    I just posted about monkey bread also. Love the stuff, here is my link if your interested.

    http://newlyweds.wordpress.com/2009/07/21/monkey-bread/

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    Jennifer — July 24, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    I LOVE monkey bread, yours looks great!!

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    Ingrid — July 26, 2009 at 1:10 am

    We L-O-V-E monkey bread! I’ve been making it for my children for several years now. I’ve also made monkey bread muffins which is the same thing but baked in muffins tins.
    ~ingrid

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    Lee — July 26, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    My family used to make monkey bread when we were growing up too! YUM!

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    Mermaid Sweets — July 27, 2009 at 5:06 am

    I have yet to make this, but this looks amazing. Love the new blog look.

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    alexandjess — October 6, 2009 at 3:29 am

    I know I’m about 3 months behind, but I saw this recipe in your “Blog Recap – Big Hitters” post and added it to my list of things to try. It only took me a month and a half to get to it ;) .

    Like you, I made it on a Sunday morning as a suprise for my husband and he loved it!

    I blogged it here, if you want to check it out:

    http://alexandjess.wordpress.com/2009/10/05/monkeys-for-breakfast/

    Thanks for sharing your fun recipe!

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