Absolutely the most scrumptious concoction ever! Live a little...get sticky. Grab a napkin if you must, but resist the urge to grab a fork...eat like a monkey, use your hands as your utensils. Monkey Bread is well worth the mess every time. Kids love the gooey goodness! Adults gobble up the delicious--hot, buttery cinnamon sugar that melts in the mouth. This simple monkey bread recipe, made with refrigerator biscuits, will please all.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease, butter or spray a bundt, tube or bread pan; preferably a pan with non-stick coating.
Mix 3/4 white sugar and cinnamon in a plastic bag. Cut biscuits into quarters (if using large biscuits like Grands, cut into 6-8 pieces). Shake 6 to 8 biscuit pieces in the sugar cinnamon mix. Arrange pieces in the bottom of the prepared pan. Continue until all biscuits are coated and placed in pan. Do not pack pieces together, but leave some space between the dough pieces. If using pecans, arrange them in and among the biscuit pieces as you go along.
In a saucepan, slowly bring milk, remaining 3/4 cup white sugar, brown sugar, and butter to a boil and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla. Pour over biscuits in the pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-40 minutes, or until golden brown on the top. Remove from oven and flip over on to a larger platter. Let sit with pan on top for a few minutes while the sweet mixture runs down the bread. Do not cut! The bread just pulls apart.
Makes 8 to 10 servings.
Some variations to give your monkey bread some originality:
While the classic monkey bread recipe calls for pecans, you can substitute walnuts, or almonds, or omit the nuts altogether.
Layer prepared biscuits with apple chunks, apple butter and walnuts... mmmm!
Layer biscuits with strawberry jam and fresh strawberry slices. For this variation, you would want to cut out the cinnamon and maybe replace the pecans with almonds. Of course, you can also use this same idea with other fruits for example: apricot jam and apricot jelly or raspberry jam and mixed berries. Just remember to cut out the cinnamon! Unless you're using apple or pear jam with apples or pears! Apple, pear and pumpkin butters work great as well. Have fun creating your own fruit combos!
Chocolate lover? Layer with chocolate chunks or chocolate chips. Just remember to cut out the cinnamon. Enjoy whatever monkey bread recipe you come up with! You can't go wrong because they are all so good!
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jocyDMy family loves it. Ooey gooey goodness9m ago
JessiLSinful. Such a delicious treat!!1y ago
Megsta3Soo good! I think the next time I make this, I'll pour a layer or two of glaze in the middle, as I felt it was a bit dry as compared to the outside pieces.2y ago
kellyjohnson2Mmm is all I have to say. Very easy and always delicious!2y ago
sarahblairMy kids gobbled this up!!! It just makes more glaze than you need.3y ago
michellebolhuisWe made these for breakfast this am. I cut the amount of sugar, and used almonds instead of pecan since my son doesn't like them. So I added a dash of almond extract. Awesome! We will be making these again. Thanks for sharing!3y ago