Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Monkey, what?

MONKEY BREAD! Ooh goodness have I fallen in love with monkey bread. But you might be saying to yourself..."Huh? Monkey, what?" Well for all those who haven't tried this delicious treat let me tell you all about it. It's like a combination between a cinnamon bun and a doughnut. *swoon* AND only 5 main ingredients! I first heard about monkey bread looking up yummy recipes to try for breakfast for my weekend guests. I wanted something simple, yummy, and of course individually sized! When I came across monkey bread at I knew I had stumbled on a gem! Here's the simple recipe with my own subtle twist. 

Monkey Bread
 Inspired by

1 can Pillsbury biscuits OR 1 can of crescent rolls OR 1 roll of french bread loaf* (see note)
6 tbs sugar
3 tbs cinnamon
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1/2 cup brown sugar

- Preheat oven to 350 degrees f. With scissors, cut each biscuit into small pieces. You choose how many, for me 1 biscuit renders about 5 or 6 pieces. Combine sugar and cinnamon into a large bowl. Gently toss all pieces of dough into sugar mixture.
*note: For the french bread loaf, remove bread roll from packaging and carefully unroll so it is in a rectangle. Fold dough in half with long ends folded over each other; press edges slightly. With scissors, cut dough into ½ inch strips then cut each strip into ½ inch little cubes

- Spray a 12 count traditional muffin pan with non stick cooking spray. Divide bread pieces into the 12 muffin cups with or without paper liners. Set aside. If you have left over cinnamon and sugar, which you probably will, go ahead and divide it up over the dough.

- Place butter and brown sugar into a medium saucepan over medium heat or place them in a microwaveable bowl. Stir or hear until melted and bubbly. Pour evenly over each muffin cup.

- Bake based on biscuit dough directions. Remove from oven and let sit in pan for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

Glaze (if you dare!)

Ingredients and Directions: I took my favorite flavor of jelly, for me thats guava jelly or boysenberry, mix it with a little milk and butter or whipping cream. Pop in the microwave until melted, remove and stir. It's a fruity addition people can choose to have or not. I also add plenty to mine! SuGaR RuSH!

1 comment:

  1. I just found your site this week through twitter and I am in LOVE! So I have featured you in my Follow me Fridays post this week! Check it out:
    Love your great muffin recipes! -Robyn


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