12/31/12

Easy Cinnamon Monkey Bread Recipe

Being the queen of easy recipes, I wanted to share this one with you. What you'll need - a 9x13 baking pan, three packages of refrigerator buttermilk biscuits, sugar, cinnamon, a stick of butter, and kitchen measuring tools.
First I sprayed my baking pan with olive oil spray, so my monkey bread won't stick to the baking pan. I also preheated the oven to 350F degrees.
Then I measured out about a cup of sugar and about two tablespoons of cinnamon, dumped them both into a zipper closure plastic bag, and shook it up.
Once the cinnamon sugar mix was well blended in the bag, I opened the three packages of refrigerator biscuits.
Anyone else totally hate that popping sound when biscuits are opened? Scares me to death every time!
Then I cut each biscuit into four pieces with a knife. I was fortunate this time in that I didn't cut my fingers. I'm not always that lucky.
Then I dropped the biscuit triangles by eights into the plastic bag and shook up the bag to coat them with the cinnamon sugar.
Once they were well-coated, I used tongs to move them from the bag to the pan. I discovered this step was taking me too long, so I eventually increased the number of pieces added to the bag.
The result of that was the pieces didn't get as much cinnamon sugar coating, so they look lighter in color than the first pieces. I was sure they'd still be delicious though.
Once the coated biscuit pieces were all in the pan, I melted a stick of butter in the microwave in a glass measuring cup. I poured the remainder of the cinnamon sugar mix from the bag into the melted butter and stirred well.
I poured the cinnamon butter all over the biscuit pieces in the pan. I wanted to make sure I coated the lighter colored pieces since they had less cinnamon sugar on them.
Then just to make sure they were all swimming in cinnamon, sugar, and butter, I grabbed a spatula and smooshed it all down in the pan a bit.
Once I was satisfied with it, I put the pan in the 350F degree oven for 35 minutes to bake. The house smelled incredible!
After baking for 35 minutes, I removed the pan from the oven and let it cool for 5 minutes on a wire rack. Using a trick my mom taught me, I placed a clean kitchen towel over the pan, flipped it upside down, lifted the pan perfectly, set the wire rack on the bottom of the monkey bread, then grabbed the corners of the towel to flip the entire bread onto the rack to cool.
My monkey bread turned out perfectly and I totally blew my no-carbs rule. I'm not even going to tell you how much warm, delicious, monkey bread I ended up eating.
It would be perfect for a dessert or a breakfast item! Give it a try and let me know how yours turns out!
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3 comments:

  1. cant wait to try this i have been wanting to make some but everything seems kind of hard to do with so many steps this sounds very easy

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  2. haha! I do the same thing every time I make Monkey Bread! The bottom ones are ALWAYS darker!

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  3. Monkey Bread is a Christmas tradition at my house...my kids LOVE it, and who can blame them?!

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