Monday, May 4, 2009

Monkey Bread

As mother's day is approaching I know many of you are looking for brunch ideas to spoil mom with. Well this is a great addition to your menu this holiday as it is quick to throw together and full of wonder sweet flavors. It is similar to a Cinnamon Roll, but in bread form. I really enjoy how the preformed balls pull apart for easy eating!

Monkey Bread (aka pull away bread)
Adapted from

3 packages of buttermilk biscuit tubes ( I used leftover dough from making croissants)
1 c. sugar (divided)
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. brown sugar

Take buttermilk biscuit dough and cut each into 4 pieces, roll them into golf ball size balls . Drop roll pieces into 1 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Drop sugar-coated pieces into a well buttered Bundt pan (no need to smash the balls into the pan as you want them to pull apart after cooking).

Put 1/2 cup of the left-over sugar & cinnamon mixture plus brown sugar and 1/2 cup of butter into a small saucepan. Simmer until combined then remove from heat and drizzle over the roll pieces.

Bake at 400°F for 40-45 minutes.

Cool slightly, then turn out bunt pan onto serving platter.
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  1. Isn't monkey bread fun? I'm making some for brunch on m-day this weekend, too!

  2. I so remember this from Girl Scouts when I was a kid - used to love it and had no idea how to make it (other than it included whack-a-roll dough). Looks delicious - I can't wait to try it out!

  3. how much croissant dough does it use? Though I suppose that doesn't make it any healthier. =) hehe.

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  5. Alissa- it def does not make it healthier as croissant dough uses sooo much butter. But my guess is I used a little more than 1 lbs. Just what I had leftover from making lots of croissants.

  6. I love monkey bread made with biscuit dough! My husband prefers it with bread dough. So we take turns.

    Monkey bread just rocks.