Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Quick and Easy Pull Apart Monkey Bread

Pull Apart Cinnamon Sugar Monkey Bread

I woke up this morning knowing that as of tomorrow, the whole family is back on the straight-and-narrow of healthier eating.  We have one day left of (over)-indulging in too much sugar, fat, too much anything that doesn't eat us first.  So of course we needed an ooey, gooey breakfast to set the tone for the rest of the day. 

A couple of years ago, I did a regular and sugar-free version of a personal sized (or maybe for two) cinnamon sugar pull apart bread, better known as monkey bread.  Today I wanted a full-sized version, so I looked at a couple of recipes on the internet and warped them together into this:

  • 4 tubes of refrigerated biscuit dough (these are the small, inexpensive tubes, 10 biscuits each)
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1-2 t cinnamon
  • 3/4 c butter, melted
  • brown sugar
  • pecan pieces
Mix together sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.  Grease or cooking spray a bundt or tube pan.  Sprinkle a few chopped pecans in the bottom of the pan (when inverted, this will be the top of the bread.  Roll each biscuit in the cinnamon sugar mixture, and place in the pan.  Every couple of rows, or layers, I sprinkled a handful of brown sugar and a few nuts, then drizzled some melted butter over it.  When I had placed all of the biscuits, I poured the remaining cinnamon sugar and then the rest of melted butter all over the top layer, then baked for about 30 minutes.  I started off with the oven around 375, but the top started to get too brown, so I reduced the oven temp to around 300-325.  Let cool for about 10 minutes, then invert onto a plate. Mine stuck in one place, but we just dug it out and stuck it on top for the picture!  This was good, but I would do one thing different next time--some of the middle biscuits were dry-ish, so next time I'll roll every biscuit in melted butter, then cinnamon sugar.  That's what I did when I made the mini monkey breads, but I was afraid on a big one that it might be too much or too soggy.  But face it--this isn't something you're going to have every day, so when you do make it--make it good!

This recipe is linked to:

Recipe Box at Bizzy Bakes
Meatless Monday at My Sweet and Savory
Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed with Grace

Until next time, good cooking, and good eating!

1 comment:

  1. This is my kind of cake. Using the packaged biscuits makes it easy and fun. This is being featured, this week, on My Meatless Mondays. Thanks for sharing it with us.