Easy Monkey Bread

A few days ago, I woke up and decided I was going to cook and bake all day. I’m not sure what lit the fire under me, but it turned out to be an extremely productive day. Aside from my Blueberry Cobbler, this super Easy Monkey Bread was in the oven.

This Monkey Bread smells and tastes just as good as it looks. Lots of sweet, ooey gooey goodness and love went into this one. It is made with Pillsbury biscuits, chopped walnuts, raisins and has the perfect cinnamon to sugar ratio. I could honestly eat the whole thing in one sitting if I knew I wouldn’t suffer the consequences on the bathroom scale the following morning.

When Phil walked in from work, he asked if I was having a bake sale. It was a pretty good laugh, indicative of the moment. I’ll let you imagine what my kitchen looked like at that very moment…

Monkey Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 cans Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits (7.5 oz each)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)

Ingredients – Drizzle

  • 1/2 cup reserved cinnamon sugar mixture (above)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar for drizzle
  • 1 cup butter, melted

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Lightly grease a bundt pan with butter or a cooking spray with flour.
  3. In a large bag or bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon, reserve 1/2 cup for drizzle.
  4. Separate biscuits and cut each one into 4 quarters.
  5. Coat each piece in cinnamon sugar mixture.
  6. Arrange in pan, adding optional walnuts and raisins in layers.
  7. In a medium bowl or mixer, combine and mix 1/2 cup of the cinnamon sugar mixture with 1/2 cup of brown sugar and 1 cup of butter.
  8. Boil over medium-high heat, stirring continuously until boiling.
  9. Drizzle over monkey bread, until cinnamon sugar biscuits are covered.
  10. Bake for 30 mins. or until golden brown and no longer soft or doughy in the center.
  11. Cool in pan for 15 minutes.
  12. Turn upside down onto plate or cake stand.
  13. Serve while warm and enjoy!

* To prep the night before; Prepare all steps prior to baking, cover and refrigerate. Bake as directed in the morning. You may need to increase your baking time depending on the temperature of your refrigerator. 


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