Have you guys had monkey bread before? The first time I really had it was on one of our many trips to our cabin at Shaver Lake. They have a sign that says something about their monkey bread being famous, but I’m sure most places say their food is famous (like, “world’s best pizza!”, etc., I think that’s so funny – when you go to a big city you see a dozen of them 😀 ). Anyways! This bread is to die for! So yummy and fun to eat, not so happy for your gut but happy for your mind and tasebuds!
I randomly saw a recipe while browsing The Pioneer Woman’s recipe gallery, and it was SO easy that I could not believe it and was thinking about it nonstop for days. I ended up making it this weekend when I was on a random baking spree, and oh my is it good! Here’s the recipe
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 sticks of butter
2-3 tsp. cinnamon
3 cans buttermilk biscuits
1 cup sugar
*Options: chopped pecans or other nuts of your choice
Now that you have those few little things, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Open your cans of biscuits (does this scare the poop out of anyone else, I have so much anxiety opening those popping cans, hah!). Cut each biscuit into quarters.
Combine 1 cup of sugar with 2-3 teaspoons of cinnamon (depending on how much you like!).
Now, if you’re “with it” you will have a large zip-lock bag. Pour the sugar/cinnamon mixture into the bag, along with all of your little biscuit pieces and shake it to coat.
However, if you are like me and forget said bags, this is easily done by mixing in a big bowl 🙂
*If you’re adding any nuts to your bread, you’ll want to put them in the bottom of your bunt pan NOW, before you put your bread in the pan.
Place the coated biscuit pieces in your greased bundt pan. My pan was either small, or I had really big biscuits, so they came way close to the top of the pan. I don’t recommend this unless you want drippings all over your oven 🙂
Alright, put that pan to the side for now! In a small saucepan over mediun-high head, melt the 2 sticks of butter with 1/2 cup of brown sugar.
Stir stir stir until it is fully melted and combined. Also, sorry for my bad kitchen lighting, it was kind of sucky at this time of evening.
Now that your super healthy sauce is done, you can pour it all over your biscuit pieces that are awaiting you in the bundt pan. Mmmmmm.
Now, place the bread in your preheated oven for 30-40 minutes (mine took 40). Take it out, and take a whiff, yummm. Let the bread cook for a while so the “juices” thicken up a bit – you want all that yumminess to stick to the bread, trust me. After that, flip your pan over on a big plate and voila!
I added yummy pecans to the bottom of my pan before cooking 🙂 You can also mix them in the whole bread if you wanted to.