Monkey Bread is sticky, delectable, and surprisingly simple! This recipe comes from the inimitable Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman, who insists “The smell is to die for, but the taste is life itself. I would endorse this monkey bread as the next presidential candidate.”
I tend to agree. It was the hit of our Christmas morning brunch. You owe it to your family and friends who crave recipes that are simple to make and sinfully delicious to test-drive this terrific recipe!
You can pull off pieces by hand or, if you’re civilized, feel free to use utensils. (But then you will miss the treat of licking the cinnamon sweetness off your fingers!)
- 3 cans buttermilk biscuits (the non-flaky ones)
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2-3 tsp, cinnamon
- 2 sticks butter
- ½ cup brown sugar
- Reheat the oven to 350°.
- Open up all three cans of biscuits and cut each biscuit into quarters.
- Next, combine the white sugar with 2 to 3 teaspoons of cinnamon. (3 teaspoons of cinnamon gives it a fairly strong cinnamon flavor. If you’re not so hot on cinnamon, cut it back to 2 teaspoons.) Dump these into a 1 gallon zip-up bag and shake to mix evenly.
- Drop all of the biscuit quarters into the cinnamon-sugar mix. Once all the biscuit quarters are in the bag seal it and give it a vigorous shake. This will get all those pieces unstuck from one another and nicely coated with cinnamon-sugar. Spread these nuggets out evenly in the Bundt pan.
- At this point, you’re going to want to melt the two sticks of butter together with 1/2 cup of brown sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat. This can be light or dark brown sugar. Cook butter-sugar mixture, stirring for a few minutes until the two become one. Once the brown sugar butter has become one color, you can pour it over the biscuits.
- Bake for about 30 to 40 minutes until the crust is a deep dark brown on top. When it’s finished cooking, remove it from the oven. If you have the willpower, allow it to cool for about 15 to 30 minutes before turning it over onto a plate.
Now, I’m not completely sure why this stuff is called “Monkey Bread,” but I think it has something to do with the fact that people seem to stand around it making primitive noises, jumping up and down, and picking at it incessantly. Taste it and you’ll know what I’m talking about.
While you’re snacking on these sinful nuggets, dive into my equally sinful book:
The Unstoppable Detective Brooks
Not all Christmas reunions have sugar plum fairies dancing in their heads.
Some include murder.
Detective Piper Brooks is as beautiful as she is outrageous. To the chagrin of her famous legal family, she disdains her Harvard law degree, declaring she prefers to be a cop. Now lead detective in Denver’s police department, her motto in the words of the irascible General Patton is “Lead me, follow me…or get the hell out of my way.” The latter being the most applicable.
The newly elected District Attorney Ethan Matthews is as powerful as Piper but sports a sophisticated patina that masks his background as a fierce undercover agent and wealthy attorney. As honorable as he is fierce, Ethan makes it clear that while the blonde bombshell is a force to be reckoned with, no one including Piper should underestimate him.
And while you are at, don’t let this holiday season go by without snatching up these two terrific boxsets by my ABB colleagues:
Irresistible — Unexpected Christmas Gifts
Unforgettable Christmas Miracles—Unforgettable Memories
USA Today Best Selling author Taylor Lee writes Suspenseful Mystery Thrillers – with a heavy dose of Sexy to Sizzling HOT Romance.
In the five years that she has been writing, Taylor has written more than forty books. Her eight, series track her Special Operatives, Covert Agents, Cops, Firefighters and other iconic heroes and heroines, through the harrowing situations that make up their lives. From human trafficking rings to corrupt politicians, Taylor investigates the underbelly of society and the criminals who flourish there.
Taylor says: “From the residue in my personal blender of mixed races, cultures and world views, my characters emerge. It comforts me to know that while evil slinks in the shadows, the “good guys and gals” of the world sniff it out – and snuff it out.
My characters are arrogant alpha males and the feisty women who bring them to their knees – and vice versa… They fight hard, love hard and don’t mince words. They are dangerous men and women in dangerous times. Love, passion and ridding the world of evil? What’s not to like?