Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Monkey Bread recipe

DakotaPam has made me feel guilty asked me to post this recipe. This recipe came from a cooking class that the Lambs took last year. I haven't posted it because there is nothing healthy about it. The Lambs get to choose the menus for all the meals on their birthdays. The Lambs always request this for breakfast on their birthdays. The only time I make it is for birthdays. It has worked well to put this in the oven and open up gifts while it is baking. Gift opening is usually done by the time the monkey bread has cooled off to eat. DakotaPam, you'll have to double this recipe for your family unless you plan to make a batch for just the girls in your family.

2 tubes buttermilk biscuits (cut into 1/4 pieces)
Mix 1/4 cup white sugar and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon in a bowl.
Roll the biscuits in the mixture and put into a greased bundt pan.

3/4 stick margarine
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp. white corn syrup
Bring to a boil and pour over biscuits. Put into oven and bake.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
Turn upside down on a plate and admire all the yummy topping.

This is yummy and I try to eat it without feeling guilty that my Lambs are eating that much sugar and that this is the only time they have corn syrup all year. I just tell myself that at least I know what is in this, unlike if I bought something from the bakery. But this is not my request for my birthday breakfast. It is a recipe that the Lambs can make by themselves with the exception of pouring the syrup over the biscuits and getting it out of the pan.


Jody S. said...

If you don't like the corn syrup idea, Monkey Bread has lots of variations. For example, switch your favorite bread (yeast, not quick) dough (the equivalent of one loaf) for the tubes of biscuits. Make the dough into little balls, dip them in a mixture of 7 Tbsp. (more or less) melted butter and 1 Tbsp. vanilla (I'd had without vanilla, and now that i've had it with, I'd never go back!). Then roll it in a mixture of 3/4 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 tsp. cinnamon, a pinch of salt, and finely chopped pecans or walnuts (optional). Drizzle the remaining butter and sugar stuff over the top, let it rise until doubled, and bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes. Let it sit for 10 minutes and then tip it over just like your recipe. Just as delicious, and you can make it without running to the grocery store. Plus you can make it all whole wheat or add whatever other healthy stuff (pumpkin, sweet potato) in the dough. Minus--it's not at quick as the biscuit way. But you could do the biscuits with this recipe, too, and not have to boil ingredients.

Dakotapam said...

Thanks for sharing...sorry about making you feel guilty:)