Hi guys – Jeff here! My Grandma McCarthy made monkey bread every holiday growing up. I remember like it was yesterday, walking into her house and smelling that incredible sweet cinnamon scent that lingered for hours after she pulled it out of the oven.
Grandma worked really hard to get the monkey bread just right and I certainly can’t match her skills by making the dough from scratch, kneading, rolling and cutting it into perfectly round pieces. Sometime over the years I switched to using canned biscuit dough and came up with a few other ways to speed up the process. In tribute to Grandma McCarthy, this is how I make monkey bread:
1 can biscuit dough (8 biscuits)
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup well packed brown sugar
3/4 stick of butter
2 tsp ground cinnamon
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8″ x 8″ baking dish or a small bundt pan.
In a ziplock bag, mix 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon. Open biscuit can and cut each round into 4 equal pieces, I use kitchen scissor for this step. Add dough pieces to the ziplock bag and shake well coving all sides of the dough.
Place each piece into the baking dish ensuring each is well covered with the sugar cinnamon mixture as you pull it out of the bag.
In a small sauce pan, melt the butter with the brown sugar, 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon, then bring to a boil. Drizzle the hot mixture over the top of the dough pieces and place into the oven. Be careful when handling the sauce, it is extremely hot!
Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to sit for 5 – 10 mins.
While still warm, place a dish over the top of the baking dish and quickly turn over. Your monkey bread should come out on the place looking great and ready to serve.
Enjoy! Let me know in the comments what you think & if you have a monkey recipe you love..
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