Tuesday, June 29, 2010

30 Things to Make Before I Turn 30: Monkey Bread

This recipe was probably the "naughtiest" thing I had on my list of 30 Things to Make Before I Turn 30. "Naughty" because it's the exact opposite of figure friendly. Which is why, of course, I waited until my girlfriends from college came down to visit to make it so that they could partake in this sinful breakfast food with me. After all, what are good girlfriends for if not for indulging together?! :) This recipe is my Grandma Walters. When she made it the family would pick at it from the minute it was placed on the table, piping hot. That's where monkey bread gets it's name - you get to grab little pieces of it like a monkey!

Monkey Bread
From Grandma Walters
Printable Version
3 cans buttermilk biscuits (I only used 2 cans and that was more than enough for 4 of us! If you are feeding 5 or more, use 3 cans)
1 cup of sugar
4 teaspoons of cinnamon
1 cup brown sugar
1 stick of butter
1 cup of chopped nuts (I prefer pecans)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut biscuits into fourth and roll together - does not have to be perfect balls though. Shake in a bag with the cinnamon and sugar.
Layer in a bunt pan and sprinkle with nuts all the way through the layering process. Melt brown sugar and butter and boil for one minute. Make sure to stir and keep an eye on it. Pour over the biscuits. 
Bake for 35 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes, then turn upside down on plate to serve. 


  1. Pecans on it sounds tasty! I may have to try that next time!

  2. This was sooo tasty and definately worth the calories...especially after a night of fun with the girls!

  3. I always wondered where Monkey Bread got its name! Thanks for clearing that up for me! :)


  4. Buono da morire! Delicious, to die for!



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