This cinnamon-roll like, finger smacking, recipe is perfect for an Easter morning brunch. It is fun to eat, easy and you can even enlist your children’s help in rolling the dough balls in cinnamon and sugar. There are several variations of this recipe, but this is one I’ve made a few alterations to that my family loves. Enjoy!
– Three 7.5 ounce containers of refrigerated biscuit dough. (Note: You can also used butter flavored biscuit dough for an added taste.)
– 1/3 cup white sugar
– 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
– ½ cup chopped pecans (optional)
– ½ cup butter, melted
– ½ cup brown sugar
– One can of cream cheese frosting (optional)
Step One: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease one large bundt pan. (Butter flavored cooking spray works excellent for this task, as well.)
Step Two: Stir together the cinnamon and sugar until well blended, and set aside.
Step Three: Using a knife, cut each of the biscuit sections into bite sized pieces. This is usually about three to five pieces per biscuit section.
Step Four: Sprinkle the pecans and a tablespoon of the cinnamon sugar mixture into the bottom of the bundt pan. (This will be the top of the dish when finished, and the pecans add a flavorful and festive touch.)
Step Five: Roll each of the biscuit dough sections in the cinnamon sugar mixture until well coated. Place into the pan and sprinkle any remaining amount of cinnamon sugar mixture over the dough balls.
Step Six: Mix the brown sugar and butter together. Pour this brown sugar and butter mixture over the dough balls, making sure the balls are evenly coated on top.
Step Seven: Bake the dish for approximately twenty minutes, or until the dough balls are cooked through. Remove from the oven, and invert onto a serving dish. Enjoy!
Tip: To add an extra special, cinnamon roll taste to this dish, melt a bit of cream cheese frosting in the microwave until runny. Then pour over the top of the inverted monkey bread. Delicious! Also, the dish may be difficult to invert from the pan due to its caramel topping. To make this easier, apply a layer of aluminum foil just bigger than the bundt pan before you add any ingredients.
Did You Know?: The reason it is called “monkey bread” is it looks like a dish served in India consisting of actual monkey brains. While I can only assume this one not only tastes better, but is far more appealing!