Monkey Bread ~ A Christmas Tradition

Christmas is a wonderful time to make new traditions and preserve some of the old ones. Besides baking cookies every year, we have the same breakfast every Christmas.  Since the kids were itty bitty, I have made a quick and easy version of Monkey Bread to serve for our Christmas breakfast.
Here's what you need: biscuits, sugar, cinnamon, butter, and brown sugar
Here's how you make it: mix cinnamon and sugar together in bowl.
Thoroughly coat each biscuit piece with the mixture.
Meanwhile, melt butter and brown sugar together in small saucepan on stove top.
Place 1/2 of the biscuits in a greased bundt pan.
Pour 1/2 the butter/brown sugar mixture evenly over the biscuits.
Place the rest of the sugar/cinnamon coated biscuits in pan and sprinkle some or all of the remaining sugar/cinnamon mixture over the top.
Pour the rest of the butter/brown sugar sauce over the top and bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.
Remove from oven and turn onto plate. Best served warm.
 This is cinnamon sugar heaven on a plate.
Monkey Bread
3 cans of regular biscuits, cut or torn into quarters
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. cinnamon
1 stick butter
1 cup brown sugar

In a bowl, mix white sugar and cinnamon. Roll the torn biscuits in the mixture. Spray a bundt pan or tube pan with Pam. Melt butter and brown sugar together on stovetop. Layer 1/2 of the coated biscuit pieces in the pan. Drizzle 1/2 butter/brown sugar mixture over the biscuits. Repeat layer of biscuits and sprinkle remaining sugar/cinnamon mixture over the top. Pour the remaining butter and brown sugar sauce over the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Turn pan onto plate and serve warm. You could drizzle some icing over the top if you wanted to make it fancy.

I save this Monkey Bread for Christmas, but it would also make a great addition to a brunch table or an easy weekend breakfast. Enjoy!

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  1. I had no idea monkey bread was so easy to make. We had our first one (store bought) this Christmas. Looks like easy fun to make. Thanks for posting this.

  2. Hi Nici! We have the same Christmas morning tradition, except the recipe I use doesn't have any brown sugar. I'll have to try yours next year. I always make it in a Christmas tree shaped cake pan and flip it out over a large serving platter, but I love the bundt cake pan too. Have a great day!


  3. Nici, I've been so busy during Christmas I've missed so many of your wonderful posts. I have a lot of catching up to do. Monkey bread is the best, I don't know why I never make it. I guess because others I know occasionally do, so I get to enjoy the work of their hands, which I enjoy even more than making it myself. However, if someone else makes it you don't usually get the leftovers, so I guess that's one advantage to just getting busy and making it! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

  4. This was our identical Christmas morning tradition until this year when we switched to cinnamon rolls.

  5. This monkey bread looks amazing and we can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing it at our Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We hope you'll be back soon! -The Six Sisters

  6. Oh this is over-the-top tempting! Let's see... A day or two until the resolution kicks in. Maybe I can make it up real quick. Lol.

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  7. Hi Nici,
    Thanks for sharing all your wonderful recipes with Full Plate Thursday in 2012. Wishing you and your family the very best in 2013.
    Happy New Year!
    Miz Helen

  8. This was always a Christmas morning tradition in our house too! Love monkey bread!!

  9. I made this when my children were small. Looks like I need to make this again just for me and hubby.

  10. Happy New Year!
    Thank you so much for sharing your tasty recipe with us last week in the Bowdabra Crafty Showcase. We love seeing your creations! If you haven't yet stopped in, the new Showcase is up and running! We can't wait to see what you share with us in 2013!



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