Tuesday, February 19

Easy Monkey Bread With Brown Sugar Sauce - (made with store-bought biscuit dough)

Good morning, friends.  It's a nice, chilly morning and what better thing to do on a chilly day than bake something yummy to share.  I shared a picture of what I was baking the other morning on Facebook and Instagram, just because I love it when something I enjoy so much turns out so pretty and tastes so yummy. I must say I was surprised at the response. I guess this recipe isn't a given for a lot of people.
It isn't much work, really. My family has made some version of his over the years, I have, just recently, realized that there is one specific way I enjoy making it at my house, that I guess is a little unique. It couldn't be better for these cold winter mornings.

You may have been doing this way for years! You just never know. 
Honestly, until I started receiving requests for my recipe I didn't really think that this required much thought. But, then again, there you go! What is easy for me may seem like brain surgery to others and visa versa. We all have our special gifts from God.  Thankfully, they are all very different.  He was smart in  His design, wasn't He?! I'm certainly happy to have many more "gifted" money and history people around me, as that is not my skill set.  
Okay, I'll get right to it. Nothing too fancy here. These are made with Pillsbury's Grands Biscuits. You could use any store-bought, premade Biscuits, these just happen to be on sale a lot in my area. 
Just so there's no confusion, I use these. There are eight biscuits in each package. I use two. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 
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From here, I just separate the 2 rolls of biscuits into 16 and proceed to cut them into fourths. So I end up with 64 biscuit pieces. Now we're ready to add some goodness.
Before we go on, many people make these in all kinds of bakeware and most kinds will work, but you do want to make sure you aren't going to end up with raw dough in the center. For that reason, I choose to use my Angel Food cake pan (lightly buttered), much like this one, I find it gives a pretty even bake.
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Combine 1 cup of sugar with a tablespoon of cinnamon. You can combine this in a large ziploc bag or in a nice tupperware bowl with a well fitting lid. I usually do the second method.  Take approximately 8-10 pieces of biscuit dough at a time and give it a real good shake in the cinnamon sugar.
Repeat until you have about half of your dough completed, placing them inside the pan to create a solid first layer. (It helps to have the dough in a warm spot, like on top of your stove, while you're preheating your oven, it just adds a nice little rise.

This next step is completely optional, however, I can't possibly imagine leaving it out! Sprinkle about two-thirds to three quarters of a cup of nice, roughly chopped Walnuts and approximately one-half cup of Raisins. Just scattered throughout for extra yumminess. Finish rolling the rest of your dough in the cinnamon sugar, continue piling it in on top of your nuts and raisins and set it aside, in that nice warm spot we talked about. 

In a saucepan, melt one cube of butter or 1/2 cup, add to the melted butter 3/4 cup to 1 cup of brown sugar. Cook this on a fairly high heat until your sugar is completely dissolved.
Carefully, spoon the hot brown sugar sauce over your cinnamon sugar dough. You want to make sure to get it in and around all the pieces, so take your time while spooning it on top. 
Pop in your oven for 25-35 minutes, checking regularly after the first 20 minutes and you will end up with quick and easy, but absolutely delicious, breakfast treat to eat or share with your loved ones. I warn you, this rarely makes it through a day at my house. If you do have any leftover, simply pop it in the microwave for 12-15 seconds and it's almost as good as it was when you pulled it out of the oven! As soon as you can carefully grab your pan and invert it onto a plate, then you can enjoy seeing the brown sugar sauce drip from the bottom (now top) all the way down the sides of this yummy breakfast treat.
I know this falls under the guise of a breakfast meal, but it is truly scrumptious any time of the day! I hope you enjoy this as much as my family, friends and I do. let me know if you make yours different. I love to hear the different twists people put on their baking.
Many Blessings to you all,
Theresa

10 comments:

  1. My grandchildren would love this for a snack. I'll be Pinning your recipe for future. It looks yummy! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I’m so glad Rhonda. I’m sure they’ll enjoy it. You might too. 😊 Thank you for your sweet comment.

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  2. Looks great! Yummy. My family would LOVE this. I'm going to try it!! Thanks, Theresa... getting ready for Spring? Best wishes, friend. Linda @Crafts a la mode

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    1. Thanks, Linda! You’ll love them. Nope, not ready at all.

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  3. Hi Theresa! Thanks for sharing this on the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop! I love simple, easy, and tasty. This reminds me of sticky buns my mom made us when we were kids. Ooey, gooey, and so comforting. Pinning this for later!

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  4. Welcome back to blogging! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, we hope you will come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thank you so much, Miz Helen. So happy to get to share with your readers!

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  5. I know our grandchildren will love this!!! xo

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  6. our grandchildren will love this!! xo

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