MidKnight Snacks: monkey bread

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Photo A. Woodward

A piece of the monkey bread, which is much more appetizing than it looks.

Anna Woodward, Online Managing Editor

With all this free time on my hands, what better time than to try some new baking recipes? One thing was on my mind was monkey bread. It’s easy to portion, fun to eat and most of all, it’s simple but delicious. I found a great recipe online using nothing but biscuits and the typical baking supplies from my kitchen and got to work. While the bread may have looked a little weird, it was very good.

Ingredients:

  • Bundt pan or some kind of baking pan with a center in the middle
  • 3/4 cup of butter, melted
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 cans of Pillsbury™ biscuits
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • Cooking/baking spray
  • 1 gallon bag
  • Medium sized bowl

Instructions:

  • Grease your pan and preheat the oven to 350°.
  • In the gallon bag, mix your cinnamon and granulated sugar.
  • Take the biscuits and separate them, then cut each biscuit into quarters.
  • Put the biscuits in the gallon bag and shake till each is coated in the sugar.
  • Arrange your biscuits in the pan, making sure to go all around in a circle shape (If you want, add nuts as a topping).
  • Bake the biscuits for 30-40 minutes, and check to make sure that they are golden brown but not burnt.
  • Mix your brown sugar and butter in a separate bowl.
  • Once fully mixed, drizzle the mixture from the previous step over the cooked biscuits.

This monkey bread was good because it could go as a sugary breakfast or a sweet snack since the pieces were so small. I linked the recipe I found and was inspired by, and I’m sure I’ll use it again in the future considering how well these turned out.