Monkey Bread Two Ways

Look no further for the easiest, most crowd pleasing recipe.

Monkey bread is basically a pull-apart bread, and can be made sweet or savoury.

I decided to try out both options. The final result not only looks beautiful and complex, but it tastes AMAAAZING. Your guests will assume you worked really hard on this dish, but it’ll be our little secret just how easy it actually is.

Another secret I’ll share with you is that the recipe uses Pillsbury dough. You can make this recipe from scratch but that requires more time and energy, and frankly, who has that these days?!

Cinnamon Caramel Monkey Bread

Ingredients
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
2 cans Pillsbury Grands! Homestyle refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter, melted

*Feel free to add in 1/2 cup of walnuts and/or raisins for extra flavour and texture.

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 12-cup fluted tube pan (or bundt pan) with butter or cooking spray.

2. In large zip top bag, mix granulated sugar and cinnamon.

3. Separate dough into 16 biscuits; roll each piece into balls.

4. Place balls in bag with cinnamon sugar mixture and shake in bag to coat.

5. Place coated balls in pan on top of each other, filling the space of the pan (adding walnuts and raisins, if using among the biscuit pieces).

6. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar and melted butter; pour over biscuit pieces in the pan.

7. Bake 28 to 32 minutes or until golden brown and no longer doughy in center. Cool in pan 10 minutes.

8. Turn upside down onto serving plate; Serve warm.

9. Pull apart to eat and enjoy!

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Garlic Parmesan Cheesy Monkey Bread

Ingredients

1/4 cup butter, melted

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley, can use dried instead

3 cans Pillsbury refrigerated Country biscuits (can also use crescent dinner rolls)

1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

1/3 cup mozzarella cheese, or any cheese you prefer

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 12-cup fluted tube pan (or bundt pan) with butter or cooking spray.

2. In a small bowl, mix together melted butter, chopped garlic, parsley, parmesan cheese.

3. Break each biscuit into 2 pieces, and roll each one into balls.

4. Place and coat balls in melted butter mixture.

5. Place about half of the balls into pan, sprinkle with more parmesan cheese and about half the mozzarella.

6. Arrange the rest of the coated balls in the pan, sprinkle with remaining parmesan and mozzarella.

7. Bake 25 to 28 minutes, or until golden brown.

8. Remove from oven, flip over onto plate.

9. Serve warm, pull apart to eat and enjoy!

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There you have it folks! Two variations of delicious, warm, gooey monkey bread! I can guarantee it will be a hit. Feel free to have fun with it, add in any flavours or spices that you like.

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