I have no idea why it is called Monkey Bread. It doesn’t look like a monkey, it doesn’t have bananas in it. Wikipedia, doesn’t know either but conjectures that it looks like a Monkey Puzzle Tree. Okay, if you say so.
Basically it is a yeast dough, cut into bits, rolled in cinnamon and sugar and baked in a tube or Bundt pan. You can buy refrigerator biscuits or make your own like I did in my last post. On Monday I made a full recipe of the biscuits and cooked up about 1/2 the recipe and put the rest in the fridge. On Wednesday I made the Monkey Bread with the other half.
I wasn’t sure if J was really going to eat it so I only made a small one. Since I don’t have a small tube pan, I made my own by putting a glass cup inside a crockery baking dish to make my own tube pan. Just make sure everything is oven proof. It came together very quickly and we had breakfast within 30 minutes.
Maybe, all of you don’t have an early riser that is up four hours before school like I do, but this is definately do-able for a weekend morning. Or maybe a brunch, or dessert, or late night snack or heck anytime you are craving it.
I actually left out the brown sugar syrup on the top and it was still delicious. I should have made the entire recipe since J devoured it! AND he even ate the rest for breakfast the next day.