It’s hard for me to make this bread without thinking of the two dear “Monkeys” that have been in my life for many years. My Monkey Man #1 (Efrain Del Real- aka childhood friend that I got into many mischief adventures with) and Monkey Woman #2 (Marisa Rose Trujillo- my little partner in “Bratty Crime” Cousin). The three of us always have referred to each other affectionately as “Monkey”. Way back in the day before any of us married and grew up to have families of our own we where inseparable. I have many sweet memories of the three of us together. These days Efrain is father to 2 children (Chloe & Jacob) , Marisa is mother to 3 cats (plus about an average of 3 more on a monthly basis- she takes in homeless cats and fosters them until they get placed in forever homes and I am the proud mother to my three fabulous dogs – Bailey – Sasha & Copper.
Although I’m almost certain there are no actual monkeys in this recipe, it’s still very good.The best part about this here Monkey Bread? It’s easy. Hard to mess up, honestly. You’ll be just fine.
- 3 cans Buttermilk Biscuits (the Non-flaky Ones)
- 1 cup Sugar
- 2 teaspoons (to 3 Teaspoons) Cinnamon
- 2 sticks Butter
- ½ cup Brown Sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Open up all three cans of biscuits and cut each biscuit into quarters.
- Next, combine the white sugar with 2-3 teaspoons of cinnamon. (3 teaspoons of cinnamon gives it a fairly strong cinnamon flavor. If you’re not so hot on cinnamon, cut it back to 2 teaspoons.) Dump these into a 1 gallon zip bag and shake to mix evenly.
- Drop all of the biscuit quarters into the cinnamon-sugar mix. Once all the biscuit quarters are in the bag seal it and give it a vigorous shake. This will get all those pieces unstuck from one another and nicely coated with cinnamon-sugar. Spread these nuggets out evenly in the bundt pan.
- At this point, you’re going to want to melt the two sticks of butter together with ½ cup of brown sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat. This can be light or dark brown sugar. Cook butter/sugar mixture, stirring for a few minutes until the two become one. Once the brown sugar butter has become one color, you can pour it over the biscuits.
- Bake for about 30-40 minutes until the crust is a deep dark brown on top. When its finished cooking, remove it from the oven. If you have the willpower, allow it to cook for about 15-30 minutes before turning it over onto a plate.