Mom’s Monkey Bread – small dough balls rolled in cinnamon sugar, put into a bundt pan and sprinkled with brown sugar and butter. The perfect treat for breakfast or an afternoon snack. Everyone loves the fun of pulling it apart!
Yesterday, Day 40 was not a very good day in the 365 kitchen.
I’m going to be honest. I was not having fun!
I made this Monkey Bread and put WAAAAAYYYYY too much dough in the pan.
Consequently, it overflowed a bit, dropping pieces to the bottom of the oven and you know what happens when food and such hits the bottom of a hot oven, don’t you?
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Yeah, so I was frustrated.
Smoke started billowing out the oven.
Then when I opened the oven door, the smoke alarm went off with a woman saying, “Fire. Fire. Fire.” in a non-threatening, monotonish, non-emergency sort of way. To clear the kitchen of the smoke, I opened the kitchen door during storm Vulcan our oldest dog shot out of the house not wanting to return anytime soon. He sat as far away from the house as possible in the midst of the snowstorm. He hates the fire alarm and yes, he’s heard them a few times before.
You can see all of that on Instagram as well.
Yeah, too much bread. I used three loaves of the Rhodes Bake-N-Serve bread, but two would have been sufficient and that is what I’m writing in the recipe. That should spare you from any smoky kitchen experience.
I found this recipe in my mother’s recipe box years ago after she passed away and I can’t believe I’d never made it until now.
I also used real butter instead of the margarine mom’s called for. Margarine, really?
Why not just go for the good stuff? haha
Her recipe also said to use three cans of the processed buttermilk biscuits (with 10 in each can) and to cut them into quarters, but I really wanted to make something with the Rhodes Bake-N-Serv bread since I had never used it before.
And I’ll use them again for it, too!
It’s such a fun recipe for kids because they (and the adults who eat it – mainly me) LOVE to pull the pieces of bread apart. It’s just so much fun and your fingers get all sticky from the cinnamon sugar and butter and not only that, but it’s pretty awesomely delicious!
I rate everything I bake on a scale of 1-4 with 4 being the best and Mom’s Monkey Bread on Day 40 of my 365 Days of Baking earned 4 rolling pins!!
It was super delicious, fun to eat and was a great snack to hold us over since ridding the smoke from the kitchen delayed me in preparing a timely dinner.
I will definitely be making it again soon since the whole family not only loved it, but devoured it!
I’m sure you’ll enjoy it as well!
Just remember, TWO loaves, not three!
I give you BIG baking hugs and muffins!