I'm not sure how I've abstained from making Monkey Bread, especially when I am the Mom of an 8 year old! Quite frankly, I'd never heard of it prior to having a kid. When I finally learned of it, I never tried to make it, that is, up 'til now.
This year as part of the holiday season and the start of a yearly tradition, my daughter and I made Monkey Bread. There are many variations and recipes out there to choose. Since it was our first time, I thought I'd look for a simple recipe quick and easy to make. Deviating a little from the original recipe I found, here's my version of the Monkey Bread recipe.
- Loaf of bread
- 1 c sugar
- 4 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 stick of butter
- Heat oven to 350 degrees
- Melt stick of butter
Mix sugar and cinnamon in separate bowl
Cut bread into 1 - 1 1/2 inch pieces
- Bake for 35-45m, until brown
- Allow to completely cool
- Transfer to plate to serve
Needless to say, the smell of cinnamon was wonderful; and the taste results were pretty good…a little sweeter than I would've liked, but good. As you can see in our pic, it separated when I began to put it on the plate. I think it's because I didn't allow it to cool completely. Nevertheless, it got my daughter's stamp of approval…she loved it! Sidebar: I did discover ways to improve the process (i.e. place sugar / cinnamon in a plastic bag and place bread in the bag to coat it…similar to Shake/Bake)...and next time I'll use less sugar.
I must share that this is not thee most healthiest snack (if at all)…so if you're counting calories, beware! For our family during the Christmas season, we allow ourselves to indulge a little…and yes, we gobbled this up like nobody's business…LOL!
I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
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