I’m a sucker for tradition and this cinnamon studded, fresh baked, sugar butter bomb has been a Christmas morning tradition in my house for as long as I care to remember.
Don’t pigeon hole it though. Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Thanksgiving, Mother’s Day, New Years Day, any random Sunday… Any morning is a perfect morning for a treat this sweet.
In the days leading up to the holiday this year my boy only had two questions. 1) Would Santa be bringing him Skylanders Superchargers? And 2) Would daddy be making Monkey Bread?
Of course I would.
A little pop ‘n fresh biscuit dough, lots and lots of butter and sugar and cinnamon, and a turn in the oven just long enough to have your whole house smelling like a mall kiosk Cinnabon franchise – is all it takes to make a memory worth repeating year in and year out.
Comes out a bit naked though, don’t you think? That’s why I like to add a little homemade vanilla icing drizzle.
Icing makes everything even better. Right? Right?
I bet those little fingers would agree…
Christmas Morning Monkey Bread
- 3 containers buttermilk biscuit dough (non flaky) - i like this kind
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 2 sticks unsalted butter
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 cups confectioners sugar
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter - softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tbsp milk
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Pop the biscuit containers open and cut all the biscuit rounds into quarters.
- In a large bowl mix cinnamon and sugar together. Add biscuit dough and toss thoroughly. Put sugared dough in a nonstick bundt pan like this one. Reserve.
- Melt butter and brown sugar over medium heat, whisking till melted and combined. Pour over biscuits.
- Place biscuits in oven and cook till puffed up and golden brown - about 35 minutes.
- Remove biscuits from oven and let cool at least 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile make icing by whisking together confectioner's sugar, butter, vanilla and milk.
- Turn monkey bread out on a large plate. Drizzle with icing. Enjoy.
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