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Monkey Bread January 13, 2012

Filed under: Link Ups,Money Saving Meals,Uncategorized — Sara @ 2:17 pm

This week I’m linking up with MammaKat on her Weekly Writers Workshop Link Up.

Prompt 3.) Create an “instructional” post where you show readers how to do something cool or useful or yummy.

I got this recipe from my mom. It is really easy to make and delish!! Awesome for breakfast or as a dessert. I love to make it, slice it, and send it in the kids lunch boxes for school breakfast

Monkey Bread

4 tubes buttermilk biscuits (7.5 oz) [the cheap kind]

1 cup sugar

1 ½ tsp. Cinnamon

1 cup brown sugar (light or dark)

¾ cup butter or margarine

Preheat oven to 350° degrees. Grease bundt pan. Place regular sugar and cinnamon into a large Ziploc bag. Cut biscuits into fourths (use kitchen shears it’ll make your life so much easier!), place in bag and shake covering biscuits with cinnamon and sugar. Place biscuits into bundt pan.

Melt butter and stir into brown sugar on your stove over med-low – medium heat. It will want to separate at first – keep stirring it will mix together. Pour butter/brown sugar mixture over biscuits in bundt pan.

Bake at 350° degrees for 40-45 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes and turn over onto large plate.

And of course, the whole point of my recipe posts is to share yummy recipes that will feed a family of five for under $10.00, so here’s the breakdown:


4 tubes of biscuits $2.50

3/4 c. (1 1/2 sticks of butter) $1.50

1c sugar – less than $1

1 c brown sugar – less than $1

1 1/2 tsp of cin – less than $1

Monkey Bread Total – Under $6.00

Add fresh fruit & bacon on the side to make it a more nutritious breakfast

1 pound of bacon -$3.00

Breakfast of Fruit, Bacon, & Monkey Bread – Under $10.00!

If you want to make a 1/2 batch or you don’t have bundt pan no problem. To make a 1/2 batch bake in an 8×8 pan, and if you don’t have a bundt pan you can bake in a 11×7 or 13×9 pan. (Just watch your baking times it may be a little less cooking time, I’d check it around 30-35 minutes)

**This post was originally posted on my Dinner4Five Blog, but as I’ve said in past posts, due to lack of blog traffic and a lack of consistency to post on my part, I’m slowly moving the posts from there to here and adding lots of new posts too


3 Responses to “Monkey Bread”

  1. grammyjj Says:

    Full disclosure – I stole this recipe from my friend Deena (aka Deann). We used to BEG her to make it for us at work. It’s YUMMY, and as you pull it apart, all the calories just fall right out 😉

  2. The Queen Says:

    Looks yummy! Wonder why grammy has never made it for me?! After all, I made her cinnamon rolls. Good to know the calorie thing tho. Now I won’t have to drink a diet Coke to cancel them out when I eat your monkey bread??!

  3. Looks delicious and easy! I like that you added the costs, too.

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