For a long time I had no idea what monkey bread was. People would mention it or I’d see it in the frozen section and just have question marks above my head like a cartoon character. I’d chuckle a little to myself because I’d come up with some 12-year-old boy joke about it’s name. Hee, hee…monkey bread…
Then I saw a recipe for it on the Pillsbury website, using Grands! biscuits. The recipe looked easy enough, so I made it for Christmas breakfast about four years ago. And I haven’t stopped making it since.
Because oh. My. God. Do you know what monkey bread is?
Dough. With sugar and cinnamon. And butter.
The first few Christmases I made monkey bread because it was easy, fast, and could be mostly done ahead of time. Who wants to deal with lots of cooking on Christmas morning?
Now? Now I make it because I am commanded too. Like, seriously.
I always say I’m going to try cinnamon rolls instead for Christmas. I mention it at dinner in November and my daughter almost has a fit because she “wants MONKEY BREAD!!!” She’s been asking me for it since October this year, I’m not joking.
So that’s what I’ll be making come Christmas morning.