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    Monkey Bread

    Monkey Bread. Photo by Essie Jane

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    1 hr 5 mins

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    bug @<'s Note:

    Gooey pull-apart bread; this one's great! Learned it in my college cooking class and it's been a favorite of mine ever since! A winner with all the boys (great way to make friends!) :)

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    1. 1
      Break dough into small balls (golf ball size).
    2. 2
      Melt butter in medium size bowl.
    3. 3
      Mix sugar and cinnamon in separate bowl.
    4. 4
      Roll the balls into the butter bowl, then the cinnamon-sugar bowl and place in pan (loaf, cake, bundt, etc.).
    5. 5
      Pour remaining butter and cinnamon-sugar mixture onto balls; mix.
    6. 6
      Let rise until doubled (about 30 minutes in a warm place).
    7. 7
      Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes.
    8. 8
      Let cool for approximately 2 minutes, then flip over onto plate.
    9. 9
      If desired, drizzle icing over top while hot.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 01, 2012


      I was looking for something to serve DD's friends after her slumber party and I chose your recipe. I had some frozen rolls in the freezer and these worked perfectly. I did cut them in half before coating with the butter and rolling in cinnamon sugar mixture. I did not glaze the bread and the girls loved it anyway. Thankyou for sharing withg us.

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    • on November 14, 2007


      They are in the oven as I type and I know how good they are going to be without even trying them. I like to make them in small serving sizes for the kids to take to school, so I used frozen bun dough rather than a whole laof and cut each bun into 4 then baked them in muffin tins for 20 minutes. The smell is heavenly. A lady I work with makes them using the buns and just puts the buns into the bundt pan and makes them 12 at a time. I made a double batch and did find I needed more butter and sugar than called for but that is in part to my desire for them to be sticky buns. Will definately be making these more often.

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    • on May 29, 2013


      Instead of the frozen bread dough, we use our own homemade bread dough (bread machine, 90 min. for dough) and instead of butter (lactose issues) use 1 Tbsp. coconut spread and 1 Tbsp. shortening. Same in the icing. Have subbed honey for half the powdered sugar too, and it turned out splendid. This is a very forgiving recipe! I'm thinking of adding raisins sometime, too. Maybe nuts. We've made this a handful of times and love it every time. Another tip: if you do have "leftovers," warm them in the microwave just a few seconds before finishing them off. Monkey bread tastes way, way better warm! Thanks, bug, for this recipe. Brings back memories of youth group days, and my family now loves loves loves it too!

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    Nutritional Facts for Monkey Bread

    Serving Size: 1 (35 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 166.1
    Calories from Fat 31
    Total Fat 3.4 g
    Saturated Fat 2.1 g
    Cholesterol 9.1 mg
    Sodium 34.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 34.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    Sugars 34.1 g
    Protein 0.0 g

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    frozen bread dough

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