By Katie in Atlanta on July 27, 2002
Photo by Sstever47050
Photo by Sstever47050
"This is a wonderful recipe to do with children. I have done with kids as young as 3 and as old as 9. This is also a good recipe for anyone who is intimidated by yeast breads. The recipe originated with Jane Zukin's Dairy-Free Cookbook, which helped me not panic when we figured out that my daughter is severely allergic to milk protein. Monkey Bread is somewhat traditional in the South. It is called Monkey Bread because you eat it like monkeys - tearing off chunks to eat."
Serving Size: 1 (89 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"These could not be any easier! I love how little time they took. I made them sweet and added coarsely chopped pecans between layers. I took them to a baby shower and only 3 pieces were left. I am making a second batch tonight for my family! They weren't ooey gooey, so if you want them that way, sprinkle extra cinnamon/sugar between the layers (which is what I plan on doing tonight). These were much better than ones made with canned biscuits!"
"Yummy! I shouldn't have promised to share! These are too good to share.<br/><br/>The Cinnamon/Sugar mix I used was :1 cup sugar; 2 teaspoons cinnamon; 1 cup brown sugar; 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional, arrange in between dough balls when placing in tin) Baked 350 for 35 minutes"
"This is a great recipes,I just love it to out GREAT !!!!!!! THANKS SO MUCH."
"I now know how to make proper cinnamon roll dough! Thanks for the recipe!"
"YUM! So good, loved making these as monkey bread with my 2 year old. Your directions are wonderful for making the experience extra special with kids :) They did burn a little on the bottom, but I think it's because we put it on the bottom rack (had a roasting chicken on the top rack). We will definitely make them again, thanks for the keeeper!"
"turned out amazing! used fresh yeast instead."
"Excellent! This is now my "go to" recipe for yeast rolls. I made them as dinner rolls, not monkey bread style but I will try that next go around. I can see where they would be very tasty with the cinnamon and sugar as a sweet treat. Thank you for sharing this recipe!"
"Delicious! These make the perfect dinner rolls. If making a sweet monkey bread, really pile on the sugar and cinnamon between layers, and don't skimp on the butter."
"Made these for Christmas. I didn't have butter, so I brushed with an egg wash (1 egg yolk and 1 T water). Turned out beautiful! and very delicious!"
"These rolls were a last minute addition to our Thanksgiving dinner, and they were a fantastic choice! This is a simple recipe. The rolls rose and baked beautifully. I will continue to make these every year! Thank you for a wonderful recipe!"
"I have always had hockey puck yeast rolls. These are fabulous! Great directions=great results! THANKS!"
"These were so-so. My dough never rose very much. I know the yeast was good, since the bread dough I made earlier in the week rose properly. Maybe my thermometer is off? Anyways, I'm giving this three stars because they tasted good despite the density of the bread. I made the sweet version, but added way too much sugar. I ended up with brown sugar sauce, which gave the rolls a slimy texture."
"These were a flop! I followed recipe exactly and they didn't rise at all. Sorry, but yuck hockey pucks here! :("
"I don't know what I did wrong T_T I followed the instructions exactly but my 'sponge' never rose at all!! I ended up putting on top of my warm oven with a damn towel. I saw bubbles in the sponge form but that's all that happened! Was my yeast bad? I bought it at Winco at their bulk section. I am so sad. I ate the bread anyways (it was really good) but was just sooo dense, like cake or something. I suppose I'll stick to baking powder style breads for now."
"I got the chance to make this recipe, and Oh my Goodness, did it ever go over big!! My hubby has even invited friends over to try it, so I'm in the Monkey Bread making business for a while!! lol Thanks again for yoru recipe!!"
"These wee rolls were so cool! I'm already trying to plan my next meal using them! They were so soft & light! I added some minced garlic & onion to the marge for a bit of a kick - could've used more though! I served these with Sackville's "Moroccan Meatballs" & kept the sauce a bit runny for more soaking... sooo good!!! What a wonderful find!! Thank you :)"
"I was surprised how fast these rolls were for a yeast bread. They were tender and fluffy. I wanted to make dinner rolls, so I put 3 balls each into muffin tin cups. They were the perfect compliment to sopping up pot roast gravy. I would make again, though in my experience I needed to add almost an extra half cup of flour to make the dough workable."
"This was the perfect bread addition to my soup dinner. I used my Kitchenaid mixer to make this. Never heard of Monkey Bread until just recently. Lovely texture and fun to just pull a piece off at a time. :)"
"These were easy to make & tasted good. My 4 year old enjoys them. I didn't know how big to make the balls & didn't make them large enough, so we had tiny little rolls, but they were still good."