Monkey Bread…

…pull apart loaf….sticky roll…

Whatever you call it, it’s delicious.

This item is one of my family’s Christmas traditions — we always serve it Christmas morning for breakfast after opening gifts.

Even though we celebrated Christmas with my family a week early, we still had our breakfast!

I’ve discovered our recipe is a bit different than most, because of the inclusion of the cook-and-serve vanilla pudding. But personally, I love the vanilla undertones in the ooey goodness.

Monkey Bread
(Family Recipe)
2 loaves frozen bread, thawed )but don’t let them raise)
1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 small cook-and-serve vanilla pudding (NOT instant!)
2 tbsp milk
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, if desired
Directions
– Grease a bundt pan
– Pull 1 loaf of thawed bread into bite-sized pieces, and place in the bundt pan
– On the stovetop in a small saucepan, mix together the melted butter, brown sugar, vanilla pudding, milk, cinnamon, and nuts (if desired
– Once everything is mixed and the consistency is smooth, pour over the bite-sized pieces of bread loaf in the bundt pan
– Pull the other loaf apart into bite sized pieces and place on top of the brown sugar/pudding mixture in the bundt pan
– Let raise on the countertop for 2-3 hours, or until bread reaches the top of the bundt pan
To make the night before and bake in the a.m.: cover the bundt pan with saran wrap after it rises, and place in the refrigerator. Remove in the a.m., remove the saran, and place in a 350 degree F oven for 30 minutes
To make right away: once bread reaches the top of the bundt pan, bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.
– Remove from oven and let rest for a few minutes, then invert it and “dump” it onto a platter.
– Serve immediately.

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5 Responses to “Monkey Bread…”

  1. Joelen Says:

    Wow.. that looks deliciously gooey! What a great start to Christmas morning 🙂

  2. Peabody Says:

    Oh monkey bread is the best! That looks super good.
    Have a happy and healthy 2009!

  3. Julie Says:

    lol, i got a whole monkey bread “kit” for christmas (something to do with the monkey-man i live with i think…) that i’ve been painfully resisting until the christmas cookie high wears off. maybe next weekend :o)

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