Hey guys, remember this thing from my Christmas brunch?
Allow me to refresh your memory: it involves soft, pillowy dough, lots of cinnamon and sugar, and a warm, gooey, butterscotch glaze. Is that jogging your memory at all?
You know those dishes that just instantly transport you back to your childhood? You smell it cooking and suddenly you’re eight again at grandma’s house rolling pieces of dough around?
This is one of those dishes.
I know we all love to do all the things and make things from scratch, but sometimes it’s nice to just take it easy, ya know?
When I was little, monkey bread started with cans of biscuit dough and cinnamon sugar, then over the years taking bits and pieces from other family traditions the biscuits evolved into bread dough and the cinnamon sugar got amped up with pudding mix.
I know what you’re thinking, because I thought it at first too. Pudding mix?!?
Yeah, wipe that skeptical look of your face. It works, and it’s not only “good” but it’s like, irresistibly good.
So good that your fiance may have an intense internal debate on Christmas morning about which is more important: eating monkey bread or your relationship.
He may then stare at you in still in his pajamas, lured out of bed by the smell of baking cinnamon, like you’re the meanest person in the world for telling him that he has to wait for company to arrive before he can eat it.
This may force you to remind him that the only way he will have monkey bread in his future is if you’re still around to make it.
All theoretical, of course.
Oh, and the best part about this delicious magical breakfast bread? You can assemble it the night before and then just bake it in the morning. Doesn’t that just beat the crap out of getting up at the buttcrack of dawn to make some fresh cinnamon rolls or pull-apart bread?
Yeah, I thought so too. I mean, I love my family, but we all have our limits.
So make this and it can be your “easy” dish, or your only dish, no one will care how long it took (or didn’t take) you to make it because it’s so gosh darn delicious.
FH and I were still eating it like five days later and IT WAS JUST AS SOFT AS THE FIRST DAY. I swear this stuff is magic.