Monkey Bread…a moment of weakness

Generally speaking, my coworkers suffer on those days when I know an egg white sandwich or yogurt just isn’t going to cut it for breakfast.  On THOSE days, I decide to bake… and my co-marketing department members take on the role of “partners-in-crimes-against-the-waistline”.  It is what it is.

Today’s episode of Making the office plump is brought to you by my Mom’s RIDICULOUSLY SIMPLE monkey bread recipe.  When I make this — which is more often than I care to admit — I can literally whip it up in 40 minutes before work, start to finish.


  • 2 cans of Biscuits (the cheap “four pack kind” works)
  • 1 stick of butter (I warned you)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup cinnamon sugar mix (cinnamon to your preference)

What will you have to clean afterward:

  • one bundt pan
  • one medium size mixing bowl

Preheat the oven to the heat specified on the biscuit tube

Step One: heavily grease your bundt pan with butter be sure to get all the crevices.

Step Two: Spread the walnuts evenly across the bottom of the bundt pan and sprinkle about half the brown sugar over the nuts (you love brown sugar — as  I do — you can use all and get a little more to layer in).

Step three: Using kitchen shears, cut the biscuits into uneven pieces (you should get 3-4 pieces per biscuit), roll them in cinnamon/sugar mixture and spread them evenly in the bundt pan (on top of nuts and brown sugar).  You can also layer in brown sugar to taste with the biscuits.

Step four: Melt the stick of butter and pour evenly over the biscuits (it will seep down and make it sticky and yummy).

Step Four: Put the pan in the over for 20-22 minutes.  Remove and let cool on a rack for 10 minutes before flipping onto a plate and serving.

This is really great to share as guests -or co-workers- can simply pick pieces off with a fork  (if we’re being polite) or their fingers (if we’re being realistic).

-Eat Hearty!


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2 Responses to “Monkey Bread…a moment of weakness”

  1. Tweets that mention Monkey Bread…a moment of weakness « Grandma Millie – homemade in the big city -- Says:

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  2. riverside mom Says:

    You’re right these are awesome! also good with pecans and, if you have time, Rhodes frozen dinner rolls. Yum! Wish you were here, we’d have a cup of coffee and a pan of these rolls.

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