The first time I ever had sleepover, I was in 4th or 5th grade at a sleepover. It was literally the best breakfast I’d ever had and I went home and talked about it nonstop. Pretty quickly thereafter, my mom had me get the recipe so I would shut up.
At some point I began making it as a Christmas tradition. Now I’m not sure Rowan would allow us to proceed with Christmas morning festivities if there wasn’t any Monkey Bread fresh out of the oven! Getting up early to make this recipe before the kids wake up has been a tradition for years at our house. Someday if I’m smart, I may prep the sugar cinnamon mixture the night before, but that has yet to happen!
3 cans buttermilk biscuits (the non-flaky ones)
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 sticks butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
2. Open up all 3 cans of biscuits and cut each biscuit into quarters.
3. Next, combine the white sugar with 2 teaspoons of cinnamon. Pour this mixture into a 1 gallon zip bag and shake to mix evenly.
4. Drop all of the biscuit quarters into the cinnamon-sugar mix. Once all the biscuit quarters are in the bag seal it and give it a vigorous shake. *I sometimes do half the biscuits at a time I can get the evenly coated a bit easier! This will get all those pieces unstuck from one another and nicely coated with cinnamon-sugar. Spray your bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray. Then spread the biscuit pieces out evenly in your pan.
5. Melt the two sticks of butter together with the 1/2 cup of brown sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook butter/sugar mixture, stirring for a few minutes until the two become one. Once the brown sugar butter has become one color, pour it over the biscuits.
6. Put a cookie sheet under the rack with your bundt pan to catch any drips/overflow as your bread bakes and rises. Just trust me! Then bake for about 40 minutes until the crust is a dark brown on top. When it’s finished cooking, remove it from the oven. Allow it to cool for 15-20 minutes before turning it over onto a large plate. Put it in the middle of the table and dig in!