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Monkey bread is a uniquely American sweet, sticky, gooey pastry enjoyed with breakfast or as a special treat. Fun for a party or family gathering, each segment is coated in butter, sugar and cinnamon and pulls away from the bread for a sweet finger food morsel.

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By janicecraig

Rate this recipe 4.6/5 (25 Votes)
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Servings 1
Preparation time 540
Cooking time 570

  • DOUGH:
  • 1 (2 1/2 teaspoon) package active dry yeast (recommended: Red Star Platinum)
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110°F-115°F)
  • 1 1/4 cups warm 2% milk (110°F-115°F, 2% or higher milk fat, no lower)
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • COATING:
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 and 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup light or dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • VANILLA GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream (or milk for a less creamy texture)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

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  • GLAZE:
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  • 2 (16.3-ounce each) cans large refrigerated flaky biscuits
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