Breakfast & Brunch

Flying solo monkey bread

Not everyone cooks for a family of four. Or five. When it’s just you on a cozy Saturday morning and you crave the nostalgic waft of cinnamon drifting from the kitchen, a small batch of monkey bread with warm caramel seeping down the sides will appease.

Monkey bread when flying solo

One tube of biscuit dough and a few sweet ingredients and you can’t even take a shower in the time it takes to bake them.

monkey bread cinnamon sugar

Bake in mini pie tins, 4″ springform pans, mini loaf pans, one loaf pan, cookie sheet, mini muffin tin, or any other small oven-proof pan.

mini monkey bread before baking

I used mini pie tins – three of them – and I’m glad I baked them on a cookie sheet because the caramel oozed over the top. Next time I’ll still only make three, but I’ll drizzle some of the caramel in between layers instead of dumping it all on top. You might like it better in four.

half gone monkey bread

I confess, two of us ate this batch. Now go take your shower.

Sweet Saturday wishes,
Staci

Flying Solo Monkey Bread 

  • Yield: Serves 1 or 2 people depending on how much you want to share

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 (7.5 ounce) package refrigerated buttermilk biscuit dough

Instructions

  1. Grease 3 mini pie tins or whatever smaller pan you choose to use. Heat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Melt butter and brown sugar together. Stir until brown sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Set aside.

  3. Stir together white sugar and cinnamon.

  4. Cut each piece of biscuit dough into four chunks and drop into the cinnamon and sugar. Lightly toss around until each is completely coated.

  5. Toss dough into pans, using equal amounts in each pan if using more than one. Pour some of the melted butter mixture over the biscuits before all of it is in the pan.

  6. Once all the biscuits are in the pan(s), drizzle the remaining caramel over the biscuits. Place pan(s) on cookie sheet.

  7. Bake at 350° until top of biscuits are slightly crispy. For mini pie tins, that's approximately 12-14 minutes. Do not over bake. For one loaf pan, it may take approximately 20-22 minutes.

  8. Remove from oven and turn pan(s) upside down onto plate, remove pan, scrape the excess caramel onto the monkey bread.

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