two monkeys holding some homemade monkey bread between them

I know these two monkeys and they wanted some bread so here we go. This is a fun Monkey Bread recipe for the kids to do with some assistance. It can also be a great lesson on fractions with measuring cups and the cutting of the biscuits. I got the recipe from one of my favorite websites https://allrecipes.com

Ingredients For the Monkey Bread
  • 2 Grands or 3 regular (12oz) BISCUITS
  • 2 teaspoons CINNAMON
  • 1 cup of SUGAR
  • 1/2 cup BUTTER (same as one stick)
  • 1 cup packed BROWN SUGAR
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Preheat the Oven to 350 degrees
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Grease 9 x 9 pan very well. If you do not have cooking spray just run a stick of butter all around it including the sides like you are coloring the pan with a huge marker.
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Get a teaspoon, which is the smaller of the two spoons in a set. Note: It takes 3 of the smaller spoons (tsp) to make 1 of the larger (tbsp). It might not always look like it, but test it out with water.
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Put 2 teaspoons of cinnamon in a large sealable bag
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Add 1 cup of sugar to the same bag with the cinnamon. It’s ok if it’s a little less than a cup.

Mix the two ingredients together a little and set the bag aside.
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Now open a can of biscuits. You will need a total of 2 Grands biscuits, like in the picture, or 3 of the smaller cans of biscuits.
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Lay out each biscuit on a cutting board and cut into 4 equal pieces. You can also do 6 equal pieces if you want smaller bites in the end.

Put the slices in the bag with the cinnamon and sugar. We cut 6 biscuits at a time to add to the bag. Do not try to add all the biscuits in the bag at once.
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MATH LESSON: You can cut them into 6 pieces but try to make them about the same size so they bake evenly.

This example does NOT represent 1/6 (sixths) because they are not EVEN sized slices. The slices have to be the same size in order to create any fraction.
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NOW FOR THE FUN PART! Close the bag tightly by sealing it up and shake it well so that each biscuit piece is covered in the sugar and cinnamon mixture.
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When they are coated, reach in the bag and remove the pieces and put them in the greased pan.
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Repeat the process of cutting and shaking until you have finished coating all the biscuits with the sugar and cinnamon and putting them in the pan.
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Now for the sauce!
Add 1/2 cup of butter (equal to one stick) and 1 cup of brown sugar to a sauce pan.

When measuring the brown sugar make sure you are packing it in the measuring cup so that you fill it up all the way.
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Melt the butter and brown sugar on medium heat and then let it come to a boil for 2 minutes. STIR THE WHOLE TIME.
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Pour the sauce on the biscuits and put it in the preheated oven.

If you forgot the first step and the oven is not on, let it heat up to 350 degrees before you put in the monkey bread.
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Set your timer for 35 minutes.
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You will see it rising in the oven, but try to keep the oven door closed to keep in the heat.
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After your timer goes off, remove your monkey bread and DO NOT FORGET TO TURN OFF YOUR OVEN.

This is the hard part….let it cool for about 10 minutes.
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You know it is done when you can remove a knife from the middle and you can see the separation of the biscuits a little. It will still be slightly doughy looking because it is so moist and buttery.
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After it cools some you will want to flip it to serve. This will get the ooey-gooey goodness on the top of your bread, not in the bottom of your pan. You do not need to try to flip quickly. Instead place a baking sheet over the pan and them flip them both so there is no mess. It’s like holding a closed book in your hands and turning it over to the back.
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Once it’s flipped, tap the top and see if it comes out.
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If it does not come out all the way we know to spray the pan more at the beginning. But it does not hurt this monkey. Just scrape the bread out of the pan. I promise it tastes the same!
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YUMMY! Two Monkeys and Some Bread! This is a recipe to repeat for generations.
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Preheat the Oven to 350 degrees
20200527 084638 scaled e1591161994745
Grease 9 x 9 pan very well. If you do not have cooking spray just run a stick of butter all around it including the sides like you are coloring the pan with a huge marker.
20200527 093423 scaled
Get a teaspoon, which is the smaller of the two spoons in a set. Note: It takes 3 of the smaller spoons (tsp) to make 1 of the larger (tbsp). It might not always look like it, but test it out with water.
20200527 085034 scaled e1591161876176
Put 2 teaspoons of cinnamon in a large sealable bag
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Add 1 cup of sugar to the same bag with the cinnamon. It’s ok if it’s a little less than a cup.

Mix the two ingredients together a little and set the bag aside.
20200527 085256 scaled e1591161756864
Now open a can of biscuits. You will need a total of 2 Grands biscuits, like in the picture, or 3 of the smaller cans of biscuits.
20200527 094533 scaled e1591162228686
Lay out each biscuit on a cutting board and cut into 4 equal pieces. You can also do 6 equal pieces if you want smaller bites in the end.

Put the slices in the bag with the cinnamon and sugar. We cut 6 biscuits at a time to add to the bag. Do not try to add all the biscuits in the bag at once.
20200527 085648 scaled e1591161659810
MATH LESSON: You can cut them into 6 pieces but try to make them about the same size so they bake evenly.

This example does NOT represent 1/6 (sixths) because they are not EVEN sized slices. The slices have to be the same size in order to create any fraction.
20200527 090511 1 scaled e1591160900204
NOW FOR THE FUN PART! Close the bag tightly by sealing it up and shake it well so that each biscuit piece is covered in the sugar and cinnamon mixture.
20200527 090548 1 scaled e1591160976252
When they are coated, reach in the bag and remove the pieces and put them in the greased pan.
20200527 090643 scaled
Repeat the process of cutting and shaking until you have finished coating all the biscuits with the sugar and cinnamon and putting them in the pan.
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Now for the sauce!
Add 1/2 cup of butter (equal to one stick) and 1 cup of brown sugar to a sauce pan.

When measuring the brown sugar make sure you are packing it in the measuring cup so that you fill it up all the way.
20200527 091954 1 scaled e1591160086706
Melt the butter and brown sugar on medium heat and then let it come to a boil for 2 minutes. STIR THE WHOLE TIME.
20200527 092153 scaled e1591161375302
Pour the sauce on the biscuits and put it in the preheated oven.

If you forgot the first step and the oven is not on, let it heat up to 350 degrees before you put in the monkey bread.
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Set your timer for 35 minutes.
20200527 093637 scaled
You will see it rising in the oven, but try to keep the oven door closed to keep in the heat.
20200527 100231 scaled
After your timer goes off, remove your monkey bread and DO NOT FORGET TO TURN OFF YOUR OVEN.

This is the hard part….let it cool for about 10 minutes.
20200527 100138 1 scaled
You know it is done when you can remove a knife from the middle and you can see the separation of the biscuits a little. It will still be slightly doughy looking because it is so moist and buttery.
20200527 102916 1 scaled e1591160316134
After it cools some you will want to flip it to serve. This will get the ooey-gooey goodness on the top of your bread, not in the bottom of your pan. You do not need to try to flip quickly. Instead place a baking sheet over the pan and them flip them both so there is no mess. It’s like holding a closed book in your hands and turning it over to the back.
20200527 102950 1 scaled e1591160469164
Once it’s flipped, tap the top and see if it comes out.
20200527 103135 1 scaled e1591161150340
If it does not come out all the way we know to spray the pan more at the beginning. But it does not hurt this monkey. Just scrape the bread out of the pan. I promise it tastes the same!
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YUMMY! Two Monkeys and Some Bread! This is a recipe to repeat for generations.

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