30.10.14

Pull-Apart Caramel Monkey Bread Recipe (made simple with 5 Minute Dough)


 

Our daughter, 10, just made this Monkey Bread for her Girl Guide troop.  All on her own - so you know it's easy!  Try as we might, we couldn't find a place to sneak a piece off of it before she took it to her Halloween meeting.  But, with a promise to bring home whatever was left, she happily ran out the door excited to share her first solo baking project with her friends.  


Sadly, she came home with some crumbs.  Crumbs!!  You make some sacrifices as parents, don't you? 


Believe it or not, this is actually a (marginally) healthier and less expensive version of another monkey bread recipe we found.  (That one used two cans of buttermilk biscuits and almost twice the butter and sugar!) 


This Pull Apart Monkey Bread is a delicious dessert (or decadent breakfast treat).  It's dripping with caramel and cinnamon.  


  
 Pull-Apart Caramel Monkey Bread Recipe




Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 6-8 cups (Approximately 1/2 batch) of 5 Minute Bread Dough 
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • cooking spray

Optional: 1/2 cup walnuts, raisins, or - if you wanted to really go over the top -  chocolate chips



Instructions

1.  Preheat Oven to 350F.  Grease a large bundt pan with cooking spray.  In a large zip-seal bag combine granulated sugar and cinnamon.


2.  With a knife, cut the 5 minute dough into 30-50 small pieces. 




Spray both the scored dough and your hands liberally with cooking spray.  Begin quickly taking pieces of the cut dough, rolling them in balls and placing them in sugar-cinnamon bag.


3.  After you have about a dozen dough balls in the bag, give it a shake to coat them.  Transfer them to the bundt pan.  Layer in nuts, raisins, etc if desired.  Repeat with remaining dough until Bundt pan is about half full. 


4.  In a separate, microwave-safe bowl, melt butter or margarine and mix with brown sugar.  Pour evenly over dough pieces in pan.


5.  Bake for approximately 30 minutes.  Butter mixture will bubble a lot and may overflow pan.    Dough balls on the top will appear browned.  Cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes then turn out on a serving plate.




Best if served warm, but reheated in the microwave with coffee comes in a pretty close second.

Enjoy!



yield: Enough for a crowdprint recipe

Pull-Apart Caramel Monkey Bread Recipe

Great for parties and potlucks! Best if served warm, but we had success eating the (minimal) leftovers reheated in the microwave with coffee. Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 6-8 cups (Approximately 1/2 batch) of 5 Minute Bread Dough
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine cooking spray
  • Optional: 1/2 cup walnuts, raisins, or - if you wanted to really go over the top - chocolate chips

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat Oven to 350F. Grease a large bundt pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large zip-seal bag combine granulated sugar and cinnamon.
  3. With a knife, cut the 5 minute dough into 30-50 small pieces.
  4. Spray both the scored dough and your hands liberally with cooking spray. Begin quickly taking pieces of the cut dough, rolling them into balls and placing them in sugar-cinnamon bag.
  5. After you have about a dozen dough balls in the bag, give it a shake to coat them. Transfer them to the bundt pan. Layer in nuts, raisins, etc if desired. Repeat with remaining dough until Bundt pan is about half full.
  6. In a separate, microwave-safe bowl, melt butter or margarine and mix with brown sugar. Pour evenly over dough pieces in pan.
  7. Bake for approximately 30 minutes. Butter mixture will bubble a lot and may overflow pan. Dough balls on the top will appear browned.
  8. Cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes then turn out onto a serving plate.
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Here's another free printable (or tablet-friendly version) of the Pull-Apart Monkey Bread recipe:




And here are links to some of the many ways we use this dough. (We're always experimenting, so expect more to come): 
  1. This post covers the Basic Dough (Start here!)
  2. Pizza Dough
  3. Basic Artisan Loaf
  4. Sandwich Style Loaf
  5. Cinnamon Rolls 
  6. Easy Naan




This post was first published in 2013.




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