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Favorite Christmas Morning Breakfast ~ Monkey Bread How-To

It is our tradition to have monkey bread for breakfast on Christmas morning.

The recipe is so yummy and only takes a few minutes to get into the oven. That means the kids AND the mom all love it!

Here is a video showing just how simple it is to make monkey bread for your Christmas breakfast.

The dance moves are just a little something extra I threw in at no charge. You're welcome. (Email readers will have to click to the blog to view.)

Monkey Bread Recipe

  • 2 cans of biscuits
  • 3/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup of butter
  • 1/2 cup of nuts
  • 2 Tbsp. water

1. Cut biscuits into fourths.

2. Heat butter, sugar, and water until melted. Add nuts.

3. Remove from heat and add biscuit pieces.

4. Stir until well coated.

5. Pour into a greased bundt pan.

6. Bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes.

7. Let cool and turn out onto plate.

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  1. I just saw this recipe somewhere else and was thinking of trying it. I’m feeling super confident now that I’ve seen the video! Thanks! Oh, and…love the dancing! :)

  2. Very nice, Connie. :) I can’t dance to save my soul. :)

    Are two cans of biscuits enough to feed your gang? I think I would need about 4. Recipe looks so easy, though – I’ll have to try it!

    • Smockity Frocks says:

      They would probably eat more, but with the candy and nuts they get in their stockings on Christmas morning they don’t ask for it.

      I usually put out a vegetable and dip tray while I’m fixing lunch, too.

      Probably on an ordinary morning I would double this.

  3. LOL Thank you so much for the good laugh you gave me! I love seeing other Mom’s having fun with their children. LOL You got to work off the calories from the Monkey Bread, right? LOL

  4. So glad to see a Christian homeschooler who listens to music other than classical and hymns 😀 You made my day with those dance moves!

    As for the cake, I am australian, and over here we call ‘cookies’ buscuits. So what are your buscuits? I can’t imagine any bread product other than a pudding coming in a can. Any idea what the equivilent might be? Could you describe them?

    • I am trying to think of a way to describe it to you. You could go to the Pillsbury web site and see a photo of them. http://www.pillsbury.com/Products/Biscuits/Simply-Biscuits

      I hope this helps.

      • They look like they’re maybe supposed to be a sort of sweet english muffin… thanks for the photo. Maybe I need to find a recipe to make my own and use those!

        • Smockity Frocks says:

          Yes, biscuits are like English muffins or rolls. They aren’t sweet unless they are spread with honey or butter, though.

          • Thanks for explaining, I was thinking ‘biscuits’ must be lost in translation….our biscuits definitely don’t look like that!

    • Smockity Frocks says:

      A scone! My husband told me to tell you he Googled it and y’all call them scones.

      • Seriously, your scones come uncooked in cans?? lol. I guess it makes sence, I think I remember seeing them used in place of dumplings once or twice as well, which are basically scones without sugar. Thanks for the info, as weird as it is lol 😀 now I know to just throw together some scone or dumpling batter for recipes that call for ‘biscuits’. yay!

  5. Way to bust a move Mrs. Smockity! (Admittedly, I took the time to watch the video because you mentioned the dance moves being free of charge . . . you saved me a dance class before the big family Christmas party. Thanks for your help in this tough economy. Oh, and I might even try making the Monkey Bread.) :)

    • BTW, the first song is one of my faves . . . sigh, and now it will play in my heeeed all.night.long . . . :) )

      • Just watched it, again, with my kids. They all were quite delighted with your families groovin’.

  6. Way to break it down! And I’m sure you hear this all the time, but you do look great. Even if you didn’t have kids, but certainly especially knowing that you have eight of them!

  7. Oh, this brings back childhood memories… We LOVED having this for breakfast as a special treat! :)

  8. Ive done something similar but yours looks easier and just a good! I’m gonna try it. But, truth be told, I was really watching it to see the dancing! That was fun! I love a kitchen dance party!!!

  9. Laura in AZ says:

    Hi Connie,
    I just heard about Monkey Bread for the first time a couple of weeks ago when one of my son’s friends mentioned it. She couldn’t tell me how to make it, but now I have your great (& funny!) video, so I can make it, too.

    And by the way, I’d like to echo what another person posted–it’s refreshing to see a Christian homeschool Mom who can have fun and dance to “secular” music with the kids.
    Several years ago, when my children were younger and I lacked the confidence you get from being an “older” Mom, I took a lot of heat in our homeschool group for letting my kids enjoy classic rock.
    Thanks for this little glimpse into your life and letting the world see that you can be devout and still play that funky music!

    Have a great Christmas,
    Laura in AZ

  10. We often add berries (usually blue because that’s what we grow). I bet diced apples would be really good in there too. I’m thinking I may add them this year… *wheels turning*

  11. I was planning to make a different breakfast dish using the bundt cake pan and I only have one bundt cake pan SO…

    Is there another type of pan I can use that will allow the Monkey Bread to come out the same (other than the shape)?

    • Smockity Frocks says:

      I have only ever made this in a bundt pan, but I bet it would work in a cake pan. Let me know how it works if you try it!

  12. Laughing.so.hard. You crack me up girl and you do have the moves! I can’t believe you weren’t dancing your little heart out at Savvy!!!


  13. Ok, I’ll admit it too. I watched it for the dance moves. :) My kids heard the music and came running to watch. My 4yo girl thought it was ‘wonderful!’ I also love seeing moms have fun with their kiddos, and not be afraid to be silly. It creates wonderful memories for them. I still remember my mom mooning me in the kitchen on several occassions! lol! I’ve never made monkey bread, but I’m wondering how it would work with homemade biscuit dough… any thoughts?


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