Monkey Bread was a childhood favorite so I decided to recreate it using a slightly healthier version. What was so great about making it this time was this was a perfect recipe for my daughter to help me with. She helped me mix the biscuit dough, roll the dough into balls and roll the dough in the cinnamon sugar mixture after I dipped them in butter. It was so much fun making this Monkey Bread with her!
The cinnamon sugar mixture is flexible with this recipe. If you want more or less of the sugar or cinnamon, feel free to mix it up however you want!
Recipe (biscuit recipe slightly adapted from my recipe here)
2 cups white whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
2 Tblsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 Tblsp sugar
1 stick cold butter, cut up into pea sized pieces
2 cups milk
1 cup sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
6 Tblsp butter, melted
In a large bowl, mix together both flours, baking powder, salt, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 Tablespoon sugar. Pour cut up butter into flour mixture. Using your hands, break up any butter that stuck together, being sure to coat all the butter with flour and distribute it evenly through the flour mixture. Pour in 1 1/2 cups of the milk and stir until just combined. If mixture is too dry, slowly add the other 1/2 cup of milk until all the flour is mixed in. (You may not need the entire 1/2 cup of milk).
Lightly flour a flat surface. I use a cutting board to roll biscuits out on so it makes clean up easier. Put dough on lightly floured surface and knead for about 3 minutes. Roll dough out about 1/2" thick and cut into approximately 1 1/2" - 2" pieces.
Grease an 8x8 or 9x9 pan. Stir together the 1 cup sugar and the 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Sprinkle about 2 Tablespoons of the cinnamon sugar mixture on the bottom of the greased pan.
Working in batches, roll the pieces of biscuit dough into balls and put into the melted butter. Once it is coated in butter, dip each piece into the cinnamon sugar mixture and place in the prepared pan. Continue until all the biscuit dough pieces have been coated. If there is any cinnamon sugar left over, sprinkle over the top of the monkey bread.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes until all the dough is cooked through.
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