Breakfast Week Finale: Monkey Bread

I'm a culinary cheat.  I use boxed cake mixes.  I buy those jars of minced garlic.  I've never cook with dried beans- canned is totes the way to go.

And I make deceivingly easy breakfast casseroles with refrigerated biscuits.  Generic brand no less.
Its all the awesomeness of a cinnamon roll without actually having to make dough, wait for it to rise, roll, cut, bake, etc..... Toss biscuit pieces in cinnamon-sugar.  Douse with melted butter and more sugar.  Bake. Devour.
Yep- cheating is delicious.

What You'll Need:
  • 2 cans Refrigerated Biscuits (not the flaky kind)
  • 1 Tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 4 Tbsp Butter (1/2 a stick)
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar, packed

What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.  Cut each biscuit into 4 pieces.  In a large ziploc bag, combine cinnamon and granulated sugar.  Add biscuit pieces and shake to coat.  Arrange pieces in a buttered 8x8 pan (I've seen it done in fluted or bundt pans too).
  2. In a small sauce pan, melt butter and brown sugar.  Bring to a boil and then allow to cool for a couple minutes.  Pour over top of biscuits.  Bake for 30-40 minutes


  1. re: jars of minced garlic;
    How do they taste? I always keep garlic in the fridge and use it constantly, but for some reason I have an aversion to the jars. Do they taste exactly the same as fresh?

  2. If I'm doing a stir-fry or a skillet dish, I always use minced just for the easiness of it. I think it tastes just fine, but it isn't quite as potent in it's garliciness, so I'll throw a little extra in there. Anything I roast, I'll use garlic from an actual bulb.