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Surprise Monkey Bread Recipe
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Surprise Monkey Bread Recipe

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From Lois Rutherford of Elkton, Florida: “This recipe is really just a glorified Monkey Bread. I also make it with garlic and cheese for dinner sometimes. When my neighbor has her Christmas brunch, this is one recipe that's always requested.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 tubes (12 ounces each) refrigerated flaky buttermilk biscuits
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cut into 20 cubes
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 467 calories, 24 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 625 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 10 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat brown sugar and butter on high for 1 minute or until sugar is dissolved; set aside.
  2. Flatten each biscuit into a 3-in. circle. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon in the center of each biscuit. Top with a cream cheese cube. Fold dough over filling; pinch edges to seal tightly.
  3. Sprinkle 1/2 cup walnuts into a 10-in. fluted tube pan coated with cooking spray. Layer with half of the biscuits, cinnamon-sugar and butter mixture and 1/2 cup walnuts. Repeat layers.
  4. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately invert onto a serving platter. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 1 loaf (12 servings).
Originally published as Surprise Monkey Bread in Simple & Delicious March/April 2008, p33

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 467 calories, 24 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 625 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 10 g protein.

Reviews for Surprise Monkey Bread

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Reviewed Aug. 19, 2014

I have been making this for ages. Came from one of Paula Deen's cookbooks and was called Gorilla Bread (according to Paula it kicks monkey bread's butt.)

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Reviewed Mar. 13, 2014

Absolutely LOVE this bread - for breakfast, as dessert - anytime! It is scrumptious!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2013

Sinfully delicous!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2011

I made this for my husband coffee group. The men didn't leave me a crumb. One of the guys said this is the best recipe yet. I always made them "monkey bread"

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Reviewed Oct. 16, 2011

Made this for a family brunch, and everyone all 25 family members loved it.

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