My friend Nola gave me this recipe and I tell you, they make a great addition to Sunday breakfasts, in fact I plan on giving this recipe a go this coming weekend!
Monkey buns make a delicious dessert and sweet snack... The sticky bread batter is broken into walnut-sized chunks, rolled in melted butter, and rolled in a brown sugar mix. The sugary dough-balls are then dropped into a bundt pan and, a rise, baked into a delicious ring of buns that can be easily pulled apart. This recipe makes one batch of monkey bread for one bundt pan.
Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 40 minutes
2-1/4 tsp active dry yeast (1 pkg.)
1/4 cup warm water
1 cup milk
3/4 cup butter, soft
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup finely ground nuts
3/4 cup brown sugar
3 tsp cinnamon
*Add yeast and warm water to large bowl and stir until yeast is dissolved.
*Mix in milk, butter, sugar, salt, and eggs.
*Mix in flour to make a stiff batter.
*Cover with wax paper and let rise in warm spot until double in size, about 45 minutes.
*Melt 1/2 cup butter in saucepan.
*Mix nuts, brown sugar, and 3 tsp cinnamon in a bowl.
*Lightly grease tube pan/angel food pan.
*Stir down dough.
*Grease fingers with melted butter to prevent the dough from sticking to your fingers.
*Pluck walnut-size amounts of dough out of the bowl, roll dough balls in butter, and in sugar mixture.
*Pile the dough balls evenly in the bundt pan.
*Cover with wax paper and let rise in warm place for 30 minutes.
*Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 to 40 minutes, until done.
*Turn upside down onto a plate and let cool to warm.