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Bisquick Monkey Bread Recipes

Is there anything better than the smell and taste of fresh-baked bread? I enjoy getting up in the early morning hours before anyone has risen to prepare fresh-baked bread. There are many variations of bread recipes with these being focused on monkey bread. This type of bread can often be found at festivals or served with a breakfast meal. I always enjoy looking at the history of how certain recipes developed.

  • Monkey bread is also known as Christmas morning delights, sticky bread, and pluck it cake
  • Dates back to the 1880s
  • Hungarians brought this dish with them when they immigrated to the United States
  • Recipes first appeared in American Women’s magazine in the 1950s
Monkey Bread

Cinnamon Monkey Bread

This recipe reminds me a little of an east coast recipe called beaver tails. The taste of cinnamon, sugar, and butter brings back all those childhood memories. I love watching others pull this bread apart and enjoy the sticky goodness as much as I do.
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Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 45 mins
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

Dough

  • 1 cup unsalted cubed and chilled butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 envelope active yeast
  • 3 cups Bisquick
  • 4 tbsp white sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 3 large eggs (room temperature)

Cinnamon Mix

  • 1 cup white sugar (plus a little extra for dusting the baking pan)
  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 6 tbsp unsalted melted butter

Instructions
 

  • Heat one-half cup of milk in a saucepan until lukewarm. Pour the warm milk into a small bowl and stir in one envelope of yeast. Let sit for approximately five minutes.
  • Using an electric stand mixer, beat one cup of chilled butter until creamed.
  • In a separate bowl, sift three cups of Bisquick, four tablespoons of white sugar, and one-quarter teaspoon of salt.Add the flour mixture to the butter and turn the mixer on medium.
  • Add the yeast mixture and three large eggs beating until well combined.
  • Continue mixing until dough is no longer sticky and pulls away from the sides of the mixing bowl. Add more Bisquick if needed.
  • Place dough in a large greased bowl and cover.Let sit in a warm area for approximately one hour or until the dough has doubled in size. Once the dough has risen, uncover and punch down using your fist. Line a dish with plastic wrap, leaving enough to hang over the sides.Transfer the dough into the dish, pressing down evenly. Fold the plastic wrap over the dough and place it in the freezer for thirty minutes to chill.
  • Mix one cup of sugar and 2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon until combined.
  • Grease a tube-shaped pan with half of the butter and sprinkle the extra sugar evenly over the top. Remove the dough from the freezer. Melt the remaining butter and use half of it to brush the surface of the dough. Sprinkle some cinnamon sugar over the top, shaking off the excess.
    Flip the dish over and remove the plastic wrap. Use the leftover melted butter to brush the top and sprinkle with more of the cinnamon sugar. Cut the dough into a grid shape pattern and separate the pieces. Roll each piece into balls and place them into the prepared tube pan.Cover the top loosely with plastic wrap and allow to sit in a warm area for an hour.
  • Preheat the oven to three hundred and fifty degrees. Remove the plastic wrap and bake for half an hour, or until golden brown. Allow the monkey bread to cool for ten minutes before placing it on a wire rack. Let sit for half an hour before serving.
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Pizza Monkey Bread

Pizza Monkey Bread

This is a wonderful recipe to make for movie nights. You may want to double the recipe as it usually gets devoured quickly.
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Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 30 mins
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 envelope active yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tsp white sugar
  • 3 cups Bisquick
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 1 cup thinly chopped pepperoni
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 cloves of finely minced garlic gloves
  • pizza sauce

Instructions
 

  • Blend three cups of Bisquick and one-half teaspoon of salt together. In a separate small bowl, dissolve two teaspoons of sugar into one cup of warm water. Stir in one package of active yeast and let sit for ten minutes.
  • Pour the yeast into the bowl of an electric stand mixer. With the dough hook attachment, add the blended salt and Bisquick, and mix for five minutes or until the dough leaves the sides of the bowl.Transfer the dough to a greased covered bowl and allow it to rise for one hour.
  • Remove the dough from the bowl, and roll in to one-half-inch balls. Dust with Bisquick to prevent them from sticking together.Grease a large bundt pan.
  • Melt one-half cup of butter in a bowl. Mix in two cloves of garlic and one teaspoon of oregano.
    Toss the dough sections evenly in the butter coating. Layer the dough sections into the bundt pan. Sprinkle each layer of dough with shredded mozzarella and pepperoni. Spoon the remaining butter mixture evenly over the top and let sit for thirty minutes to rise.
  • Preheat the oven to three hundred and seventy-five degrees. Bake for thirty minutes. Let cool for ten minutes and serve on a plate with the pizza sauce.
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Jalapeno And Cheddar Monkey Bread

Jalapeno And Cheddar Monkey Bread

Make this recipe for your next family get-together, or dinner party. Chances are; you will have family and friends asking you for the recipe. You can add more jalapeños if desired. Remember that the heat comes mostly from the seeds and the white ribbing found along the insides of the peppers.
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Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 40 mins
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter (plus more for greasing the pan)
  • 1 ½ cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 4 cups Bisquick
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 2 envelopes active yeast
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 jalapeños chopped
  • 6 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 ½ cup grated cheddar cheese

Instructions
 

  • Grease a bundt pan. Heat one cup of milk and two tablespoons of butter in a saucepan over medium heat until warm, but not scalding.
  • In the bowl of a mixer, blend four cups of Bisquick, two tablespoons of sugar, one-half teaspoon of salt, and two envelopes of yeast. Pour in the warm milk and butter and mix for two minutes.Allow the mixture to rest for ten minutes.
  • Beat two eggs into the dough mixture, beating for five minutes, or until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Add the chopped jalapeños and one and one-half cups of grated cheese and mix until well blended throughout the dough. Transfer the dough into a large buttered bowl and cover with plastic wrap for one hour.
  • Roll the dough into one-inch balls and dip each one into the six tablespoons of melted butter. Layer the dough into the prepared bundt pan, covering each layer with one-half cup of grated cheddar cheese. Continue layering and pour the remaining melted butter evenly over the top. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise for thirty minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to three hundred and fifty degrees and bake for approximately forty minutes.
    Allow to cool before serving. Serve with marinara sauce if desired.
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Monkey bread is such great bread to make for dinner parties, family get-togethers, or your children’s sleepovers. It works for any function, especially for those wanting to get together and share food. I should note that although these recipes call for a bundt pan, you could use just about any baking pan, and achieve the same great tasting results.

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AboutEmma

Emma is a freelance writer who has a Bachelor’s in Creative Writing from the University of Florida. She first became interested in eating healthier and cooking homemade food when expecting her first child. After she made the decision to be a stay-at-home mom, she began to enjoy creating her own recipes across several types of cuisine. When she’s not busy cooking and writing or looking after her family, Emma enjoys long bike rides in nature. She also enjoys nature photography. Emma’s favorite nature areas, where she finds it easier to relax, include the mountains and the ocean.