Mangia Mondays:: Monkey Bread

Hello lovelies!  How are you today?  Hope you had a great weekend!
We had sunshine and blue skies but also those crisp mornings and evenings that I love about September.  While I adore summer, I don’t know if New England could be any more gorgeous than this time of the year!!
If you could all remind me how much I love living here around January first, that would be terrific.  Thanks so much.

I’m so glad you’ve stopped by to check out what’s cooking for Mangia Mondays – the weekly foodie blog hop I co-host with chef sensation Kristin of Delightfully Dowling!  You’re invited to join in the fun and link up a food related post or share in the comments section!

My youngest fella has once again inspired a Mangia Mondays blog post over here.  He thought going back to school merited a special breakfast (not to be confused with the going-back-to-school-celebratory Rocky Road Bars I posted last week!)

This boy loves Monkey Bread so much that he actually requested it as his birthday cake one year (my kids are such weirdos!  Wait ’til you see what they all had for their 2011 birthday “cakes”  in next week’s post!)  Have you ever had Monkey Bread?  It’s definitely a kid crowd pleaser in all it’s sticky gooey yumminess!  Now, I’m not going to tell you that this is a healthy breakfast, but I’m all about enforcing healthy eating habits on a regular basis and indulging on occasion.  Supplement this “breakfast” with fresh fruit and a big cup of milk and you’ll feel a bit better!  It’s the kind of treat that can’t be missed in childhood {or apparently adulthood since Mark & I both helped ourselves to some Monkiness!}

2 cans Pillsbury Grands buttermilk biscuits
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 stick butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
chopped walnuts or pecans if desired

Grease bundt pan.  Sprinkle chopped walnuts or pecans around bottom, if using (I omitted this step).
Unroll the biscuits on a cutting board, and then slice into quarters.

Place white sugar and cinnamon in a brown paper bag and add quartered biscuit dough.
Shake, baby!

Unstick dough pieces from each other and then shake again!

Place biscuit dough in pan evenly.

Melt butter and combine with brown sugar.

Spoon over dough.
Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.
Remove from pan immediately.  Let cool slightly before serving.

Let munchkins pull the monkey bread apart and eat with their hands – that’s part of the fun!

I wish I had picture of my kiddos pulling this apart and devouring it, but I was…um….a bit sticky myself. :)  
This is the stuff childhood memories are made of, my friends!
What have you been cooking up lately?  Do share!  Thanks for visiting and have a great week ahead!