Spiced Eggnog Monkey Bread is the perfect holiday treat for breakfast, brunch or snack time.
The first time I ever ate monkey bread was at my friend Sarah's house. We'd walked home from school on a chilly, winter day and, like a pro, she started pulling cans from the fridge and tossing Pillsbury biscuit pieces with butter and sugar and cinnamon.
It was popped into the oven for a half hour or so, then out came a golden, caramel-y loaf of monkey bread. I thought it was better than donuts. And cinnamon rolls. And cinnamon roll donuts! I pledged to make it again and again.
Monkey bread is such a simple snack. It's easy to pull together, and kids and grown-ups all love the playful, finger-friendly serving style of this warm and sweet comfort treat.
Over the years, I've made dozens of variations on monkey bread. But my favorite has to be the golden Bundt pulled from my oven this week. Spiced with nutmeg and eggnog and topped with a buttery rum frosting, this Spiced Eggnog Monkey Bread may just happen to be better than donuts, and cinnamon rolls, and even the all-time fave monkey bread recipe!
Try tossing a batch together this week, celebrate the holidays with a sweet and simple treat, and enjoy just how fun it can be to eat food with your fingers!
Start with a few basic ingredients. Biscuits, butter, eggnog (of course!), sugar, and nutmeg will get your monkey bread started off right.
Slice your biscuits into fourths and pop them into a large, microwave-safe bowl with a stick of melted butter. Toss to coat with sugar and nutmeg.
Transfer those biscuits into a Bundt pan. Spray it first with a bit of baking spray to keep it all from sticking when you turn your final bit of monkey bread out.
There'll be a bit of butter in the bottom of the bowl. Add your eggnog and sugar to this leftover butter, then microwave until bubbling, about three minutes or so. Drizzle right over your biscuits. Pop in the oven and dream of sugarplums and such.
Once baked, allow the monkey bread to sit for a few minutes, just to make sure the bread is sticking together before you turn it out. Don't leave it in the pan too long, though. Once it's cooled, it can be really tricky to get out in one piece!
Now, gather 'round ye olde eggnog yule loaf.
Forget about sticky fingers and start celebrating – just pull, eat, and enjoy!
Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen where she shares crazy simple, healthy family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!