Caramel Pecan Bacon Monkey Bread

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I can’t imagine a better morning treat than this ooey, gooey, outrageously delicious, fun for all ages Caramel Pecan Bacon Monkey Bread.

I can't imagine a better morning treat than this ooey, gooey, outrageously delicious, fun for all ages Caramel Pecan Bacon Monkey Bread.

I’m always interested in an easy breakfast idea. I love monkey bread. Its a breakfast treat that I get to enjoy as part our family’s annual summer trip to Sunriver, Oregon. I love the monkey bread that I was introduced to by my mother-in-law and it was the only kind I had ever had, until I found out that Pepperidge Farm makes Pecan Caramel Sweet Rolls.  Oh yes. If you haven’t gotten these yet, they are pretty darn amazing. Then I had an idea. I should take something that already looks decadent and amazing and make it even more so. That how a self proclaimed foodie does it, right?

Here’s what you get inside the tube: four monster rolls, the caramel sauce, and, much to my satisfaction, a heck of a lot of pecans.I can't imagine a better morning treat than this ooey, gooey, outrageously delicious, fun for all ages Caramel Pecan Bacon Monkey Bread.

To make this monkey bread, you start by cutting each of the rolls into quarters, then you roll those in a cinnamon sugar mixture, drop half of them in a heavily buttered loaf pan, cover that first layer with bacon pieces…  Wait. We should all pause here and really absorb what you just read. Cover them with BACON pieces. Mercy. I’m not talking a couple crumbs of bacon either. I’m talking perfectly sized morsels of flawlessly cooked chewy and flavorful applewood smoked bacon. I wasn’t messing around here. Okay, back to the recipe. Next you cover those amazing pieces of bacon with more rolled roll pieces (you can see the finished one on the left and the halfway finished one on the right.

I can't imagine a better morning treat than this ooey, gooey, outrageously delicious, fun for all ages Caramel Pecan Bacon Monkey Bread.

Next comes the best part… You melt some butter and combine that with the caramel sauce and the remaining sugar, pour it over the rolls, then top it with all those wonderful pecan pieces. See?  I told you I wasn’t messing around here.

I can't imagine a better morning treat than this ooey, gooey, outrageously delicious, fun for all ages Caramel Pecan Bacon Monkey Bread.

Bake them to perfection, let them rest for a few minutes in the pan, then invert them onto a plate.

I can't imagine a better morning treat than this ooey, gooey, outrageously delicious, fun for all ages Caramel Pecan Bacon Monkey Bread.

I wanted the pecans on the top so after I inverted the monkey bread on a plate, I just picked it up and put it right side up. Do with it what you will. It doesn’t matter. It will all get consumed in a matter of minutes anyway.

I can't imagine a better morning treat than this ooey, gooey, outrageously delicious, fun for all ages Caramel Pecan Bacon Monkey Bread.

This photo below needs no words. I just want you to envision that sweet and salty, chewy and crunchy, two bite piece of heaven I got to eat. How jealous are you?

I can't imagine a better morning treat than this ooey, gooey, outrageously delicious, fun for all ages Caramel Pecan Bacon Monkey Bread.

The ratio of bacon to pecans to caramel-y goodness was perfect and every bite got a little bit of just want I wanted.

I can't imagine a better morning treat than this ooey, gooey, outrageously delicious, fun for all ages Caramel Pecan Bacon Monkey Bread.

Sorry for the picture overload, but I wanted to show you every delicious angle. Now, I know not everyone can find these pre-made caramel pecan cinnamon rolls, so just use regular biscuit dough and follow the instructions for granny’s monkey bread but add lots of bacon!

I can't imagine a better morning treat than this ooey, gooey, outrageously delicious, fun for all ages Caramel Pecan Bacon Monkey Bread.

Caramel Pecan Bacon Monkey Bread
 
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I can't imagine a better morning treat than this ooey, gooey, outrageously delicious, fun for all ages Caramel Pecan Bacon Monkey Bread.
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Recipe type: breakfast
Yields: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces bacon ends and pieces
  • Pepperidge Farm Pecan Caramel Sweet Rolls
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 (4 tablespoons) cup butter
Instructions
  1. Cook bacon ends and pieces (if you bought the 16 ounce package, cook the whole thing up and either make a double batch of this insanely good monkey bread or save half the bacon for a different recipe).
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Heavily grease two mini loaf pans or one regular sized loaf pan with butter.
  3. Open up Pepperidge Farm Pecan Caramel Sweet Rolls and cut each roll into quarters. In small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. Roll each sweet roll quarter in the cinnamon sugar mixture and place in the loaf pan. Repeat until half of the sweet rolls are in the pan(s). Top with cooked bacon ends and pieces. Then roll the remaining roll quarters in the cinnamon sugar mixture and add to the loaf pan(s).
  4. Melt butter, then combine with remaining cinnamon sugar mixture as well as contents of caramel packet that came with the sweet rolls. Stir well to combine, then pour evenly over the roll pieces. Top with pecan pieces that came in the sweet roll package.
  5. Cook in preheated oven until sweet roll pieces are cooked through, 15-20 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes. Cover with plate and then invert to serve.

 

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15 Mouthwatering Monkey Bread Recipes

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Get ready to loosen that belt buckle a notch because I’ve searched for the very best and have rounded up 15 Mouthwatering Monkey Bread Recipes!

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There are few things better than a good Monkey Bread. What’s not to love?  Its a sweet, gooey, sinful treat that is loved by young and old alike. Be careful, its dangerously addictive.  Every summer our extended family takes a big summer vacation together in Central Oregon and my mother-in-law treats us to a hot delicious batch of her famous monkey bread.  Its become quite the tradition.

You know, you can find so many interesting facts on Wikipedia.  I looked up Monkey Bread and they defined Monkey Bread as a sweet, sticky, gooey pastry served in the United States for breakfast. It consists of pieces of soft bread with cinnamon sprinkled on it. Recipes for the bread first appeared in American women’s magazines and community cookbooks in the 1950s, and the dish is still virtually unknown outside the United States. It is traditionally served hot so that the baked segments can be easily torn away with the fingers and eaten by hand. I’ve never known it by any other name, but Wiki says it is also called monkey puzzle bread, sticky bread, African coffee cake, golden crown, pinch-me cake, pluck-it cake,bubbleloaf and monkey brains. How’s that for learning something new today?

Ladies and Gentlemen, I did some thorough research because I always want to deliver only the very best to my readers. Allow me to present to you fifteen of the most mouthwatering monkey bread recipes out there!


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Granny’s Monkey Bread

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Granny's Monkey Bread is a sweet, gooey, sinful treat that will be loved by young and old alike. Be careful, its dangerously addictive. You can prepare this the night before so your kids can wake up to the heavenly smell of taste bud heaven, or its easy to put everything together in the morning.

Granny’s Monkey Bread is a sweet, gooey, sinful treat that will be loved by young and old alike. Be careful, its dangerously addictive. You can prepare this the night before so your kids can wake up to the heavenly smell of taste bud heaven, or its easy to put everything together in the morning.

Granny's Monkey Bread

Every summer, this self proclaimed foodie is lucky enough to spend a week at Sunriver Resort in Central Oregon with her in-laws.  My husband has a huge family so there are a lot of people.  Organized chaos, if you will.  Want to know what our family’s number one vacation rule is?  Eat well.  That doesn’t mean eat healthy, that means enjoy everything you eat.  That means the normal day to day rules we typically live by including portion control and trying to eat a balanced ratio of lean protein, fiber, and healthy fats goes out the window.  One of the many reasons I like to go on vacation as often as possible.

Granny's Monkey Bread

Every year my mother-in-law, i.e. Granny, spoils us with an abundance of naughty treats. We have an endless amount of homemade cookies, sweet breads like zucchini chocolate chip, fruit pies, and Monkey Bread.  When I do breakfast for a crowd, I tend to go a little overboard and make something grand like blueberry peach stuffed french toast or some chocolate Belgium waffles.   I’m also very fond of my savory breakfasts like classic eggs benedict.  But vacation food needs to be easy and extra naughty.  When we’re on vacation and Granny has a dozen kids running around begging for a treat, she throws together this Monkey Bread in minutes and pleases the entire crowd all at once.  I’m pretty sure I gained a pound a day during our trip this year, much to my husband’s dismay.  If you’ve never experienced Monkey Bread, you haven’t lived.  Its sweet.  Its gooey.  Its incredibly naughty.  Its my favorite.

This is one of those treats that’s super easy to make and your kids will enjoy preparing it even more than you will. Want to be a rock star parent?  Next time you go camping, delight your kids when you make Monkey Bread on the campfire in the dutch oven.  Can you imagine a better treat to wake up to?  How about having a batch of this stuff on Christmas morning?  If your kids are anything like mine, they’ll be torn between ripping open their presents or digging into the monkey bread.

Granny's Monkey Bread

And if you’re in the need of a new bundt pan, I found you a good one!

If you want to watch me re-create this gooey masterpiece, be sure to watch the VIDEO below!

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Granny's Monkey Bread
 
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Granny's Monkey Bread is a sweet, gooey, sinful treat that will be loved by young and old alike. Be careful, its dangerously addictive.
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Recipe type: breakfast
Ingredients
  • 3 (8 ounce) packages of buttermilk biscuit tubes
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
Instructions
  1. Prepare Bundt pan by heavily greasing with butter. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cut each biscuit into four equal sized pieces.
  3. Combine 1 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon in a bowl or plastic bag. Drop roll the pieces of dough in the sugar cinnamon mixture and gently arrange them into the prepared Bundt pan.
  4. In a small sauce pan, combine 1/2 cup of the remaining sugar cinnamon mixture with 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 cup butter. Bring mixture just to a boil and then immediately remove from heat. Carefully drizzle the mixture over the rolled dough balls in the Bundt pan.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  6. Allow pan to rest for about 5 minutes, then cover with a large plate and invert bread. To eat, pull desired amount off with your fingers and enjoy the gooey sweet sinful treat.
Notes
To prepare the night before, follow all steps except the baking part. Cover and refrigerate. Bake as directed in the morning (may need a few extra minutes if its cold).

 

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