8.09.2011

Easiest Monkey Bread

Mason woke up this morning
telling me today was his birthday
and that we were having a party.

Which is super interesting
considering I distinctly remember
giving birth to him in a winter month!

Oh, the life of a 2 year old!
Dontcha just love what the lil' monkeys 
come up with!?

So, I decided to just go with it...

We watched Mickey Mouse ALL DAY,
played in his Spaceship Playhut
and I even made a little dessert to celebrate!

Mason's Half Birthday-Day
featuring:
{adequately named!!}
Ingredients
{adapted from Paula Dean}
Bundt-Style Pan
9 tbsp Sugar
3 tsp Cinnamon
1 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 stick Butter
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
Dash of Salt
2 tubes of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
1/4 cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 cup Chopped Pecans

Method
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon, mix well and set aside.
In a small sauce pan, melt the butter and brown sugar until incorporated. Stir in vanilla and salt and set aside.
Open the crescent roll tubes and lay each triangle out flat on a large cutting board or parchment paper.


Brush each with a little condensed milk and sprinkle with the cinnamon and sugar mixture.


Spray pan with nonstick cooking spray and sprinkle 1/2 cup of the pecans into the pan. Starting with the little end of the triangle, roll the crescent roll up and pinch the sides to make a bundle. Place half of the bundles into the pan, on top of the pecans. Spoon half of the brown sugar/butter mixture on top. Now, repeat - pecans, bundles, brown sugar/butter.


Bake for 45mins-1hour, then let cool for 10-15 minutes. Invert onto a plate/platter and serve warm.


Great Variations:
Add Chocolate Chips
Use Nutella instead of Cinnamon Sugar
OR Banana and Peanut Butter
Add Apple and/or Raisins 
Add a variety of Chopped Nuts
Mrs. Paula Dean used Chocolate and Banana

The combinations are honestly 
endless!


This bread's aroma 
is intoxicating -
so soothing and warm!

It smells just like
breakfast at home!
Ahhh...


Enjoy and Happy Baking!

Party Time:
Topsy Turvy Tuesdays
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Cast Party Wednesday - Lady Behind The Curtain
Whatever Goes Wednesday - Someday Crafts
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WOOT WOOT Wednesdays - The Tootsie Wootsie
What I Whipped Up Wednesday - Sugar and Dots
Under $100 Linky Party - Beyond The Picket Fence
Recipe Swap - Prairie Story
Sweet Treats Thursdays - Something Swanky
Show Off Your Stuff - Fireflies and Jellybeans
Creative Juices - Momnivore's Dilemma
Delightfully Inspiring Thursday - Delightful Order 
Sweet Tooth Friday - Alli N Son
Foodie Friday - Little Brick Ranch
Weekend Wander - While He Was Napping
Friday Flair - Whipperberry
Sweets For A Saturday - Sweet As Sugar Cookies
Sweet Indulgence Sunday - A Well Seasoned Life

9 comments:

Ann Marie of At Home With Ann Marie said...

Yummo! Thanks for sharing! Found you on "Show me what you got!" at Not Just a Housewife!

Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said...

This looks yummy and fun! I cannot wait to try it!

Something Swanky said...

Sweetened condensed milk??? um, YES, please!

Hoping to see you at the Sweet Treats Party & GIVEAWAY tomorrow!

Ashton
http://www.somethingswanky.com
{Sweet Treats Thursday} Thu-Sun

Lady Behind The Curtain said...

What a GREAT recipe! I would love it if you came over to Cast Party Wednesday and shared this recipe with us!
Thanks,
I hope to see you there!

momphotographer said...

Oh Sweet God! that looks amazing!

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

Gluten-free living is tough for me when I see the likes of Monkey Bread. I could just taste it right now. That and Cinnabons.

On a mission now that the weather is getting more back to school like here...

Thanks for linking to Creative Juice!

Kim McCallie said...

Looks like the perfect treat to have at home watching your favorite cartoon and celebrating your half birthday! I might do that myself on my half birthday in March. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

Lady Behind The Curtain said...

THANK YOU so much for sharing your recipe with me at Cast Party Wednesday. I'd like to invite you back this week.
Thanks,
I hope to see you again!

Kim McCallie said...

Hi! Just stopping back by to let you know that your recipe made the top three on last week's Sweet Indulgences Sunday. Hope you'll stop by and share another recipe this week.

http://www.wellseasonedlife.com/2011/08/sweet-indulgences-sunday-18.html