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Banana Nut Monkey Bread

by Emma on August 23, 2011

in Bread,Breakfast

I think the combination of bananas, nuts, cinnamon and sugar are just perfect. Especially in the morning hours. That’s the sort of thing I like to think about as I’m falling asleep the night before…

“… tomorrow morning. Banana. Nut. Monkey. Bread…. snooooore….”

That was me falling asleep. In case you weren’t sure. (My powers of written word are… questionable at best.)

This was a grand idea, and was enjoyed by most in my household this morning. But I will be making a few changes next time I make this.

Live and learn. That’s my motto.

Unless I’m having a prideful day… then I’m just plain upset when a recipe isn’t perfect the first time. I have been known to pout.

So if you’re going to give this a try stick with the recipe below, I’ve already added in a few tweaks that I think will enhance the final dish. Just go with me here.

Banana Nut Monkey Bread, makes 6-7 servings.

Needed: 2 cans biscuits (the non-flaky kind), 1 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 2 sticks butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 ripe bananas and 2 cups nuts (I used chopped walnuts).

In a gallon size zip lock bag combine the sugar and cinnamon. Open your biscuit cans and cut each biscuit into 4 pieces. Put all the biscuit pieces in the bag and shake it like a Polaroid picture. Hey yeah.

You want all the pieces to get fully coated by the cinnamon sugar.

Slice up the bananas. Layer the biscuit pieces, banana slices and nuts in a baking dish. I used a vintage Pyrex casserole dish, you could also use a bundt pan.

Melt the butter and brown sugar in a pan and pour over the top of the monkey bread “batter.” Cover the top with aluminum foil and bake at 350 F for 25 minutes. Then remove the foil from the stop and bake another 10-15 minutes, until the top looks golden and crunchy.

xo. Emma


hollysarah. August 23, 2011 at 3:23 pm

woah. this looks awesome!! Next time I’m feeling ambitious in the morning hours, I want to give this a try!

Rae Veda August 23, 2011 at 3:27 pm

You always make the most delicious looking recipes! Someday I’d like to bake with you. I think it’d be a fun day of good conversation.

xo, rv

Tammy August 23, 2011 at 3:53 pm

I’m gonna make this for my hubby this weekend- it looks so good! And I don’t know what I like more, the recipe or the cute pink vintage pyrex!!!

Angela August 23, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Goin to try this o so soon…ur blog is my favorite!

Karina August 23, 2011 at 4:43 pm

But Emmaaaah? What IS “2 cans biscuits”? You’re not gonna tell me America has biscuits in a CAN? Is it doe? How can I substitute it? I wish that I for ONCE could surprise my sweetbakerhubby :D

Beki August 23, 2011 at 4:51 pm

This looks good! But for non-US people like me…what do you mean by cans of biscuits exactly?
Thanks :)

Sienna August 23, 2011 at 4:52 pm

this is making me soo hungry…

Mel August 23, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Oh my. I’m making this TONIGHT.

Rose August 23, 2011 at 5:43 pm

This looks deeelicious! x

steffy August 23, 2011 at 5:53 pm

Wow, amazing. I LOVE monkey bread so this has got to be good.

Kristi August 23, 2011 at 6:00 pm

I don’t know what I love more – the delicious concept I must try ASAP – or the gorge vintage pyrex dish! I’ve been on a recent collecting spree. I just love me some vintage pyrex…but I’m also obssessed with bananas so I can’t wait to try this!

katie maye August 23, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Emma, u read my mind!!! i’ve dreaming of the cinnamon goodness that is monkey bread!

Jessie August 23, 2011 at 7:27 pm

this looks truly outrageous. i want some right now!! mmm delicious.

Jessica Ann August 23, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Oh my gosh, I have never realized that anything could make monkey bread more amazing. I am totally going to make this. Except I live in a stupid country without canned biscuits. I am going to have to improvise.

Sara August 23, 2011 at 10:37 pm

I’m afraid I’d eat the entire pan. Mmm mmm good!

ursula-apples August 23, 2011 at 10:52 pm

I don’t think you can get canned biscuit here (in Oz), but I’d like to try using something else… Could I just make some pastry or something instead?

Sandra Ponycat August 23, 2011 at 11:25 pm

love it! Everytime I have bananas I want to turn them into a banana bread but, this is definitely worth a try!

Grace August 24, 2011 at 12:01 am

give me some! :)


Emily August 24, 2011 at 1:56 am

I can’t believe America is the only place to find canned biscuits! I guess we do live in the land of the free ;) hehee.. They look like this so maybe other countries have them and call them something different.

And I am totally making these this week, Emma!! It looks too yummy not to try and make right away!!

Vanessa August 24, 2011 at 2:23 am

yes please!

Lesley August 24, 2011 at 2:57 am

Yummy! Totally saving this for later!!

irene wibowo August 24, 2011 at 4:45 am

can i try? :) looks delicious.. :)
Irene WIbowo

Christy August 24, 2011 at 4:57 am

To the Aussies out there, my research tells me that canned biscuits are a sort of scone.
It looks so yummy Emma. I love the look of all of your recipes and especially enjoy the commentary. :)

gina August 24, 2011 at 12:17 pm
anna August 24, 2011 at 4:59 pm

mmmmm my Momma makes this stuff. Makes me want to get up in the morning!

Stephanie August 24, 2011 at 5:04 pm

This looks really yummy! Like the best combination of banana cake and regular monkey bread. Too bad it’s still too hot here to turn on my oven.

B August 24, 2011 at 10:04 pm

Ooooh SO delicious – but Emma, what should us Aussies use instead of cans of biscuits? And also, how much is a ‘stick’ of butter??

Christy August 25, 2011 at 1:09 am

A stick of butter is 125g.

Lauren Helen August 24, 2011 at 11:10 pm

Oh my goodness. This looks SO good. I can just imagine how great this would taste…


wanderingairstream August 25, 2011 at 2:22 am

you had me at monkey bread… have you made any pumpkin monkey bread recipes??

Lo August 27, 2011 at 5:10 pm

I absolutely love monkey bread and it looks like the perfect breakfast with a lovely cup of coffee! :) -Lo

Grace August 28, 2011 at 4:16 am

You just quoted Outkast. You are too cool. I’m going to try this recipe out ASAP, looks delish.

olivia August 28, 2011 at 10:29 pm

looks yummy and easy to make! I will definitely need to try this!

Mandy August 30, 2011 at 12:01 am

I made this. I ate it. I loved it. And then I blogged about it. :)

marie-claire August 30, 2011 at 11:09 am

wow this looks soo yummmm!

katherine September 3, 2011 at 3:06 pm

YES! I am waiting for my batch to turn golden as I type. I even fell asleep looking forward to it last night :) Hopefully cutting the recipe in half doesn’t hamper anything other than my cholesterol. ugh, it looks magical.

alyssa September 4, 2011 at 11:24 pm

I just stumbled across your blog a month ago and love all the recipes and pictures. I made this monkey bread as part of a brunch for a friend today and it was amazing. I posted it on my blog and linked it to yours….

Lacey September 19, 2011 at 7:47 pm

Delicious!! I made it and blogged about it as well!

Javiera Anguita November 8, 2011 at 11:33 pm

Wow, this looks amazing!!
I’ll try this on the weekend, as a surprise for my fiancee, thanks for the idea!
….but I’ll replace the “can biscuits”, because here in Chile there’s nothing like that (very weird stuff until I saw a pic of it). Hope this “champagne biscuits” we have here will be a good replace, we use it quite often in cakes and stuff:

Debra November 17, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Oh boy!! My husband loves this bread!!! Thank you soooo much for the recipe. I’m going to try is very soon. Yummy!!!

Cara December 24, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Great recipe but wayyyy too much butter. I’d only use 1 stick if that.