Several weeks ago a few of my cute little friends at church asked me when they could come over and cook with me again. I asked them what they wanted to make and one of them quickly answered Monkey Bread! I decided it was time for another Kids Can Cook session!
I am a fan of monkey bread so I made a date with these two cuties! Their parents graciously let me borrow them for a Saturday afternoon.
I have shared a recipe for monkey bread before. It is made with yeast dough that is made from scratch but I decided to simplify our monkey bread making session a bit and use store bought biscuit dough. I’m not afraid of combining kids and yeast dough though. Remember that fun Bread in a Bag we did last summer? I used the Pillsbury Grand Biscuits that come in the can. Each biscuit will make one individual monkey bread. We used two cans for a total of 16 biscuits. You will also need cinnamon sugar, a cinnamon/butter/brown sugar mixture and a powdered sugar glaze to top them with.
I gave each of the girls a pair of scissors and let them cut each biscuit into 8 pieces. We cut it in half, and then in half again and then in half once more!
There was a lot of concentrating going on.
We put their cinnamon sugar mixture in a plastic baggie and they placed each biscuit after it was cut into the bag and gave it a nice shake.
Then you pop them into the oven and the girls play with your girl’s old Barbies while the monkey bread bakes.
We managed to save a few so they could take some home to share with their family too.
They two cuties are full of energy and are good friends so there was lots of talking, laughing and silliness along with our baking. I loved it!
If you’d like more ideas for kids like today’s monkey bread be sure and check out my other Kids Can Cook posts.
One of my most popular Kids Can Cook posts is Bread in a Bag.
- ½ C sugar
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon
- 2 cans of refrigerated Grand Biscuits, 8 to a can
- ½ C butter, melted
- ¾ C brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon
- ½ C powdered sugar
- enough milk to make a good drizzling consistency (doesn't take much)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Spray muffin tins or line with cupcake wrappers
- Combine ½ C sugar and 1 Tbsp cinnamon in a plastic baggie. Shake to mix.
- Cut biscuits into 8 pieces each
- Place biscuit pieces in sugar mixture and shake to coat.
- Place biscuit pieces in muffin tin. 8 pieces to each muffin tin.
- Mix together butter, brown sugar and 1 Tbsp cinnamon.
- Drizzle 2 spoonfuls of mixture over each biscuit.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until biscuits are cooked through.
- Cool and then drizzle with powdered sugar glaze.
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