Quick n Easy Monkey Bread

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A fun easy recipe from a member of the Cast Iron Cooking Facebook group for Quick & Easy Monkey Bread. According to wikipedia, Monkey bread, also called monkey puzzle bread, sticky bread, African coffee cake, golden crown, pinch-me cake, pluck-it cake, bubbleloaf and monkey brains is a sweet, sticky, gooey pastry served in the United States for breakfast. It consists of pieces of soft bread with cinnamon sprinkled on it. It is served at fairs and other parks as a treat.


20 canned cinnamon rolls, cut in 1/2 and rolled into balls.

* check the can to see how many they make, you will like need 2 packages

1 stick of butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts


Place the cinnamon roll balls in a preheated cast iron skilled that has been greased well.

Melt 1 stick of butter in sauce pan.

Add 1/2 cup brown sugar, stir, and boil, then turn off the heat.

Add 1 tsp of vanilla and 1/2 cup chopped nuts.

Pour mixture over the cinnamon balls.

Bake at 400 degrees F for 25 minutes or until brown.

Remove from oven, drizzle on the icing (from the can) and serve warm.


Thank you Barbara from the Cast Iron Cooking page for the use of this recipe.

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