Vanilla Bean Monkey Bread

Vanilla Bean Monkey Bread

I realized the other day that it has been over a year since I blogged a new Monkey Bread recipe.  I love making these for breakfast (almost all holidays at our house involve a monkey bread!) and for dessert too (people go crazy over them on a dessert table!).  So, I whipped up another one the other morning…Vanilla Bean.  Yum.

If you’ve missed my other versions, here are a few:

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2 (16 oz) cans of refrigerated flaky layer biscuit dough, cut into quarters
1/2 a cup of sugar
1/2 a teaspoon of cinnamon
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup of butter
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 (3.4 oz) box of instant vanilla pudding mix, dry and not prepared
2 vanilla beans, slit down the middle with the seeds scooped out

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray a bundt pan with cooking spray.  Set aside.

In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon with a spoon.  Dredge each biscuit quarter in this mixture to coat.  Layer quartered pieces in prepared bundt pan on top of each other all the way around.

(At this point, you could cover your pan and pop it in the fridge until the next morning.)

In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and instant pudding mix.  Cook over medium-high heat stirring constantly until mixture comes to a boil.  Boil one minute.  Remove from heat and stir in your vanilla bean seeds. Pour this mixture over layered biscuits.  Bake 40 minutes.  Let pan sit 5 minutes before inverting it onto platter to serve.

That’s it! So easy and so good!

Vanilla Bean Monkey Bread

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog April 19, 2017 at 4:52 am

    I’ve never heard of the monkey bread, but it looks and sounds delicious – not too many ingredients to make as well!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Narci Dreffs April 19, 2017 at 5:31 am

    This looks delish! We love your monkey bread recipes! Can’t wait to try this one!

  • Stephanie April 19, 2017 at 5:56 am

    I love monkey bread!! This one looks delicious and maybe not quite as sweet as the one I make, which can be a good thing, 🙂

  • Alexis deZayas April 19, 2017 at 7:11 am

    This sounds so good!!

  • Leslie S April 19, 2017 at 8:19 am

    JUST got online to search for a brunch recipe this weekend and score! Can’t wait to try this one! With some fresh berries on the side…mmmmmm!

  • Kelly April 19, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Monkey Bread is a favorite at our house, too. My kids actually had the last of the leftovers from Easter’s Monkey Bread this morning. I have never prepped any of it in advance so I loved reading that you do as the cutting the biscuits into pieces can be tedious! I will have to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing.

    • Gretchen April 19, 2017 at 6:55 pm

      I use a pizza cutter to quickly cut the biscuits–so much easier than a knife.