I promised you lots of purple, green, and yellow sprinkles, and today, I’m delivering. If you’re not as jazzed about Mardi Gras as I am, then you can certainly leave off the sprinkles. They’re more for panache than actual flavor.
Monkey bread is the first recipe I ever made by myself. I made it in home economics in middle school. In Texas, everyone (boys and girls) takes home ec. one semester, and then wood working the next semester. If I remember correctly, everyone liked home ec. better—even the boys. The reason is probably this monkey bread. Would you rather have splinters or monkey bread? Thought so.
This might be the world’s most perfect recipe: biscuits doused in butter, sugar and cinnamon, and then baked. You can’t mess this one up.
I made homemade biscuit dough for this recipe. There’s hardly a store-bought biscuit package small enough to serve two, but also: homemade is always better. Always. You can quote me on that. For life.
I rolled the dough into twelve balls, each slightly smaller than a ping pong ball, doused them in cinnamon sugar, and popped 3 into each muffin cup. The recipe for the brown sugar butter sauce came to me in a dream one night, and it was destiny that they topped these cinnamon biscuit bites.
This little guy, I just want to eat him right up:
I hope you enjoy these!
POP QUIZ!: do you want to see more purple, green and yellow sprinkles on desserts this week? (there is only one right answer).
For the syrup: