You know those recipes that are infamous? The ones that are so delicious they get trotted out for every special occasion? Prepare to add our Maple Walnut Monkey Bread to that list. The cinnamon sugar dough is enough to have people vying for seconds, but we took things to the next level by coating the whole loaf in a sticky-sweet maple glaze. Trust us, this indulgent recipe is bound to become the star of any fall brunch or holiday gathering.
Fall Brunch: Maple Walnut Monkey Bread
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
3 12-ounce packages refrigerated biscuit dough
3 tablespoons butter
½ cup white sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
For Maple Walnut Glaze:
1 stick butter
½ cup maple syrup
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¾ cup walnuts, finely chopped.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch tube pan and set it aside for later.
- Set up a dredging station for the dough: Melt butter in one bowl and mix together the cinnamon and sugar in another.
- Pull apart the biscuits. Cut each biscuit into fourths and roll them in your hands to form little balls.
- Roll each ball in the butter then the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Stack the completed balls in the tube pan, making round layers.
- Melt the butter for the glaze.
- Remove the butter from the heat. Add in the maple syrup, vanilla extract, and walnuts. Stir to combine.
- Pour the glaze evenly over the dough.
- Transfer the dough into the oven and bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.
- Take the bread out of the oven and let it cool in the pan for 5 minutes.
- Serve warm, inverted onto a plate so the glaze covers the top.
Brunch recipes are meant to be a little over the top, especially as the weather gets cooler. However, we don’t believe that decadence has to mean spending hours in the kitchen. This monkey bread uses mostly pantry ingredients, is super simple to put together, and still tastes amazing. Give it a try. You won’t regret adding this one to your recipe rotation.
Have you ever had monkey bread? What is your favorite fall brunch recipe? Tell us in the comments.
For more comforting fall recipes, check out Stagetecture’s archives.