17 September 2012

Single-Serve Monkey Bread

So now the hubs is back in school I try (key work being try) to get up early and make a tasty Saturday morning breakfast. I feel like its my wifely duties to do so. Yes, most Saturdays he's up before me and I don't fix anything but I'm getting better at it. 
At least I like to think so...
Most of the time eggs and bacon are on the menu but this time I wanted something sweet, gooey and delicious!
So Friday night while Chris was at the away football game and I was sitting at home watching Tripe D on Food Network (can't get enough of that show) I was trying to think of something I wanted to make for breakfast. Then at about 9pm it hit me! I thought to myself "I really wanna make cinnamon rolls!"
I mean it shouldn't be that hard should it. Then after realizing that it was now almost 9:30pm I decided to make the next best thing. Monkey Bread! 
I grew up eating a BIG breakfast every Saturday morning and loving every minute of it! Yes, my mom was/is that trophy wife when it came to a good home cooking meal. I really want to be that lady but most mornings I'm to lazy to be her. I really don't ever remember having Monkey Bread while growing up even though I'm sure she or someone else in the family has made it before. I Googled all sort of ways to make it then finally I found the perfect and easiest way! 
I mean they are almost (I said almost) too cute to eat. But I ate one, ok maybe two and they are fantastic. Not to mention the hubs loved them plus Truman (our fur baby) may have got to try a little piece and loved it. 
This recipe would be a great one for those busy school weeks or on a busy Saturday morning. Or even when you just don't feel like being that trophy wife and want to make something simple! The whole family will eat these up! Enjoy!! 
WARNING!! Don't let these bake while doing 30 Day Shred!! :)

Servings: 12
Total time: 30 minutes

Recipe adapted from Dashing Dish

§  2 cans reduced-fat crescent rolls
§  1/2 cup sugar-free maple syrup
§  1 tablespoons unsalted butter
§  2 tablespoons cinnamon
§  1 ½ tablespoon sugar

1.       Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 12 cup muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.
2.       Cut biscuits into 3 equal size triangles.
3.       Roll each piece into a ball. Totally 24 balls.
4.       Mix cinnamon and sugar in a shallow bowl.
5.       Roll each ball into cinnamon/sugar mixture. Mix until balls are well coated.
6.       Next, melt butter in microwave for about 30 seconds. Then add syrup and set aside.
7.       Place 4 balls into each muffin cup. Pour butter/syrup mixture over each muffin tin.
8.       Bake 18-20 minutes.
9.       Let cool about 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy! 

Nutritional Information
1 monkey bread
Calories: 130
Fat: 6g
Carbohydrates: 17g
Protein: 3g