I'm not sure which bothers me more--posting things that didn't turn out quite right or taking a two week break from blogging altogether because I refuse to take pictures of anything I didn't love. Pretty much any time I disappear from the blogosphere you can bet that I'm struggling with this dilemma. Thankfully today I have a recipe that was much easier than any of my unpostable (made up word) mistakes over the past few weeks, and it's delicious!

With exams right around the corner, my diet will almost certainly be composed of Coke Zero, pizza bread and sweets (why can't I eat like a normal girl?). This banana monkey bread works for breakfast, but I can also see it fitting into many other categories. Dress it up and it's dessert. It definitely works as a late night snack, and it would be a lovely addition to any brunch. This is one of those recipes you want to have around because it's just that easy. Thank you for being patient with my busy self as junior year winds down. More posts to come!

Banana Monkey Bread
Makes 4 ramekins
Recipe from Pinch of Yum

Pillsbury Grands Biscuits (4)
Bananas (2-3)
White chocolate chips
Cinnamon and sugar


1. Cut biscuits into 1-inch cubes.  Slice bananas.  Combine and coat with cinnamon and sugar.
2. Arrange in greased ramekins and bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
3. Melt white chocolate; spoon over tops

*I used five biscuits because that's what came in the container (and why would I want one extra plain biscuit when I could have it covered in cinnamon sugar instead?). The bananas I had around were on the large side, so I only used two. For the white chocolate I just melted a cube of white melting chocolate, but I'd say melt about 1/4 cup if you are using chips. Lastly, I used about 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon for the cinnamon sugar.
    Also, my ramekins are a bit thicker than some others, so I needed about 3-4 more minutes of cooking. I also realized that filling them up quite as high as I did is just a mess waiting to happen, and since none of you probably want to clean cinnamon sugar from the bottom of your oven I'd suggest putting the ramekins on a pan before baking.

    Only I would decide to take pictures the same day as tornadoes are going through NC. Sorry for the dreary backdrop!


    briarrose said... @ April 18, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    I've never seen a banana version....what a neat idea.

    Kate said... @ April 19, 2011 at 8:37 PM

    good lawd, these look amazing.

    Mama G said... @ April 19, 2011 at 8:53 PM

    This might have to be an Easter weekend breakfast or dessert. Thanks Sarah!

    Unknown said... @ April 19, 2011 at 9:12 PM

    Great take on monkey bread.

    Sarah said... @ April 20, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Thank you for the comments!

    This would be perfect for Easter weekend breakfast/dessert. Especially since the white chocolate on top makes it a bit fancier. Hope you enjoy it if you end up making it!

    Christina said... @ April 30, 2011 at 8:39 AM

    OH em gee. these gooey monkey treats may just get me through finals :)

    Sarah said... @ April 30, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    Oh definitely, Christina. They got me through pre-final papers, I have two bananas and a container of biscuits ready to make these for next week!

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