Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Blueberry Monkey Bread

All the ooey-gooey-ness of Monkey Bread, with the delicious flavors of blueberry & cream cheese. 
An ooey-gooey delicious way to start your day!


So I'm pretty sure I'm the nicest wife EVER....since I let Jorden sleep in until 10:00 on Saturday...! I seriously can't remember the last time I slept until 10:00 - even when I "sleep in" it's more like 8:30 these days. But Jorden told me the one and only gift he wanted was sleep - a chance to sleep in, and maybe an afternoon nap. One out of two is not bad....right? (Don't worry...we got him some actual gifts, too).



Of course....what I haven't told you is that Jorden sleeping until 10:00 actually benefited me....(you didn't really think I was that nice, did you??) Because somewhere in my Father's Day planning I got the idea that I was going to make this Blueberry Monkey Bread, despite the fact that I had no recipe and I'd never made monkey bread before! And midway through executing the plan, when I had blueberry pie filling all over my pajama pants and cream cheese icing spattered across the kitchen....Jorden staying in bed an extra hour suddenly started to sound like a good idea!


So when he came down at 9:00, and I lovingly said, "You're down so early....you can go back to sleep!", it was really because I needed the time. And because I love him.....(of course...!) But mostly because I needed the time. To scramble the eggs and fry the bacon and cut the fruit and pour the juice and make the coffee. And to finish the monkey bread! And let me just say....it was totally worth it!!


If I could something this ooey-gooey and delicious for breakfast every weekend, I would TOTALLY let Jorden sleep in! Even if it meant I had to make it. It was like blueberry pie meets monkey bread and they go swimming in cream cheese icing. Yeah, it was good.


The only problem? I ate waaaaay too much. And then I ate more the next morning, because of course we had to finish it up. And I'm pretty sure I would have eaten it all, if it weren't for Jorden and the girls helping me out. I guess I might need to stay far away from the next batch. (Who are we kidding...!? That is SO not going to happen!!)


Blueberry Monkey Bread
2 cans Pillsbury Grands! biscuit dough
1/4 c. flour
1/4 c. sugar

1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 Tbsp. butter, softened
1 (21 oz.) can blueberry pie filling
6 Tbsp. butter
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
3 oz. cream cheese
3 Tbsp. fat free half & half (or milk)
1 tsp. lemon juice

1. Unroll biscuits and cut into quarters or sixths.
2. In small bowl, mix 1/4 c. flour, 1/4 c. sugar, 2 Tbsp. softened butter, and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon until crumbly. Pour into gallon-size Ziploc bag, add cut biscuits, and shake to coat.
3. In a medium saucepan, mix 1 can blueberry pie filling and 6 Tbsp. butter. Bring to a low boil and stir for 2 min. Remove from heat.
4. Pour blueberry sauce over biscuit mixture and stir gently to combine.
5. Pour biscuits and sauce into a greased bundt pan. Place the bundt pan on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 45 min, or until golden brown.
6. While bread is baking, prepare icing by mixing powdered sugar, cream cheese, half & half, and lemon juice until smooth.
7. Remove bread from oven and cool 5-10 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate.
8. Drizzle with icing; serve warm.


Enjoy! (Clearly we did!!)


While you're here, be sure to check out some of my other delicious breakfast recipes!

Rhubarb Crumb Cake


 Cookie Butter Morning Buns


Cinnamon Biscotti Dunkers




Thanks for taking a peek inside my Lemon Tree Dwelling....
I hope you feel right at home!
-Cathy

34 comments :

  1. I could totally go for some monkey bread with my coffee right now! Looks delicious :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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  2. Oh my goodness I love monkey bread and with blueberries?! Out of this world! Love the story too :)

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  3. You are a good wife! My husband did NOT get this kind of breakfast! I wish I thought of this though, this monkey bread sounds amazing! I have a birthday coming up, maybe I can sleep til 10 and my family could make this for me!

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  4. This looks amazingly gooey and yummy! ☺

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  5. Wow you are a nice wife! Sleeping in until 10 AND a huge breakfast?!!! You're putting me to shame, here! It looks absolutely delicious!! My hubby would love that! Thanks for sharing, YUM!!

    ~Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy

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  6. Looks fabulous! Pinned! visiting from A Bouquet of Talent Linky Party...already following you via Bloglovin!

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  7. This looks like one of those desserts that you just eat straight off of the platter! Without a plate! While standing up! Over the kitchen sink! Oh my. I bet it was wonderful. Deon @ ipinnedIt.com

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  8. That looks amazing! Pinned! Visiting from Huckleberry Love.

    -Andrea @ Andrea Arch

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  9. This looks ridiculously delicious!!! Totally pinning this for later! Thanks.

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  10. This sounds delicious! I came over from the Craft-O-Maniac link party! I will be pinning this.

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  11. wow- this looks so good! I love the twist from regular monkey bread!

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  12. Oh my gosh! I'm always tempted by monkey breads, even though I've never even tried one. But I think this flavor combination is the most tempting so far :) Especially when you compare it to blueberry pie!!!

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  13. Seriously, I wished I lived close to you so you could cook for me. Everything you make sounds so good! I shouldn't have looked at this while I am so hungry!

    Kirsten @ Made For A King

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  14. OMG...that looks so good! I just learned to make blueberry preserves and they would be perfect for this monkey bread :)

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  15. This is gorgeous, Cathy! Pinned and sharing on Facebook tomorrow. Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays!

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

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  16. Oh my, these are going on my to-do list right now!! This looks beautiful, I am pinning right now. :) Found this post over at Teach Me Tuesdays - would love if you would share this recipe at Tasty Tuesdays too - http://www.hungryharps.com/2013/06/tasty-tuesdays-16-and-dozen-delicious.html#more Hope the rest of your week is awesome!

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  17. That looks amazing! I'll surprise my kids with it one morning this summer!

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  18. So, my husband picks up the ipad, when he did he inadvertently clicked on THIS link (man-hands and touch-screens!) from Lakeshore drive....now I am making this this weekend :) I had already had my eye on it, though. Pinning & have a great day!!

    Kim @ *Soliloquy Of Food & Such*

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  19. Hi Cathy!
    I will be featuring this at the party on Sunday. Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays!

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

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  20. Saw your project on the RealCoake site. This looks AMAZING, and I have to try it. I LOVE Blueberries!

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  21. This looks DELISH! And it's finally blueberry season so YEA! Saw you at Practically Functional

    Would love for you to share this at our Super Sunday Linky party over at Who Needs a Cape! http://whoneedsacape.com/2013/06/super-sunday-party-4/

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  22. Oh yum! I have always wanted to try monkey bread; pinning this so I remember to make it! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. OMGosh! You always make the best things! Pinning this!!
    Karen

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  24. What size of blueberry pie filling?

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  25. Can you tell me what size Pillsbury biscuits? Eight count or 10 count?

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    1. I used the 4 pack "value pack". It was 40 biscuits, 7.5 oz. each. Hope this helps!

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  26. Traditional Monkey Bread is our "Christmas Morning" thing...A variation is Gorilla Bread (it has cream cheese in the nooks and crannies!). This Blueberry Monkey Bread sounds yummy...will be making it this weekend! Thank you for sharing!!

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  27. I tried making this and it was a colossal failure. I used 4 cans of the Pillsbury Grand Biscuits, and it was way too much. It's a good thing it was on a cookie sheet, because it overflowed the bundt pan. I cooked it longer because it kept getting bigger and I was concerned the center would be not done enough. When I finally took it out of the oven, the outsides were crunchy from the additional baking time and the center and insides were a gooey raw mess. As I said, it was a disaster.

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    1. Sorry to hear that, Gail. Did you use the small cans of biscuits (7.5 oz)? I'm not sure why that would have happened - mine grew and a few pieces fell over the edge onto the baking sheet, but nothing like what you're talking about. Sorry!!

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  29. Cathy, as usual you have created a work of art!
    Blessings,
    Sinea
    Ducks ‘n a Row

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