Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Eggnog Monkey Bread

Nutmeg-spiced monkey bread with a rich and creamy eggnog drizzle. 
Christmas breakfast has never been more delicious!

I don't know about you....but for me, eggnog is an essential part of the Christmas season. I love having a glass while I'm decorating the tree....or making cookies....or watching Christmas movies. And usually one glass turns into more than one, because I keep going back for little sips and half-pours until I've definitely had two full glasses. Or maybe (definitely) more. It's just so good! And creamy! And addictive! So when we put our tree up this past weekend, I knew that some eggnog would be in order. And along with eggnog, I knew that some eggnog treats would be in order. After all, what's Christmas without eggnog??

So last night, after dinner (Rocky Rococo's pizza - yummm), the kids finished pulling every last ornament out of its box and we hooked and hung them. And finished nearly all of them! Which is no small feat when you have as many ornaments as we do....! We turned on Christmas music and Christmas lights and I poured myself a glass of.....nope, I didn't. No eggnog for me! Because the truth is I had eaten so many eggnog treats throughout the day that I just didn't have it in me last night.

I'm tempted to be sad.....until I remember how AMAZING the treats tasted! Just like real eggnog! So even though I didn't have a glass of eggnog last night, I definitely had eggnog in monkey bread form earlier in the day. It's amazing how combining a few of the right ingredients can transform something delicious (monkey bread) into something INCREDIBLE.....like this Eggnog Monkey Bread! It will HAVE to happen for Christmas breakfast this year, maybe with a glass of eggnog on the side. :)

Eggnog Monkey Bread
1 can (16.3 oz.) Pillsbury Grands Homestyle Biscuits
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
6 Tbsp. butter, melted

1. Mix 1/4 c. sugar and 1/2 tsp. nutmeg.
2. Separate biscuits, cut into fourths and place in a large food storage bag.
3. Add sugar mixture to biscuits; shake well to coat.
4. Transfer biscuits to a greased 6 c. bundt pan (double recipe for a 12 c. pan).
5. Mix melted butter and 1/2 c. sugar; pour over biscuits in pan.
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 28 minutes or until golden brown.
7. Cool in pan 10 minutes; tip upside down onto a serving plate and top with eggnog glaze.

Eggnog Drizzle 
1 c. powdered sugar
1 Tbsp. butter, softened
1/2 tsp. rum extract
3 Tbsp. eggnog
1/8 tsp. nutmeg

1. Mix all ingredients; add eggnog until you reach desired consistency. Drizzle over monkey bread.


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  1. I LOVE this! Monkey break is my favorite thing to eat. This is so festive!

  2. The perfect Christmas breakfast! This looks so yummy!!
    How do you not gain a thousand pounds?
    Diane Roark

  3. Yum! This looks like the perfect Christmas breakfast delight! Looks amazing! So - my friend - what do you do with these recipes after you make them? I need to come visit!

  4. That looks delish!! Can't wait to try! I should make this for our office Christmas party. Thanks for the recipe! Pinning!

  5. Not only do I need to go buy my first carton of eggnog this season...I need to make this cake! Thank you for sharing! A delicious end to a good day. I hope you have a happy and warm week, my friend!

  6. I just can't wait to get our Christmas tree up! I'll have to have eggnog treats on hand while I do the decorating! I personally do not like drinking eggnog, but I love the flavor in baked goods! This is a must Cathy! So good!

  7. It's amazing how much even just adding nutmeg gives things an "eggnog" flavor! This cake looks incredible!

  8. In the instructions you say to add 1/2 c butter, is it suppose to be sugar? And when do you add the other 1/2 tsp of nutmeg?

    1. Hi Birgitta,
      Sorry - I guess I was rushing through typing the recipe! I made the necessary changes, it is all set now! Thanks for your comment!

  9. Just beautiful Cathy! Pinned and shared on Facebook :) Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

  10. My bundt pan disappeared, I'm going to substitute a square pan 8x8 and have one layer of bread. I could also next time try a round casserole dish or an 8-inch round pan. The bread turned out very well. I also cut the glaze recipe in half for an 8x8 pan.

  11. Oh my gosh, this looks AMAZING!!! What a great holiday recipe, it sounds so good, especially with all that glaze drizzled over the top! YUM!!!

  12. Love, Love, Love, Eggnog, and no doubt will love the Monkey Bread, thanks for sharing!!

  13. I love monkey bread and eggnog; what a great combination!

  14. Oh man! I am an Egg Nog Super Fan! If you've visited my site @ http://www.kneadedcreations.com lately, you see I am doing an egg nog series! This would have been a great addition! I will point people over your way! just popping over from the Memories by the Mile Link Party. I have pinned & liked. I would love it if you would drop by my site at http://www.kneadedcreations.com for a short visit! I will look forward to seeing you there! Deb @ Kneaded Creations.

  15. I love egg nog and this looks WONDERFUL! Cathy, how ever will I start a diet when you keep showing me yummy recipes like this? LOL.
    Ducks ‘n a Row

  16. Made the eggnog monkey bread yesterday for Christmas brunch. It was amazing in so many ways. LOVE it. The rum flavoring I think was my favorite part!


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