Holiday Cranberry Orange Monkey Bread

Growing up, one of my favorite breakfast treats on holidays and special occasions was and still is Monkey Bread. That sweet, cinnamon sugar, biscuit gooey goodness is unbelievably delicious. With the magic of Christmas in my house this weekend, I decided to make it with the flavors of the holidays…and it was a breakfast Santa would ask for again and again! ⠀

Ingredients

  • 16.3 oz can Grands Southern Homestyle
  • Buttermilk Biscuits, cut into 6
  • pieces each⠀
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries⠀
  • 1 orange, 1/4 cup + 1 tsp juiced, 1
  • tbsp + 1 tsp zested, divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt⠀
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon⠀
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract⠀
  • Recipe

    Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Microwave 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice for 15 seconds. Mix the cranberries with the juice and set aside. To a gallon Ziploc bag, add sugar, salt, 1 tbsp of the orange zest, and cinnamon. Close the bag, mix the until blended well, add the biscuit pieces, mix, add cranberries, and mix one last time. Pour the mixture into a parchment paper lined loaf pan.⠀ ⠀ In a medium pan over medium heat, melt the butter, brown sugar, and vanilla just until the sugar has dissolved. Pour over the biscuit pieces, making sure each piece is covered well. Bake 25-30 minutes, or until the top of the biscuits are golden brown and dough is cooked through. Allow to cool 10 minutes then invert on a serving plate. ⠀ ⠀ Optional Glaze: whisk together 1 tbsp melted butter, 1/4 cup powdered sugar, remaining 1 tsp orange zest, and 1 tbsp orange juice. Drizzle on top of the loaf. ⠀

    Approximate Nutrition Information for 6 biscuit pieces (1 loaf with glaze/8 biscuits): 385 calories, 19g fat, 51g carbs, 3g protein⠀

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    Growing up, one of my favorite breakfast treats on holidays and special occasions was and still is Monkey Bread. That sweet, cinnamon sugar, biscuit gooey goodness is unbelievably delicious. With the magic of Christmas in my house this weekend, I decided to make it with the flavors of the holidays…and it was a breakfast Santa would ask for again and again! ⠀