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When No One’s Watching {Recipe: French Toast Monkey Bread}

There are things I do when no one is watching that I’m not so proud of. Today, I took a giant swig of my coffee creamer.. by itself… WITHOUT the coffee.

I couldn’t help it though. Have you tasted the International Delights Cold Stone Creamery Sweet Cream coffee creamer? Holy cow, that stuff is good. I mean really, really good.

I’ve also been known to take a nibble of KerryGold butter, by itself. We won’t get into that now though.

Back to the creamer, meant for coffee…

I have it bad for the creamer. So bad that I knew I couldn’t have it around or I would be sneaking drinks of it, without my coffee, more often than I’m willing to admit. But, what could I make with coffee creamer to eliminate its temptation? That was the question.

As I was pondering, my mind went back to the time I made Eggnog French Toast. That was soooo good. And coffee creamer is kind of like eggnog, right? It’s thick and creamy and flavorful. But, I didn’t want French Toast. I wanted Monkey Bread. So I did what any normal person would do and made what I am calling French Toast Monkey Bread, and used my International Delight tastes so good it should be illegal coffee creamer to up the ante on this creation.

This Monkey Bread isn’t actually toasted…but each piece is dredged in a thick and creamy egg custardy situation, with cinnamon and brown sugar and all that’s good in the world.

Who knows what you’ll do when no one’s watching with something this good around?

Naturally, this can be made with regular whipping cream instead of coffee creamer (but why would you?). I topped mine with a buttery brown sugar mixture, but I wonder what would happen if you used a maple syrup concoction instead, for a more “French Toast” topping flavor? I’m going to find out soon and will let you know!

Also there’s a regular, non-“French Toast” version of Monkey Bread recipe over here.

French Toast Monkey Bread

French Toast Monkey Bread

A unique twist on an old favorite - French Toast Monkey Bread! Great for breakfast or for snack!


  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream or International Delight Cold Stone Creamery Sweet Cream coffee creamer
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons vanilla
  • 2 cans of Pillsbury buttermilk biscuits
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • Powdered Sugar, if desired


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 12-cup fluted tube pan with shortening or cooking spray.
  2. Whisk together cream, eggs, cinnamon and vanilla.
  3. Cut each biscuit into quarters. Dip each biscuit in the cream mixture and place in the fluted tube pan. Continue until biscuits are all coated and evenly distributed in the pan.
  4. Combine the butter and brown sugar and pour evenly over biscuit pieces.
  5. Bake 28 to 32 minutes or until golden brown and no longer doughy in center. Cool in pan 10 minutes.
  6. Turn upside down onto serving plate and sprinkle with powdered sugar; pull apart to serve. Serve warm.
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  1. Monkey bread has been super high on my to-bake list for a while now. I love this version, definitely going to be trying it!

  2. Hahaha, I’ve been known to eat butter plain too, when it’s good no accompaniment is needed. This looks amazing!

  3. I tend to take a swig of whipping cream every time I use it (my excuse when caught is that I have to make sure it isn’t bad… but I always smell it first so that isn’t the issue.)
    I love creamer too and they make some great flavors – however since I don’t drink coffee, I use it in my hot chocolate – instant hot chocolate flavors! I’ve been trying to get away from sweet treats, but I am VERY tempted to try this one ;).

  4. Marla Meridith says:

    Oh my this treat looks amazing!

  5. Pinned! This looks awesome! I’ve never made monkey bread before, but I’m eager to try this recipe. Yummm!!

  6. Oh goodness…this looks so good! I’ve wanted to try monkey bread for a while and this is how I’ll make it.

  7. Great idea! I love that this is quick and easy too. YUM!

  8. I LOVE this idea!!! Our family makes monkey bread for holiday mornings each year. Bookmarking this to mix things up this year – looks amazing!

  9. I can shamefully relate, though mine usually has to do with potato chips or massive amounts of crackets & cheese. My weakness.

    This monkey bread (& that creamer) sound sinful – yum!!

  10. When I read your comment about loving the coffee creamer, I immediately thought of a post on the KAF blog a month or two ago. It’s a take on bread pudding, but uses cake and flavored coffee creamer. http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/easy-cake-pudding-recipe

  11. I don’t normally have coffee creamer on hand, but I’m thinking it would be worth picking some up just for this. I love this idea, and it’s gorgeous!!

  12. My mother in law makes amazing monkey bread. This is JUST the motivation and encouragement to whip us up a batch! Thanks, K!

  13. This sounds wonderful!! And I love knowing your secrets!

  14. I am in love with this recipe! Completely brilliant if you ask me. I headed back home to KS this weekend and would love to whip this up for the family. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Love the name of this post!!! I think we all do things when no one is watching. Mine typically involves a spoon, a jar of peanut butter and orange blossom honey…..

  16. Sounds great to me Kristen!!

  17. Gosh, I haven’t made monkey bread in so long. And now I’m craving it. It’s just so easy and a delicious treat. I think I’ll whip one up tonight!

  18. I have stayed away from using canned biscuits because there is always this ‘funny or phony’ taste. Maybe they’ve improved over the years or I’m just too picky. Anyone else have any experience with a too salty or ‘something’ is off’ kinda thing? I’m truly interested. I’m tempted to try this….but still a little skiddish.

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