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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!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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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Comments

  1. A Thought For Food says:

    Looks awesome! And I too have been known (well, maybe not… I try to be discreet) to eat pieces of KG butter (it’s just so darn good)… but, seriously, I want this monkey bread. So fabulous looking!

  2. Pat Wogan says:

    Y-U-M-M-Y!

  3. The photos in this post are stunning Kristen and this french toast monkey bread hybrid looks absolutely delicious.

  4. Well this is probably the most delicious thing I have ever seen in my entire life. Nothing better than French toast and monkey bread. Amazing!

  5. Denise Cottrell says:

    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.

  6. This is so fun – a great way to use creamer. Gorgeous, too!

  7. I love this, Kristen! It’s so beautiful!!

  8. I love monkey bread and what a great spin with a French toast-coffee creamer! YUM!

  9. MaryEllen Hendrickson Malloy says:

    OMG – nice to know there are other real people who do things like that! But to admit it, and in print? You have moxie!

  10. MaryEllen Hendrickson Malloy says:

    OMG – nice to know there are other real people who do things like that! But to admit it, and in print? You have moxie!

  11. Oh girl, I’ve stuck a finger or two in softened Kerrygold butter… no shame in that! ;)

    This monkey bread reminds me of my aunt Mildred. She always made monkey bread when we’d visit and we would gobble it down in no time!

  12. Monkey Bread is on my Recipe Bucket List. This one looks FANTASTIC too!

  13. How beautiful! I love monkey bread, it’s perfect for sharing!

  14. I love this nontraditional use of coffee creamer. What a divine monkey bread!

  15. This french toast monkey bread looks so delicious and lovely. Perfect for a nice and fulfilling breakfast.

  16. My family is gonna love this, thanks!!

  17. Can’t wait to make this over the weekend!

  18. Angela Pemberton says:

    what a fun breakfast dish…and you are too funny about all the creamer :-)

  19. Love this recipe! I can’t wait to give it a vegan spin and try it on my family.

  20. Oh, that almost looks too pretty to eat! But I totally would…

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