I hope y’all’s week went well, and that everyone was safe this St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
So as you can see, not enough people sent in questions. In fact, I only got 2 more. So currently, I have about 7. And to be honest I was a little discouraged at first. For the sake of transparency, I’ll let y’all know I honestly felt like giving up on my whole blog because there’s not as much interaction as I’d like on here. But I’ve been discouraged and have quit on a lot of things. And this blog is special so I’m not giving it up just yet. Especially when I’ve got an exciting post like today’s!
So I know a lot of y’all are in college or single moms or just plain busy and I identify with that. Half the time you don’t have enough “me time” and most of the time meals are on the go. You try to look up a delicious recipe and it requires too many ingredients/appliances you ain’t got time to get or just takes way too much effort (like who owns a double boiler in college?!) Well I’m pleased to announce my new recipe series! The goal is something simple and easy that’s still sophisticated and comforting/tasty!
This first recipe is a breakfast one, but can also double as a dessert. I first saw it on Tiphero.com Some people call it Monkey Bread, or Cinnamon Bites… I call it a Cinnamon-Pull-Apart! Cause you pull it apart lol. This recipe is honestly one of my favorites because it only requires 7 ingredients total and takes less than 30 minutes to make. I make it ahead of time on a day where I’m not SUPER busy and it’s great room temp or warm!
Things you’ll need:
1. A pan (square 9×9 is what I used but honestly you could use a disposable aluminum pan from the dollar store too)
2. Aluminum foil
3. Measuring spoons and cups (specifically 1/2 and 1 cup, and 1/2 tsp (teaspoon) and 1 tbsp (tablespoon).
4. Oven (to bake in)
5. Bowl for cinnamon sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1.5 teaspoons of cinnamon
1 can of refrigerated biscuits
1/4 cup melted butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons of milk
Food Coloring (optional)
So the first step is to preheat your oven to 350°. Line your pan with aluminum foil (TRUST ME, your cleanup will be SO much easier). Then mix the brown sugar and cinnamon. Not with a whisk or hand mixer, just a spoon or fork will do.
The next step is to take the biscuits out of the can and separate them. Cut each biscuit into fourths and mold each fourth into a ball shape.
Then you’re gonna roll each ball in the cinnamon sugar mix we created in the first step. Place them side by side in your lined pan in a single layer. They will rise so they don’t have to be perfectly packed but you want them close together.
After they’re all packed in pour the melted butter on top and pop in the oven for about 20-23 minutes.
And Tah-da! This is what they should look like! But we aren’t finished yet! What’s a pull-apart without the icing??
The last step is to mix the powdered sugar, vanilla, optional food coloring and milk! I used white food color last time I made it for aesthetics, but usually any food coloring is just a fun ingredient to use. Now normally I mix it in a bowl and pour it over but I thought I would save y’all a dish and throw all the ingredients in a ziplock baggie and shake it all up… and honestly I think that’ll be my new method. It saves on clean up since you just throw the bag away when done but most importantly it gives a more even distribution of icing. So just cut the corner off and zig zag away! And you’re done! Here’s tomorrow’s breakfast or dessert!
I hope someone finds this helpful! It tastes amazing and is so simple! Still send in those Q and A questions… I’d appreciate it. And if you try this, tag me in your post/ comment below!!