Baking is a big part of our family. From holidays to just because, my family’s kitchens have always been full of love and lot of memories. As a mother, I want to create these special memories with my kiddos, too.
Baking is a great way to make memories, but also a fantastic way to combine language arts, math, science, social studies, and many other skills. We keep our baking simple, with recipes, even my youngest can help with (she’s two). Be prepared for messes, fun, and cultivating love.
Our latest adventure in, Baking Up Memories, was Monkey Bread with my four-year-old little monkey.
Step 1: Gather ingredients
- 2 cans of refrigerator flaky biscuits (we used jumbo)
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1tsp + 1tsp cinnamon
- 3/4 cup butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- Bundt pan
- non-stick spray or extra butter for pan
Step 2: Preheat oven to 350F.
Step 3: Make the gooey sauce.
Place butter in a microwave safe bowl and microwave in 30-45 second intervals, until completely melted. Once melted, carefully remove from microwave, add the brown sugar, 1 tsp of cinnamon, and vanilla to the melted butter; combine until there are no lumps.
Step 4: Prepare pan.
Grease the pan with non-stick spray, or extra butter from the wrappers, make sure to coat the whole pan well.
Step 5: Prepare biscuits.
Mix the white sugar and remaining cinnamon in a small bowl together, then set to the side.
Pop open the biscuits, and cut each biscuit into ¼ or 1/6, then drop each biscuit piece into the sugar/cinnamon mix and gently coat; once the first can of cut biscuits are in the pan, pour half of the gooey sauce over the biscuits. Complete the process with the second can of biscuits, then pour the remaining gooey sauce over top of all the biscuits.
Step 6: Bake
Place the Bundt pan on a cookie sheet (just in case of gooey spillage); place in the oven and bake at 350F for 35-40 minutes (depending on how gooey you like center).
Step 7: Wait
Remove the monkey bread from oven and cool for 10-15 minutes; invert pan onto a large dinner plate or cake plate and ENJOY!
What should we bake next? Share your ideas below!
Abi (a little bit crazy) Frazee, is a sort of newish, homeschooling momma with three little crazy Frazees. Abi, her husband, Justin & kiddos reside in the mountains of Southwestern Pennsylvania, and enjoy spontaneous field trips. Abi has a BA in Early Childhood Education, a MS in Special Education, and is a Certified Labor Doula; she uses her education, with past and present experiences to cultivate a love of learning & sharing. Love, Learn, Have Faith, Smile (& drink coffee!)