Orange Monkey Bread is a delicious and sweet treat that’s perfect for breakfast or dessert. It’s made using canned biscuit dough and flavored with orange zest and juice. Here’s how you can prepare it:
For the Monkey Bread:
- 2 cans (16 oz each) refrigerated biscuit dough
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- Zest of 2 oranges
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
For the Orange Glaze:
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- Zest of 1 orange
- 2-3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to the temperature recommended on the biscuit dough package, usually around 350°F (175°C). Grease a Bundt pan or a similar baking dish with butter or cooking spray.
2. Prepare the Biscuit Dough: Open the cans of refrigerated biscuit dough and separate the biscuits. Cut each biscuit into quarters using a knife or kitchen scissors.
3. Coat the Biscuit Pieces: In a large bowl, combine the granulated sugar and orange zest. Toss the biscuit quarters in the sugar and zest mixture until they are coated evenly.
4. Assemble the Monkey Bread: Layer the sugar-coated biscuit pieces in the greased Bundt pan. Drizzle half of the melted butter over the first layer. Continue layering the remaining biscuit pieces and drizzle the rest of the melted butter on top.
5. Bake: Place the Bundt pan in the preheated oven and bake for about 30-35 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown and cooked through. Keep an eye on it to avoid over-browning.
6. Prepare the Orange Glaze: While the monkey bread is baking, prepare the orange glaze. In a bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, orange zest, and 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed orange juice. Add more orange juice as needed to achieve your desired glaze consistency.
7. Glaze the Monkey Bread: Once the monkey bread is done baking, remove it from the oven and let it cool in the pan for a few minutes. Then, carefully invert the pan onto a serving plate to release the monkey bread. Drizzle the orange glaze over the warm monkey bread.
8. Serve: Serve the Orange Monkey Bread while it’s still warm, allowing everyone to pull apart the sweet and sticky pieces. It’s best enjoyed fresh, but you can also store any leftovers in an airtight container for a day or two.
Enjoy your homemade Orange Monkey Bread!
Please note that baking times can vary depending on your oven, so keep an eye on the bread as it bakes to ensure it doesn’t overcook.