One of my favorite holiday memories is having either my mom’s monkey bread or cinnamon buns on Christmas morning. Something about it just makes that day complete. The smell from the oven, the warm cinnamon sugar bread, I just love every single bit of it. My dad always has to have a piece of Christmas Stollen, which is a Swedish tradition he grew up with. The rest of us unfortunately aren’t big fans, so we always have this yummy treat as well.
I wanted to share this recipe with you all for a few reasons aside from how delicious it is. First off, it is incredible easy to make with simple ingredients, many of which you will already have at home. Secondly, you can make ahead of time, even more reason to have on Christmas morning because all you will have to do is pop it in the oven! Lastly, it is kid friendly if you want to get them involved.
Logan is the best little sous chef and I try and have him help in the kitchen as much as possible. We use this kitchen helper stool (another option) so he is counter level and for the monkey bread he helped pour the sugar and cinnamon into a bag, tear open the biscuits and watched the can “pop” (his favorite and always would giggle), I used kid friendly kitchen scissors to cut the biscuits since I was close to Logan, if you little one is slightly older they could use these kid friendly kitchen scissors and do it themselves. Logan then tossed all the pieces into a bowl and then he helped take a few at a time and dunk and roll them into the cinnamon sugar mixture. Such a help, we both had fun and of course he was the best little taste tester!
I listed out the supplies we used below, also I totally forgot my mom adds in nuts and raisins so you can do that option as well! Also, tag me on Instagram if you end up making this, would love to see!