Make Ahead Monkey Bread with Raisins and Pecans

Make Ahead Monkey Bread is perfect for Christmas morning!

Make Ahead Monkey Bread  Recipe with Pecans and Raisins. Prepare the night before and just cook it on Christmas morning!  | Uncommon Designs

I tell you guys all the time that cooking is not my everything… it’s true.  However, this recipe is actually one that I am pretty good at and I’ve been making it for years.  It has been a part of our family since Bonnie joined us and a part of hers long before that.  It is warm and gooey and delicious and you can prepare it the night before Christmas and just pop it in and bake that morning! You can pick up everything you need at your local WALMART, too!

Make Ahead Monkey Bread  Recipe with Pecans and Raisins. Prepare the night before and just cook it on Christmas morning!  | Uncommon Designs

When Bonnie married my brother we got so lucky!  She loves hosting brunch on Christmas morning.  Before I had kids, we would head over to their house on Christmas morning and Bonnie would have prepared yummy casseroles and this utterly delicious monkey bread.  This was way before its popularity and I thought she was a genius.  It was insanely good… I thought she hung the moon.  We would watch their kids play with their loot from Santa and it was so relaxing and fun.

Make Ahead Monkey Bread  Recipe with Pecans and Raisins. Prepare the night before and just cook it on Christmas morning!  | Uncommon Designs

This was one of the very first dishes that I made for other people.  I served it at my friend Kristin’s wedding shower  and she still raves about it.  It is so easy, but it tastes like you took hours to prepare it. My little one can even prepare most of it! It is just right for your Christmas morning breakfast or anytime of year.

Make Ahead Monkey Bread  Recipe with Pecans and Raisins. Prepare the night before and just cook it on Christmas morning!  | Uncommon Designs

Today I bring you…. Make Ahead Monkey Bread! You are going to love it and I added the typical Southern charm of pecans and raisins, but you can totally leave them out if you aren’t a fan or have loved ones with nut allergies.

Make Ahead Monkey Bread  Recipe with Pecans and Raisins. Prepare the night before and just cook it on Christmas morning!  | Uncommon Designs

Make Ahead Monkey Bread Recipe

Ingredients:

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 Cans of Pillsbury™ Grands™ refrigerated biscuits

1/2 cup of pecan pieces

1/2 cup of raisins

1 cup of packed brown sugar

3/4 cup of butter (see I told you it was Southern)

Make Ahead Monkey Bread  Recipe with Pecans and Raisins. Prepare the night before and just cook it on Christmas morning!  | Uncommon Designs

Directions:

The night before…

1. Grease a fluted tube pan with cooking spray.

2. Mix the cinnamon and sugar in a gallon sized plastic bag.

3. Cut each biscuits into four pieces and place them in the bag. Shake until all pieces are coated with the sugar mixture.

4. Place layers of biscuits, raisins, and pecans in the tube pan.

5. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator. I like to go ahead and measure out the butter and brown sugar for the next morning and just place it on top.

The morning of…

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Melt butter and mix with brown sugar.

3. Pour it over the biscuit dough in the pan.

4. Bake it for 28-33 minutes or until it is golden brown and not dough in the center.

5.  Let it cool in the pan for at least 10 minutes and then turn it over onto a plate.  All done!

 

Make Ahead Monkey Bread  Recipe with Pecans and Raisins. Prepare the night before and just cook it on Christmas morning!  | Uncommon Designs

This is one that will definitely be on our table on Christmas morning.  Do you have any traditions that you do each year?  I’d love to hear about them!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pillsbury. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Trish Flake

Author/Co-Owner at Uncommon Designs
Hey y'all! I am Trish and one half of the creative team at Uncommon Designs. I adore party planning, holiday celebrations, and all things crafty! I am so excited to share my creative adventures with you!

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