November 4, 2013

Banana Chocolate Chip Pecan Monkey Bread

On the Menu Today~
Banana Chocolate Chip Pecan Monkey Bread

Who can resist an ooey, gooey,
chocolaty, sticky piece of Monkey Bread...
Not me..
Especially if it's easy to make.

Start with frozen bread dough,
add brown sugar, cinnamon,
chopped pecans, chocolate chips,
banana pudding mix and then...
top it off with a chocolate glaze~
Oh so good....

Banana Chocolate Chip Pecan Monkey Bread

  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 small package banana pudding mix, regular not instant
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons flour
  • 2 (14 to 16 oz) loaves frozen white bread dough, thawed
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teasppon vanilla extract
Cooking Directions
  1. Greased Bundt pan. Sprinkle 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans over bottom of pan, set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan melt butter, brown sugar and dry pudding mix. Bring to a boil, boil 1 to 2 minutes, remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar, cinnamon and flour, set aside.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll each thawed loaf of dough into a 12 x 8 inch rectangle. Brush each rectangle with melted butter. Sprinkle each with the brown sugar mixture, chocolate chips and 1/2 cup chopped pecans. Roll up each rectangle starting from a long side. Seal seams. Cut each roll crosswise into 6 pieces. Arrange 6 pieces, cut side down, in prepared pan. Pour 1/2 of pudding mixture over dough. Arrange and stagger remaining 6 pieces of dough in pan. Pour remaining pudding mixture over all. Loosely cover with plastic wrap and let dough rise in a warm place until dough doubles in size, 1 to 3 hours. (Rising time will vary.)
  5. Bake at 375ยบ for 40 to 45 minutes or until monkey bread does not appear doughy, do not under bake. Remove pan from oven. Cool in pan 3 minutes; invert onto a serving platter.
  6. In a double boiler over hot, but not boiling water, combine chocolate chips, butter and corn syrup. Stir until chips are melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in vanilla extract. Spread warm glaze over top of monkey bread.
Banana, Chocolate, BreadIcing, Monkey Bread, Pecan

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