Cinnamon Chip Monkey Bread

Cinnamon chip monkey bread

Cinnamon chip monkey bread

Here’s another fun, pull-apart bread that has a cute name too: monkey bread. There are many stories that explain the origins of this bread’s name, but my favourite one says it’s because you eat this by pulling the little puffs of bread apart… just like a monkey would?

There’s no recipe today because I made it from a boxed mix. You know this is going to be a winner just by the cuteness of the box:

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Mix up the dough, pinch off and roll in sugar.

Mix up the dough, pinch off and roll in sugar.

This is me, getting excited about monkey bread.

This is me, getting excited about monkey bread.

Cinnamon chip monkey bread in all its baked glory, but no guarantee how long it will stay untouched!

Cinnamon chip monkey bread in all its baked glory, but no guarantee how long it will stay untouched!

Closeup shot of cinnamon chip monkey bread

Closeup shot of cinnamon chip monkey bread. Those dark brown flecks are actually cinnamon chips, and not chocolate chips. They were a nice addition to the monkey bread.

Since I am a yeasted bread fanatic, I will make monkey bread again, but from scratch and there will definitely be some yeast involved. I’ll post the results and let you know how it goes. :)

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If you read Jabba’s (the monkey’s) message on the back of the cinnamon chip monkey bread mix box, you’ll notice that the organization behind it all is one that is fighting to end global hunger, which brings me to this very short but important message: food bloggers from around the world are once again uniting for Menu for Hope, an event organized by Chez Pim to fundraise for the United Nations World Food Programme. Proceeds from this campaign will benefit UN WFP’s school lunch program in Lesotho, in southern Africa.

What’s in it for you, beyond feeling good about making a contribution towards a very worthy cause (last year’s Menu for Hope raised over $91,000!), you ask? Prizes. Lots and lots and lots of food-related prizes!

You can view the complete list of prizes here at Chez Pim, or take a look at the list as posted by each of the regional hosts:

Europe *including* the UK – Sara of Ms. Adventures in Italy

US: West Coast – Matt Armendariz of Matt Bites

US: East Coast – Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen

Canada (woo!) – Meena Agarwal of Hooked on Heat

Asia Pacific, Australia, New Zealand – Ed Charles of Tomato

and a special Wine Blog Host – Alder of Vinography

For starters, Susan’s gift card from King Arthur Flour has caught my eye ha ha. Visit the Menu for Hope page at Chez Pim for more information about how to make donations and bid for the prizes. Good luck, and thank you for your support to “give a hand up.”  ^_^

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4 Responses to “Cinnamon Chip Monkey Bread”

  1. Jude Says:

    I see you! I’d be pretty excited myself once they get in the oven
    I’m putting together a monkey bread post, too :)

  2. toxobread Says:

    Thought that shot of me hovering around the oven would be fun to put up. I can’t wait to read your monkey bread post! :D

  3. Kevin Says:

    Nice looking monkey bread!

  4. toxobread Says:

    Thanks, Kevin!

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