Friday, April 20, 2012

Mini Garlic Monkey Breads

Knowing that my kids probably weren't going to be big fans of the Masala Meatballs (see yesterday's post), I served them with pasta and these Mini Garlic Monkey Breads, since they LOVE garlic bread so much.  If you haven't noticed, we're a big carb-loving family!  My husband and I were discussing why monkey bread is called what it is. We concluded it had to do with the tearing apart of the pieces.  According to Wikipedia we are partially right.  The actual origin of the name is uncertain, but the action of several people pulling at the bread, similar to monkey behavior, is one possibility.  Another possibility is that the bread resembles the monkey puzzle tree (whatever that is!). Regardless, after making Peanut Butter and Jelly Skillet Monkey Bread my family is a fan of the bread and concept.  This is quick and easy to put together and delicious!  It takes garlic bread to a new level and much more fun to eat!   

Mini Garlic Monkey Breads
Recipe found at: Life as a Lofthouse

Yield: 12 rolls

2 (7.5 ounce) cans buttermilk biscuits
6 Tablespoons butter, melted
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tablespoons dried parsley flakes
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus 2 Tablespoons for sprinkling

Cut each roll into 4 pieces. Set aside. Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray. Set aside. In a large bowl combine the rest of the ingredients. Place 6 to 7 roll pieces into the garlic mixture and coat with mix. Place 6 to 7 coated roll pieces into one muffin tin. Repeat the process until all 12 muffin tins are full. Sprinkle all the rolls with the remaining 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese.

Bake at 400 degrees for 12-14 minutes or until rolls are golden brown. Serve warm.

Family Rating: 2 thumbs up!

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