You might want to get out the stretchy pants for this recipe. Bacon bourbon monkey bread is epic. It's what all monkey breads strive to be. There's no doubt that the next recipe you make has to be this one.
This bread is the perfect mix of sweet and salty - the bacon, brown sugar and bourbon flavors complement one another flawlessly. If you're not a fan of bacon (is that even possible?), or you're a vegetarian it can be left out. Trust me though, the bacon takes this recipe to another level and makes this dessert that much more impressive. So, leave it in if you can!
Here's how to make this ultimate sweet and savory bacon bourbon monkey bread.
- 8oz Bacon
- 2 cans Pillsbury Grands Buttermilk Biscuits
- 1/2 cup White Sugar
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 3/4 cup Salted Butter
- 1 cup Dark Brown Sugar
- 2 1/2 tbsps High-Quality Bourbon
- Crisco & Cooking Spray to grease
Pre-heat oven to 350F. Thoroughly grease metal bundt pan with Crisco.
Using a sharp knife or kitchen scissors, cut bacon into chunks. In very lightly greased skillet, brown bacon over medium heat until just beginning to crisp, (about 10 minutes). Drain as much fat from skillet as possible, then transfer to paper towel lined bowl to cool.
While bacon cooks, dice each biscuit into four quarters. Next, combine white sugar and cinnamon in Ziploc bag, then add in grands and shake all ingredients until each biscuit is evenly coated. Set aside.
When ready, layer about half the sugared biscuits into the greased bundt pan, then sprinkle with a layer of bacon. Further top with remaining biscuits and bacon, then set aside.
In small pot melt butter over medium-low heat before whisking in brown sugar and bourbon until smooth. Evenly pour mixture over biscuits, then bake for 30 minutes until cooked through.
Allow to cool slightly, then flip over on cake plate and immediately serve.
You won't be able to keep your hands off of this ooey-gooey bacon bourbon monkey bread! Enjoy!