This delicious Bananas Foster monkey bread is sweet, gooey, and absolutely scrumptious. Loaded with banana slices, a delicious bananas foster sauce and grand biscuits rolled in cinnamon and sugar. A favorite monkey bread recipe everyone will enjoy.
When it comes to sweet treats, there are two that I immediately think of – Bananas Foster and monkey bread. Bananas Foster is just so fancy, and monkey bread is such a classic dessert that’s so ooey, gooey, and delicious. Combining them just makes sense. All that brown sugar and banana flavor from the Bananas Foster combines perfectly with the gooey monkey bread to create a sweet treat that is so satisfying and a unique combination of down home style with upscale sensibilities. I make this recipe quite often, and it’s always a big hit.
Bananas Foster Monkey Bread
Combine the gooey texture and sweet flavors of monkey bread with bananas and rum extract, and you get a fusion of flavors that I’m sure you’ll love. On its own, monkey bread is a deliciously sweet, gooey treat that we all love. When you add bananas and rum extract to it, however, you end up with a twist on the classic that adds an astounding depth of flavor a major dose of fanciness. Every bite it overflowing with the flavors of bananas, brown sugar, rum, and cinnamon, and it’s so amazing!
Easy Monkey Bread Recipe
This recipe might look and taste fancy, but it’s no more difficult than any other monkey bread. Essentially, it’s a traditional monkey bread recipe with added bananas and rum extract to create the Bananas Foster flavor. So you get all the fancy flavor and look, but you don’t have to do a lot of extra work. It’s a snap to make!
Bananas Foster Monkey Bread Variations
Monkey bread is so much fun to play with. You can easily change the recipe to suit your liking by simply adding various ingredients. So in essence, this one recipe can turn into many different recipes. The best part is, you can simply drop them into your pan, and you’re good to go! Some great ingredient ideas include:
- Chocolate chips (any kind you like)
- Chopped walnuts, pecans, or almonds
- Dried fruit
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have questions about this Bananas Foster monkey bread, then read on. The following FAQ answers the most common questions about monkey bread and Bananas Foster.
What is Bananas Foster?
Bananas Foster is a dessert made with bananas and vanilla ice cream and a sauce made with butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and rum. It was created by Paul Blange, the chef at Brennan’s Restaurant in 1951.
Why do they call it Bananas Foster?
Bananas Foster was named after Richard Foster, the chairman of the New Orleans Crime Commission at the time.
What is the difference between Bananas Foster and bananas flambe?
The addition of flame is the only real difference. Flambe is the act of lighting the alcohol in a dish on fire. Bananas Foster doesn’t do that.
What is monkey bread?
Monkey bread is a sweet, sticky cake made with pieces of soft-baked dough – usually canned biscuits these days.
Why do they call it monkey bread?
Monkey bread gets its name because of the way it’s eaten. Rather than slicing it, chunks of it are taken off by hand, similar to how monkeys groom one another.
What can I substitute for rum in Bananas Foster?
Rum extract works very well.
Can children eat bananas Foster?
Older children like tweens and teens can probably safely have a serving of the dish, but it’s not recommended to serve any recipe with alcohol to young children. Even older children should only be served a small amount of this dessert.
Can children eat Bananas Foster monkey bread?
Absolutely. This dish uses rum extract, not rum, so it’s completely safe for all ages, just as any dish that uses any sort of extract.
How to Store and Reheat Bananas Foster Monkey Bread
You can store this monkey bread in the refrigerator in an air-tight dish for up to a week. For longer storage, you can freeze this monkey bread for up to 3 months. Simply place it in an air-tight, freezer-safe container, heavy-duty freezer bags or cover with aluminum foil.
To thaw out monkey bread, place it in the refrigerator overnight. To reheat, simply place it in the microwave for about 15 seconds. You can also bake the entire remainder of the monkey bread in a 170-degree oven for about 20 minutes. Cover it tightly in foil and bake until heated through.
Ingredients for Bananas Foster Monkey Bread
It only takes a few simple ingredients to make this delicious monkey bread. You’ll already have a few of them in your kitchen, and the rest are all easily found at your local grocery store.
For the Monkey Bread:
- Ripe bananas, sliced
- Grand buttermilk biscuits
- Brown sugar
- Rum extract
- Banana extract
For the Coating
How to Make Bananas Foster Monkey Bread
Making this recipe is incredibly easy. It takes a few simple steps, and you’ll have something truly delicious to offer your friends and family.
Step 1: Prep
Spray a bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray and heat oven to 375 degrees.
Step 2: Make the Cinnamon Sugar Mixture
In a small bowl, whisk the cinnamon and sugar together to make the coating. Set aside.
Step 3: Prepare the Biscuit Dough
Cut each biscuit into 6 pieces and place in a large bowl. Roll each piece of dough into a ball, then roll them in the cinnamon and sugar picture.
Step 4: Place the Bananas and Dough
Place a layer of sliced bananas in the bottom of the bundt pan, then add the coated dough on top of them.
Step 5: Make the Bananas Foster Sauce
In a microwaveable bowl, or in a medium saucepan over medium heat, mix the brown sugar, butter, rum extract, banana extract, and cinnamon together. Heat in the microwave until the butter has melted, then stir the mixture to combine.
Step 6: Bake
Pour the melted butter mixture over the layered biscuits and bananas. Then, bake for 45 to 60 minutes or until golden brown or until a knife inserted comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes before inverting it onto a large plate. Tap the pan to loosen the bread and slide it out. Drizzle with caramel sauce, if desired, and enjoy!
Try This Delicious Bananas Foster Monkey Bread Today
This Bananas Foster monkey bread takes two of the most delicious desserts out there and combines them into one super dessert. This recipe is so rich and sweet and so easy to make, there’s no reason not to give it a try. Whip up this tasty monkey bread, and I know you’ll have it in your regular dessert rotation.
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Bananas Foster Monkey Bread
For the Monkey Bread
- 2 ripe bananas, sliced
- 2 containers grand buttermilk biscuit
- 4 tablespoons butter
- ⅔ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon banana extract
- 1 tablespoon rum extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
For the Cinnamon Sugar Mixture
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- Spray a bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray and preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Cut each biscuit into 6 pieces and place in a large bowl.
- In a small bowl, whisk sugar and cinnamon together. Set aside.
- Roll each piece of biscuit dough into a ball then roll in the cinnamon/sugar mixture.
- Layer of bananas in the bottom of the pan and then add the coated biscuit dough pieces into prepared pan.
- In a microwave safe bowl, mix brown sugar, butter, rum extract, banana extract, and cinnamon together. Heat in microwave until butter has melted. 30-40 seconds. Stir. Can add ingredients to a saucepan and cook over medium heat, if desired.
- Pour liquid mixture over layered biscuits and bananas.
- Bake in preheated oven for 45-60 minutes until golden brown or until knife inserted comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto a large plate.
- Carefully remove from pan, drizzle with caramel sauce, if desired, and enjoy.
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