I love to bake. Most every weekend, you can find me in the kitchen at some point rolling dough or spraying Pam on cookie sheets. Like running, baking serves as a method to relieve stress from the work week for me. At my job, I create content all day for the purpose of educating and empowering people in a variety of fields. I enjoy what I do. And I also enjoy where I work. At my office, we have a staff meeting every Monday. This is the way we ensure each member of the team is on the same page as we head into the week. Each meeting, one team member signs up to prepare breakfast for the rest of the team. Whenever I sign up, you can probably guess what I bring…monkey bread. Here are a few reasons why I think it is a no-brainer to bring monkey bread to the office:
Prepare The Night Before
You’re a busy person. Before your head hits the pillow each evening, you likely have an enormous list of tasks to complete. Making monkey bread for your office is probably not one of your top priorities. All the more reason to make it! Instead of worrying about creating the entire dish at the crack of dawn the next morning, spend about 10 to 30 minutes producing the dough at night. Then, in the morning, simply roll the dough in to balls and coat with butter, sugar, and cinnamon. Arrange them in a bundt pan, place in the oven, and get ready for work while you wait for it to bake.
Select from a Variety of Recipes
If you google monkey bread, you’ll encounter an almost endless supply of unique and interesting monkey bread recipes. From sweet to savory, and everywhere in between, there is no shortage of ways you could go with your office treat.
Establish a Positive Reputation
Monkey bread includes sugar. A lot of it too. And sugar has been shown to increase the amount of dopamine in the region of the brain called the nucleus accumbens. When individuals consume sugar, we receive pleasant feelings in this area, which controls motivation. When your coworkers consume the monkey bread and its plethora of sugar, they will most likely associate nothing but positive ideas and feelings to you.