I am going to let you in on a little secret. I have the largest sweet tooth on this side of the Mississippi. So I am an avid lover of the traditional sugary monkey bread. But, there are others in my life who don’t share a similar sugar obsession. This means, I am forced to improvise and adjust. Thankfully, the list of savory monkey bread recipes trails for miles upon miles. And I pride myself on devising creative ways to incorporate food dishes into meals of any kind. Here are 3 methods of packaging your savory monkey breads:
Apply an appetizer
It’s a Tuesday night. Maybe that’s Italian night at your house. Instead of popping a frozen batch of garlic knots into the oven, surprise your family with this garlic parmesan pull apart bread. You’ll spend about 2-and-a-half hours preparing and cooking this version of savory monkey bread, but it will definitely be worth it in the end. Place the finished product in the middle of the dining table and let your loved ones dig in to the fluffy morsels!
Fashion a wake-up call
Perhaps one of my favorite methods of savory monkey bread consumption is the breakfast variety. If you ask anyone who knows me, they will tell you that I am an egg-eating fiend. I try to eat egg whites mostly though (I’ve got to watch the cholesterol). But I only use the whole egg when creating bacon, egg, and cheese monkey bread. Wake up 45 minutes early one weekend morning and let the smells of salty goodness waft throughout your home or apartment. It’s the best candle you can get, if you ask me.
Feature as a side
As the weather starts to warm up, you’ll need to begin preparation for the myriad of outdoors parties that will litter your calendar. Your neighbors will invite you to cook-outs; your kids’ friends will be over at the house for bonfires; you’ll have family gatherings to attend regularly. Consider brining a savory monkey bread instead of the usual deviled eggs or pasta salad. I absolutely love this buffalo chicken monkey bread recipe from I Wash You Dry and this pretzel monkey bread with honey mustard dip recipes from Carlsbad Cravings.
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