There’s nothing quite like cinnamon in the fall. Given that I’m working remotely (like many folks are due to the pandemic), I’m trying to take the time to enjoy eating more than a quick bite of cereal or granola in the morning for breakfast. In previous columns I’ve shared my deep love of sweet breakfast treats; I’m a big believer in starting off the day on a positive note (especially on the dreaded Mondays). I’ve chatted about waffles and jazzing up French toast and even shared my sinfully sweet cinnamon rolls recipe. Now I’m here to offer up a spectacularly easy recipe that takes only five minutes of prep while the oven does all the work.
So full disclosure: I am not a morning person, and Monday mornings are the absolute bane of my existence. My deep and utter loathing of Monday mornings might actually rival that of Garfield the cat. In a recent effort to make my Monday morning a little less blah, I decided to whip up a quick batch of monkey bread. What’s great about this recipe is it requires very little effort, which is great because my half-conscious brain certainly can’t handle anything too involved first thing in the morning. All it requires is five minutes of preparation and then I can pop it in the oven while I mainline my green tea and properly pry my eyeballs open for the day. By the time I’m functional and ready to jump into my work day the monkey bread is ready and it makes my house smell like a sweet cinnamon candle.