Cinnamon banana monkey bread is a sweet way to kick off any weekend! Flaky biscuit dough is seasoned with cinnamon and sugar, then baked until it’s caramelized, warm, golden, and gooey. This pull apart bread is irresistibly delicious!
I’m grateful that Brian and I are having a non-traditional Christmas this year.
There will be not be a tinsel-topped tree casting its pine scented needles onto our carpet. No halls will be decked with boughs of holly, and there will be no gift swapping with relatives that we rarely see. And there will be no pushing and shoving our way through over crowded shopping malls, dodging shoppers with cart rage.
Instead of the madness, we’ll celebrate the Christmas holiday quietly, cuddled up on the couch with our fur babies. We’ll listen to our favorite holiday music, enjoy homemade beef bourguignon for dinner, and celebrate Jesus’ birthday with a slice of double chocolate cake.
We will bring out the gifts that we bought while shopping together on Black Friday. We’ll laugh about how pathetic we are, lacking the self control and patience to wait until Christmas to exchange gifts.
Eskimo kisses and smiles will be exchanged as we thank God for the incredible blessings that he’s given to us this year.
Our day will become sweeter when we share miniature loaves of cinnamon banana monkey bread.
Warm, golden, gooey, cinnamon and banana goodness. There’s comfort in every bite of this sweet treat, and if you pair it with a fresh coffee, warm cider, or a glass of milk, you’ll have the start of a perfect Christmas day.
Please use the comments to let me know what you think of the cinnamon banana monkey bread recipe!
2012 was, in no way, shape, or form a stellar year for Brian and I. There were serious illnesses and unemployment to battle, and we grieved the deaths of close friends. Major challenges and disagreements caused resentment and anger between us, threatening our 5-year relationship. Our nation and our world was filled with unrest, causing many sleepless, fearful nights in this house.
However, the trembling and fears were only temporary. We learned that negative things and people in our lives are only there as long as we give them the power to be there.
We made a decision to end the negativity and remove the hurt in our hearts. The toxic life around us united us somehow, and we began to pray with more passion than ever before. We were given knowledge and peace that there is a way of escape from our pain. That way of escape was born long ago, in a lowly stable. The sweet baby…Jesus!
That tiny baby would become our Savior and King. He would eventually be known as our Wonderful Counselor, our ever present help in times of trouble.
All we need to do is ask God to help, believing in our hearts that He can and will help. Then turn our lives…the good, bad, ugly, over to God’s care. In return, He promises us that in His timing, everything will work according to His plan. We just need to live in the moment and trust Him. (John 3:16)
It’s not easy to believe in something that I can’t physically see, but that’s what faith is. And I know that our faith in God has helped Brian and I through some of the most challenging and painful times in our lives.
Honestly, Christmas trees and fancy gifts are wonderful ways to bring loved ones closer together, but Brian and I gave that up this year, just to be closer to our King.