Picture this. It’s 8:00 A.M. with mist hovering over the backyard, and outside the birds are singing an early morning chorus. You are up before everyone, coffee in hand and suddenly a hungry toddler comes into the kitchen and you’ve been so focused on the birds you didn’t cook the eggs! Ok that might be a bit of a silly scene, but some realistic scenarios include everyone getting up at the same time with everyone starving, a busy day where quick and easy is essential for breakfast, or you need something made ahead so you can grab a slice and run out the door to make it to work on time. Right? So this is a reality for me very frequently, and last year I discovered this really delicious breakfast pull apart bread that is made using a can of biscuits and some melted toppings to make a sweet, filling and quick option for breakfast. You can’t beat this!
I love making this in a bundt pan because the slices stay discernible and I can pull a section off, slap it on a napkin and go. When you originally make it, make sure that some of the sweet melted goodness seeps down between the slices so you have hints of it throughout your bread.
Below is the recipe for my delicious Cinnamon Breakfast Pull Apart Bread.
1 can of your chosen brand of biscuits (I prefer Pillsbury Grands, the extra flaky ones)
5 tbsp of butter melted
1/2 cup maple syrup (I try to use craft brands but any brand you prefer works great)
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1 tbsp. cinnamon
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Separate your biscuits and put them into a bundt pan. You can use a loaf pan, I just don’t find the layers as tidy for separating later. Set this aside.
In a small sauce pan, combine the butter, maple syrup and sugar. Melt these down to a good thick liquid. You can add more butter or maple syrup to your liking. Butter is a good option if you like a little more trickle in between your layers, since it is a bit thinner than the maple syrup once it is melted down.
Pour the melted liquid over your biscuits evenly. Make sure to let it sit a minute so the liquid can seep in between your layers a little. Sprinkle your cinnamon on top and pop it in the oven! Cook to the appropriate time listed on your biscuits (temperatures may vary per brand as well). Another variation to this that I love is to add some chocolate chips once it is out of the oven and cooled a tad, but do it while the top is still a little sticky so the chocolate chips stay put.
Voila! This will keep covered or in the fridge for a couple of days, which makes it great as a snack, or breakfast on the go in the mornings. Or you can enjoy it with some bacon on a nice relaxed weekend day.