Ever since my children were tiny, they loved this classic baked comfort food, Monkey Bread! Even now as college students, they beg me to make this easy, baked recipe. Little did they know that my Three Grain Monkey Bread was light in sugar, and packed with nutritious ingredients, including whole grains, wheat germ, and nut flours. This made me feel good as a mom—I was packing in something fun to eat, that was also good for them.
Why’s it called monkey bread? Because you roll the balls of dough into melted margarine and cinnamon, then press them together in a baking dish, bake them, and then pull apart the bread while it’s warm in order to pop it in your mouth, just like a little monkey!
You don’t have to be a kid to love this recipe, though. It’s easy enough you can get it in the oven in 10 minutes, and it’s so delicious for a weekend breakfast, brunch accompaniment, or coffee break. Mix up the flours you use for variety. You can also make this recipe gluten-free by swapping out the wheat flour for gluten-free flour and wheat germ for ground flax seeds.