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HG's Swingin' Cinna-Monkey Bread Singles
HG's Swingin' Cinna-Monkey Bread Singles

Monkey Business
Gooey. Sweet. Sticky. Delicious. Clearly, these are all good things... especially when they're describing guilt-free monkey bread. Check it out!

3 tbsp. Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated), divided
2 tsp. cinnamon, divided
2 tbsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown)
2 tbsp. sugar-free pancake syrup
2 tbsp. brown sugar (not packed)
1 package Pillsbury Crescent Recipe Creations Seamless Dough Sheet
1/2 tsp. baking powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix 1 tbsp. Splenda and 1 tsp. cinnamon in a large bowl or container. Set aside. Spray six cups of a muffin pan with nonstick spray, and set pan aside as well.

Place a small pot on the stove, but do not heat it. Add butter, syrup, brown sugar, 2 tbsp. Splenda, and 1 tsp. cinnamon. Leave this on the unheated stove, to be melted and mixed later on.

Roll out the dough on a clean dry surface, and sprinkle evenly with baking powder. Gently smooth baking powder into the sheet with your fingers.

Cut dough sheet widthwise into six strips equal in size. Cut each strip into four squares. Roll each square into a ball, for a total of 24 dough balls.

Place 12 dough balls in the bowl with the Splenda-cinnamon mixture. Lightly toss to coat, and then place them gently in the muffin pan, with four dough balls in each of three cups. No need to press the dough balls into the pan -- just let them fall naturally. Repeat with remaining dough balls, so that each of the six muffin cups contains four coated dough balls. Set aside.

Bring the small pot on the stove to medium heat. Stirring frequently, heat just until butter has melted and contents are mixed well. Evenly spoon the butter mixture over the dough balls.

Bake in the oven for 15 - 20 minutes, or until puffy and firm. Allow to cool slightly, and then plate and enjoy!


Serving Size: 4 pieces (1/6th of recipe)
Calories: 154
Fat: 7.5g
Sodium: 369mg
Carbs: 21g
Fiber: 0.5g
Sugars: 6.5g
Protein: 2g

PointsPlus® value 4*

Monkey Bread, Average
Monkey Bread, Average

Monkey Dread
Monkey bread tastes fantastic. Not exactly shocking, is it? Gooey balls of dough are coated in butter, sugar, and cinnamon, and then baked until golden brown. You'd have to be crazy not to like it. However, you'd have to be CRAZIER to add the stuff into regular rotation. That much butter, sugar, and biscuit dough can get you into trouble FAST. The average serving of monkey bread has well over 400 calories and a whopping 20 grams of fat (more or less, depending on size, if there are nuts and/or raisins involved, etc.). That's NOT cool, especially since it's not a meal in itself. In fact, it's far from it. Our recipe follows a formula similar to the original, only we use HG-friendly ingredients. It's so good, you'll wanna, um... scream, scratch yourself, and swing from tree branches?! By the way, does anyone out there know why this stuff is called monkey bread? (We could Google it, but we're too busy chewing our Swingin' Cinna-Monkey Bread Singles.)

Serving Size: 1 slice (about 4 pieces)
Calories: 437
Fat: 20g
Sodium: 709mg
Carbs: 57g
Fiber: 0.5g
Sugars: 29g
Protein: 4g

PointsPlus® value 12*

Today, November 17th, is National Homemade Bread Day. Maybe we're stretching the definition of "homemade" here, but our Swingin' Cinna-Monkey Bread Singles are too good NOT to make. Especially on this celebratory bread holiday.
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