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This monkey bread is similar to cinnamon rolls except easier. They are sweet and gooey with bananas and walnuts.

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  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup suger
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 3 cups AP flour
  • 3 tsp active yeast
  • 1 cup vegan margarine, melted
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 tbsp Captain Morgan
  • 2 bananas, chopped


Servings 12
Level of difficulty Easy
Cooking time 30mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Make a dough using a bread machine.

Step 2

Roll dough into 24 balls. Let rise 1 hour in greased casserole dish.

Step 3

Combine topping ingredients.

Step 4

Pour topping over dough.

Step 5

Bake at 400*F for 30-40 minutes.


If not using a bread machine: combine water, sugar, and yeast. Let sit 15 minutes until frothy. Combine dry ingredients. Combine wet ingredients. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Let rise in a warm place for 3 hours.

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  • 3 large eggplants
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil
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  1. Mix the olive oil, chopped basil, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl.
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  3. Lay the eggplants inside an oven-safe baking tray.
  4. Pour the oil mixture over the eggplants, taking care to pour between the slices.
  5. Stuff the gaps in the eggplant with shredded cheese.
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