In bacon we trust….

I’m not totally sure how it started but someone suggested I run for President. I said no thanks that I had too many skeletons and it wasn’t a very fun job anyway. Then someone else piped up that I should just run for Congress then, as they are allowed to have skeletons. :) We had some lovely slogans all centered around my joke that I stay larger so people can see me better. :P

We had things like “there’s more of me to love thanks to bacon” and “vote for Peabody I have more cushin’ for pushin’”. That last one coming from my bff in California who hates overly skinny women. :)

To ensure I keep up with my figure to run for Congress I best figure out how to eat more bacon in my everyday life. We were discussing on my Facebook page how restaurants and recipes don’t call for enough bacon. You will notice this recipe calls for a pound. You can use more or less but I didn’t want to skimp after we just had a discussion about it.

These are a diet killer in every way possible. In the words of people I was sharing this with “why can’t I stop eating this?”. The answer is because I’m evil. And a genius. And an evil genius. Moderation doesn’t really exist with these unless you eat this with a lot of people. Then it becomes a death match to get the last pieces.

Maple Bacon Monkey Bread

About 1 cup brown sugar
2 cans (16.3 oz each) Pillsbury® Grands!® Homestyle refrigerated buttermilk biscuits (or any fridge biscuit)
About 1 ½ cups pure maple syrup

1 pound center cut bacon, fried, toweled for oil, and chopped into pieces

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3 TBSP maple syrup
3/4cup butter , melted

Heat oven to 350°F.

Lightly grease 12-cup fluted tube pan with cooking spray.

In a shallow bowl add 1 cup brown sugar (you might need more). In another shallow bowl, add maple syrup.

Separate dough into 16 biscuits; cut each into quarters.

Dip each piece into maple syrup and then into brown sugar.

Arrange in pan, adding bacon among the biscuit pieces.

In small bowl, mix brown sugar, 3 TBSP maple syrup, and butter; pour over biscuit pieces.

Bake 28 to 32 minutes or until golden brown and no longer doughy in center (this is hard to tell).

Cool in pan 10 minutes. Turn upside down onto serving plate; pull apart to serve. Serve warm.

Adapted from Pilsbury

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  1. You mad evil genius you!

  2. WOW! IMHO, everything is better with bacon; but I wouldn’t have thought to incorporate it into sweet monkey bread… yikes… I could eat the entire loaf!

    I’m a “die hard” bacon lover, so even though not a great baker, I WILL be making this!


  3. These sound way awesome, and I don’t even like bacon!

  4. they don’t sell “real” (aka delicious crispy heart attack inducing) bacon in Japan~ :( but I will just drool over this for now…

  5. @Lynn- that’s upsetting. No bacon=much sadness

  6. Freakin’ big time drool. This is genius. you come up w/ the best stuff :)

  7. I’ve made monkey bread stuffed with bacon but never surrounded by bacon. This is pure evil genius material.

  8. Terrific! Praise the Lord Bacon. LOL.



  9. I might have to make this some time, I have a friend who LOVES bacon, nearly worships it. I will only eat a little here and there myself. Looks delicious though.

  10. You are evil Peabody, and this is easy to bake as well.

  11. That looks amazing! You def should run for president!

  12. Oh my. I don’t normally cook bacon (don’t be sad…my father in law cooks it for the kids) but I am going to break down and make this today…I just can’t resist a good monkey bread and well bacon really takes this over the top! Thanks Peabody for ruining my “lifestyle change” hahahahahaha.

  13. I’m always looking for ways to get more bacon in my diet. Thanks for helping out. I think I’ll try it with my homemade biscuits, which I make with lard, of course. My mouth and tummy want to thank you; my arteries and waistline, not so much.

  14. Oh. My. Gawd. You are an evil genius!

  15. If there ever was a doubt you were an evil genius before, this certainly confirms it. This looks deadly!

  16. I’m totally making this for my next book club! one of my friends always makes some sort of monkey bread, but this one will crush hers. ;)

  17. Oh you are evil! :-)

  18. Oh my goodness…I cant totally see a death match playing out with this.

  19. What a yummy looking treat!

  20. This looks great. My 15 year old son will love it! Me too, I think.

  21. I’m all for it – for you in Congress and also for more bacon!

    There is a restaurant by me that has a bacon-lovers brunch. It’s a trio sampler of different artisanal bacons, a main course of one of their many bacon laden dishes, and for dessert, a double chocolate bacon brownie with Jack daniels whipped cream. It’s amazing!! Here Here to bacon!

  22. Just had a heart attack looking at that bread–so totally worth it. :)

  23. Drool…..

  24. Got this bad boy in the oven now!!

  25. Making mine right now but with candy bacon (thank you epic meal time) and mixed the maple syrup dunk with some bacon grease its going to be bacon over load.

  26. This looks amazing…! But as I live and work in Saudi Arabia where Bacon is an impossible to find, haram and illegal do you have any suggestions for a substitute product? Thanks for a great recipe….. I will make this when “home” next, wherever home actually is now?

  27. @Michael – I would just not use the bacon…add nuts or dried fruit

  28. you my friend are an evil genius! I am making this fo’ sure1

  29. Bacon goes so well in sweet things and this sounds really good!

  30. I’ve recently begun to cure my own bacon. My favorite has been maple bourbon bacon. You see where I’m going with this? Yes…I’m thinking a bit of bourbon would be AMAZING? I mean they’re amazing without but I’m dying to try with

  31. sharonbroughton says:

    Why don’t you just call it “how to get a man” bread!!! Wow


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