Everyone loves Monkey Bread, I have not met one person, that when I offered them a piece, they shook their heads and said, no I’m all set. My son Ethan loves bread, I mean he could live on bread alone. My other son Jason, could take it or leave it, but he loves Garlic Knots, so this is what I came up with.
Now, if you have been following my blog for a while, you know I am all about real food for real people, you will never need to head to an obscure store for ingredients, and not know what they are. I am not about that, I am about making food for your family and friends, real people=real food.
These garlic monkey bread knots biscuits are no different. These are easy biscuits, that have garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and I would call them a baking hack if I am allowed to call my stuff that.
If you are not familiar with Italian Seasoning, it is really just a blend of different herbs that are from the Italian region, the spice blend mostly includes, oregano, sage, rosemary, thyme, and other herbs and spices. For the top layer of this biscuit, you simply add the cheese and more garlic, ok, I like garlic powder. You can omit that if you don’t want it overly garlicky.
Next week, I’m going to try my hand at making homemade biscuits, today, I made one of the most searched recipes on google, and it has been trending since Christmas (I think everyone got an air fryer)
Making bread is easy, I used to make it a lot when my kids were little, and I had a fancy bread machine. Now, that I am armed with an air fryer, and I love to experiment, I tried this today and the results were amazing.
The house smelled wonderful, there is nothing like the smell of freshly baked bread coming from the air fryer. My kids always come running to grab a slice while they are nice and hot and the butter just melts into it. Can you picture it? I told my son, Jason that I would work on making homemade butter in the coming weeks, so be on the lookout for that recipe. I promise you, it’s easier than it sounds, it is so easy you won’t believe it.
When I was a small child, my mother and grandmother would always bake bread, did I mention I am old? I come from an old-fashioned Italian household, where everything was made from scratch, so it’s not surprising I went into the “food business.”
Baking powder biscuits are just as the name says, it’s an old-fashioned classic American biscuit that is light and soft. My mother used to make them so she could split it open and use the leftover biscuits for sandwiches the next day. My kids eat them with a slab of butter in the middle, and in my house, there are no leftover biscuits.
You can serve it at breakfast with ham, sausage gravy, here is a great recipe for that, here. You can also use the biscuits as a topping for chicken pot pie, or as a side with a nice hearty bowl of soup. And it also doubles for dessert, using it for strawberry shortcake, just spit it, add strawberries and whipped cream, and you are good to go.
And if you are new to the Air Frying world, here are some of the other recipes, that are available for you, for the Air Fryer:
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These are really homemade garlic knots, but since they are made with biscuits you could also call them Monkey Bread Biscuits
- 1 tube refrigerated biscuits
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
Start by cutting your biscuits into 6 pieces. The easiest way to do this is to cut each biscuit in half and then cut each half into thirds.
Then melt your butter, mix in the garlic powder, and Italian Seasoning.
Soak the cut up biscuits in the melted butter mixture.
Then spray your muffin tin, with non-stick cooking spray.
Check out the one I found at Amazon, it's perfect for the air fryer.
Place four pieces of the biscuit dough, that has been soaked in the melted butter mixture into the muffin tin.
Place the muffin tin in your air fryer basket.
Set the time for 5 minutes at 350 degrees F.
After the 5 minutes, check the biscuits and make sure they are cooked all the way through if not, add another 2 minutes. Check again, repeat until they are fully cooked.
Note: The exact time will depend on the wattage of your air fryer and model.
Let cool, before you remove the muffin tin, as it is extremely hot.
Plate, serve and enjoy!