Monkey Bread Recipe

A Monkey Bread Recipe By Home Style Austin

Perfect For Breakfast Gatherings

True Texans will go nuts for this sugary-simple recipe. Literally!

We took the time honored monkey bread recipe and cranked it up a bit Texas style with nuts (an abbreviation for Texas pecans) and Texas-made Falfurrias brand butter.

Foodie Tip:

  If you want to extend beyond the flavor border of pecan and craisin try experimenting with other combinations of your own like banana and caramel or walnut and raisin. You can also try a savory spin by skipping the sugar coating, rolling the biscuits in butter or olive oil then sprinkling them with bacon and cheese or your favorite herb.

We like this pecan-craisin version best to let’s get started!


½ Cup  |  Granulated Sugar
2 Teaspoons  |  Cinnamon
2 Cans (16.3 ounces each)  |  Pillsbury Grands Homestyle Refrigerated Buttermilk Biscuits
½ Cup  |  Pecans, Chopped
½ Cup  |  Craisins
¾ Cup  |  Falfurrias Brand Butter, Melted
1 Cup  | Brown Sugar, Firmly Packed


0. Heat oven to 350°F.

1. Lightly grease a 12-cup fluted tube pan (Bundt pan) with cooking spray or shortening.

2. In a large Ziploc storage bag mix the granulated sugar and the cinnamon and shake well to mix. Set aside.

3. Open the first can of Grands. Separate the dough into its 8 pieces and cut each piece into quarters. Place the quartered pieces into the bag of sugar, zip/close the bag and shake well to evenly coat the biscuit pieces. Open the bag and transfer the coated biscuit pieces into the pan. Top with half of the pecans and craisins.

How To Make Monkey Bread By Home Style Austin

4. Repeat step 3 with the second can of biscuits and finish off with a layer of the remaining nuts and craisins.

5. In a small bowl mix together the melted butter and the brown sugar and pour the mixture over the biscuit pieces.

6. Bake about 30 minutes or until the bread is golden brown and an inserted knife comes out clean. Let the bread rest in a pan about 10 minutes then turn it over upside down onto a serving plate to let all the sugary greatness cascade over the bread. Pull apart to serve.

Best served warm!

Austin Realtor Joe Paul Reider



~ Joe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder
Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

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Slow Cooker Cinnamon Pecans Recipe

A Cinnamon Pecans Recipe From Home Style Austin

Cinnamon Pecans

In fall and winter my slow cooker is on the kitchen counter more than the toaster. There are so many great dishes you can make in a crock pot and this is one of my favorites.

Combining the taste of Texas Pecans and cinnamon these sweet treats are super-easy to make … perfect for gift-giving during the holidays!

Foodie Tips:

  Your pecans will darken as they cook, so don’t be alarmed! The result is a warm, cinnamon-y great taste.
  Your crock pot will develop a dry, crunchy residue as the pecans cook; this is normal. The residue will dissolve after a few minutes of soaking in warm water.


3  |  Egg Whites
1 1/2 Tablespoons  |  Vanilla
1 Cup  |  Brown Sugar
1 Cup  |  Sugar
3 Tablespoons  |  Cinnamon
1/4 Teaspoon  |  Salt
4 Cups  | Texas Pecan Halves
1-2 Pats  |  Butter
3 Tablespoons  |  Water


1. In a large bowl whisk together the egg whites and the vanilla.

2. In a smaller bowl, mix together the sugars, cinnamon and salt.

3. Add the pecan halves to the egg mixture and stir until well coated. Add the sugar mixture to the coated pecans and stir well.

4. Butter the bottom half of your slow cooker and leave any remaining butter (as a seasoning). Add your coated pecans into the slow cooker.

5. Cook on low for 3 hours, stirring every 30 minutes for 2.5 hours.

6. Add the water to the mixture then stir every 20 minutes for the last hour.

7. Transfer to a lightly greased baking sheet, spread pecans into a single layer and allow to cool. You can break any pecans clusters into individual pieces or leave them as clusters (the more the merrier)!

Store in an airtight container

Austin Realtor Joe Paul Reider



~ Joe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder
Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

 Love Food? In a click and a scroll you can visit more of my favorite recipes!

Pumpkin Cranberry Muffin Recipe

A Pumpkin Cranberry Muffin Recipe By Home Style Austin
A Fall-time Flavor Favorite

My first adventure to Kerbey Lane Cafe was with Linda, the Editorial Director of Enlightenment Magazine. Linda is a great friend and a fellow fan of interior design and beautiful lighting. She lives in New Jersey and was recently traveling thru Central Texas so we hoped our first visit to Kerbey Lane Cafe wouldn’t disappoint. And it didn’t!

We loved Kerbey Lane’s California Omelette, Rocky Road Pancakes and our sensational server so much (thank you, Masani) that we all left with boxes of the cafe’s pancake mixes so we could enjoy a little Kerbey Lane in our own kitchens. Kerbey Lane offers 7 pancake options to choose from and the mixes can create breads, cookies, waffles, muffins in addition to awesome pancakes. For folks living outside the Austin area you can order their mixes online and taste the goodness from your own kitchen creations, too!

This Home Style Austin muffin recipe brings the best of fall with the time-honored “flavorites” – pumpkin, orange juice, cranberries and good ole Texas pecans. Go on . . . take your tastebuds into outer space!

Just Two Of Kerbey Lane Cafe's Pancake MixesIngredients: 

1  Cup |  Butter, Melted
1  |  Cage Free Egg
1 Cup  |  Orange Juice
1 Cup  |  Granulated Sugar
16 Ounce Box  |  Kerbey Lane Cafe Pumpkin Pancake Mix
2 Handfuls  |  Dried Cranberries
Handful  |  Texas Pecans, Chopped (optional)

What To Do:

0. Preheat oven to 325°F.

1. In a medium bowl blend together the butter, egg, orange juice and sugar. I love my KitchenAid!

2. Add the pancake mix and blend well.

3. Fold-in the cranberries and pecans (if using) with a spatula or spoon.

4. Using a cookie scoop, spoon batter into silicon baking cups or muffin tin lined with baking cups. If you don’t have a cookie scoop you’re missing out! Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a knife inserted into the middle of one of the cupcakes comes out clean.

Yields: 18 (or so) muffins

I hope you enjoy these muffins as much as I do! I love the Kerbey Lane mixes so much I now include a box or two in my new homeowner gift baskets which have become a gift-giving (and receiving) favorite.

~ Joe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder
Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

Banana Split Pie Recipe

A Banana Split Pie Recipe from Home Style Austin

This easy to make no-bake pie is one of my childhood favorites. My Mom would make this pie for special family occasions.

We armed wrestled at Home Style HQ about what made this pie so darn good:

  • The delightful crunch of Texas pecans
  • The crispy graham cracker crust
  • Sweet, chilled bananas
  • Who doesn’t love cherries on top?
  • Um, pineapple?
  • This recipes makes 2 pies; 2 for you or 1 each for you and a friend, if you’re into sharing  :)

This pie makes a sweet 10.0 dismount from any summer meal. Enjoy!


2 Cups  |  Confectioners Sugar, Sifted
1 Cup  |  Unsalted Butter
2  |  Cage Free Eggs
1 Teaspoon  |  Vanilla
5-8  |  Bananas, Cut Into Rounds
1 Pound 4 Ounce Can  |  Crushed Pineapple, Drained Well
12 Ounce Container  |  Whipped Topping (Cool Whip)
1 Cup  |  Chopped Nuts (go for pecans)
8 Ounces  |  Maraschino Cherries, Drained
2  |  9 Inch Graham Cracker Crust Pie Shells

What To Do: 

1. Combine sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl. Beat until light.

2. Add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition.

3. Add vanilla and beat until light and fluffy. Divide filling in half and spread it carefully into each pie crust.

4. Divide and arrange banana slices over mixture of each pie. Drain the pineapple then “squish” it with your hands so the pie isn’t soupy. Top the pie with the drained pineapple.

5. Cover each pie with whipped topping, nuts and cherries.

6. Chill in fridge until ready to serve.

Yields: 2 pies and 8-16 best friends.

~ Joe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder
Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

A Banana Split Pie Recipe By Home Style Austin