Apple-Cinnamon Monkey Bread #Recipe. Perfect for the #Holidays!

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Apple-Cinnamon Monkey Bread #Recipe. Perfect for the #Holidays!

Monkey Bread Recipe

When we went to the Smoky Mountains recently, my sister-in-law made the yummiest Monkey Bread for breakfast one morning. It was super good and I immediately had ideas for all different ways it could be made. I couldn’t wait to get home and try it with apples and cinnamon. So when we got back, I played around with her monkey bread recipe and tweaked it a little. It turned out fabulously!


Apple-Cinnamon Monkey Bread

Apple-Cinnamon Monkey Bread


  • Bread Dough:
  • 4 cans Canned biscuits
  • Pecans, 1 bag of halves and 1 bag of chopped pieces
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Cup light brown sugar
  • 4 - 5 Cups granulated sugar
  • 1 Can apple pie filling cut into chunks
  • Glaze:
  • 1 and 1/3 C Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 Sticks of Butter


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. First pour 4 - 5 cups sugar into large bowl.
  3. Then add 2 - 3 tablespoons of cinnamon. (I LOVE loads of cinnamon!)
  4. Add 1 cup of light brown brown sugar.
  5. Mix it up really well. You will roll your canned biscuit pieces in this. The light brown sugar adds a bit of sweetness.
  6. Next comes 4 cans of Homestyle Biscuits torn into bite sized pieces.
  7. Place pecan halves in bottom of bundt pan. (Do NOT use a tube pan like this, it will leak but I couldn't find my bundt pan.)
  8. Roll biscuit pieces in your sugar mixture
  9. Then start placing them in your pan. Do not press down, just layer them. (I made one full layer all the way around.)
  10. Cut the apple pie slices into small chunks. This will allow the monkey bread to still hold together and give you a nice amount of apple.
  11. Layer on top of your biscuit pieces.
  12. Next, Sprinkle your pecan pieces on top of apples in a nice, thin layer. Then repeat the previous steps of layering biscuits, apples, pecans until you run out and pan is full. Leave about a 1 inch at the top.
  13. Set aside.
  14. Glaze:
  15. Add butter, 1 and 1/3 cup of light brown sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla (not pictured) to a medium saucepan.
  16. Bring to a boil
  17. When it is in a full boil, allow to boil for one minute, stirring constantly. It should thicken into a thin syrup.
  18. Pour your syrup over the layers in your bundt pan.
  19. Your glaze should cover every bit of your Monkey Bread dough.
  20. Bake at (preheated) 400 degrees F for 45 - 60 minutes. You can use a fork to make sure biscuit pieces are done and no longer doughy. It took mine a good hour to fully bake. Then allow to cool for 5 - 10 minutes. It will be HOT!
  21. Turn your Monkey Bread out onto a pretty plate.
  22. Slice it up and enjoy with a nice big mug of coffee or good cold milk.
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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This Monkey Bread is super easy to make and will be absolutely perfect during the Holidays. I can’t wait to serve it to the rest of our family. If you try it, leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

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