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
- 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
- 1 and 1/3 C Light Brown Sugar
- 1 and 1/2 Sticks of Butter
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- First pour 4 - 5 cups sugar into large bowl.
- Then add 2 - 3 tablespoons of cinnamon. (I LOVE loads of cinnamon!)
- Add 1 cup of light brown brown sugar.
- Mix it up really well. You will roll your canned biscuit pieces in this. The light brown sugar adds a bit of sweetness.
- Next comes 4 cans of Homestyle Biscuits torn into bite sized pieces.
- 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.)
- Roll biscuit pieces in your sugar mixture
- Then start placing them in your pan. Do not press down, just layer them. (I made one full layer all the way around.)
- 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.
- Layer on top of your biscuit pieces.
- 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.
- Set aside.
- Add butter, 1 and 1/3 cup of light brown sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla (not pictured) to a medium saucepan.
- Bring to a boil
- When it is in a full boil, allow to boil for one minute, stirring constantly. It should thicken into a thin syrup.
- Pour your syrup over the layers in your bundt pan.
- Your glaze should cover every bit of your Monkey Bread dough.
- 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!
- Turn your Monkey Bread out onto a pretty plate.
- Slice it up and enjoy with a nice big mug of coffee or good cold milk.
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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