Monkey Bread Round-Up (Sweet)

Posted by on November 7, 2013 in Recipes | 9 comments

Monkey Bread Round-Up (Sweet)

I love Monkey Bread so I decided to put some of my favorite variations all in one place. I hope you enjoy Monkey Bread, too!

I’ve wondered where the name “Monkey Bread” came from and who started it. Well, after a bit of research, the name probably was given  because you pick it apart and eat a bit at a time just like monkeys do. I don’t find that very flattering, but guess it fits. Nancy Reagan said that the name was given because you “monkey around” with it so much when you make it! Another theory is that the bread looks like the Monkey Puzzle Tree, a relative of the Norfolk Pine Tree.

Monkey bread has other names, too such as:  Hungarian coffee cake, pinch-me-cake, bubble loaf, and golden crown.

The bread has some fancy roots as Nancy Reagan served it at the White House and it was always served at Christmas time at their ranch.

Enough of the background so let’s get going on the wonderful sweet variations of this bread.

#1  Carmel Apple Monkey Bread


Caramel Apple Monkey Bread from #caramel #appleGo to: momontimeout

#2 Lemon Monkey Bread

Lemon Monkey Bread

Go to Pillsbury

#3. Strawberry – Blueberry Monkey Bread

Berry Stuffed Monkey Bread Strawberry Blueberry Stuffed Monkey Bread #SundaySupper


Go to: Daily Dish Recipes

#4.  Chocolate Cinnamon Monkey Bread

Go to:   WhatsCookingLove

#5. Orange Monkey Bread

Go to:  SixSistersStuff

#6.  German Chocolate Monkey Bread

German Chocolate Monkey Bread

Go to: HeatherCristo

#7.  Peach Monkey Bread

Peach Monkey Buns

Go to: A Sweet Baker

#8. Monkey Bread with Butterscotch Pudding

Quick and Easy Monkey Bread Recipe

Go to: Allrecipes

#9. Chocolate-Kissed

Chocolate-Kissed Monkey Bread

Go to: Recipes

#10.  Berry and Cream Cheese

These are made with pizza dough. A nice powdered sugar or cream cheese frosting compliments these…

Go to: Spoonful

#11. Strawberry Cream Cheese

This recipe uses Bisquick, but you can substitute refrigerated rolls, too!

Strawberry Cream Cheese Monkey Bread

Go to: Betty Crocker

#12. Raspberry Cream Cheese Monkey Bread

On this one, you can substitute any flavor…..

monkey bread recipe

Go to: Madamedeals

#13  Pumpkin Monkey Bread    (I had to add one more!)

Simple Pumpkin Monkey Bread Recipe

Go to Mad in Crafts

Now make up your own with these basic recipes. One is for frozen bread dough and the other is for refrigerated biscuits.

Monkey Bread using frozen dinner rolls:

2 dozen dinner roll dough balls

1 -3 0z pkg.  of instant or regular vanilla pudding

1/2 c. melted butter

2 Tbsp. milk

1 cup brown sugar

Nuts – optional

Spread frozen dough balls in bottom of greased pan. (bundt or angel food pan) Sprinkle dry pudding mix over the rolls. Melt butter and add brown sugar and milk. Mix well and pour over rolls. Cover and let rise at room temperature overnight. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Butter top after done. Invert immediately onto a plate.

Monkey Bread  – using refrigerated biscuits

4 tubes of buttermilk biscuits

1/4 to 1/2 cup of nuts (optional)

1 cup sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

Melt the following together until smooth:

3/4 cup butter

1 cup brown sugar


Cut biscuits into quarters. Mix sugar and cinnamon and dip each biscuit piece in sugar mixture until well coated. Sprinkle nuts into bottom of a well-greased Bundt or Angel food pan. Place coated biscuits over nuts. Pour the butter/brown sugar mixture over biscuits. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Carefully invert onto a plate.

Monkey Bread Round-Up

Don’t you love Monkey Bread?





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  1. These all look amazing. My mouth is watering. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  2. Yum! I think I will have all of those please! Thanks for linking to PoCoLo x

  3. I am pinning and sharing. I hope someone makes a few delicious flavors for me!

  4. Yum! It’s Monkey Bread Palooza! Ha,ha! I love Monkey Bread so I don’t even know where to start. They all look scrumptious! I’m going to bookmark your page so that I may have the recipes to try any time. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Oh my goodness! I want to try every single one of these! My husband told me a while ago that he didn’t know what monkey bread was. I think one of these would be a great way to introduce him!

    • Once you introduce him to it, he’ll want more!

  6. Thanks for featuring my Peach Monkey Buns! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

  7. I must be having browser issues because I an not see the post BUT I am certainly swinging by after restarting my computer! I LOVE MONKEY BREAD! Thanks for partying with Frugal FIt Family!

    • Don’t know what happened here. Trying to get it back soon!

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