No matter what you call it, monkey bread, monkey puzzle bread, sticky bread, or bubble bread, you’ll go bananas over these pull-apart doughy treats!


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    Learn how to make ooey, gooey monkey bread recipes for sweet and savory pull apart breads that are melt-in-your-mouth delicious!

    How to Make Monkey Bread

    Nowadays, “monkey bread” is typically used to describe any pull-apart loaf that is made by stacking small balls of dough against each other and baking them to create a multi-sectioned bread.

    One of the easiest ways to make monkey bread is to take advantage of premade refrigerated biscuit dough like Pillsbury Grand rolls or Rhodes rolls. Then here’s what you do:

    1. Cut refrigerated biscuit dough into smaller pieces
    2. Shake the pieces in a bag to coat them with a flavoring mixture (ex: sugar & cinnamon)
    3. Arrange them into a heavily-buttered bundt pan
    4. Press in any hard toppings you want to add (ex: nuts or raisins)
    5. Melt some margarine and pour over the biscuits in the pan
    6. Bake, let cool, then flip over onto a plate
    7. Pull apart & enjoy!

    But this isn’t the only way to make monkey bread. We’ve rounded up lots of delicious pull apart bread recipes so you can enjoy different flavor combinations and styles of monkey bread, including in a 9 x 13 pan, as mini muffins, and more!

    Pillsbury Monkey Bread

    This classic recipe from Pillsbury is made from Grands! flaky layer canned biscuits have over 1,000 reviews. The addition of walnuts and raisins give this bread some texture and crunch. (via Pillsbury)

    Healthy Monkey Bread [Vegan]

    You don’t have to feel guilty with this dairy-free and egg-free dessert, which uses almond milk, applesauce, and coconut oil. (via Ceara’s Kitchen)

    Monkey Bread with Butterscotch Pudding and Pecans

    Try this 45-minute caramel pecan bubble bread made from a pudding mix. Rhodes rolls are mentioned, but you can use with your preferred dough. (via Num’s the Word)

    Monkey Bread with Vanilla Glaze from Scratch [Instant Pot]

    Ever tried making instant pot bread? Add this electric pressure cooker recipe for homemade pull apart cinnamon rolls to your repertoire. (via Aileen Cooks)

    Maple Walnut Monkey Bread

    This simple 40-minute bubble loaf uses crescent rolls as the dough. (via Pillsbury)

    Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Monkey Bread [Gluten-free, Vegan]

    Here’s another healthy monkey bread recipe, this time with more decadent flair with dark chocolate and creamy nut butter. (via Rachl Mansfield)

    Smores Monkey Bread

    Want a quick one-minute bubble bread in the microwave? This recipe can be easily portioned individually since it’s made in a mug. (via Thyme for Cocktails)

    French Toast Monkey Bread

    This is an overnight breakfast pull-apart bread casserole that doesn’t require syrup. (via Crazy for Crust)

    Cranberry Orange Monkey Bread [Slow Cooker]

    Use a crockpot to make this holiday bubble loaf recipe around Christmas. (via Inspired by Charm)

    Apple Fritter Monkey Bread Muffins

    This 40-minute recipe is made with buttermilk biscuits, chopped apples, cinnamon, and brown sugar. (via Wry Toast)

    Pumpkin Monkey Bread

    This 40-minute pumpkin bread recipe tastes just like the perfect Thanksgiving pumpkin pie. (via The Cookie Rookie)

    Peaches and Cream Monkey Bread

    A treat with a Southern flair is this sweet breakfast pull apart bread that’s great in the summer. (via Pint-Sized Baker)

    Bananas Foster Monkey Bread

    This delicious recipe is a little sweeter than banana bread, making it a more decadent dessert. (via Pink When)

    Cherry Cheesecake Monkey Bread

    These monkey bread bites are filled with cream cheese and cherry pie filling and made in a skillet. (via Little Dairy on the Prairie)

    Chocolate Monkey Bread with Cream Cheese

    If you’re looking to make monkey bread without a bundt pan, give a 9 x 13 pan a try. Not only do you get a more evenly and quicker baked dessert, the ball portions can be made bigger too. (via My Yellow Farmhouse)

    Pretzel Monkey Bread

    Make a savory bubble bread dough with this pretzel recipe. The honey mustard dip complements the doughy bites. (via Carl’s Bad Cravings)

    Garlic Monkey Bread

    This 20-minute recipe creates garlic bread minis that are perfect for parties. (via Damn Delicious)

    Pizza Monkey Bread [Vegan]

    This savory bread has a pizza sauce and cream sauce base that is sprinkled with basil and garlic. Add roasted veggies or other toppings to make a pizza bite appetizer. (via Vegan Richa)

    Dutch Oven

    Learn how to make 3 kinds of pull apart bread in a Dutch oven in a campfire, including:

    • Classic monkey bread cinnamon rolls
    • Blueberry vanilla monkey bread
    • Caramel apple monkey bread

    (via Camperville)

    Whether you’re looking for easy monkey bread recipes or more creative pull apart bread ideas, people will love picking away at these delicious and fun bubble loaves.




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