Maple Cherry-Stuffed Monkey Bread

This ooey, gooey monkey bread is even harder to resist with the addition of maple and cherries!

Maple Cherry-Stuffed Monkey Bread
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
35 mins
Bake Time:
40 mins
Stand Time:
1 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 16 mins


  • 12 rolls frozen cracked wheat dinner roll dough (1/2 of a 48-ounce package)

  • ½ cup pure maple syrup

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • cup dried tart cherries, chopped

  • cup walnuts, toasted and finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon finely shredded orange peel

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Grease a large baking sheet. Place frozen rolls about 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator overnight to let dough thaw and begin to rise.

  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously grease a 10-inch fluted tube pan. In a small saucepan combine syrup, brown sugar, and butter. Heat and stir over medium-low heat just until boiling. Remove from the heat and pour into the prepared pan.

  3. In a small bowl combine cherries, walnuts, orange peel, and cinnamon. Cut each roll into quarters. Using your hands, flatten each piece to about 2 inches in diameter and spoon about 1/2 teaspoon of the cherry mixture into the center of each piece. Pull edges of dough up around cherry mixture and pinch together to seal cherry mixture inside the dough. Layer filled dough pieces over syrup mixture in the prepared pan.

  4. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until rolls are golden brown. Cool rolls in pan on a wire rack for 1 minute. Loosen rolls from edges and the center post. Invert rolls onto a large serving platter. Scrape any remaining syrup mixture from the pan onto rolls. Cool slightly. Serve while warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

165 Calories
4g Fat
28g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 165
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 193mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0.5mg 3%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 46mg 1%
Folate, total 2.5mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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