11 Monkey Bread Recipes You Won't Want to Share

Brown Sugar-Bacon Monkey Bread
Photo: Peter Krumhardt

There are fewer treats more satisfying than pulling off a piece of monkey bread for the ultimate soft and sweet bite. That's why we've compiled our favorite monkey bread recipes for easy desserts and sweet (or savory!) breakfasts. Grab a couple of cans of biscuits on your next grocery run and let the baking begin.

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Chocolate-Caramel Monkey Bread

Chocolate-Caramel Monkey Bread
Jason Donnelly

Warm and chocolatey, this monkey bread has everything we love about dessert, but you can make it for a special breakfast. The silky caramel sauce dripping from each bite is the cherry on top.

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Brown Sugar-Bacon Monkey Bread

Brown Sugar-Bacon Monkey Bread
Peter Krumhardt

Combine your favorite breakfast flavors into a decadent breakfast treat. Get started by cooking applewood smoked bacon to crispy perfection. From there, the pan drippings are saved to make the sticky topping with a delicious combo of brown sugar, maple nut butter (the recipe is included), and whipping cream.

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Maple-Mocha Pull-Apart Bread with Almonds

Maple-Mocha Pull-Apart Bread with Almonds
Jason Donnelly

You won't find any purchased dough here—this homemade monkey bread is all from scratch. It'll take a few extra steps, but the end result (sticky, almond-topped deliciousness) is oh-so worth it.

Buy It: Nordic Ware 12-Cup Bundt Pan ($10, Target)

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Savory Red and Green Monkey Bread

Savory Red Green Monkey Bread
Hannah Bigot

Red and green might lead you to believe this monkey bread recipe is just for Christmas, but it can be a savory breakfast treat any time of the year (perhaps Christmas in July?). Melty mozzarella cheese is hiding inside, while the marinara sauce and fresh basil entice you to dig in.

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Caramel-Stuffed Monkey Bread

Caramel-Stuffed Monkey Bread
Andy Lyons

When the oven is full, allow your trusty slow cooker to help. The easy dessert stuffs refrigerated biscuits with mini chocolate-covered caramels for an indulgent bite. Keep the monkey bread warm until your guests arrive and watch them quickly line up for a piece.

Buy It: Crock-Pot 6-Quart Programmable Cook & Carry Slow Cooker ($50, Target)

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Baklava Monkey Bread

If you love the baklava, just wait until you try this monkey bread recipe. Honey, pistachios, and walnuts pay tribute to the classic Greek dessert in the best way. Trust us, it's finger-lickin' good.

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Apple-Spiked Monkey Bread

Apple-Spiked Monkey Bread
Jenna VanGrowski

Allow us to introduce you to a fall dessert that will make mouths water with delight. Apple, nutmeg, and cinnamon combine for the perfect pull-apart dish. Spoon warm toppings and nuts on the monkey bread for some extra flavor and crunch.

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Caramel-Banana-Pecan Bread

Caramel-Banana-Pecan Bread Casserole
Scott Little

Here's a slow cooker brunch recipe ready that will have both the kids and adults jumping out of bed. Top fluffy, caramel-coated monkey bread with bananas and pecans for some extra sweetness and oomph.

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Christmas Morning Monkey Bread

Christmas Morning Monkey Bread
Hannah Bigot

This monkey bread is just begging to be included in your Christmas morning breakfast spread. With red and green maraschino cherries hidden inside (not to mention the red and green sprinkles on top), you won't find any recipe more festive than this one.

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Maple Cherry-Stuffed Monkey Bread

Maple Cherry-Stuffed Monkey Bread
Jason Donnelly

Monkey bread becomes even harder to resist once it's full of maple and cherries—two delicious flavors that keep the good times rollin'. We opt for frozen wheat dinner roll dough here instead of canned biscuits for a hearty monkey bread recipe that's still easy to accomplish.

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Apple Bourbon Monkey Bread

Apple-Bourbon Monkey Bread
Matthew Clark

Apples, bourbon, and monkey bread in the same recipe? Sign us up! This top-rated recipe only takes 20 minutes of prep time. The hard part is waiting for them to bake so you can finally dive in.

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