Apple Fritter Monkey Bread is a delicious pull-apart bread that is filled with apples and covered in a caramelized glaze. It’s the perfect treat for breakfast or dessert.
The Best Apple Fritter Monkey Bread Recipe
The apple fritter monkey bread tastes amazing! Soft, fluffy bread made with biscuit dough combined with juicy apple chunks all and then covered in a brown sugar caramel mixture that oozes throughout every bite. The top layer gets slightly crispy, giving a perfect balance of flavor and texture in every bite.
What You’ll Need
- Apples: Any firm apples good for baking will work well for this recipe. I prefer granny smith apples.
- Refrigerator biscuits: I used flaky layers biscuits, but other varieties of yeast dinner rolls will also do.
- Filling: The apples and biscuits are rolled in a cinnamon, white sugar, and brown sugar mixture.
- Glaze: The sauce is created using melted unsalted butter, brown sugar, and vanilla extract.
How to Make Apple Fritter Monkey Bread
This is so simple to prepare with amazing results!
- Make the Bread Portion: In a small bowl, combine the apple, brown sugar, and cinnamon. In a large bowl, combine the white sugar and cinnamon. Open the dough and cut the dough pieces into 4 pieces each. Toss the pieces into the cinnamon sugar and coat well. Add some apples to the bottom of the bundt pan and then a layer of biscuit pieces. Repeat for a total of 3 layers.
- Combine the Sauce: In a small bowl combine the sauce ingredients and pour over the biscuits.
- Bake: Bake the monkey bread for 60 minutes. Check at the 45-minute mark to make sure it isn’t getting too dark. If it is, cover it with foil.
- Cool: Allow to cool for 10 minutes and then turn it onto a plate. Serve the bread warm.
Tips and Tricks for Apple Fritter Pull Apart Bread
- Powdered Sugar Glaze: Top with a simple glaze made with powdered sugar and milk.
- Use a Bundt Pan: A bundt pan is the best option for this recipe as it allows the heat to evenly distribute throughout the bread. If you don’t have one, a 9×13 inch baking dish can also work.
- Make Ahead: You can prepare this apple fritter monkey bread ahead of time by assembling everything in the bundt pan and then covering it with plastic wrap. Keep it refrigerated until ready to bake.
- Adjust Spices: Feel free to adjust the amount of cinnamon, white sugar, and brown sugar used in this recipe according to your taste preferences. Some people may prefer a stronger cinnamon flavor while others may prefer a sweeter bread.
- Add Nuts: For an extra crunchy texture, you can add chopped walnuts or pecans to the apple and cinnamon mixture.
- Serve with Ice Cream: To take this dessert to the next level, serve warm slices of apple fritter monkey bread with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. The warm bread and cold ice cream make for a delicious flavor and texture combination.
- Store Properly: To store leftovers, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or an airtight container and keep it at room temperature for up to 3 days. You can also reheat slices in the microwave or oven before serving.
- Make Mini Breads: Instead of using a bundt pan, you can also make individual mini apple fritter monkey bread using a muffin tin. Simply cut the dough into smaller pieces and fill each muffin cup with a piece of dough and the apple mixture. Adjust baking time accordingly.
More Monkey Bread Recipes
- Pumpkin Pie Monkey Bread
- Gingerbread Monkey Bread
- Pineapple Upside Down Monkey Bread
- Traditional Monkey Bread
Apple Fritter Monkey Bread
- Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 12-cup bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine the apples, ¼ cup brown sugar, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon; set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar and 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon. Open the packages of biscuit dough and cut each biscuit into 4 pieces. Toss the biscuit pieces in the cinnamon sugar mixture until well coated.
- Scoop 1/3 of the apples into the bottom of the bundt pan. Top with 1/3 of the biscuit pieces. Repeat the layers until all the apples and biscuits are added to the pan.
- In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the sauce, then pour the mixture over the biscuits in the bundt pan.
- Bake the monkey bread at 350F for 50-60 minutes. Check on the bread at 45 minutes and if the top is getting too dark, cover with foil for the remaining baking time.
- Allow the monkey bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn it out onto a plate to serve.
- Serve the monkey bread warm.