GOOEY Monkey Breads [Pull Apart Recipes] (2024)

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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. 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, such as from a 9 x 13 pan, as mini muffins, and more!

Creative & Tasty Monkey Bread Recipes


This classic recipe from Pillsbury, made from Grands! Flaky Layers canned biscuits, has over 1,000 reviews. The addition of walnuts and raisins gives this bread some texture and crunch. (via Pillsbury)

Healthy [Vegan]

Enjoy your monkey bread with zero guilt if you go with this dairy-free and egg-free dessert, which uses whole wheat flour, nut butter, and coconut sugar. (via From My Bowl)

With Butterscotch Pudding and Pecans

Try this 45-minute caramel pecan bubble bread made from a pudding mix. Even though the recipe calls for Rhodes rolls, you can also go with your preferred dough. (via Num's the Word)

From Scratch with Vanilla Glaze [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

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

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter [Gluten-free, Vegan]

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


This bundt cake pan style monkey bread has dripping chocolate, graham cracker crumbs, and topped with mini marshmallows. (via Lemon Tree Dwelling)

French Toast

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

Cranberry Orange [Slow Cooker]

Use a crockpot to make this holiday-themed bubble loaf recipe any time you want, Christmas season or not. (via Inspired by Charm)

Apple Fritter Muffins

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


A pumpkin bread recipe that tastes just like the perfect Thanksgiving pumpkin pie. (via The Cookie Rookie)

Peaches and Cream

The perfect Southern summertime flavor combo, in the fun form of a pull apart bread! (via Pint-Sized Baker)

Bananas Foster

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

Cherry Cheesecake

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

Chocolate with Cream Cheese

If you don't want to use a bundt pan, try a 9 x 13 pan instead. Not only do you get a more evenly and quicker baked dessert, the ball portions can be made bigger too. (via My Yellow Farmhouse)


Go for a savory bubble bread dough with this pretzel recipe, that's perfect for parties! (via Carlsbad Cravings)


A simple but delicious appetizer idea: 20-minute garlic bread minis! (via Damn Delicious)

Pizza [Vegan]

Just like with a real pizza, you can customize this monkey bread with your choice of roasted veggies or other toppings. (via Vegan Richa)

Dutch Oven

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

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

(via Camperville)


Make this one-minute microwave mug cake for a single serving of vegan monkey bread. You can either throw it in the microwave, or there's an oven-baked version too. (via Feasting on Fruit)

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