Last month’s Tear & Share Recipes article was so popular that I decided to dedicate a whole blog post to the sweet Tear & Share dessert known as Monkey Bread. Traditional Monkey Bread is a sticky, gooey pastry made by coating small pieces of sweet bread dough with butter, cinnamon and sugar then baking them in a bundt pan. Monkey Bread is served warm so that the sweet bites can be pulled off and popped right into your mouth. The butter, cinnamon and sugar ooze throughout the dessert making the most delectable syrup that’s finger’ lickin’ good. Here are 13 variations of sweet Monkey Bread recipes:
Homemade Monkey Bread: Here’s a traditional recipe for Monkey Bread made from scratch from The Kitchen Magpie. Karlynn says that you shouldn’t shy away from making sweet dough because it’s very easy.
Granny’s Monkey Bread: This traditional Monkey Bread recipe from a Self Proclaimed Foodie is made with refrigerated biscuits in lieu of bread dough so it’s quick to throw together for unexpected guests.
Overnight Monkey Bread: Katie from Live, Craft, Eat uses frozen dinner rolls instead of bread dough made from scratch. Put the ingredients together the night before, let it rise overnight and bake it in the morning. What could be easier for Sunday brunch?
Caramel Apple Monkey Bread: Add two apples and some caramel sauce to your basic Monkey Bread recipe and you have this delicious recipe from Mom On Timeout.
Apple Pie Monkey Bread: This variation from The Pinning Mama uses a can of apple pie filling! Kimber doctored up a recipe until she produced the perfect “cheater” Monkey Bread.
Pumpkin Monkey Bread: Ashton from Something Swanky adds pure pumpkin to her dough recipe. She tops off her Monkey Bread with a cream cheese glaze. Yum!
Fruit-Studded Monkey Bread: Nellie Bellie adds all kinds of berries to her Monkey Bread. She starts with refrigerated orange rolls and uses the orange icing that comes with them for her glaze.
Orange Monkey Bread: Six Sisters’ Stuff adds orange zest and orange juice to her butter and sugar mixture then tops off this sweet Monkey Bread with a white glaze.
Cream Cheese Monkey Bread: Megan from Pip And Ebby hides little cubes of cream cheese in her dough balls before coating them in cinnamon and sugar. Yummy!
S’mores Monkey Bread: The Recipe Snobs are at it again. This Monkey Bread variation combines the time-tested, kid-approved tastes of marshmallow, chocolate, and graham crackers.
Pina Colada Monkey Bread: The Tablespoon blog always has great recipes. This variation of Monkey Bread adds coconut milk and pineapple for a classic island taste. All that’s missing is the rum!
Banana Monkey Bread with Nutella Ganache: Every word of that title sounds delicious to me. Lisa from Wine And Glue adds ripe bananas to her bread dough recipe and tops off this decadent dessert with that beloved hazelnut spread.
Caramel Pecan Monkey Bread: This recipe from Love Foodies is similar to the original Monkey Bread recipe with the addition of pecans and chocolate chips.
No matter which recipe you choose, your family will love you for making one of these sweet monkey bread recipes for them. I can just hear the accolades now as you sit around the table pulling off bites of sweet, sticky pastry while sharing the news of the day. Share and tear, and share some more!