This Pillsbury Monkey Bread Recipe is an upgrade from your classic monkey bread. This apple monkey bread recipe uses Pillsbury cinnamon rolls as the base that offers that light and fluffy texture, with fresh and tender apple pieces in every bite. You get the flavor of almost an apple pie inspired monkey bread. I always say to my kids when you pair apples with cinnamon it is like magic happens. This Pillsbury monkey bread is a home run, and kid-approved. No one in the house can resist this decadent bread. Pair with some fresh fruit, a cup of orange juice, and breakfast is served.
Pillsbury Monkey Bread Recipe
I will admit, I am not always a morning person. I enjoy getting to sleep in, take my time waking up in silence with a cup of coffee and just slowly waking up to greet the world. But, we all know when you have kids, they don’t care if it is a Saturday, they will barge in and wake you up asking what is for breakfast. I love having a quick and easy monkey bread recipe in my arsenal that I can pull out and whip up with minimal prep. Using the Pillsbury cinnamon rolls as the base means no time for waiting for bread dough to rise, and that is one thing I love for those tired mornings of making breakfast. You also might like this apple cinnamon pull apart bread if you want the cinnamon and apple combo.
How To Make Monkey Bread
Just peel and dice up your apples. Cut up your cinnamon roll pieces, and start assembling your monkey bread. Toss in the oven and patiently wait for the magic to happen. When it comes out, pour the icing over and watch your family devour this tasty Pillsbury monkey bread. I love the tender apple pieces throughout, paired with the cinnamon roll makes it dynamite on flavor factor. Don’t even get me started on how amazing this will make your home smell! Talk about torture waiting for it to get done cooking so you can sink your teeth into it!
This apple monkey bread is excellent for when you have guests over and want to treat them to an excellent breakfast. Cook up some sausage, scrambled eggs, and have this as a side option as well. You can even make this the night before and reheat the slices before you serve for that same day flavor. This recipe is honestly so easy to make, you will always reach for this recipe for those early morning breakfasts.
See I told you! So simple and very minimal prep work is involved. It takes longer to wait for it to cook than anything else. I like to toss it in the oven and then hurry up and get around for the day, and when I come back in, it is ready to be served.
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This Pillsbury Monkey Bread Recipe is an upgrade from your classic monkey bread.
- 2 cans Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls I like the flaky ones
- 4 small green apple peeled, chopped
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup butter melted
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 12 cup bundt pan and set aside.
- Mix sugar and cinnamon together, make sure to mix well. Set aside.
- Peel and chop all of your apples. Set aside.
Open a separate your cinnamon rolls, place icing to the side.
Cut each roll into 4 to 8 pieces.
- Take about 1/4 of the sugar-cinnamon mixture and toss your diced apples in them till they are completely coated. Pour half of the apples into your bundt pan.
Take the rest of the cinnamon sugar mixture and roll your cinnamon roll pieces in the mixture.
Place in the bundt pan on top of your apples, just until the first layer of apples have been covered (will take about half of your rolls) then pour on remaining apples and repeat each cinnamon roll piece roll in the sugar-cinnamon mixture and place in the bundt pan on top of your apples.
- Pour melted butter over the roll and apples mixture.
- Put in the oven uncovered for 40 to 45 minutes. Remove from the oven. using a serving plate over top of the bundt pan, turn over to remove the bread, drizzle icing over it while still hot.
- Let it cool and serve!