A totally indulgent monkey bread made surprisingly easy thanks to refrigerated cinnamon roll dough. Loaded up with layers of fresh apples and toasted walnuts, this pull-apart bread fills your home with the scent of cinnamon and nutmeg while it bakes and looks stunning on your breakfast or brunch table.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 fluted tube pan
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Brush the inside of a fluted tube pan with 1 tablespoon melted butter.

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  • Mix sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl. Combine 1/4 cup of the spiced sugar mixture with minced apples and stir until coated.

  • Separate cinnamon roll dough rounds and cut into quarters. Set aside the icing.

  • Spoon 1/2 of the apple mixture and 1/2 of the walnuts into the bottom of the prepared pan. Roll 1/2 of the cinnamon roll quarters in the remaining spiced sugar and place on top of the apples and walnuts. Spoon 1/2 of the remaining butter over dough. Repeat with remaining apples, walnuts, dough, and butter.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 45 minutes. Let bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then invert onto a plate. Cool for 5 more minutes before coating with icing.

Nutrition Facts

389 calories; protein 5g 10% DV; carbohydrates 53.5g 17% DV; fat 18.1g 28% DV; cholesterol 12.7mg 4% DV; sodium 666.7mg 27% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (34)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2020
This monkey bread is fantastic and happens to use just what I have on hand. Thanks so much for sharing this one. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/15/2020
It was easy to make and quick. I could taste the flavor of the dough from the pre-made rolls and it wasn't the same as from making it from scratch. If you want a quick dessert this is okay. A recipe for youth to make. Read More
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49 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2020
This monkey bread is fantastic and happens to use just what I have on hand. Thanks so much for sharing this one. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2020
A great dessert. My husband said it reminded him of an apple fritter. Best right of of oven and lightly cooled. Easy to do. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/15/2020
It was easy to make and quick. I could taste the flavor of the dough from the pre-made rolls and it wasn't the same as from making it from scratch. If you want a quick dessert this is okay. A recipe for youth to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2019
Another WINNER .... DELICIOUS and easy to make! Everyone loved it .... and I will make this again next holiday season, OR other times when something THIS delicious is needed for a party or get together! YUMMY! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2020
Awesome monkey bread recipe. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/05/2020
Our family enjoyed what was an easy to prepare recipe. We used pecans instead of walnuts, which also worked well. If you don't have a fluted cooking pan, a regular baking pan works well also. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2020
Excellent, simple and yummy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2020
I made the recipe exactly as is. It is so delicious, it should be against the law to eat. The flavor is magnificent. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2020
I used several apples, and cooked them in the cinnamon sugar before layering. Next time I will use at least 4 apples. Read More
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