This Apple Fritter Monkey Bread is tender, crunchy and gently layered with apples, walnuts and cinnamon. Perfection!
There are times in life when you really want to make a statement! I mean a BAM! POW! BOOM! statement. A showing that leaves no doubt you are a force to be reckoned with and one that will not be ignored.
This Apple Fritter Monkey Bread recipe is your statement piece. Is this post starting out a bit over dramatic? Empty promises? Poor use of excessive explanation points?
I assure you that I am not misleading you with the BAM! POW! BOOM! This recipe is to die for and will exceed every expectation you could possibly hold when it comes to homemade sugary breakfast goodness. This Apple Fritter Monkey Bread is tender but with a crunchy crust, gently layered with apples and walnuts and doused in sugar and cinnamon and then more sugar. This is a Breakfast of Champions…. or at least until your sugar buzz wears off and you need an immediate nap. But before that happens, whoa… stay out of your way!
We have a major holiday happening later this week which will be filled with family and friends, pop over visits and overly critical in-laws. Forget about scrubbing that bathroom floor for the third time. Serve up a plate full of this amazing treat and you will remain the Favorite of the Family. And worst case scenario is if they still find fault with you, feed them an extra piece of Apple Fritter Monkey Bread and they will slip into a sugar coma and will wake up with a sugar buzz hangover and will have to stagger themselves home in which then you can make up a bunch of embarrassing stories to tell about them and after their shame you should then be safe from them stopping by uninvited again next year.
Ooops… did I really just write that?
Don’t be like me, use your powers for good and spread the love with this delicious and decadent breakfast treat. It’s really the perfect thing to serve up to a busy household of loved ones, especially on a day when you will be busy making Holiday Miracles .. aka… ‘dinner’.
Enjoy and have a Blessed Thanksgiving!!
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Apple Fritter Monkey Bread
- 2 16 oz cans of refrigerated flaky biscuits
- 2 Granny Smith , Honey Crisp or Fuji apples, diced
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 tbl cinnamon
- 1/2 cup butter , melted
- 1/4 tsp allspice
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup walnuts , diced
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 3 tbl heavy cream or milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
- Lightly prepare a fluted tube pan with non stick spray
- In a small bowl combine brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice and salt and in a separate bowl have the melted butter.
- Cut each biscuit in half and then half again so that each biscuit is in 4 equal pieces
- Sprinkle a light layer of apple and walnuts into the pan
- Dip each piece of biscuit into the butter and then roll around and generously coat with the brown sugar mixture
- Place into the bottom of the pan (on top of the apple and walnut pieces) and continue to do this until you have a full layer around the pan
- Sprinkle in 1/3 of the walnuts and apples on top of the biscuit layer
- Continue making layers (about three) until all your ingredients are used up.
- Bake for 35 minutes or until your inner layer of biscuit pieces is cooked.
- Let sit for 10 minutes and then flip upside onto a serving plate
- While cooling, mix together the powdered sugar, vanilla and cream in a small bowl
- Drizzle over the top of your Monkey Bread
- Serve immediately
Best monkey bread I have made.
I just made this and OMG! It gooood. I used Pillsbury crescent dough instead of biscuits. I cut the brown sugar down to 1 cup and cinnamon to 1 1/2 tsp and had enough to roll dough in and also coat the diced apples in it too. Will be making it again. Thanks for the recipe
I made this recipe and my family thought it was the most delicious thing they had eaten. It’s very easy to make and it’s beautiful when it’s done
Michael Kirby says
Thank you Vicky, I am so glad everyone enjoyed it and if you like that you may want to try our https://www.awickedwhisk.com/pumpkin-monkey-bread-with-salted-caramel-glaze/
This was a huge hit with my family! I didn’t make the icing but poured some of the leftover brown sugar and cinnamon mixture over the final layer. It was perfectly gooey!
Michael Kirby says
Nice twist and I’m so glad everyone enjoyed it, and thanks for sharing your experience with us.
Would this be ok to make the day before?
Hi Betty!! You can certainly put this together and store it in the refrigerator overnight then bake it the next day .. just add about 10 minutes to your bake time 🙂 If your ‘top’ starts to brown too much, simply lay a sheet of tin foil on top of your pan.
Marianne | Basil & Bubbly says
I am a die-hard apple fritter addict and this looks absolutely amazing. And I’m with you — if that monkey bread doesn’t win over some unexpected in-laws, it should at least send them packing home with a solid sugar hangover!
Hahaha.. Marianne, family time is all fun and games until someone locks themselves in the bathroom with a bundt cake and a bottle of wine 🙂
Razena | Tantalisemytastebuds.com says
I loved your description of family fun time together! I have never seen refrigerated biscuits where I am so I am wondering if I can use home made scone dough to make this recipe?
Razena, you can certainly use homemade dough .. I have seen many recipes for monkey bread using homemade.. Here is one by Sally’s Baking Addiction.. I am not sure how close it is to scone dough but it’s a starting point 🙂 http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2014/06/30/homemade-monkey-bread-aka-cinnamon-roll-bites/
Molly Kumar says
This looks delicious and I’m so hungry now….after Thanksgiving, I thought I can stay away from sweets, but you just made me do an about turn 🙂 I recently bought a bundt pan and this looks like a match made in heaven ;))
One word.. addictive!! I made this one morning specifically to do this post and at 3:00pm my husband was still picking at it. Go embrace your inner sugar fiend 🙂
Thanks Heather for posting this!!! I’m sharing it everywhere!!
Awe.. thanks Noel!!