The 25 Ultimate Monkey Bread Recipes Round Up!


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If you are ever going to pin, save or otherwise worship a post on my website, this ultimate Monkey Bread Round-up is it! I realized while thinking about making Monkey Bread for Christmas this year that I alone have three recipes for Monkey Bread on The Kitchen Magpie alone now.


Monkey Bread in a cooling rack
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It’s a sickness this time of year. The holidays are meant for Monkey Bread in my house, apparently.

Let’s start with the recipes on my own website, then move on to other awesome bloggers that have some amazing monkey bread recipes!

Classic Monkey Bread – You guys!!! This recipe is retro 2011 Kitchen Magpie and is soooo good! Look at that photo. I was just a baby photographer at the time. But this is classic monkey bread that you gotta stuff in your face come Christmas morning.

close up Classic Monkey Bread in a red plate

Christmas Monkey Bread – are you surprised that I came up with a Monkey Bread recipe that was full of Christmas cherries? Me neither. It was actually a reader that suggested this amazing idea!! Also – this was circa 2014. My photography was improving slightly.

close up Christmas Monkey Bread in a red Christmas plate

Babka Monkey Bread!  I took my family’s sweet traditional Ukrainian Easter Babka bread and turned it into a Monkey bread! This makes TWO bundts, perfect for LARGE family gatherings!

top down shot of Babka Monkey Bread in a transparent cake holder

Lemon Monkey Bread from the Recipe Rebel.

Shut. UP! This looks amazing and totally something that the lemon lover needs to be making this Christmas!

close up Glazed Lemon Monkey Bread, fresh lemons on background

Cinnamon Bun Chocolate Coconut Pecan Monkey Bread from Jo & Sue. This combines all of my loves into one monkey bread and uses pre-made cinnamon buns, which makes this quick, easy and seriously delicious!
Cinnamon Bun Chocolate Coconut Pecan Monkey Bread 

How about Bourbon Bananas Foster Monkey Bread from Cake & Knife?? Two desserts in one!!

Bourbon Bananas Foster Monkey Bread on white background

If we are still on a fruit theme, let’s add this Caramel Apple Monkey Bread from Our Best Bites onto the list as well.

yellow kitchen cloth underneath a plate with Caramel Apple Monkey Bread

Cranberry Raisin Money Bread fits right in with the holiday taste profile!

close up Cranberry Raisin Money Bread in a white plate

Nutella and Cream Cheese Stuffed Monkey Bread from Girl & the Kitchen… I just laughed at how decadent this must be!!

close up Nutella and Cream Cheese Stuffed Monkey Bread in a white plate

This Strawberry & Cream Cheese Monkey Bread from Positively Splendid looks positively amazing!

Strawberry & Cream Cheese Monkey Bread in a white plate ready to be enjoy!

S’mores Monkey Bread?? Cathy from Lemon Tree Dwelling is my kinda baker!

S'mores Monkey Bread topped with marshmallows and crushed nuts

Pecan Pie Monkey Bread from Swanky Recipes…yes, please.

Pecan Pie Monkey Bread in a white plate

Snickers Monkey Bread from The Gold Lining Girl. WHOA!!! Mind blown!!

a plate of Snickers Monkey Bread

Amy in the Kitchen whipped up this amazing Pumpkin Cream Cheese Monkey Bread. Mmm. Pumpkin….

Glazed Pumpkin Cream Cheese Monkey Bread

Chocolate Chip Monkey Bread from Daily Leisure. Because CHOCOLATE.

close up Chocolate Chip Monkey Bread in a white plate

This is recipe #2 from Cathy at Lemon Tree Dwelling because apparently she’s as crazy as I am about Monkey Bread. Pineapple Upside down Monkey Bread. Shut the front door!

close up Pineapple Upside down Monkey Bread

Let’s go savoury now! There are some really amazing savoury monkey breads out there, perfect for pairing with beer and wine for your holiday parties!

I have literally been obsessing for days over this pull apart PIEROGIPineapple Upside down Monkey Bread. BREAD from Food Well Said. Ugh. So awesome on so many levels!!!!

pull apart PIEROGIPineapple Upside down Monkey Bread on parchment paper

This Ham & Swiss Monkey Bread from Lemons for Lulu looks like a protein packed carb boost to your day!

Ham & Swiss Monkey Bread in angel cake pan

Plain Chicken’s Parmesan Garlic Monkey Bread Muffins are too cute – and look delicious!!

Parmesan Garlic Monkey Bread Muffins in muffin tins

Mozza Stuffed Pesto Pizza Monkey Bread from Gringalicious. Look at that cheese!!!!

close up Mozza Stuffed Pesto Pizza Monkey Bread with a cup of dipping sauce

Overnight Ham, Egg & Cheese Monkey Bread from the Seasoned Mom. Think she’ll adopt me??

Ham, Egg & Cheese Monkey Bread in a baking dish

Rosemary Lemon Monkey Bread from Flour Arrangements. You had me at rosemary, this sounds fantastic!

Rosemary Lemon Monkey Bread in a blue plate

Taco Monkey Bread from Adventures of a Nurse – must try.

close up slice of Taco Monkey Bread

Savoury Herb & Cheese Monkey Bread from Five Heart Home –  All you need is a glass of wine and you’re set!

Savoury Herb & Cheese Monkey Bread in a round white plate

Cheesy Chicken Ranch Monkey Bread  from I Wash You Dry. Hello ultimate winter comfort food!

close up Cheesy Chicken Ranch Monkey Bread 

And there you have it! Twenty five of the most delicious looking monkey bread recipes out there!

Happy Baking!

Love Karlynn

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  1. Around the World in 80 Cupcakes says

    What’s this?! Savoury monkey bread you say?!

    • Around the World in 80 Cupcakes says

      The Kitchen Magpie I’d never heard of it nor had the thought entered my mind \U0001f62e. Hope you and your little peanut are starting to feel better \U0001f337

    • The Kitchen Magpie says

      Around the World in 80 Cupcakes Not bad. I generally am fine until nap time lol. I don’t get them as bad as she does.

    • Jonia Kostiuk says

      The Kitchen Magpie My boys had a tendency to be little mucus monsters when they were little \U0001f633 I find as they get older they typically manage a bit better. Hope your night goes well. Eau de Vicks could be an interesting companion to the treats offered at the book signing \U0001f61c

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