Stuffed Homemade Monkey Bread Recipe

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This stuffed homemade monkey bread recipe is an old family favorite that everyone can't get enough of. My semi-homemade version tastes an apple cinnamon bread that came straight out of the bakery!  You'll love this easy tutorial for how to make monkey bread and your family will love that you made it to share!

Dessert bread on glass plate drizzled with icing and chopped nuts

Stuffed Monkey Bread Recipe

I have been making this stuffed monkey bread recipe every September for years. Whether you call it monkey bread, bubble bread, or pull apart bread, it is a must make item this fall.

An easy semi homemade recipe that tastes like it came straight from the bakery is always a hit in my house.  By simply using a store bought dough for this recipe, it makes baking it a breeze.  I am a huge fan of anything apple cinnamon, so fitting it into this recipe was definitely a given.  I hope you'll love this as much as my family does. 

Up close picture of apple cinnamon bread

Does it Have to be Apple Cinnamon Bread? 

Yes!  I love apple cinnamon in this monkey bread recipe, but I have seen similar filled with tons of different flavors.  You could just as easily stuff it with something like diced pears, Nutella, chocolate chips, bananas, cherries, or even blueberries.  I've even enjoyed it when a bit of cheesecake mixture was spread in the middle.  Use your imagination to create a flavor of homemade monkey bread you love.

Can I Freeze This After It is Baked?

To be honest it doesn't last very long in our house. When you bake this up, it fills the home with that glorious apple cinnamon smell, and the whole family comes running. My stuffed monkey bread recipe barely has time to cool before hands are reaching in and grabbing pieces of the bread. 

So, while you definitely can freeze this in a well wrapped container that has been labeled, I imagine you won't need to as it won't last that long.

How to Make Monkey Bread Stuffed with Apple Cinnamon

(full recipe card below)

Cut cinnamon rolls in half and roll flat.

Cinnamon roll cut in half on cutting board

Top each piece with apple filling. Fold edges together and pinch closed (like a dumpling)

Flattened cinnamon roll topped with apples

Toss into cinnamon sugar mixture, coat well. Set aside. Continue with other pieces.

Bowl of cinnamon sugar with cinnamon roll apple pouch in center

Place stuffed monkey bread pieces into a greased bundt pan.

stuffed monkey bread

After making the sauce, pour over monkey bread and bake about 30-35 minutes.

stuffed monkey bread

Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes before inverting pan of monkey bread recipe. Garnish as desired.

stuffed monkey bread

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stuffed monkey bread

Stuffed Monkey Bread

Yield: 8 People
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

A semi homemade treat that tastes like it came straight from the bakery. Our stuffed monkey bread is a must have for fall!



  • 2 sticks butter
  • ¾ c brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon

Stuffed Bread-

  • 3 apples -peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of flour
  • ½ cup of granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of cinnamon
  • 2 Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls
  • Nuts for garnish, optional
  • Powdered sugar for garnish, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium high heat, add in apples. Cook for 6-8 minutes, or until tender.
  3. Remove apples from saucepan, drain excess liquid. Place in a bowl and gently coat with flour. Set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, add in granulated sugar and cinnamon, gently mix together. Set aside.
  5. Open cinnamon rolls, cut each in half. Roll each half into a ball, then roll flat. Fill each circle in the center with apple mixture. Gently, like a dumpling, bring the edges together to the center and pinch together the ends.
  6. Coat it in the sugar and cinnamon mixture, place seam side up in greased bundt pan.
  7. In a sauce pan , over low heat melt butter. Once melted, stir in brown sugar and cinnamon.
  8. Increase heat to medium high, bringing to a slow bubble (not hard boil) Stirring occasionally, cook for 3-4 minutes. NOTE- IF YOU HAVE LEFT OVER APPLES, YOU CAN ADD THEM TO THE SAUE. Pour sauce over the monkey bread.
  9. Bake for about 35 minutes. Take out of the oven and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes
  10. Invert pan onto plate or platter. Garnish as desired. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 280

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