Apple Monkey Bread Bites Recipe

A couple of weeks ago, I was flipping through my completely unorganized recipe bin (it’s shameful, really) and found an old Pillsbury recipe card. The recipe looked good and easy enough so I had Nathan help me make it a few days later.

Friends, neighbors, and family alike rave about how yummy these little bites are. And no one believes it when I say they take less than 10 minutes to whip together with another 15 in the oven. Yes, they are that quick.

Over the past couple weeks, I’ve made the recipe several times and adapted it slightly by adding in apple bits. (I love just about anything with apples and cinnamon.) I call this Apple Monkey Bread Bites.

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The second time we made these, I got distracted mid-baking-session (some friends came over) and Nathan finished putting them together and popped them in the oven all by himself!

Okay, I’ll stop talking for a minute while you look over the recipe:

Apple Monkey Bread Bites Recipe

Yields: 1 dozen "bites"

Apple Monkey Bread Bites Recipe

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 cans (7.5 oz each) refrigerated biscuits OR 1 large can of biscuits
  • 1/2 cup apple - cored, peeled, and chopped into small pieces *note you can omit the apple if you choose

Spray 12 muffin cups with cooking spray. Mix butter and brown sugar in a small bowl, then spoon 1 tablespoon into each muffin cup.

Mix the sugar and cinnamon together in a gallon ziploc bag. Cut the biscuit dough into small pieces. Put the biscuit pieces and chopped apple into the cinnamon sugar bag. Shake to coat.

Place into muffin cups.

Bake at 350 degrees for approx 15 minutes or until golden brown and biscuits are cooked through. (You can poke them with a fork to see.)

Cool for 1 minute; then turn upside down onto a cookie sheet.

Best served warm.

See how easy this monkey bread recipe is? And trust me, it doesn’t taste gross like some recipes with store bought biscuits do. Yeah, I know. Some of those recipes are nasty. But these are not.

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 The recipe says you can use butter or margarine, but it’s butter all the way for me. I like the real stuff.

Shaken, not stirred (I couldn’t resist throwing that in there.)

The smell of fresh cinnamon baked treats all around the house is a very nice bonus.

Make sure you flip them over exactly 1 minute after you take them out of the oven. You don’t want those suckers sticking to your muffin pans.

Ahhhh…now you can enjoy those apple cinnamon bites of delight. Err monkey bread bites. Yes, because they’re for the kids, right?
We’ll just keep telling ourselves that. I won’t tell if you don’t.

There you have it – Apple Monkey Bread Bites.

If you pin this post and even re-tweet too, you’re even more rockin’ than I thought you were! Awesome!


*Recipe adapted from

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Erika is a happily married mom with four energetic children. With a love for Jesus, photography, organizing, and encouraging other moms, she stays busy and definitely does not have it all together.


  1. Oh My Goodness! Those look so good!
    And my kids just saw it! Guess know I HAVE to make them! :)
    Thanks so much for this post!
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  2. Katherine G says:

    These look so delicious. I always say I’m going to try recipes but I never do but when I do this is definitely at the top of my list of recipes to try.
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  3. These look so yummy!
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  4. Those look amazing!
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  5. These look so good! I love the picture of your two little ones eating them.
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  6. Those are so cute and LOOK SO GOOD!!

  7. Kathryn Costa says:

    Those look yummy. You always have the best recipes. Thanks for sharing! Definitely will be pinning this one to my recipe board.

  8. yummy! I am going to pin this! Feel free to link it up at my Learn and Link post!

  9. I think I just drooled on my computer. YUM!
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  10. We love monkey bread! Thanks so much for the recipe! My husband is always asking me to make these so maybe I’ll give it a try this time!
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  11. I saw these on Pinterest and they look absolutely delicious! I love hearing how easy they are to make! I think I’ll be trying them out this weekend!
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  12. How yummy looking. Happy to see the kids helped some with the recipe, looks like you all had fun all the way around!
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  13. DenSchool says:

    Oh wow, these look so delicious! I’ve never had monkey bread before, I’m really going to have to try it now :) Thanks for the recipe!

  14. Oh my goodness those look SO amazing!! My son and I absolutely love regular Monkey break, so I know we will love this one! I need to save this one for my birthday! Happy Birthday to me! lol. thanks!!
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  15. Thank you! Thank you! I needed a new idea to make with the kids this weekend and both of mine will love this! And I love that it’s so simple!

  16. Drooling!! I feel the need to lick my fingers now…Pinned!
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  17. Yum-o! This looks like something right up my alley. Easy to make and goes great with coffee.
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  18. I’m addicted to monkey bread and have to try this! It looks amazing and I love the smaller size.
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  19. These look so delicious!I love brown sugar and apples together!
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  20. I have made these when I had a Girl Scout troop.. these were really easy to make at camp.
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  21. These look so good and they are so easy to make. I will be making batches of these sometime during my birthday

  22. Just found your delicious recipe. This sounds so good.. I’ve been looking for some sweet treats I can make with my dairy allergy and this is perfect because I have found one brand of dairy free biscuits and we have dairy free butter! Thanks so much!
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  23. Thanks — can’t wait to try this recipe. What a neat photo of two cute kids!!

  24. OMG these look amazing. So making these!
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  25. Cant wait to try

  26. Anyone know if these freeze/reheat well?

  27. I’ve never been much of a baker, but I tried these and they are fabulous! So simple to make and absolutely delicious–I’ll be trying more of these recipes and sharing this site with friends/family. Thanks!

  28. While I was making Monkey Bread, I thought “this would be really good with apples in it”….BAM, I find this! PERFECT..Thanks for reading my mind and posting :)

  29. Gail Bradford says:

    I make monkey bread with the kids all the time. The addition of apples sounds awesome. Gonna try this one tonight after school! Thank you for this posting :)

  30. That looks so good. I love monkey bread. Yummy!
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  31. Holy cow….these sound amazingly delicious!
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