Breakfast Bundt Bread (Aka Monkey Bread Aka Pull-Apart Bread)

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is like a sticky pecan bun and cinnamon bun all rolled into one! You're going to need a glass of milk to eat this - it's VERY rich. For the icing, we like to lump it on top and let it melt down the sides; that way, it picks up some of the other gooey stuff and you can dip your bread into it!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened (or more, depending on the size of your bundt pan, DO NOT SUBSTITUTE)
  • 4 (10 count) cans refrigerated biscuits, each biscuit halved
  • 14 lb butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 12 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 12 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1 cup vanilla frosting


  1. Heat oven to 375°F (350°F if using a glass bundt pan).
  2. Grease bundt pan with softened tablespoon of butter (you may need more depending on the size of your bundt pan, DO NOT SUBSTITUTE - the butter mixes with the sugar mixture on the outside of the bread, making it gooey).
  3. Roll biscuit half into a ball and let stand at room temperature.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon, and both 1/2 cups of pecans.
  5. Roll each biscuit ball in butter and then in sugar mixture (I usually do a handful of biscuit balls at a time).
  6. Layer balls in bundt pan; if you have extra butter and sugar mixture, mix together and pour over bread.
  7. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Remove from oven and up-end onto serving plate.
  9. Place icing by spoonfuls on top of hot bread; allow to melt and cover the sides and center of bread; icing will pool in dish, use for dipping.
Most Helpful

This was delicious! Very sweet, but I used it as part of a breakfast buffet, so having fresh fruit, eggs and other items along side of it cut the sweetness. It would be a great Dessert as well! Yum!

Amanda Jane May 16, 2010

This is so easy and they taste so good. My wife and son loved them.

k9 handler December 08, 2009

Awesome! I have made other versions of monkey bread before. However, I have never added pecans or frosting. Both were a great additions. Made this more like desert instead of breakfast. None of my pictures look as good as the ones already posted, so wont submit. Thanks.

seesko September 26, 2008