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Best Air Fryer Monkey Bread

Sticky sweet air fryer monkey bread will make your mouth water! If you haven’t made dessert in your Ninja Foodi yet you’re in for a treat.

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We have made this easy monkey bread recipe for years. With only 5 main ingredients you can really whip it up in no time.

BUT sometimes I don’t want an entire bundt pan for the 4 of us and want a small batch instead. That is where this comes in really handy.

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Monkey bread in air fryer

You will just need one pan to make your creation and slide it into your basket. It is gooey so you can’t put it right into your air fryer basket.

I assure you that it will come in handy for other things though too.

  1. Air fryer pan
  2. Large refrigerated biscuits
    1. alternatively you could use refrigerated or frozen Rhodes cinnamon rolls
  3. Brown sugar
  4. Sugar
  5. Cinnamon
  6. Melted butter
  7. Powdered sugar and milk create a glaze for the top

Chopped nuts are optional but a nice add in for texture and flavor.

monkey bread ingredients

As with our traditional oven baked easy monkey bread recipe, you will need to cut each biscuit into fourths. You could use cinnamon rolls and follow this same method, I love both ways but the 2nd is sweeter.

The sauce is easy to make and creates a sticky sweet sauce so each piece is coated with YUM and irresistible to eat.

How do you heat up monkey bread?

Well you can make any style, like our pumpkin monkey bread in the oven to bake. This time we used our air fryer to make it though and it turned out absolutely delicious!

Where can I buy monkey bread?

We have bought it frozen and heated it up in the microwave. That is good but homemade is always better! Honestly it’s so easy there’s no excuse not to.

What can you use instead of a bundt pan for monkey bread?

I don’t always use that round pan. I have used an 8×8 disposable aluminum pan before. This time we used an air fryer pan, that worked well too. Anything works really.

refrigerated biscuits

Once you have them quartered you’ll want to add all the sweetness to the outside. That means either tossing them in a bowl with sugar and cinnamon , or using a freezer bag.

Either way works great, you just don’t want to leave the biscuits on the countertop too long so they’re sticky. This will cause them to stick together and not pull apart once baked like they should.

  • You could skip the cinnamon and just gently toss in sugar if you preferred. That part is up to you.
  • Now it comes to a little layering.
  • If you use nuts, put some at the bottom and the very top. Those are optional of course.

Spraying the pan with non stick spray is a must, especially if you’ll want to slide it out and serve it on a plate when it’s done.

monkey bread biscuits

This is what it looks like before cooking, the top, and when it is done but before glazing at the bottom.

Time needed: 25 minutes.

Air Fryer Monkey Bread

  1. Prepare

    Cut biscuits into 4ths. You can roll into balls or leave as is. In a bowl combine the sugar and cinnamon, toss biscuit pieces in this mixture so they’re nice and coated.

    Spray inside of air fryer pan with non stick spray, lay down a layer of nuts. Add coated biscuits, topped with more nuts.

  2. Mix sauce

    In a small bowl combine melted butter and brown sugar. Stir together and spoon over biscuits.

  3. Cook

    Preheat air fryer to 330 degrees F for 5 minutes. Put pan inside and cook for 10 minutes. Then carefully lift out pan and cover with foil.

    Continue cooking for 15 minutes or until the middle biscuits in pan are no longer sticky.

  4. Glaze

    For icing mix together powdered sugar and milk until smooth. Put plate over top of pan and carefully flip over so monkey bread slides out. Pour icing over the top and serve.

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Of course you could serve as is right out of the pan but adding that additional layer of sweet glaze and some more nuts is a must for us. The pan will be hot so it is best to flip it over on to a plate when done.

This is where the non stick spray is important. If you put a plate on top and use pot holders to carefully flip the pot over it should slide right out.

  • Then pour your powdered sugar frosting over the top and let everyone dig in.
air fryer monkey bread

If you’re looking for another fun way to make this breakfast / dessert idea, you can make monkey bread in a smoker too!

We did it the other night and OH MY was it a really big hit with everyone.

Our oven baked traditional or chocolate monkey bread is amazing too.

traeger monkey bread

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Air Fryer Monkey Bread

Sticky sweet air fryer monkey bread will make your mouth water! If you haven't made dessert in your Ninja Foodi yet you're in for a treat.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, breakfast, dessert, monkey bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 250kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cut biscuits into 4ths. In a bowl combine the sugar and cinnamon, toss biscuit pieces in this mixture so they're nice and coated.
  • Spray inside of air fryer pan with non stick spray, lay down a layer of nuts.
  • Add coated biscuits, topped with more nuts.
  • In a small bowl combine melted butter and brown sugar. Stir together and spoon over biscuits.
  • Preheat air fryer to 330 degrees F for 5 minutes. Put pan inside and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Then carefully lift out pan and cover with foil. Continue cooking for 15 minutes or until the middle biscuits in pan are no longer sticky.
  • For icing mix together powdered sugar and milk until smooth. Put plate over top of pan and carefully flip over so monkey bread slides out. Pour icing over the top and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Monkey Bread
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 75mg3%
Potassium 84mg2%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 236IU5%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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