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Caramel Pumpkin Monkey Bread Recipe

Most amazing caramel pumpkin monkey bread with cinnamon rolls you will ever make. It is really easy monkey bread recipe you can make in under an hour too!! The best Fall breakfast or dessert I’ve ever made!

pumpkin monkey bread

I will say with all honesty that is this caramel pumpkin monkey bread is the MOST delicious recipe I have ever created!! Let me share with you how to make it so you can drool over it too. 😉 (originally published 8/16, affiliate links present)

Pumpkin Monkey Bread

If you’ve never made pumpkin monkey bread with cinnamon rolls from the refrigerated section of the store it is an easy thing to do and you can mix it up with lots of different flavors too like this one for Fall. It’s so addicting and of course easy to do.

You can change it up and make pumpkin monkey bread with refrigerated biscuits too if that is all you can find. Since Fall is upon us I chose to add caramel and pumpkin flavors but the choices are endless once you know the basic steps.

caramel pumpkin monkey bread

Cinnamon Roll Pumpkin Monkey Bread

We have bought monkey bread before in the frozen section and it is okay. Once you realize just how easy monkey bread is to make you will taste the difference AND you can fool around with the flavors.  Beware…it is addicting.

I chose to add caramel bits this time but you could swap out for nuts too. I’d use a bundt pan that is already non stick in order for it to slide out easily. My favorite one is listed below.

  • Bundt pan is the best way to make this so it gets cooked thru all the way around.
  • Caramel bits are of course optional and could be left out entirely
    • and/or 1/2 cup crushed nuts
  • 2 cans of refrigerated cinnamon rolls are best but biscuits work too
  • Canned pumpkin will give you the flavors you want

Pumpkin Apple Monkey Bread

If you wanted to ditch the bits and add chopped fruit instead you could. I have made an apple monkey bread once and it was beyond amazing. Incorporating 1/2 cup of chopped and skinned would work just fine.

pumpkin monkey bread

So like I said this pumpkin caramel monkey bread is easy to make because you use two cans of cinnamon rolls as the base and a few ingredients as the “sauce”. Especially now that it is Fall I love pumpkin anything but you could omit that part during other times of the year. Caramel cinnamon monkey bread would be fab too.

Pillsbury Monkey Bread

  1. Cut up refrigerated defrosted Rhodes cinnamon rolls into 4ths biscuit pieces, or use the tubes. 
  2. Put white granulated sugar in a large baggie (or a small bowl if you want to roll biscuit pieces in sugar one by one).
  3. Spray cooking spray into the pan.
  4. Add half of the cinnamon rolls that have been cut into bag, close, and gently shake to coat pieces (or put in bowl and gently stir pcs. with sugar until coated).
  5. Place one layer of coated biscuit dough pieces into bottom of bundt pan (spray well before starting to add anything). 
  6. Sprinkle some caramel bits, then walnuts, then another layer of sugar coated cinnamon roll pieces until everything is gone and layered inside the bundt pan. 
  7. Microwave brown sugar, butter, pumpkin, and pumpkin spice for 30 sec., stir, then 30 more sec. until it’s warm and bubbly. 
    • can melt over medium heat in a small pan too
  8. Pour half of melted butter pumpkin mixture on top of layers inside of bundt pan. 

Caramel pumpkin monkey bread

Put in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 30 -35 min. checking after 30 min. to ensure it doesn’t get overdone. Take out and loosen sides with a knife. Let it sit for at least 10 min. before turning over. Place a large plate or cutting board on top and flip over. Should slide out if you sprayed it well. Reheat butter mixture and pour on top. Serve!!

caramel pumpkin monkey bread 3

How do you know if monkey bread is done?

  • The easiest way is to move a few pieces around in the center and see if underneath those is still doughy.
  • If so allow it to bake a bit longer. You don’t want underdone biscuit or cinnamon rolls. It should also be golden brown on the top like you see here.

Ok and if you want to take this over the top or make it “prettier” you could sprinkle a bit of powdered sugar on the very top.

Why is monkey bread called this?

The origin comes from the pastry being a finger food. The person enjoying it would essentially be picking it apart like a monkey would. 😉

Does monkey bread need to be served warm?

Well I guarantee if it cools off it will still be devoured no matter what BUT yes it is best served warm for sure.

Monkey Bread Recipes

If you love this caramel pumpkin monkey bread recipe you should try our:

Want to make this using another method? Try our air fryer monkey bread too!

monkey bread in air fryer

Here is another twist on the traditional Pillsbury cinnamon roll monkey bread you may have tried. Fresh apples are great baked into desserts and/or pastries, and cheap too.  With some melted frosting on top and a bit of cinnamon you can make another Fall breakfast, or serve it at a brunch get together with friends. I assure you this will also be a huge hit amongst family and friends.

  • Looking for items to add to your Christmas brunch menu. Both of these will fly off the table I tell you!

Can I freeze monkey bread?

Well we’ve never had any left after the 5 of us get to it BUT if you did you could freeze it. Just wrap each piece in plastic wrap and then put those inside a freezer bag. They should stay good for up to a month.

Do NOT store monkey bread dough in the freezer, just the cooked leftovers. This is because freezing will make the yeast inactive. Nutritional information is below. Now jump to the recipe and make it y’all!!

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Caramel Pumpkin Monkey Bread

This is the most amazing caramel pumpkin monkey bread you will ever make and it is really easy too!! The best Fall breakfast or dessert I’ve ever made!
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, caramel, dessert, monkey bread, pumpkin
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 479kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cut up cinnamon rolls into 4ths. 
  • Put white sugar in a large baggie (or a bowl). Add half of the cinnamon rolls that have been cut into bag, close, and gently shake to coat pieces (or put in bowl and gently stir pcs. with sugar until coated).
  • Place one layer of cinnamon rolls into bottom of bundt pan (spray well before starting to add anything). 
  • Sprinkle some caramel bits, then walnuts, then another layer of sugar coated cinnamon roll pieces until everything is gone and layered inside the bundt pan. 
  • Microwave butter, brown sugar, pumpkin, and pumpkin spice for 30 sec., stir, then 30 more sec. until it’s warm and bubbly. 
  • Pour half of mixture on top of layers inside of bundt pan. 
  • Put in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 30 -35 min. checking after 30 min. to ensure it doesn’t get overdone. 
  • Take out and loosen sides with a knife. Let it sit for at least 10 min. before turning over. 
  • Put large plate or cutting board on top and flip over (should slide out if you sprayed it well). Reheat butter mixture and pour on top. Serve!!

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Nutrition Facts
Caramel Pumpkin Monkey Bread
Amount Per Serving (4 oz)
Calories 479 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 61mg20%
Sodium 212mg9%
Potassium 116mg3%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Sugar 52g58%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1325IU27%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Sonja Baker

Tuesday 14th of September 2021

Can you in box me the recipes.

MaleSensePro

Thursday 3rd of September 2020

Looks awesome, I think I have to try this :)

Kimberly

Wednesday 20th of February 2019

WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS!!! No kidding thank you so much for posting it very easy to follow my kids husband love it !! We have made it about 25 times since this past November. Thank you for this wonderful recipe!!

The Typical Mom

Wednesday 20th of February 2019

I'm so glad you loved it!!

Janelle Hawley

Wednesday 3rd of October 2018

Good Morning, I am looking forward to trying this for a work "potluck". Have you ever tried this in a crock pot? I would like to be able to keep it warm. Thank You

Marie

Saturday 25th of November 2017

I would like to try this today! Do you use regular cinnamon rolls or Grand cinnamon rolls?

The Typical Mom

Sunday 26th of November 2017

I used regular, for Grands you could just increase the time just a bit...just look and adjust slightly.

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