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Savory Monkey Bread with Canned Biscuits

Savory monkey bread is the best along side pasta!! Super easy to make and looks beautiful as an appetizer or side dish or any occasion. Make as a side dish or our breakfast bundt cake with egg and bacon.

savory monkey bread

We love monkey bread whether it is sweet or savory, but this easy savory monkey bread recipe gets a thumbs up when we serve it with spaghetti for dinner!! It is really a great side dish when serving pasta, or bring it to a potluck as an appetizer and it will be a hit! Here is the recipe for savory monkey bread. (originally published 2/16, affiliate links present)

Savory Monkey Bread with Canned Biscuits

We’ve used this same recipe but made a sweet cherry cheesecake monkey bread that is great for breakfast or dessert. And this savory one is perfect for dinner. You just need your favorite spices, a bundt pan, and 2 packages of refrigerated biscuits.

You don’t want to fill your pan more than halfway full with pieces so the amounts listed below would be max. If you want to double it you’d want to make two different batches, not together. The reason being is it will be too thick and the middle won’t bake all the way thru.

grands

How to make savory money bread

There are many different brands and styles of these biscuits in refrigerated section. Some are larger like Grands and the “regular” size too. Pillsbury is the name brand but you’ll likely find a store brand as well. I don’t find there is a huge difference between the two myself if you’re buying the butter or buttermilk type.

If you do buy the larger size like you see above you’ll want to cut them into more pieces. The small can be in fourths but the others should be closer to 6 dough balls so it creates a pull apart bread effect in your fluted pan.

Too large and the middle will remain a bit sticky and doughy with the sides getting too dark and crunchy for your liking. It is a fine balance and you definitely don’t want to eat uncooked dough.

Savory monkey bread recipe

Savory Monkey Bread in Fluted Pan

Take your time and choose your favorite toppings. We love cheese of all kinds so that was a must, and if I have some air fryer garlic stored that is my all time favorite one. Then you will get a garlic butter flavor that soaks in nicely. Sesame seeds are another one that is nice when toasted on the outsides.

What is a bundt and why would we insist on using this pan. Well if you use something like a square or rectangular baking pan it won’t cook thru properly. The middle is too far away and gets too thick. Using this type of fluted pan allows the “middle” to only be a few inches from the outside.

Monkey bread recipe

Garlic Savory Monkey Bread

I used a few different toppings; ground mustard, poppy seeds, a garlic salt mixture, kosher salt, and cheddar cheese.

  • First cut your large refrigerated buttermilk biscuits into quarters.
  • Then melt your stick of butter and dunk one dough ball at a time into the butter
  • Put one cut biscuit piece into one bowl of your toppings.
    • can use dried herbs
    • minced garlic
    • parmesan cheese
    • poppy seeds
    • garlic powder
    • shredded cheddar cheese
  • Place in bottom of bundt pan that has been sprayed with non stick spray.
    • I would suggest you generously grease the inside even if you have a non stick bundt pan. You really want to ensure it slides out nicely when your savory monkey bread is done.
  • Put into preheated oven for 350 degrees.
  • Bake for approx 30 minutes baking time or until top is golden brown and when you pick up one of the top pieces the one underneath is not still sticky/raw.
  • Allow to cool and continue to cook in the bundt pan when you take it out. Dip in garlic butter when served

Non stick cooking spray is the best but you could brush with melted butter inside or even a bit of crisco rubbed on with a paper towel.

Savory Monkey Bread with Canned Biscuits

Monkey Pull Apart Bread

Here is the garlic monkey bread recipe you can follow step by step and print out too. This savory style monkey bread recipe is really a pretty side dish if you have people over, is perfect along side a pasta dish, or use along side another appetizer like our cheesy chili dip!

If you have leftovers it saves rather well but you need to keep it moist. Allow it to cool completely and then slide what is left into a gallon freezer bag. Push all the air out so it is sucked in tightly. You could wrap tightly with plastic wrap too. Keep on the countertop for up to 3 days and rewrap when taking a serving.

It will moisten up even more if you put some in a bowl with a small pat of butter. Microwave it for about 30 seconds and within 24 hours it will almost taste and feel fresh again. This and our round sandwich bread made in this same pan should show you that you can bake all sorts of things in it beyond cakes.

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Savory Monkey Bread with Canned Biscuits

Savory monkey bread is the best along side pasta!! Super easy to make and looks beautiful as an appetizer or side dish or any occasion.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword monkey bread, savory
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 400kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

  • 2 cans refrigerated biscuits I used Grands, one can buttery style, one original
  • 1 stick butter melted
  • 4 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 4 tbsp salt sea salt/kosher salt
  • 4 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 4 tbsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 c cheese cheddar shredded I used
  • 4 tbsp ground mustard optional

Instructions

  • Cut your refrigerated biscuits into 4 pcs each.
  • Melt your butter and put all spices in their own small bowl.
  • Spray your bundt pan with nonstick spray.
  • Dunk each piece of biscuit into butter, then into one of the spices (go light on the salt).
  • Put into bundt pan. Alternate spices around the pan so they are mixed up.
  • Put into preheated oven for 350 degrees.
  • Bake for approx 30 minutes or until top is golden brown and when you pick up one of the top pieces the one underneath is not still sticky/raw.
  • Allow to cool and continue to cook in the bundt pan when you take it out.
  • When cooled carefully flip the pan over using a plate or cutting board on the top so it comes out in one pretty bundt.
  • Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Savory Monkey Bread with Canned Biscuits
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 400 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 5473mg238%
Potassium 212mg6%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 280IU6%
Calcium 148mg15%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
 savory monkey bread recipe
Savory monkey bread
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