Store-bought biscuits turn into a breakfast stunner with this recipe for family favorite Easy Pecan Monkey Bread.

Easy Pecan Monkey Bread on white serving plate

With the Super Bowl of food exactly one week away, chances are your Turkey Day feast menus are set. But with the holidays comes hungry holiday guests! What better way to wake them up than with the aroma of caramelized pecans baked into buttery dough?

The best monkey bread studded with pecans

Look at those luscious peaks and valleys. It’s a circle of caramel-coated crevices that never ends, piece by sticky piece.

When it comes to classic monkey bread, store-bought biscuits do the trick. The goal here is to transform something ordinary into something extraordinary.

Biscuit pieces covered in cinnamon and sugar

While many recipes call for a homemade caramel, I’ve crafted a stovetop-free version that requires just four ingredients. Pecan monkey bread is my favorite variety, but any nut can be subbed in to add the perfect crunch to each bite.

Bundt pan with monkey bread and pecan filling

This beautiful bundt is perfect for wowing holiday guests or taking your brunch game up a notch. It’s easy, but impressive, which is definitely the name of the game around here.

Easy Pecan Monkey Bread

What does one serve alongside Easy Pecan Monkey Bread? If it’s in the a.m., a savory accompaniment like Egg Muffins would be perfection. And if we’re going the dessert route… brace yourselves… fill up the center with a scoop (or three) of vanilla ice cream then grab the spoons for the ultimate monkey bread sundae.

Easy Pecan Monkey Bread with plate and forks

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Breakfast

Easy Pecan Monkey Bread

Store-bought biscuits turn into a breakfast stunner with this recipe for family favorite Easy Pecan Monkey Bread.
4.88 from 24 votes
Easy Pecan Monkey Bread on white serving plate
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 32 mins
Total Time 42 mins
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 (16.3-oz.) cans refrigerated biscuits
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 12-cup fluted bundt pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the sugar and cinnamon.
  • Separate the biscuits then cut each into four pieces. Add the biscuit pieces to the cinnamon-sugar mixture, tossing them together so that all of the biscuits are coated.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, vanilla extract and melted butter. Stir in the pecans.
  • Add half of the butter mixture to the bottom of the bundt pan then add the biscuit pieces on top. Pour the remaining half of the butter mixture atop the biscuits then bake the monkey bread for 28 to 32 minutes or until it is cooked through.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and allow the monkey bread to cool for 10 minutes in the pan before inverting it onto a serving platter.
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Calories: 284kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 30mg, Sodium: 49mg, Potassium: 75mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 26g, Vitamin A: 360IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 29mg, Iron: 0.5mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Out of hundreds of monkey bread recipes; this is the best one I have tried. The only substitution I made was the biscuits. I used Grands Flaky Layers instead of the regular biscuits. Everything else was the same and I can eat the whole bread by myself if I don’t stop.

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