Cinnamon Roll & Apple Monkey Bread

We love this twist on a classic recipe, monkey bread! Replace regular bread or biscuits with cinnamon rolls and you have a whole new flavor dimension. This recipe combines apples, spices, and sweet cinnamon rolls to create a warm and flavorful dish that you can serve to your family. This cozy recipe is not only great for Christmas morning but all winter long. Let’s get baking!

 

Immaculate Baking cinnamon roll and apple monkey bread recipe

 

Cinnamon Roll & Apple Monkey Bread Recipe

Prep Time: 40 Mins   |    Cook Time: 45 Mins   |    Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 large or (3 small) apples
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 1/2 c water
  • 2 packages Immaculate Baking cinnamon roll dough
  • 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 c granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 t cinnamon
  • 1 t nutmeg

 

Directions

  1. Add apples, lemon juice, and water to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer and cover. Simmer for 10 minutes and then remove the lid. Continue to simmer and mash with a fork until water has evaporated and apples are mashed (about 5 more minutes). Add brown sugar, butter, and a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg and continue cooking over low heat until the butter has completely melted. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a bundt pan with cooking spray. Open cinnamon rolls according to package instructions. Cut each roll into 6 pieces.
  2. Combine granulated sugar, the rest of the cinnamon, and nutmeg in a plastic bag. Toss cinnamon roll pieces in the bag with sugar until evenly coated (you may need to do it in 2 batches).
  3. Add half of the cinnamon rolls to the bundt pan. Pour half of the apple compote mixture over the cinnamon roll pieces. Add the remaining cinnamon roll pieces and another layer of apple compote on top.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes, until top pieces are nicely browned and the center feels set. (You may want to place a cookie sheet on the lower oven rack in case there is any spill-over while baking.) Cool for 5 minutes and then invert on to a serving plate. Drizzle with icing and enjoy!
  5. Share this monkey bread recipe with family and friends to share the warmth of the holidays, even if you can’t be together.
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