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Blueberry Vanilla Monkey Bread

Blueberry Vanilla Monkey Bread is a delicious pull apart bundt loaf chock full of blueberries, smothered and baked in a syrup made from cinnamon, loads of butter and vanilla.

Blueberry Vanilla Monkey Bread is a delicious pull apart bundt loaf chock full of blueberries, smothered and baked in a syrup made from cinnamon, butter and vanilla. It is an amazing brunch dish that will also be a hit at any potluck or party!

Blueberry Vanilla Monkey Bread is like the gold-standard for breakfast at our house. It’s funny because until a few years ago, I had no idea what monkey bread was…and why in the heck (keepin’ it classy) is it called Monkey Bread? Anyway, this is some tasty eatin’ folks!  If you have had the cinnamon and nut variety before and liked it…you will think you have gone to heaven when you try this kind!

The blueberries become hot and sweet during the baking process and they make their own syrup. This is really my kind of recipe…it only has only a few simple ingredients and in less than hour you can make this amazing pull apart cake. Watching the bread pop out of the inverted pan is one of the best parts and will have your mouth watering. As the loaf pops out, the natural blueberry syrup runs down the sides of the baked biscuit pieces and absolutely smells like heaven. This is one recipe that is super easy, so indulge yourself and give it a try!

Blueberry Vanilla Monkey Bread is a delicious pull apart bundt loaf chock full of blueberries, smothered and baked in a syrup made from cinnamon, butter and vanilla. It is an amazing brunch dish that will also be a hit at any potluck or party!

Ingredients needed to make this Blueberry Vanilla Monkey Bread

  • 2 cans grand biscuits ( I used Buttermilk flavored)
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup white sugar, divided
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
Blueberry Vanilla Monkey Bread is a delicious pull apart bundt loaf chock full of blueberries, smothered and baked in a syrup made from cinnamon, butter and vanilla. It is an amazing brunch dish that will also be a hit at any potluck or party!

Get started by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a bundt pan, mine is 12 cup size, with cooking spray or shortening.

No bundt pan? No worries, you can easily make monkey bread in a loaf pan or round cake pan. I would recommend using 2 pans and use half the ingredients in each, or bake this recipe in 2 batches.

Blueberry Vanilla Monkey Bread is a delicious pull apart bundt loaf chock full of blueberries, smothered and baked in a syrup made from cinnamon, butter and vanilla. It is an amazing brunch dish that will also be a hit at any potluck or party!

Open the cans of biscuits and cut each biscuit into 4 pieces. Use a very sharp knife or you will become annoyed very quickly! With both cans of biscuits, you will have a total of 64 cut pieces.

Blueberry Vanilla Monkey Bread is a delicious pull apart bundt loaf chock full of blueberries, smothered and baked in a syrup made from cinnamon, butter and vanilla. It is an amazing brunch dish that will also be a hit at any potluck or party!

Into a large plastic bag, pour in 1/2 cup white sugar and the cinnamon.  Working in batches, place the biscuit pieces in the bag and shake to coat with the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Transfer the coated pieces to the greased bundt pan.

Blueberry Vanilla Monkey Bread is a delicious pull apart bundt loaf chock full of blueberries, smothered and baked in a syrup made from cinnamon, butter and vanilla. It is an amazing brunch dish that will also be a hit at any potluck or party!

As the coated biscuit pieces are placed in the bundt pan, place blueberries on top and in-between the biscuit pieces. When all have been transferred to the pan, pour any remaining sugar mixture over the top of the biscuits and also  place any remaining blueberries on top.

Blueberry Vanilla Monkey Bread is a delicious pull apart bundt loaf chock full of blueberries, smothered and baked in a syrup made from cinnamon, butter and vanilla. It is an amazing brunch dish that will also be a hit at any potluck or party!

In a microwave safe cup or bowl, melt the entire stick of butter. (interesting how all of  my favorite recipes have a butter wrapper to lick!!) Remove from the microwave and add to the butter the remaining white sugar and the brown sugar, as well as the vanilla. Stir until very well mixed.

Blueberry Vanilla Monkey Bread is a delicious pull apart bundt loaf chock full of blueberries, smothered and baked in a syrup made from cinnamon, butter and vanilla. It is an amazing brunch dish that will also be a hit at any potluck or party!

Pour the butter mixture evenly over the biscuits and blueberries in the pan. Then wait until no one is watching, grab a spoon (or use your fingers) and eat whatever remains of the butter mixture in the bowl! OMG it is so yummy!

Blueberry Vanilla Monkey Bread is a delicious pull apart bundt loaf chock full of blueberries, smothered and baked in a syrup made from cinnamon, butter and vanilla. It is an amazing brunch dish that will also be a hit at any potluck or party!

Bake on the middle rack of the 350 degree oven for about 40-45 minutes, until the top is browned and the biscuits in the center of the pan feel firm to the touch when pressed. When done, place on a cooling rack for 10 minutes then invert onto a large plate.  The berries will be hot. Allow to cool slightly before serving. Cut and serve warm.

Blueberry Vanilla Monkey Bread is a delicious pull apart bundt loaf chock full of blueberries, smothered and baked in a syrup made from cinnamon, butter and vanilla. It is an amazing brunch dish that will also be a hit at any potluck or party!

If you love monkey bread or just something delicious to bake for anytime, you might like Coconut Almond Bread Pudding and Maple Glazed Banana Muffins

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Blueberry Vanilla Monkey Bread

A delicious pull apart bundt loaf chock full of blueberries, smothered and baked in a syrup made from cinnamon, loads of butter and vanilla. An amazing brunch, potluck or party dish!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 300kcal

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INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 12-cup bundt pan with cooking spray or shortening.
  • Open the cans of biscuits and cut each biscuit into 4 pieces. With both cans of 8 biscuits each, that is a total of 64 cut pieces.
  • Into a large plastic bag, pour in 1/2 cup white sugar and the cinnamon. Working in batches, place the biscuit pieces in the bag and shake to coat with the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Transfer the coated pieces to the greased bundt pan.
  • As the coated biscuit pieces are placed in the bundt pan, place blueberries on top and in-between the biscuit pieces. When all have been transferred to the pan, pour any remaining sugar mixture over the top of the biscuits and also place any remaining blueberries on top.
  • In a microwave safe cup or bowl, melt the entire stick of butter. Remove from the microwave and add the remaining white sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. Stir until smooth. Pour the butter mixture evenly over the biscuits and blueberries in the pan.
  • Bake on the middle rack of oven for 40 to 45 minutes, until the top is browned and the biscuits in the center of the pan feel firm to the touch. Place on a cooling rack for 10 minutes then invert onto a large plate. The berries will be hot. Allow to cool slightly before serving. Cut and serve warm.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 42.4g | Protein: 2.57g | Fat: 13.87g | Saturated Fat: 5.74g | Cholesterol: 20.45mg | Sodium: 358.81mg | Potassium: 105.01mg | Fiber: 1.02g | Sugar: 24.33g | Vitamin A: 243.23IU | Vitamin C: 1.79mg | Calcium: 27.35mg | Iron: 1.33mg

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4 Comments

  1. Hi Stacy, thanks for the question. I would not tweak the recipe…just use a different baking pan. A loaf pan or round cake pan will work just fine, just keep your eye on the oven because the baking time may be reduced depending on the pan you use and the amount of ingredients. Hope that helps😉.

  2. How would you tweet the recipe if you forgot you don’t have a Bundt pan??

  3. Hi Mary, thank you for the comment and rating! After so many years, and eating more monkey bread than I will admit, this is still a favorite. It must be the soft and syrupy blueberries…they are completely addictive 😋!

  4. 5 stars
    Amaaazing recipe! The preparation is a breeze and the result is impressive and delicious. I cut the recipe in half and used the flaky layers biscuit, still the result was delicioso. BF couldn’t stop talking about how good it was. Thank you so much for taking the time to share this lovely recipe.
    Cheers.

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