Blueberry Monkey Bread

All the ooey-gooey-ness of Monkey Bread, with the delicious flavors of blueberry & cream cheese. An ooey-gooey delicious way to start your day!

So I’m pretty sure I’m the nicest wife EVER….since I let Jorden sleep in until 10:00 on Saturday…! I seriously can’t remember the last time I slept until 10:00 – even when I “sleep in” it’s more like 8:30 these days. But Jorden told me the one and only gift he wanted was sleep – a chance to sleep in, and maybe an afternoon nap. One out of two is not bad….right? (Don’t worry…we got him some actual gifts, too).

Of course….what I haven’t told you is that Jorden sleeping until 10:00 actually benefited me….(you didn’t really think I was that nice, did you??) Because somewhere in my Father’s Day planning I got the idea that I was going to make this Blueberry Monkey Bread, despite the fact that I had no recipe and I’d never made monkey bread before! And midway through executing the plan, when I had blueberry pie filling all over my pajama pants and cream cheese icing spattered across the kitchen….Jorden staying in bed an extra hour suddenly started to sound like a good idea!

So when he came down at 9:00, and I lovingly said, “You’re down so early….you can go back to sleep!”, it was really because I needed the time. And because I love him…..(of course…!) But mostly because I needed the time. To scramble the eggs and fry the bacon and cut the fruit and pour the juice and make the coffee. And to finish the monkey bread! And let me just say….it was totally worth it!!

If I could something this ooey-gooey and delicious for breakfast every weekend, I would TOTALLY let Jorden sleep in! Even if it meant I had to make it. It was like blueberry pie meets monkey bread and they go swimming in cream cheese icing. Yeah, it was good.

The only problem? I ate waaaaay too much. And then I ate more the next morning, because of course we had to finish it up. And I’m pretty sure I would have eaten it all, if it weren’t for Jorden and the girls helping me out. I guess I might need to stay far away from the next batch. (Who are we kidding…!? That is SO not going to happen!!)

Blueberry Monkey Bread
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 cans Pillsbury Grands! biscuit dough
  • ¼ c. flour
  • ¼ c. sugar
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, softened
  • 1 (21 oz.) can blueberry pie filling
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • 1½ c. powdered sugar
  • 3 oz. cream cheese
  • 3 Tbsp. fat free half & half (or milk)
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Unroll biscuits and cut into quarters or sixths.
  2. In small bowl, mix ¼ c. flour, ¼ c. sugar, 2 Tbsp. softened butter, and ½ tsp. cinnamon until crumbly. Pour into gallon-size Ziploc bag, add cut biscuits, and shake to coat.
  3. In a medium saucepan, mix 1 can blueberry pie filling and 4 Tbsp. butter. Bring to a low boil and stir for 2 min. Remove from heat.
  4. Pour blueberry sauce over biscuit mixture and stir gently to combine.
  5. Pour biscuits and sauce into a greased bundt pan. Place the bundt pan on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 45 min, or until golden brown.
  6. While bread is baking, prepare icing by mixing powdered sugar, cream cheese, half & half, and lemon juice until smooth.
  7. Remove bread from oven and cool 5-10 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate.
  8. Drizzle with icing; serve warm.

Enjoy! (Clearly we did!!)

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of my other delicious breakfast recipes!

Rhubarb Crumb Cake

 Cookie Butter Morning Buns


Cinnamon Biscotti Dunkers

 

Comments

  1. says

    You are a good wife! My husband did NOT get this kind of breakfast! I wish I thought of this though, this monkey bread sounds amazing! I have a birthday coming up, maybe I can sleep til 10 and my family could make this for me!

  2. says

    Wow you are a nice wife! Sleeping in until 10 AND a huge breakfast?!!! You’re putting me to shame, here! It looks absolutely delicious!! My hubby would love that! Thanks for sharing, YUM!!

    ~Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy

  3. says

    This looks like one of those desserts that you just eat straight off of the platter! Without a plate! While standing up! Over the kitchen sink! Oh my. I bet it was wonderful. Deon @ ipinnedIt.com

  4. says

    Oh my gosh! I’m always tempted by monkey breads, even though I’ve never even tried one. But I think this flavor combination is the most tempting so far :) Especially when you compare it to blueberry pie!!!

  5. says

    Seriously, I wished I lived close to you so you could cook for me. Everything you make sounds so good! I shouldn’t have looked at this while I am so hungry!

    Kirsten @ Made For A King

  6. says

    This is gorgeous, Cathy! Pinned and sharing on Facebook tomorrow. Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays!

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

  7. says

    Traditional Monkey Bread is our “Christmas Morning” thing…A variation is Gorilla Bread (it has cream cheese in the nooks and crannies!). This Blueberry Monkey Bread sounds yummy…will be making it this weekend! Thank you for sharing!!

  8. says

    I tried making this and it was a colossal failure. I used 4 cans of the Pillsbury Grand Biscuits, and it was way too much. It’s a good thing it was on a cookie sheet, because it overflowed the bundt pan. I cooked it longer because it kept getting bigger and I was concerned the center would be not done enough. When I finally took it out of the oven, the outsides were crunchy from the additional baking time and the center and insides were a gooey raw mess. As I said, it was a disaster.

    • says

      Sorry to hear that, Gail. Did you use the small cans of biscuits (7.5 oz)? I’m not sure why that would have happened – mine grew and a few pieces fell over the edge onto the baking sheet, but nothing like what you’re talking about. Sorry!!

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  10. Benji says

    What about using fresh or frozen blueberries??? We freeze lbs. and lbs. of berries – can you help with adapting the recipe?

  11. Deb says

    Yum! Made this for breakfast this morning because we had a guest spend the night and I wanted to surprise him with something special. This hit the mark. My son gave it a thumbs up and I loved it too! I also loved how easy it came together once I decided what to make and it came out of the over just moments before everyone else was waking and ready to eat. This will go on my repeater list. Thanks so much for all your great recipes. I’ve tried a few, but have countless more pinned and waiting for me.

  12. deedee says

    My question is what size of bundt pan did you use for this? I live in Mexico and the variety of bakeware are very limited. I dont want to spend lots a pesos on ingredients (I’ll be lucky to find the biscuits, but doubtful), just to have the bundt pan not be big enough–hubby would will not be happy.

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