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Apple Fritter Monkey Bread

By Annalise Sandberg
Created January 10, 2017
Prepare to swoon over this apple-packed brunch bread.

Apple fritters are a fall-time indulgence I look forward to every year. Diced tart apples mixed into a sticky dough and deep fried until golden brown, dunked in a vanilla glaze—how could you not crave this decadent treat? This monkey bread has all the flavors of traditional apple fritters, but is presented in a fun new package.

Monkey bread may be an odd-looking dessert, but after only one bite you’re sure to fall in love. The dangerous thing about these little caramelized, apple-filled puffs of dough is though they’re perfect for sharing you’re not going to want to!

Begin making this recipe with these simple ingredients: Bisquick, sugar, milk, eggs, butter, vanilla and apple. (See the recipe below for exact measurements!)


In a large bowl, combine the Bisquick and sugar. In a separate bowl, combine the milk, eggs, butter and vanilla.


Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until they just begin to come together. Gently fold in the diced apples.


Using greased fingers (the dough will be very sticky), portion the dough into tablespoon-sized pieces.


Dip each ball of dough into melted butter and then roll in a mixture of brown sugar and cinnamon. Place the balls in a greased fluted tube pan.


Bake until monkey bread is golden brown, about 30-35 minutes.


Let cool in the pan 10 minutes before inverting onto a plate.


For the final finishing touch, drizzle with a simple glaze made from powdered sugar, cream and vanilla. Devour immediately!