Mini Apple Fritter Monkey Bread

This wonderful Mini Apple Fritter Monkey Bread is easily made with refrigerator biscuits, chopped apples, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Baked in a ramekin this sweet pull-apart bread makes the perfect apple filled dessert.

Apple fritter monkey bread on a big plate with a sliced strawberry and two ramekins of mini apple fritter monkey bread in the background

This sweet and buttery apple fritter monkey bread is made with one apple, refrigerator biscuits, and a handful of simple ingredients.

It makes a delicious treat or a decadent breakfast to share.

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I’ve taken my easy Apple Monkey Bread recipe that serves 6 and transformed it into an Mini Apple Fritter Monkey Bread recipe.

In this mini monkey bread, I’ve stuffed diced apples in between the puffy layers of dough coated with cinnamon sugar.

The apples add a wonderful taste and this dessert completely reminds me of an apple fritter.

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Fingers grabbing a piece of Apple Fritter Monkey Bread from a big plate  garnished with strawberry slices

How To Make Monkey Bread

For this easy-to-make apple monkey bread recipe, I used a toaster oven. You can also use a conventional oven and keep the temperature and cooking times the same.

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Apple fritter monkey bread on a big plate with a sliced strawberry and two ramekins of mini apple fritter monkey bread in the background

Monkey bread is so easy to make.

I use a package of 10-count refrigerator biscuits and cut each biscuit into quarters.

A can of buttermilk biscuit dough
Biscuit dough cut into little triangles

Step 1

Roll each quarter of dough into a ball.

Biscuit dough rolled into balls

Step 2

In a bowl, mix together cinnamon, brown sugar and white sugar.

Cinnamon and Sugar mixed in a small bowl

Step 3

Melt butter and transfer the cinnamon sugar to a ziplock bag.

Cinnamon and sugar in a small plastic bag next to a small bowl of melted butter

Step 4

Dip each ball of dough into the melted butter, toss them into the bag and line the bottom of your buttered ramekin.

Dough balls coated with cinnamon sugar in a plastic bag

Step 5

After you’ve gotten a layer on the bottom, add the diced apples.

Dough balls coated with cinnamon sugar and diced apples in a ramekin

Step 6

Add another layer of buttery, sugared dough over the apples.

Dough balls coated with cinnamon sugar and diced apples in a ramekin topped with more coated dough balls

Step 7

Pour a mixture of melted butter, sugar and cinnamon over the top and place in the toaster oven.

Mixture of melted butter, sugar, and cinnamon topping the apple fritter monkey bread in a ramekin

Step 8

Bake the monkey bread in the toaster oven for about 25-30 minutes.

Apple Fritter Monkey Bread in a ramekin in a toaster oven

Step 9

When the Apple Fritter Monkey Bread is done, take it out of the toaster oven and let it cool for a few minutes, then either pull the warm bites of dough from the bowl to enjoy or turn the monkey bread out onto a plate.

Apple Fritter Monkey Bread baked in a ramekin

When you turn the monkey bread upside down onto a plate, the cinnamon sugar drizzles down the sides and between the layers of dough. It’s absolutely delicious!

Fingers grabbing a piece of Apple Fritter Monkey Bread from a big plate  garnished with strawberry slices

A word about the ramekins or bowls you might use in your toaster oven…

I used oven-safe ramekins to make this monkey bread. I found mine at Home Goods, but you can also purchase them through Amazon or at most other kitchen stores.  

Any oven-safe bowl will be fine to use in your toaster oven. Be sure to check the bottom of the dish because often it will note if it is safe for the oven.

You can also find special dishes and pans specifically made for cooking in toaster ovens.

These are a few I recommend:

Nordic Ware Compact Muffin Pan

Non-Stick Toaster Oven Baking Set

Porcelain Ramekins (8-ounce)

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Apple Fritter Monkey Bread Recipe

apple fritter monkey bread

Easy Mini Apple Fritter Monkey Bread

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert
Keyword: apples
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 531kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 1 tube 8 or 10-count refrigerator biscuits
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter , melted (plus a little extra butter for greasing the ramekin)
  • 1/2 cup diced apples


  • 1 tablespoon butter , melted
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Heat toaster oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C).
  • Cut each biscuit into quarters and roll each quarter into a ball. Set aside.
  • Mix together the sugars and the cinnamon in a small bowl and transfer to a small ziplock bag.
  • Dip each ball of dough into the melted butter and drop into the bag of sugar.
  • Close and shake the bag until all balls of dough are completely coated.
  • Generously grease your ramekin.
  • Line the bottom of the ramekin with a layer of the coated dough balls.
  • Top with a layer of diced apples.
  • Place another layer of the dough on top of the apples.
  • In a small bowl, blend the melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon for the topping.
  • Pour over the top of the dough in the ramekin.
  • Bake in the toaster oven for 25-30 minutes, until top is slightly browned.
  • Remove from oven and let sit for 2-3 minutes. Carefully invert onto a plate.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 531kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 525IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 10mg
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The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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27 thoughts on “Mini Apple Fritter Monkey Bread”

  1. Courtney @ NeighborFood

    Apple Fritters and Monkey Bread are both weaknesses of mine so this is like my dream come true!

  2. Faith (An Edible Mosaic)

    Oh wow, you are an apple fritter genius!! Great use for refrigerated biscuits here and I love that it makes just 1 serving!

  3. Laura @MotherWouldKnow

    What a fun idea! I’ve never made Monkey Bread, but I’m definitely a fan of using the toaster oven for a quick treat. And adding sliced apples is a stroke of genius.

  4. 5 stars
    I used to make something like this for the kids when they were little. I had forgotten all about it. Now, I can make it for hubby and I. Thank you!

  5. Jeannie @ For what it's worth

    I make Monkey bread often but OH MY GOODNESS that recipe for the pizza monkey bread…. definetely doing that!

    1. Jeannie, that pizza monkey bread is definitely a favorite of ours. All that gooey, wonderful cheese is hard to resist.

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