Mini Apple Fritter Monkey Bread

This wonderful 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 is perfect to share or a special dessert for one.


This wonderful 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 is perfect to share or a special dessert for one. | One Dish Kitchen

Sweet and buttery monkey bread, also known as pull apart bread or sticky bread is such a great treat. It’s an easy to make dessert or breakfast recipe that can be made in minutes using refrigerator biscuits.

I’ve taken my easy Apple Monkey Bread recipe that serves 6 and transformed it into an Apple Fritter Monkey Bread recipe that will serve one, two, or just a few.

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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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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Monkey bread is so easy to make. I use a package of 10-count refrigerator biscuits and cut each biscuit into quarters.

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Step 1

Roll each quarter of dough into a ball.

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Step 2

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

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Step 3

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

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Step 4

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

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Step 5

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

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Step 6

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

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Step 7

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

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Step 8

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

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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.

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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!

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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

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Apple Fritter Monkey Bread

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

Ingredients

  • 1 tube 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

TOPPING

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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 531kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 10.5% | Vitamin C: 1.7% | Calcium: 1%
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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. 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!

  6. She Rocks Fitness

    So this helps with the portion control right? 😉 I love how easy this is and I love even more your other recipes that you share…GENIUS. I would have never thought to have done that with those biscuits.

  7. I must be missing something as the recipe calls for a 10 biscuit package yet says it is a single serving? Should I only be using 1 or 2 biscuits then?

    1. Hi Kris, you will be using the entire tube. It sounds like a lot, but what you’ll do is cut each biscuit into quarters and roll each quarter piece of dough into a ball. The balls of dough will be small, that’s why you end up using the entire tube.

  8. Oh my gosh I’m drooling over this recipe! I’m so happy to be in your SITS group or I wouldn’t have seen this. I can’t wait to try it, I love monkey bread and this is the easiest recipe I’ve seen yet!

  9. LOVE! I am a big fan of both but no one else in my house is. Thank you so much for the perfect little recipe when I am in one of those moods.

    Coming at you from the SITS Comment Love Tribe!

  10. Kesha of We Got Kidz

    Gah! I am SO trying this today. You had me at “sweet and buttery”. I’ll have to do this after my 3-year-old twins go to bed though. It’s meant to be for one and I intend on keeping it that way. lol!

  11. You had me at apple fritter. LOL! This take on monkey bread is awesome! I can’t wait to try it and share it with my daughter who’s in college. 🙂 Sharing the SITS love today. 😉
    Joy

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