Hearty Morning Pull-Apart (Monkey) Bread

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Hearty Morning Pull-Apart Bread revolutionizes the traditional sweet monkey bread into a delicious savory breakfast dish by incorporating eggs, bacon, and cheese. This delectable pull-apart delight is crowned with a savory garlic butter topping.

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I’m thrilled by how simple and delightful it is to enjoy this bread—just pull off a piece as large or small as you desire. Stuffing it with eggs, bacon, and cheese elevates it from a mere snack to a hearty breakfast. It’s a wonderful mix of carbohydrates and protein to kickstart your day. And the garlic butter—don’t skip it!

Hearty Morning Pull-Apart (Monkey) Bread


  • Biscuits: Grab a can of homestyle biscuits for convenience. Alternatively, use homemade dough. Here’s my recipe, just skip the cinnamon.
  • Eggs: Whip up six scrambled eggs to mix into the bread.
  • Bacon: Prepare the bacon beforehand by baking it. Place strips on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake for 18-20 minutes at 415°F (213°C).
  • Cheese: Mild cheddar cheese is my choice to avoid overpowering the other flavors, but feel free to use any cheese you prefer!
  • Garlic Butter: Brushing the warm bread with melted garlic butter infuses it with delightful flavor.

Hearty Morning Pull-Apart (Monkey) Bread

Variations to Hearty Morning Pull-Apart Bread

Personalize this bread to suit your taste. Experiment with different meats such as sausage or cubed ham, or opt for a vegetarian version with onions or bell peppers. For an extra zing, sprinkle in some red pepper flakes.

Hearty Morning Pull-Apart (Monkey) Bread

Preparation Tips

  • Advance Preparation: Assemble everything in the pan the night before, cover it with plastic wrap, and refrigerate. It’ll be ready to bake the following morning.
  • Using Different Pans: While traditionally baked in a bundt pan, other pans like a pie or square baking dish can also be used. Just remember to adjust cooking times accordingly and check for doneness.

Hearty Morning Pull-Apart (Monkey) Bread

Storing Suggestions

Keep the baked bread in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 days. Reheat in the microwave when ready to serve.

Hearty Morning Pull-Apart (Monkey) Bread

Ingredients for the Bread

  • 1 tube (16 ounces / 453 grams) homestyle biscuits
  • ¼ cup (½ stick / 56 grams) melted butter
  • 6 large eggs, softly scrambled
  • 6 pieces bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup (113 grams) cheddar cheese, shredded

Making the Garlic Butter

  • ¼ cup (½ stick / 56 grams) unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt

Optional Garnish

  • Chopped tomato
  • Diced jalapeño peppers

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C). Grease a bundt pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Cut each biscuit into 6 pieces and toss in a large bowl with the melted butter.
  3. Add the scrambled eggs, crumbled bacon, and shredded cheese. Stir until well combined.
  4. Transfer the mixture to the prepared bundt pan.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Let it cool slightly before turning it out onto a serving plate.
  6. While cooling, prepare the garlic butter by mixing the melted butter with garlic salt.
  7. Brush the garlic butter over the bread and serve warm, optionally garnished with chopped tomatoes and jalapeño peppers.


*Soft scrambled eggs should be slightly undercooked in the skillet as they will continue to cook in the oven.

Hearty Morning Pull-Apart (Monkey) Bread

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