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Pumpkin Monkey Bread with Delicious Fall Spices

Nothing says fall like pumpkin dessert! This pumpkin monkey bread recipe is easy and combines your favorite autumn flavors into one pan.

Pumpkin monkey bread recipe

It’s absolutely no secret how I feel about pumpkin recipes. Let’s just say if it was acceptable to have pumpkin all year ’round for every meal, I would do it. Okay maybe not I’m not *that* extreme, but it’s pretty close.

In particular, I love me some pumpkin desserts. My favorite dessert recipe of all time is pumpkin bread with cream cheese frosting. I could eat an entire loaf by myself and not feel bad about it. Sometimes love runs so deep, my friends . . . and that is the case here.

This pumpkin spice monkey bread is just another delicious homemade treat to add to my collection of monkey bread recipes. If you’ve never had monkey bread before, you need to give it a go. It’s one of the most easy desserts you will ever assemble. So easy in fact that your children can help make it, and older children can make it by themselves.

If you need a unique fall dessert that is easy to prepare, I hope you’ll give this tasty pumpkin monkey bread a try. You’re going to find out how easy it is to make below!

Pumpkin monkey bread

Pumpkin Monkey Bread Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cans cinnamon roll dough
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 stick melted butter

FOR CREAM CHEESE GLAZE

  • 16 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream

Alternatively, you can use the cream cheese frosting provided in the containers of cinnamon rolls.

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat your oven to 350º. Spray a bundt pan or casserole dish with non stick cooking spray. Make sure you spray it really well, especially because we are using brown sugar and butter (which caramelizes and will stick).

Sugar and cinnamon mixture with cinnamon rolls cut into quarters laying next to the bowl

Combine sugar, brown sugar, pumpkin spice, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Set aside.

Cinnamon rolls laying out on a wood cutting board

Cut cinnamon rolls into quarters.

Melt the butter in a pan. Remove from the heat, add the canned pumpkin and stir.

Cinnamon roll pieces dipped in sugar

Dip cinnamon roll dough chunks into melted butter, then into sugar mixture. Place into prepared pan.

Baked pumpkin monkey bread next to a container filled with butter and powdered sugar

In another small bowl, combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, and heavy cream. Whip until creamy.

Beaters with mixed butter at the end

You may need to add more powdered sugar or more heavy cream, depending on the consistency you want it.

Glaze drizzed on top of pumpkin monkey bread pieces

Drizzle with a little cream cheese glaze after you’ve added one full can to the bundt pan. Then, finish the process by repeating the butter-sugar step from above.

Baked pumpkin monkey bread in a bundt pan

Bake 35 minutes or until golden brown on top. I like to poke the dough pieces to make sure they are not gooey inside.

Pumpkin monkey bread in a cast iron pan

Allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes. Turn over on cookie sheet or in cast iron skillet. Cover with remaining frosting.

Pumpkin monkey bread recipe

Most of the time, it will stay together in one piece. Today was not one of those times, so I poured the monkey bread into a skillet and covered it with cream cheese frosting. It was so delicious, it didn’t last long enough for anyone to notice it wasn’t shaped like a monkey bread!


Yield: 1 dessert

Pumpkin Monkey Bread

Pumpkin monkey bread recipe

Get the recipe for the most delicious pumpkin monkey bread with cream cheese glaze! Such a perfectly simple fall dessert that is easy for anyone to make.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Cool Time 10 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

For the Monkey Bread

  • 2 cans cinnamon roll dough
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 stick melted butter

For the Glaze

  • 16 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350º. Spray a bundt pan or casserole dish well with non stick cooking spray.
  2. Combine sugar, brown sugar, pumpkin spice, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Cut cinnamon rolls into quarters.
  4. Melt the butter in a pan. Remove from heat, add the canned pumpkin and stir.
  5. Dip cinnamon roll dough chunks into the melted butter mixture, then into sugar mixture. Place into the prepared pan.
  6. In another small bowl, combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, and heavy cream. Whip until creamy.
  7. Drizzle with a little cream cheese glaze after you’ve added half the dough to the pan. Then repeat step 5.
  8. Bake 35 minutes or until golden brown on top. Poke the dough pieces to make sure they are finishing baking on the inside.
  9. Allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes. Turn over on cookie sheet or in cast iron skillet. Cover with remaining frosting. Let cool before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1 piece

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 663Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 518mgCarbohydrates: 81gFiber: 2gSugar: 57gProtein: 6g

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