Air Fryer Pecan Monkey Bread is a perfect breakfast treat for the entire family. This is an easy and simple breakfast to make, an easy and delicious breakfast made with the air fryer’s help.

Air Fryer Pecan Monkey Bread (Pull Apart Bread)
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There is nothing as great as Monkey Bread, made with a combination of dinner rolls, butter, sugars, ground cinnamon, and vanilla extract. As an extra treat, I tossed a few diced pecans in the batter for an extra layer of flavor.

If you are looking for even more great and easy air fryer breakfast recipes, some of my favorites are Air Fryer French ToastAir Fryer Pancakes, and of course, my favorite Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Scones.

What is Monkey Bread?

If you have never eaten Monkey Bread, it’s a sweet bread that is usually prepared with dough, biscuit dough, refrigerated rolls, or freezer rolls.

The dough is usually rolled into a ball and placed into a pan, then a butter, cinnamon caramel sauce is poured over. Which really makes all of the dough stick together while it bakes.

When the monkey bread is done air frying, you created a pull-apart bread that can either be cut to be served or pull it apart to eat.

Why You Will Love This Air Fryer Monkey Bread

  • Easy
  • Make Ahead-I love prepping this the night before and air frying it right up when I wake up.
  • Fun–My kids love sitting at the table and pulling it apart
  • Absolutely delicious, this is one of my family’s favorites, and it’s kid-friendly!

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Pecan Monkey Bread

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Pecan Monkey Bread
  • Frozen Yeast Dinner Rolls
  • Butter
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Brown Sugar
  • Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Pecans
  • Cooking Spray

How To Make Air Fryer Pecan Monkey Bread

How To Make Air Fryer Pecan Monkey Bread

Spray a Bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray. Evenly distribute the chopped pecans in the bottom of the pan. Melt ½ cup butter (1 stick) in a pan or microwave. Combine granulated sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.

How To Make Air Fryer Pecan Monkey Bread

Add a frozen roll in the bowl of melted butter and cover thoroughly, then coat evenly with cinnamon and sugar mixture.

How To Make Air Fryer Pecan Monkey Bread

Put the coated bread roll in the bottom of a greased Bundt pan and repeat until the pan’s bottom is covered in a single layer of coated rolls.

How To Make Air Fryer Pecan Monkey Bread

Sprinkle with more cinnamon and sugar if desired, then repeat the previous steps with the remaining bread rolls. Cover the bundt pan with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel and let rise until the rolls have doubled in size. This could take up to four hours.

How To Make Air Fryer Pecan Monkey Bread

When the rolls have risen, top with more cinnamon and sugar if desired. Melt the remaining ¼ cup (half stick) of butter in a pan or microwave and combine with brown sugar and vanilla. Pour the butter and brown sugar mixture evenly over the bread.

How To Make Air Fryer Pecan Monkey Bread

Place the pan into the air fryer, and cook for about 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees F, air fryer setting.

How To Make Air Fryer Pecan Monkey Bread

Let cool for 10 minutes, then remove the bread from the Bundt pan and allow to cool on a cooling rack.

How To Make Air Fryer Pecan Monkey Bread

Pro Tips For Making Air Fryer Monkey Bread

  • Make sure you check the Bundt Cake size before preparing it. Nothing is worse than preparing the entire monkey bread and learning that the Bundt Cake Pan doesn’t fit.
  • Use a small cake pan if you do not have a Bundt Cake Pan that fits.
  • Make a quick icing and drizzle it over for an extra special treat; add a cup of powdered sugar with 1-2 tablespoons of milk, and mix well before drizzling it over the cake.

Can You Make Monkey Bread In Oven?

Yes, you can make this recipe in an oven. To adapt it, follow the directions precisely as written, then preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

Set the pan into the oven and bake for about 30 to 35 minutes.

Other Add-ins and Variations for Monkey Bread

Here are some great ideas if you are looking for easy variations and ideas to make different Air Fryer Monkey Bread versions.

  • Fruit: Add some chopped apples, pears, or blueberries right into the filling.
  • Nuts: Add some pecans, walnuts, or even macadamia nuts.
  • Cinnamon Rolls or Biscuits: Swap out the rolls for either cinnamon rolls or buttermilk biscuits.
  • Bacon: Nothing is better in the air fryer than bacon, make a batch up and then crumble it into the batter.

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Air Fryer Pecan Monkey Bread (Pull Apart Bread)

Air Fryer Pecan Monkey Bread (Pull Apart Bread)

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
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Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings

Description

Air Fryer Pecan Monkey Bread is a perfect breakfast treat for the entire family. This is such an easy and simple breakfast to make, an easy and delicious breakfast made with the air fryer’s help.

Ingredients 

  • 24 ounces yeast dinner rolls, frozen
  • 3/4 cup butter, (1½ sticks) divided
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup pecans, chopped

Instructions

  • Spray a Bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Evenly distribute the chopped pecans in the bottom of the pan.
  • Melt ½ cup butter (1 stick) in a pan or microwave. Combine granulated sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
  • Add a frozen roll in the bowl of melted butter and cover thoroughly, then coat evenly with cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  • Put the coated bread roll in the bottom of a greased Bundt pan and repeat until the pan’s bottom is covered in a single layer of coated rolls.
  • Sprinkle with more cinnamon and sugar if desired, then repeat the previous steps with the remaining bread rolls. 
  • Cover the bundt pan with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel and let rise until the rolls have doubled in size. This could take up to four hours.
  • When the rolls have risen, top with more cinnamon and sugar if desired. Melt the remaining ¼ cup (half stick) of butter in a pan or microwave and combine with brown sugar and vanilla.
  • Pour the butter and brown sugar mixture evenly over the bread.
  • Place the pan into the air fryer, and cook for about 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees F, air fryer setting.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes, then remove the bread from the Bundt pan and allow to cool on a cooling rack.
  • Plate, serve, and enjoy!

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • Bundt Cake Pan
  • Cooking Spray

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 565kcalCarbohydrates: 79gProtein: 8gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 587mgPotassium: 142mgFiber: 4gSugar: 40gVitamin A: 536IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 176mgIron: 3mg

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