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Pecan Pie Monkey Bread

Pecan Pie Monkey Bread with pecan praline sauce. This Christmas morning breakfast sweet bread is a holiday tradition.

This Pecan Pie Monkey Bread is made with buttery, warm biscuits rolled in cinnamon sugar and stacked in a bundt pan with homemade caramel sauce and pecans.  Enjoy right out of the oven as a snack or brunch during the holidays. A pecan praline sweet bread that’s perfect for Christmas or an autumn morning.

It’s one of my favorite times of the year and I’m excited to share what our family will be snacking on. The holidays are meant to get family and friends together and enjoy each other’s company.  I love nothing more than spending time in the kitchen cooking delicious food for the ones I love.

Pecan Monkey Bread with homemade praline sauce. A quick sweet bread made with biscuits for a classic and traditional Christmas morning breakfast.

Our holidays start with sleeping in and sitting down to a late brunch together.  The night before I prep dishes so I have more time to spend with the family.  Our house sort of becomes magical during the holidays.  We always have family friends over and therefore, I like to make plenty of food for throughout the day.

Pecan Monkey Bread

Whether it’s a brunch we are sitting down to or snacking on something warm out of the oven while talking with company, our house enjoys sweet treats.

Caramel Pecan Pie Monkey Bread

When I was a kid, every Thanksgiving and Christmas morning, mom would wake us up to the smell of a homemade holiday breakfast in the oven.  As we got older, we most looked forward to brunch before family came over.  Now, we travel home for the holidays and sleep over the night before and this pecan pie monkey bread with caramel sauce is my favorite for a Christmas breakfast with family.  Not much has changed, and that’s a good thing.

While I may be thousands of miles away from my family and can’t always make it home for both Thanksgiving and Christmas, I carry on that tradition in our home.

Caramel Monkey Bread

Our family traditions haven’t changed much over the years and for good reason.  Our family places a lot of emphasis on spending time with one another and hosting others to join us.  Pillsbury® Grands!® have been a staple in our household for many years, especially during the holidays.  Whether we’re making classic and traditional recipes or new recipes, Pillsbury® has been helping to maintain our old and cherished traditions.


For this recipe, it’s best to use Pillsbury® Grands!®.  The flaky layers of biscuits really adds a nice touch to this recipe.  Each layer is incredibly easy to pull apart and is ideal for snacking.  I headed to our local Walmart to pick up all the ingredients listed below including the Pillsbury® Grands!®.

To make this recipe, you’ll need a few simple ingredients and a bundt cake pan to get the same shape as I have created.  This can also be made in a loaf pan if necessary.

Try these Classic Christmas Recipes 

I’ve taken classic pecan praline bread pudding and made it into a Christmas morning breakfast cinnamon roll style with mini sweet buscuits, brown sugar, pecans, and a from scratch praline caramel sauce.  

What is your favorite holiday tradition?

Pecan Pie Monkey Bread with pecan praline sauce. This Christmas morning breakfast sweet bread is a holiday tradition.

Pecan Pie Monkey Bread

Quick Pecan Pie Monkey Bread. The BEST pecan praline sweet bread for an easy Christmas morning breakfast tradition with homemade caramel sauce.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas Brunch, Monkey Bread, Pecan Pie, Praline, sweet bread
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 319kcal


  • 2 package ((16.3 ounces each) Pillsbury Grands Flaky Layers biscuits)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter (, melted)
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon - optional
  • 1 cup pecans (, chopped)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons heavy whipping cream


  • In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, heavy whipping cream and butter over medium heat. Allow mixture to melt and slightly come to boil for a few seconds then stir well to dissolve mixture and remove from stove top; set aside.
  • Grease a 15 cup bundt cake pan and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl, mix cinnamon and sugar. Open biscuit can and cut each circle biscuit into fourths. Repeat until done. Dunk each piece into melted butter and cover with cinnamon and sugar then place evenly into bundt cake pan.
  • After one can of dough has been prepared, sprinkle 1/2 cup chopped pecans and 1/3 caramel mixture over the top. Repeat cutting the biscuits and preparing them the same way.
  • Once done, sprinkle remaining pecans and caramel sauce over top.
  • Bake in oven for 30-35 minutes. Turn upside down over serving plate and serve warm.


Calories:319kcal | Carbohydrates:40g | Protein:2g | Fat:18g | Saturated Fat:8g | Cholesterol:35mg | Sodium:43mg | Potassium:74mg | Fiber:1g | Sugar:35g | Vitamin A:408IU | Vitamin C:1mg | Calcium:33mg | Iron:1mg


Pecan Pie Monkey Bread with homemade praline sauce. A quick and easy classic Christmas morning or brunch breakfast recipe. Praline sweet bread.

UPDATED 2019. Sponsored by Pillsbury. All options are my own.


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    cupcake recipes
    11/04/2015 at 6:52 am

    that is so yummy, cinnamon gives it a fabulus teaste

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    Revathi Palani
    11/07/2015 at 12:30 pm

    What an easy and fabulous recipe. It has everything I love right from pecans to the cinnamon. Definitely something for me to make often 😉

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      Jessica Knott
      02/16/2016 at 12:14 am

      we love to make this for the weekends! Thanks, Revathi!

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    Marsha | Marsha's Baking Addiction
    11/07/2015 at 12:55 pm

    I have GOT to make monkey bread now, this looks so scrumptious!

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    Ramona W
    11/07/2015 at 2:09 pm

    Coming over from FBC. 🙂 I absolutely adore Monkey bread and this pecan pie version sounds amazing. 🙂

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      Jessica Knott
      11/12/2015 at 11:17 am

      It’s really wonderful, thanks for stopping by!

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    Kathi @ laughing spatula
    11/07/2015 at 2:11 pm

    You had me and warm and gooey! What a wonderful recipe for the holidays and easy too!

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    11/08/2015 at 5:08 pm

    This looks amazing. We make monkey bread for Christmas morning every year…. gonna have to try this one this time!


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    Sherri @ Watch Learn Eat
    11/09/2015 at 7:46 am

    This looks amazing and I love how easy it is to make! Perfect for the busy holiday season! Love it! 🙂

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      Jessica Knott
      11/11/2015 at 7:08 pm

      One of my go to recipes for the holiday season because it’s so easy to put together, thank you!

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    Leticia | Thee Limited Edition
    11/10/2015 at 3:20 pm

    LOVE Monkey Bread and pecans!! This looks so yummy!

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    Kathryn @ FoodieGirlChicago
    11/12/2015 at 6:23 pm

    This looks delicious – added to my “must make” list!

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      Jessica Knott
      02/16/2016 at 12:05 am

      So much fun to make. Our family loves money bread. Thanks, Kathryn!

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    01/01/2019 at 6:53 pm

    5 stars
    Made this for our New Years breakfast and it was divine! If you love pecan pie, it’s a winner. I had to double the melted butter and sugar/cinnamon mixture to have enough for dunking all the pieces. It was totally worth it. 🙂

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