Take Your Pick: 30 Easy Pull-Apart Bread Recipes (2024)

Sorry to all the delicious homemade loaves out there, but there’s a new dough in town. Pull-apart bread (also known as monkey bread, depending on how it’s baked) is the easiest, fresh-baked party dish out there — an appetizer, bread basket and, sometimes, even dessert all in one. With flavors ranging from savory to sweet, you can make more than one for your next dinner party; guests will love permission to eat with their hands! So tear away at these 30 mouthwatering recipes.

1. Herb and Cheese: Start with a classic. This simple dough is loaded with fresh herbs, shredded cheese and garlic, making it a good alternative to your go-to garlic bread. (via The Tummy Train)

2. Jalapeño Popper: Yep, you read that right. The spicy finger-food favorite got a carb-loaded makeover. Peppers, bacon, cheese and even the Ranch dipping sauce are stuffed between pieces of sourdough bread. (via Food Babbles)

3. Buttery Dill: Each and every one-inch ball of dough on this loaf — cutely broken up into individually portioned out ramekins — is drenched in butter and coated in herbs. (via Bright Eyed Baker)

4. Cinnamon Sugar: Sugar and spice and everything nice, that’s what this breakfast (or dessert!) loaf is made of. (via Stick a Fork in It)

5. Cheesy Monkey Bread: Three ingredients — crescent bread dough, shredded cheddar and butter — are all you need to make this savory monkey bread. Oh, and some self control to keep from eating the whole thing yourself! (via Brit + Co.)

6. Caramel Monkey Bread: This sweet twist on monkey bread only requires store bought biscuits and a homemade, five-ingredient caramel sauce. (via Neighbor Food)

7. PB+J: We’d love to pack this whole loaf for lunch! Biscuit dough is held together with the ultimate classic, peanut butter and jelly, then drizzled with peanut butter glaze and crushed Reese’s Puffs. Talk about topping it off! (via Tablespoon)

8. Mozzarella Pizza Bread: Instead of calling the delivery guy, just whip up this cheesy loaf. Stuff sourdough bread with shredded mozzarella cheese, then leave out marinara for dipping. (via Foodie Crush)

9. Pumpkin Bread: If you’re the type who waits all year for a Pumpkin Spice Latte you’ll love this seasonal treat, loaded with pumpkin, cinnamon and almond flavors. (via A Spicy Perspective)

10. Buffalo Chicken: Get both wings and pizza in one bite! This loaf is packed with buffalo chicken, cheese and onions, all stuffed inside chewy, warm pieces of dough. (via Host the Toast)

11. Cranberry Brie: Up your cheese plate game with this sophisticated appetizer. Each pull from this savory-sweet creation is loaded with layers of baked brie and tart caramelized cranberries. (via Vegetarian Ventures)

12. Spinach Feta: Sometimes, it’s the simplest combinations that taste best. Flaky layers of bread, spinach leaves and feta cheese make up this simple but delicious Mediterranean loaf. (via Bakeaholic Mama)

13. Monkey Bread Muffins: When it comes to mini versions of anything, we’re sold. These portions of monkey bread, perfect for a party or your daily breakfast, had us at “muffin.” (via Macaroni and Cheesecake)

14. Apple Pie: We didn’t think it was possible, but this sweet bread recipe definitely one-ups your traditional, All-American apple pie. That’s thanks to the warm layers of fresh apples, cinnamon and pastry dough, topped with a sweet vanilla glaze. (via The Comfort of Cooking)

15. Strawberry Cheesecake: Talk about decadent. Cream cheese frosting tops off this monkey bread, packed with strawberry filling, graham cracker crumbs and white chocolate. (via Lemon Tree Dwelling)

16. Cheesy Bacon: Bacon, cream cheese, Swiss and cheddar, all inside a sourdough loaf — need we say more? (via Five Heart Home)

17. Sausage and Cinnamon: Each pull is a mini, all-in-one breakfast. That’s because this morning bundt is made up of breakfast sausages wrapped in cinnamon rolls. (via Call Me PMC)

18. Blueberry Lemon: Pour summer’s greatest hits, fresh blueberries and grated lemon, into this sweet bread. Then serve it for breakfast, brunch or dessert. (via Le Petite Brioche)

19. Rolo S’mores: No need to turn on the oven. This monkey bread can be made on the stove or even over the campfire. Just top graham cracker-coated biscuit dough with marshmallows and Rolos, then bake until it’s gooey and melty in a skillet. (via Picky Palate)

20. Supreme Pizza: Trouble picking just one topping? From pepperoni to peppers and onions, load ’em all into this supremely cheesy bread. (via Be Betsy)

21. Carrot Cake: Instead of biscuit dough, each ball of this monkey bread is made from delicious carrot cake. Put the finishing touch on yours with the best part of carrot cake — sweet cream cheese frosting. (via Something Swanky)

22. Ancho Chile: Some like it hot… some like it really hot! For those with flame-proof taste buds, ancho chile and jalapeño packed layers are meant for you. (via Tadka Pasta)

23. Stuffed Reuben: The sauerkraut-loaded sandwich meets its match in a pull-apart bread version topped with pastrami, Swiss, sauerkraut and 1000 Island Dressing. (via Around My Family Table)

24. Hot Chocolate: All the flavors you love in a warm steamy cup of hot chocolate now in bite-sized form! This version is filled with chocolate, cinnamon and walnuts, then drizzled with marshmallow cream and even more chocolate. (via The Dutch Bakers Daughter)

25. Red Velvet: We’ll gladly skip the next batch of cupcakes in favor of this sweet treat — red-velvet bread topped with cream cheese glaze and rich chocolate. (via Willow Bird Baking)

26. Chocolate Cherry: Let’s call this the ultimate cherry on top! You’ll likely want to keep this cherry-pie-flavored dessert all to yourself. (via Wine and Glue)

27. Cookies and Cream: Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm! There’s nothing like Oreo cookies and white chocolate to make our mouths water. (via Dessert Now, Dinner Later)

28. Cake Batter: Who needs birthday cake when you can get all the delicious flavor with no slicing required? We love this loaf-turned-cake for any celebration, with its sweet mix of sourdough, yellow cake batter and, of course, sprinkles! (via Chef in Training)

29. Mocha Cappuccino: No need for a trip to the coffee counter. This chocolatey loaf has all the java you’ll need to jumpstart your day. (via Pillsbury)

30. Nutella S’mores: It’s a universal fact: Everything tastes better with Nutella. Especially this doughy s’mores bread. (via Plain Chicken)

In the mood to pull some more? What flavors would you stuff your bread with? Tell us below!

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