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Don’t have time to bake from scratch? No problem! This Shortcut Raspberry Spice Monkey Bread comes together in a matter of minutes using tube biscuits and raspberry jam.

Closeup photo of monkey bread with raspberry jam and almonds.

One of my very favorite convenience foods in the grocery store is the tube biscuits you find in the refrigerated section. You know the ones.

They’re the little devils that, even though you know the “pop” is coming when the seal on the tube is released, somehow you’re still startled when it does. It happens to me every. single. time. LOL

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Vertical closeup of monkey bread with raspberry and almonds

The ingredient list:

This recipe uses two tubes of canned biscuits. You can use your favorite brand, variety, or whatever canned biscuit happens to be on sale at the time.

The only other ingredients you’ll need is some cinnamon sugar, raspberry jam, melted butter, almond extract, and some blanched slivered almonds.

Or, if you’re not a fan of nuts, you can, by all means, leave those out.

Of course, you may always substitute another nut for the almonds depending on what you have on hand or whatever your favorite nut might be.

Kitchen tools and equipment needed:

Does a springform pan need to be used?

Nope!

You’ll notice in the video that I made this Raspberry Spice Monkey Bread in a springform pan.

However, if you don’t have a springform pan, you can also make this monkey bread in a bundt pan if that’s what you have in your kitchen.

Tips for making this in a bundt pan:

The only changes I suggest you make if using a bundt pan is to spray the pan liberally with baking spray.

Next, drizzle a little bit of the jam mixture into the bottom of the pan and sprinkle with almonds before layering the biscuits and drizzling in the remainder of the jam.

Since anything baked in bundt pan needs to be turned out before serving, this way you’ll still have some of the jam and the almonds on the top of the monkey bread when you’re ready to serve and it will be pretty.

Should you have any questions for me regarding this technique, please don’t hesitate to leave me a comment or contact me. I’ll be happy to help in any way I can.

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How long will this recipe take to make from start to finish?

It will take approximately 10 minutes to prepare, and 50-60 minutes to bake.

Factor in a little cooling time before serving and you’re looking at approximately 1½ hours, so please plan accordingly.

A closeup photo of a hand pulling off a piece of raspberry spice monkey bread with almonds.

A perfect breakfast recipe for Mother’s Day:

This Raspberry Spice Monkey Bread is the kind of delicious treat I know would make any mom very happy if she received this for breakfast on Mother’s Day.

Serve it with a hot cup of coffee or tea, and maybe a nice bowl of fruit salad, and mom will be one very happy lady!

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Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today’s easy and sweet raspberry spice pull-apart bread recipe.

Yield: 8 servings

Easy Raspberry Spice Monkey Bread

Easy Raspberry Spice Monkey Bread Recipe

Don't have time to bake from scratch? No problem! This Shortcut Raspberry Spice Monkey Bread comes together in a matter of minutes using tube biscuits and raspberry jam.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tubes pop biscuits, your favorite variety from the refrigerated section
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup raspberry jam
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • ¼ cup blanched slivered almonds, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut the biscuits into pieces and place them all in a large bowl.
  3. Toss the cut biscuits with cinnamon and sugar until coated evenly.
  4. Mix the jam, melted butter and almond extract to combine.
  5. Spray a 9" springform pan with baking spray.
  6. Place half of the cinnamon sugar biscuits evenly in the bottom of the pan.
  7. Drizzle half of the raspberry butter mixture evenly over the biscuits.
  8. Layer the remaining biscuits and evenly drizzle the remaining raspberry butter mixture.
  9. Sprinkle the nuts over top.
  10. Place the springform pan on a baking sheet and bake the monkey bread in a preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. Allow the monkey bread to cool for at least 10 minutes before running a knife around the sides of the pan to loosen.
  12. Proceed in remove the collar from the springform pan completely and cool until ready to serve.
  13. Best served slightly warm or at room temperature.

Notes

Tools and equipment:

9" springform pan (or bundt pan) See blog post for an explanation, baking sheet, baking spray, 2 small bowls, whisk, cutting board, chef's knife, 1 large bowl, cooling rack

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1 serving

Amount Per Serving Calories 182Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 4gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 15mgSodium 60mgCarbohydrates 29gFiber 1gSugar 23gProtein 1g

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Lisalia

Sunday 3rd of May 2020

Yummy! This was a hit with my teens. We've had the cinnamon-roll type monkey bread before but this raspberry version is SO so good. Thanks for this recipe! We're going to use it again for birthday breakfasts.

Chrissy

Sunday 3rd of May 2020

Came across this right after you posted it and right before I ran to the grocery store - perfect timing. Grabbed what I needed and man, this was so yummy! Love the raspberry flavor.

Lauren @ Hall Nesting

Monday 8th of May 2017

I can't believe I have never made monkey bread!

Renée

Thursday 11th of May 2017

This is only the second time I've made one. Now I've done one each, sweet and savory.

Cathy Pollak

Monday 8th of May 2017

Perfect for the beautiful spring weather!

Renée

Thursday 11th of May 2017

I'm glad you're having nice spring weather. So far we've had nothing but rain in the Chicago area.

The Little Epicurean

Friday 5th of May 2017

Love the shortcut with the biscuits!

Renée

Thursday 11th of May 2017

They're a great time saver!

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