Savory Breakfast Monkey Bread takes a classicly sweet bread and transforms it into a savory breakfast meal by adding eggs, bacon, and cheese all blended into this pull-apart bread, topped with garlic butter. If you love eggs for breakfast, try my Breakfast Tacos or Country Buttermilk Scrambled Eggs.
Savory Breakfast Monkey Bread
I have made plenty of sweet monkey bread, including Orange Monkey Bread and 5-Ingredient Monkey Bread. I love how easy and fun it is to eat, just pulling apart as little or as much as you are craving. Loading this bread with eggs, bacon, and cheese makes it a savory meal more than a snack. It has the perfect blend of carbs and protein to get you on your way. And don’t forget about the garlic butter!
Biscuits: Look for a tube of homestyle biscuits. Easy-peasy! You can also opt for homemade dough. I have a recipe here, just omit the cinnamon.
Eggs: Get six eggs scrambled to add to the bread.
Bacon: Make the bacon ahead of time by baking it in the oven. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and bake the strips of bacon for 18-20 minutes at 415°F. You can opt for the meat of your choice here, it just needs to be made ahead.
Cheese: I prefer mild cheddar cheese so that it doesn’t overpower the eggs and bread, but you could add your favorite kind of cheese!
Garlic Butter: The garlic butter that is brushed over the top of the warm bread adds lots of garlic flavor (yum).
Variations to Savory Breakfast Monkey Bread
This breakfast bread is easy to make your way. Try different meat like breakfast sausage, cubed ham, or go meatless. Add vegetables like onions or bell peppers. Want a little kick? Add some red pepper flakes.
Can I Make this Ahead of Time?
Sure! If you want to put everything together in the pan the night before, that would work! Just be sure to cover the pan with plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator overnight. The next morning, it will be ready to be put in the oven and baked.
Can I Use a Different Pan?
Generally, monkey bread is made in a bundt pan. But, you can definitely use a different type of pan to get the same delicious Savory Breakfast Monkey Bread. You could use a pie pan or a square baking dish. But, the cooking times could vary when you are using a different pan. Be sure to check the middle of the bread for doneness. A bread pan or springform pan would also work.
How to Store
Store the baked bread in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 days. Heat it up in the microwave when you are ready to enjoy it.
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Savory Breakfast Monkey Bread
- 1 tube (16 ounces) homestyle biscuits
- ¼ cup (½ stick / 56 g) butter, melted
- 6 large eggs, softly scrambled*
- 6 pieces bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1 cup (113 g) cheddar cheese, shredded
- ¼ cup (½ stick / 56 g) unsalted butter, melted
- ½ teaspoon garlic salt
- chopped tomato
- diced jalapeno peppers
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Cut each biscuit into 6 pieces.
- In a large bowl, combine the melted butter and biscuit pieces.
- Add the scrambled eggs, crumbled bacon, and shredded cheese. Toss it all together until combined.
- Add the mixture to the prepared bundt pan.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown on top. Allow the bread to cool for a couple of minutes before inverting it onto a serving plate. While the bread is cooling, make the garlic butter.
- In a small bowl, combine the melted butter with the garlic salt. Mix well.
- Brush over the monkey bread. Serve warm, garnished with tomatoes and jalapeno peppers (optional).
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I loved it I made it with a small can of biscuits (5) and added sausage! Yummy.
Making this AGAIN….it is so delicious.
I’m going to make it look 👀 good
Really easy but it didn’t rise. I got flaky biscuits because I couldn’t get home style and I put it together the night before. Not sure if either of those would make it not rise at all. Could use some seasonings in the mix but I’m not sure what. Maybe just salt. Will try it again when we have home style biscuits in stock.
You really need to bake biscuits when first opened or they will not rise good. They lose something if they set too long before baking.
I have been looking for a monkey bread recipe that wasn’t all gooey sweetness, and this one sounded perfect. I don’t know what I did wrong, because I followed your directions exactly. As soon as I added the melted butter to the biscuit pieces, they all clumped together. It was very difficult to stir in the other ingredients, they mostly just stuck to the outsides of my dough. I had to put it in my bundt pan by hand in order to distribute it around the pan at all. It tastes great, but there is definitely no pull apart-ness to it, which is what *makes it* “monkey bread,” and what makes it fun.
Just got it ready in the pan and in the fridge to cook for Christmas morning!
It does have an * next to eggs and says to soft scramble them and they will finish cooking in oven 🙂
If I want to add veggies instead of the bacon, should I sautee them first? I’m thinking onions, peppers, spinach, etc. Thanks!
Yes, I would saute first. That sounds delish!
Any tips for making this for two, it’s just my husband and I.
I’d make 2 small ones and freeze one of them after baking. Thaw overnight and reheat the next morning.
I would think this meant have the eggs softly cooked before going into batter.
THIS WAS ABSOLUTLY DELISH!! EVERYONE LOVED IT ! CAN’T WAIT TO MAKE AGAIN WITH SOME
Made this for brunch today and YUM! I really am a lazy cook though so just poured the beaten eggs over the bread mixture and it turned out fine. Also, I used real bacon bits instead of cooking bacon first. Don’t skip the garlic butter as the final step though. It was the cherry on top!
Great to know, thanks! Glad you enjoyed it!
Do you cook the biscuits or put them in batter raw
Someone asked about the evaporated milk ? I read gif recipe twice… and didn’t see evaporated milk listed ???
The evaporated milk is in the sweet monkey bread recipe, which is an alternative to using store-bought canned biscuits.
Since we don’t get ready made biscuits here, went to your sweet monkey bread recipe for the bread dough recipe
Thanks very much for this option :))
Just need to know whether evaporated milk is absolutely necessary?
Again, not available here
Thanks in advance for your feedback, Amanda 🙂
Hi Audrey! Yes, that recipe does require evaporated milk. You can also use a biscuit batter in place… https://iambaker.net/buttermilk-biscuits/. This one should work.
Super great and so easy! Thanks🎄
When you say scrambled eggs are you saying scramble/cook or scramble/whisk?
a very soft scramble works best
So cooked …
I would think “scrambled” Would mean well beaten or it may not be mixed well with the biscuits when baked. But…
They are cooked.
This is definitely a hit in our house! Everyone loved it.