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Your favorite brunch recipe: Blueberry Monkey Bread with lemon! Turn biscuits into an easy breakfast recipe with fresh blueberries and lemon!

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Blueberry Lemon Monkey Bread is the perfect combo!

Funny story: over the summer my hairdresser messaged me. She needed something sweet for “cheat” day; anything at all, but it had to be nut and egg-free. I don’t know how my mind went to monkey bread but this is the recipe that came out of that request.

We make monkey bread every year for Christmas. I’ve made it in a slow-cooker and with frozen dinner rolls, I’ve made it with chocolate, strawberry, and I’ve made monkey bread from scratch. For this version I made  it blueberry lemon, which is a super popular flavor combination, especially this time of year.

Blueberry is such a classic breakfast ingredient. I love blueberry muffins and pancakes, so why not blueberry monkey bread? The lemon is just something that makes sense as an accompaniment; lemon and blueberry compliment each other.

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Ingredients in Blueberry Monkey Bread

This blueberry pull apart bread starts with Grands! biscuits. Those are the Pillsbury brand of canned biscuits, but you can use your favorite brand. I use the Grands!, which are larger than the normal size, so pay attention to the size of the ones you buy.

The Pillsbury Grands! Monkey Bread recipe is a classic, and the one I make every Christmas morning. I basically just edited that recipe to get this easy blueberry lemon version.

The lemon flavor in this monkey bread comes from lemon zest in the sugar that coats the biscuits and lemon juice in the glaze. It adds a wonderful pop of flavor.

How do you make easy monkey bread?

It couldn’t be easier:

  1. Simply slice your biscuits in quarters.
  2. Shake them in a bag with sugar and lemon zest.
  3. Add them to a Bundt pan with blueberries.
  4. Top it with a brown sugar and butter mixture.
  5. After baking, drizzle with a lemon glaze.

If you want to make this ahead of time, you can refrigerate the monkey bread before baking. I like to shake up the biscuits with the sugar and then keep it in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning I just make the topping and assemble it, then bake.

If you want to make monkey bread with 1 can of biscuits instead of 2, you can! Just use a 9×9-inch baking dish or a 9×5 bread pan instead of a Bundt pan.

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Blueberry Lemon Monkey Bread

4.67 from 12 votes
Your favorite brunch recipe: Blueberry Lemon Monkey Bread! Turn biscuits into an easy breakfast recipe with fresh blueberries and lemon!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Yield 8 servings
Serving Size 1 serving


  • 2 cans Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits
  • ½ cup (1000g) granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest from one lemon
  • 1 pint blueberries washed and drained
  • ½ cup (113g) unsalted butter melted
  • ½ cup (100g) packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup (57g) powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons (30-45ml) lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a Bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Slice biscuits into 4 pieces each (for 48 total pieces). Place them in a large gallon size ziploc bag. Add granulated sugar and lemon zest. Seal the bag and shake to coat.
  • Place half the biscuit pieces in the prepared pan. Top with half the blueberries, repeat for remaining biscuits and blueberries.
  • Stir together melted butter and brown sugar. Pour over the biscuits in pan.
  • Place bundt pan on a cookie sheet. Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden and cooked through. Let sit 10 minutes, then invert onto serving plate.
  • Make the glaze: whisk powdered sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl. Drizzle over monkey bread. Serve warm.
  • Store loosely covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 687kcal | Carbohydrates: 98g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 1094mg | Potassium: 322mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 385IU | Vitamin C: 8.2mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 4.1mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American

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Last Updated on April 12, 2022

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  1. I’m always altering recipes after the first time I prepare it. Wouldn’t change a thing! Delish! Thank you 🙏🏼

  2. I love this recipe! It is so easy. I always use a Bundt pan and it comes out perfect every time. I have also used a jumbo muffin pan for a crowd that way everyone has their own. And it takes 10-15 min at 350.

  3. I love this recipe! It. Is so easy. I always you a Bundt pan and it comes out perfect every time. I have also used a jumbo muffin pan for a crowd that way everyone has their own. And it takes 10-15 min at 350.

  4. Have tried this recipe twice and both times the biscuits were not fully baked even after 45 minutes.

    I used two tubes of 16.3 ounce Pillsberry Grands biscuits. I use the same amount in another monkey bread recipe that is successfully baked after 30 minutes at 350°.

    This one is a fail in my opinion.

    1. When it comes to baking monkey bread sometimes the center takes longer – it depends on the pan. If you notice it browning too much on the top before the center is done, you can lower the oven temp 25° and/or loosely tent the pan with foil to help it. It always takes the center longer when it’s in a bundt pan – and sometimes some ovens burn hotter in certain areas and can brown it on top before it’s done. In the future when you make monkey bread I suggest using a 9×13 pan if you find that’s an issue – it bakes more evenly that way.

  5. Looks so yummy! Has anyone tried it with frozen blueberries? If so do you thaw before assembly or leave frozen? I can’t wait to make! 😁

  6. Do you have biscuits left over? 16 biscuits sliced into four pieces each is 64 pieces. Did I miss something? Can I use that many or should I divide the recipe into pans? Thanks

  7. If you only use 1 can of biscuits and bake in a square pan or loaf pan, does the baking time change at all?
    Really looks good.

  8. this lemon blueberry monkey bread is calling my name for Christmas morning. It sounds So good! thanks for all the recipes thru out the year and I have a feeling you may be adding some turkey recipes to the mix with a 20# turkey. LOL That works for me. Happy Holidays in NY and thanks for sharing your darling doggie too. Shirley