The incredibly delicious Strawberry Blueberry Stuffed Monkey Bread has a light lemon flavor and is stuffed on the inside with fruit! A delicious and elegant dessert! Serve with a side of whipped cream for a delicious treat!

Strawberry Blueberry Stuffed Monkey Bread

This recipe came to us one afternoon when we had a plethora of Strawberries from the garden and we’d just picked up several pints of blueberries from a roadside stand (we’re growing blueberries but they aren’t quite ready yet – close.. but not yet).

My kids love to make monkey bread and we just combined the idea together with the berries and decided to wrap the berries in there with some cream cheese and well… this was born.

We decided it was sweet enough and so good all on it’s own, we didn’t want to ruin it with any icing or anything so we just left it as is. We did serve the slices with some fresh homemade whipped cream.

It’s ridiculously easy. Honestly. Just time consuming. But oh so worth every berry moment of it at the end. Trust me.

The light lemon flavor of the “cake” and the berry filled insides are just delicious together and we are pleased to tell you, this will be made again and again!

Strawberry Blueberry Stuffed Monkey Bread

Why do they call it Monkey Bread?

Monkey bread is called monkey bread because it is a “finger food”. It is a pull apart bread (or bubble bread) that is usually soft, sweet and sticky, served mostly in the US as a treat or for breakfast.

Traditionally it was made with soft baked dough with cinnamon. It’s popular at carnivals, festivals, fairs and concerts.

They refer to it as Monkey Bread because it is picked apart and eaten, the way a monkey would pick something apart and eat it.

Strawberry Blueberry Stuffed Monkey Bread

What do I need to make Monkey Bread?

  • 3 cans of biscuits
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • zest of two lemons
  • 1 cup of chopped strawberries
  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 1 8 oz. pkg. of cream cheese
  • berries and whipped cream for decorating, totally optional
Strawberry Blueberry Stuffed Monkey Bread

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Recipe for Strawberry Blueberry Stuffed Monkey Bread

Strawberry Blueberry Stuffed Monkey Bread

Strawberry Blueberry Stuffed Monkey Bread

Nicole Cook
A twist on the classic monkey bread recipe, this stuffed version is full of sweet summer berry flavor.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 289 kcal


  • 18 biscuits
  • 1 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1 cups strawberries chopped
  • 1 cups blueberries
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • berries and whipped cream for decorating totally optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a bundt cake pan with cooking spray or shortening. Don’t forget to grease the tube part too.
  • In a small bowl, combine the sugar and the lemon zest.
  • Separate all the biscuits and then cut each biscuit circle in half.
  • Press about a 1/2 teaspoon of cream cheese into the center of each of the dough pieces. Add a blueberry or two and a few strawberry pieces.
  • Fold the biscuit dough over the cream cheese and berries and seal as much as you can around the edges, containing the mixture inside.
  • Roll each stuffed biscuit piece in the lemon sugar mixture.
  • Place the sugar coasted pieces into the bundt pan until you’ve done them all.
  • We had a little leftover lemon/sugar mixture and just kinda tossed it on top of all the little pieces.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in the pan for only 10 minutes.
  • To release the cake, run a knife around all the edges including the center of the pan. Gently place a plate up against the pan and turn the cake over onto the pan. We had to shake a couple of times to get it to come completely loose.
  • Cool another 15 minutes or so before attempting to try some. Its hard, I know.
  • You can cover and refrigerate any remaining “cake”.


Calories: 289kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 4gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 441mgPotassium: 145mgFiber: 1gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 263IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 42mgIron: 1mg
Keyword easy dessert recipes, easy snack recipes
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  1. Bless your heart, Nicole! Sooo glad you and yours were untouched by the tornado. And grateful your daughter is better…And I presume able to enjoy some more wonderful monkey bread.
    (Thank you for the recipe!)…Please do take good care. And enjoy the graduation =)

    1. Worst day pretty much. hahah I’m doing much better now and we are just starting to get back to “normal” whatever that is. Thanks for the kind words. 🙂

  2. Wow Nicole – what a weekend it has been for you. As far as I’m concerned you are hosting. The great thing about Sunday Supper is that we are all in it together and are willing to help each other when needed.

    1. So happy that’s all in the past and we’re trying to get back to “normal”, whatever that is.
      Thanks for all the sweet things you said. (hugs!)

    1. Deal. Doing much better. Still one minor bridge to cross, but we’ll get there. Finally starting to get back into “normal” things again, so this is good. 🙂
      Thanks Jen. Hugs!

  3. Wow – what a trying weekend you’ve had. I hope you are all hanging in there!

    I have to say – this is one of the coolest monkey bread combos I’ve ever seen – sounds super cool!

  4. I’m so glad you all are OK, Nicole. And thanks for hosting this week. Sending some hugs your way, and what an awesome cake! It sounds and looks absolutely delicious!!!!

  5. What a weekend! I’m so glad that everything ended up ok, even if it was extreme chaos in the moment. Hopefully this week gives you some time to rest and relax.

    And all I can say is WOW about this monkey bread. I love monkey bread, but I have never seen it like this. I’m making this very soon!

  6. Oh, my gosh, Nicole! What a scary weekend for you. So glad everything is now OK…thanks so much for co-hosting…and sharing your amazing berry monkey bread.

  7. Oh my gosh…thats alot! Glad your daughter is better…and that you were kept safe from the tornado. I hope you are able to get some rest after this weekend! I felt anxious reading your story! But then I saw the monkey bread…looks great, Nicole!

  8. Holy shizz, Nicole – that’s way too much trauma for one woman to experience in such a short period of time! All of it absolutely terrifying too! I am SO glad your daughter is getting better and that you weren’t affected by the tornado! You deserve a week of not doing anything to give your frazzled nerves a rest! As for this monkey bread – needless to say, it looks incredible. I’m sending hugs your way, girl!

    1. Well, I pretty much got my week of not doing anything and I feel much better, more relaxed and quite a bit less stressed. Your words are much needed. Thank you so much my sweet, sweet friend. xoxo

  9. Oh my gosh, you poor thing. What a series of disasters you’ve just managed to avoid. Take care, and hope things settle down for you.

  10. Wow, so much happened in such a short time.It must be so hard and terrifying to hear about your daughter and I’m so glad she’s fine now Nicole!So happy that you were safe during the Tornado!!Your monkey bread looks like the perfect treat to dig in and I love the berries in there 🙂 Hugs!

  11. We’re so glad you’re safe and okay! Thank you for co-hosting this week with all that’s been going on. Love this edition of monkey bread, especially for summer.

  12. Wow, what a horrible time you have had and you still pull off co-hosting. Amazing girl!! I sure hope this week is calm and relaxed and I am sure glad your daughter is doing well. Very scary!! Your monkey bread looks fantastic!!

  13. Nicole!!! You have been in my thoughts all week with the tornado, but everything else? I am so sorry …..

    That is a beautiful Monkey Bread…..Although that feels funny to write after getting teary eyed over your post.


    1. Megan, thank you so much. Doing much better, one small hurdle we are still working on, but overall life has resumed to normal and we are much better.
      Thank you for all your wonderfully sweet words. They mean a lot! xoxo

  14. Nicole,
    sorry I am just now getting around to reading everyone’s posts. . oh my goodness! I can’t believe everything that’s happened to you in the past few days! Glad to hear your daughter is ok, your house and family are ok. . take care and I hope you get some much needed REST!

    1. And I’m just getting back to commenting, so don’t sweat the delay. Thanks for your sweet words… we are all doing much better and we did get that rest and now I’m focused again – a really good thing.
      Hugs and thank you!

  15. Oh, so sorry about everything that has happened, but so glad you’re ok. And still, thanks for hosting 🙂 This monkey bread looks ridiculous good. My little niece would go crazy for it!

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