Quick and easy Pumpkin Monkey Bread is where pumpkin pie meets muffins meets cinnamon rolls in a scrumptious combination of soft ooey gooey goodness. Go ahead, you deserve it!

Pumpkin monkey bread muffin being drizzled with glaze.

About these pumpkin monkey bread muffins

This will be a recipe you look forward to as soon as the leaves start to change color and the kids head back to school. It’s ridiculously easy to make and one of those indulgent desserts or breakfasts that can be made in a pinch and eaten just as fast!

A warm, moist, and fluffy pull-apart muffin with mouthwatering flavors and aromas are only enhanced by the fact that this recipe uses only 5 ingredients and is ready in under 30 minutes. Sweeten up your weekend with a little fun baking with the kids. During the week have them ready just in time for an after-school snack!

Monkey bread muffins on cooling rack.

When you take 3 different classics and combine them into one, you’re in for a game-changing taste experience. The classic pumpkin spice flavor combined with the cinnamon from the rolls is perfect for this time of year. The moisture from the pumpkin puree baked together with the rolls in a muffin tin makes this one of the best quick desserts you’ll ever eat.

Whomever you’re sharing them with be sure to keep at least one for yourself and enjoy every single bite!

Overhead view of monkey bread muffins on a cooling rack, with white pumpkins and cinnamon sticks.

What’s in this cinnamon roll pumpkin monkey bread muffin recipe?

There are only 5 ingredients! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Package of Cinnamon Rolls
  • Pumpkin puree
  • Brown sugar
  • Unsalted butter, melted
  • Pumpkin pie spice
Overhead view of ingredients needed for pumpkin spice monkey bread muffins, on a white background.

How to make these monkey bread muffins

Preheat oven and line 8 standard muffin cups with paper liners.

Cut each cinnamon roll into quarters. This is easiest to do with scissors but can also be done with a knife.

In a large bowl, whisk together pumpkin puree, brown sugar, melted butter, and pumpkin pie spice until it is well combined and no lumps of brown sugar remain.

Pumpkin puree mixed with butter and brown sugar and spices in a white bowl with whisk.

Add the cinnamon roll quarters to the bowl and fold them in gently until the pumpkin mixture evenly coats each piece of cinnamon roll.

Cut cinnamon rolls being mixed into a cinnamon pumpkin mixture.

Add 4 pieces of the cinnamon roll to each muffin cup. Just place them in the muffin tin, no need to press them together.

Unbaked pumpkin monkey bread muffins.

Bake until muffins are set and no longer wet. Top with the icing from the cinnamon rolls to end it on a finger-licking sticky high note!

Monkey bread baked in a muffin pan.

How to make these mini monkey breads your own

  • You can use any flavor of cinnamon roll. The pumpkin or Cinnabon flavors would be delicious.
  • Make sure you are using pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie mix.
  • Light or dark brown sugar will work in this recipe.
  • Skip the muffin tins, double the recipe, and use a bundt pan and serve a crowd! Keep in mind bake time will be slightly longer.
Muffins made from cinnamon rolls, on a cooling rack.

Make-Ahead, Storage and Reheating Tips

Make Ahead

Because this recipe uses store bought cinnamon rolls, there really aren’t many components to make ahead of time. Of course if you’re making homemade pumpkin puree you can for sure make that ahead of time.

You can assemble and bake these completely up to 2 days ahead of time, keep in the fridge and reheat when ready.

Overhead view of monkey bread muffins, white pumpkins, and coffee in white cups.

Storage Tips

Monkey bread is just as awesome the next day. And the day after that! Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 days and enjoy over and over again. Try reheating it in the microwave for 10-15 seconds to soften the cinnamon rolls back up.

Reheating Directions

You can definitely eat these at room temperature or even cold if that’s your thing. But if you are wanting to eat them warm again, reheat 1-2 at a time in the microwave for 10-20 seconds.

Pumpkin spiced monkey bread in a muffin wrapper.

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Pumpkin spiced monkey bread in a muffin wrapper.

Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Monkey Bread Muffins

Quick and easy Pumpkin Monkey Bread is where pumpkin pie meets muffins meets cinnamon rolls in a scrumptious combination of soft ooey gooey goodness. Go ahead, you deserve it!
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Ingredients

  • 1 package of Cinnamon Rolls 12.4oz
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree NOT pumpkin pie mix
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar light or dark
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375ºF. Line 8 standard muffin cups with paper liners.
  • Cut each cinnamon roll into quarters. This is easiest to do with scissors but can also be done with a knife.
    Overhead view of ingredients needed for pumpkin spice monkey bread muffins, on a white background.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together pumpkin puree, brown sugar, melted butter, and pumpkin pie spice until it is well combined and no lumps of brown sugar remain.
    Pumpkin puree mixed with butter and brown sugar and spices in a white bowl with whisk.
  • Add the cinnamon roll quarters to the bowl and fold them in gently until the pumpkin mixture evenly coats each piece of cinnamon roll.
    Cut cinnamon rolls being mixed into a cinnamon pumpkin mixture.
  • Add 4 pieces of cinnamon roll to each muffin cup— just place them in the muffin tin. No need to press them together.
    Unbaked pumpkin monkey bread muffins.
  • Bake the monkey bread in a preheated oven for 20-22 minutes, or until the muffins are set and no longer wet on top.
    Monkey bread baked in a muffin pan.
  • Top with the icing from the cinnamon rolls, if desired.
    Pumpkin monkey bread muffin being drizzled with glaze.

Notes

  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 days. Reheat 1-2 at a time in the microwave for 20-30 seconds.
  • You can use any flavor of cinnamon rolls— the pumpkin or Cinnabon flavors would be delicious. 
Serving: 1g, Calories: 70kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 11mg, Sodium: 10mg, Potassium: 25mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 1323IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 9mg, Iron: 1mg