Pumpkin Pull Apart Monkey Bread is amazingly soft and sweet dough with the perfect amount of pumpkin flavor and a cinnamon cream cheese frosting. It is a favorite Fall treat that you are going to love!

pumpkin pull ahead monkey bread with cream cheese frosting on a cake platter.

Welcome October! It’s nice to see you again! Sure, we’ve been seeing Halloween stuff in the stores for a while now, but it’s nice for you to actually get here. Though we’re afraid that means that your usual decor will disappear and quickly be replaced by Christmas. Oh wait, the Christmas stuff is already out too? Well, it’s still nice to see you, though the pre-celebration may have worn out your welcome. 

It’s time for pumpkins and baking and enjoying the warm, comforting flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. We made some monkey bread to celebrate October’s arrival, made with pumpkin of course. The danger of pull-apart breads is that you keep telling yourself that you’ll just have one more piece and then the whole thing is gone! Don’t worry, we don’t judge. Who can resist pumpkin pull apart monkey bread?!

  • Instant Dry Yeast vs. Active Dry Yeast:

    Either can be used in this recipe, active dry yeast simply requires proofing time in warm water, while instant dry yeast does not.

  • Do I need to use a stand mixer for Pumpkin Pull Apart Monkey Bread?

    A stand mixer is a bit easier, and doesn’t require the arm strength as mixing by hand, but you definitely can do this all by hand. Simply use a wooden spoon to mix everything together, and switch to using your hands once that gets too difficult. You will then knead the dough by hand.

    Alternatively, you can also use a bread maker on the dough setting to mix and knead your dough for you. After kneading, remove and proceed with the rest of the recipe.

  • Storage Instructions:

    You will want to store this in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Due to the cream cheese frosting, it needs to be stored in the refrigerator

pumpkin monkey bread.

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