Savory Breakfast Monkey Bread
Savory Breakfast Monkey Bread is a fully-loaded morning meal or brunch made of pull-apart fluffy biscuits, creamy eggs, sausages, and gooey cheese that will fuel you up the entire day! It is super easy to make, fun to eat, and perfect for sharing!
Have you ever struggled with preparing breakfast for your family who wants different things on their plate so you end up having to cook several dishes just to have a peaceful morning? I think we’ve all been there at some point, and it is certainly not how I would want my day to start! Imagine all the pots and pans you’d have to clean up after!
So, this Savory Breakfast Monkey Bread is an ingenious way to quickly make an all-in-one dish using just a skillet and a pan. You’ll have it ready for the oven in less than 15 minutes and have a deliciously cheesy breakfast loaded with buttery bread, fluffy scrambled eggs, and meaty sausages with very little effort! It is also ideal for brunch parties, where you and your guests can easily pull a piece while enjoying a refreshing glass of Rosé-Aperol Spritz with Fresh Mint and good conversation.
This breakfast recipe has all the makings of a complete meal to keep you going throughout the day- from the protein-rich eggs and sausages to the carb-giving bread rolls. Here’s what you need to make this Savory Breakfast Monkey Bread recipe.
- Butter- use unsalted for this recipe. This will give the scrambled eggs a richer taste and give the bread a golden brown finish!
- Eggs – I used 6 large eggs, so if you are using smaller ones make sure to add more.
- Half-and-half- this will make the eggs thicker and creamier! You can also use whole milk if that is what you have.
- Fresh chives- adds a nice color and a fresh, onion-y flavor to the dish. If you do not have this, you can also use green onion, scallions, shallots, or leeks.
- Biscuit dough- I used store-bought for easier preparation. You can also make one from scratch using my skillet biscuit recipe.
- Everything bagel seasoning- this is usually a combination of poppy seeds, toasted sesame seeds, garlic powder, dried onion, and salt. You can buy ready-mixes in groceries or just use what you have in your pantry.
- Sausage- use any type of sausage you like. You can also try other meats like ham or bacon.
- Cheese- I like using cheddar because it has a robust flavor and melts beautifully! However, feel free to use other types of cheese like mozzarella, Colby jack, Swiss, or Havarti.
- Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper-to taste
How to Make Savory Breakfast Monkey Bread
Making this breakfast special requires only a skillet and a baking pan. All you have to do is cook the eggs, place the rest of the ingredients in a bowl, toss them all together and bake! It will not take you more than a few minutes to get it ready for baking. In fact, you can assemble it ahead of time and keep it refrigerated overnight so you can just pop it in the oven in the morning.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray a bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray
- Cook the Eggs. Preheat a large non-stick skillet to medium heat and melt 1 tbsp. of butter. In a small bowl mix together eggs and half-n-half. Add the eggs to the skillet and reduce the heat to medium-low. Slowly drag the eggs with a spatula to create curds. Remove the eggs from the heat when they are almost done cooking. Season with salt and pepper and fold in chives
- Make the Biscuit Dough Balls. Cut the biscuits into quarters, roll them into balls, then transfer them to a large bowl. Melt the remaining 5 tbsps. of butter and pour the butter over the biscuit balls
- Add the Seasoning, Sausage, and Cheese. Add the everything bagel seasoning and toss to combine. Next, add in the scrambled eggs, cheddar, and cooked sausage. Transfer the mixture to the prepared Bundt pan.
- Bake! Bake until golden brown about 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool before turning out onto a platter and serve while warm.
- When cooking the eggs, slowly drag the silicone spatula in large sweeping motions to create creamier curds, do not whisk or mix aggressively or you will end up with dried small bits.
- Do not overcook the eggs. Remove them from heat while they are almost half cooked. Remember that they will continue cooking due to residual heat, and then in the oven later on.
- Grease the pan generously with non-stick spray so it will be easier to dislodge the monkey bread after baking.
- Place a foil tent on top of the pan if the top is becoming too brown to prevent it from burning.
- Allow the baked bread to cool in the Bundt pan for a few minutes to completely set and firm up before transferring it to a serving platter.
- Make it Gluten-free- look for a biscuit brand that offers gluten-free options to make this recipe free from gluten.
- Vegetarian Breakfast Monkey Bread – you can omit the sausage to make this vegetarian-friendly. It would still be delicious without it!
- A lighter Option– Use chicken or turkey instead of beef or pork sausage. You can also swap the half-and-half with low-fat milk.
- Make it spicy! Give it a dash of fiery flavor by adding chili powder or chili flakes. Or you can use a spicy sausage too.
- Make it Healthier. Add veggies like spinach, corn, mushrooms, or bell peppers!
Savory Breakfast Monkey Bread is best served warm. However, you can always store leftovers in the fridge for up to 2 days and reheat them in the microwave or oven.
Savory Breakfast Monkey Bread
- 6 tbsp Unsalted butter, divided
- 6 large Eggs
- 3 tbsp Half-n-half
- kosher salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp Chopped fresh chives
- 2 16oz Cans store-bought biscuits
- 2 tbsp Everything bagel seasoning
- 1/2 lb Cooked breakfast sausage
- 2 cups Shredded cheddar cheese
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Preheat a large nonstick skillet to medium heat and melt 1 tbsp of butter. In a small bowl mix together eggs and half-n-half. Add the eggs to the skillet and reduce the heat to medium-low. Slowly drag the eggs with a spatula to create curds. Remove the eggs from the heat when they are almost done cooking. Season with salt and pepper and fold in chives.
- Next, cut the biscuits into into quarters and then roll into balls. Transfer the balls to a large bowl.Melt the remaining 5 tbsp of butter and pour the butter over the biscuit balls. Add the everythingbagel seasoning and toss to combine. Next, add in the scrambled eggs, cheddar, and cooked sausage. Transfer the mixture to the prepared bundt pan.
- Bake until golden brown, about 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool before turning out onto a platter andserve warm.