Peach Monkey Buns

Peaches are in season and I’ve been buying them by the basket-full.  Funny thing is, growing up I liked peaches but I would always avoid eating them.  It’s kinda silly but I didn’t like the peach fuzz.  It must have been a texture thing because I would always choose nectarines over peaches because of the fuzz.  I knew when I was making these Peach Monkey Buns that I’d be peeling the peaches so there would be no fuzz in these buns!

Peach Monkey Buns

Peaches, for me, have always reminded me of the end of summer.  Time to get ready for back-to-school and that Fall weather is near.  I think the Fall weather has already arrived here, though, with the cool temperatures we’ve been having.

I’ve also noticed that some of the southern schools have already started back to school.   Thank goodness we don’t start for almost 3 more weeks because I am certainly not ready (or wanting) to go back to work.  Plus, I’m not ready to give up on summer just yet!

Peach Monkey Buns

Also, what ever happened to just showing up at school with your new clothes and shoes on, maybe a new backpack and not worrying about school supplies?  You should see the list of things I need to buy for my kids.  Good thing I stock up early!

Peach Monkey Buns

Another thing I hope to stock up on this school year is homemade snacks and lunches.  I was thinking of incorporating some of those new meal ideas here on the blog.  I know I’ve only featured sweet treats up until now but I’m going to include some savory dishes as well!  I’m looking forward to it and will start to include them in September.  I’ve been getting a lot of great ideas from Life Made Delicious so I know I won’t run out of things to make!

Peach Monkey Buns

If you need some more inspiration to use up some of those fresh peaches, you might want to take a look at some of these ideas.

Peach Jam

Peach Jam

Tequila-Lime Peach Galette

Tequila-Lime Peach Galette

Berry Peach Cobbler

Berry Peach Cobbler

Peachy Mimosas

Peachy Mimosas

Peach Monkey Buns

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes

Delicious cinnamon Monkey Buns with fresh summer peaches added throughout!


    For the Dough:
  • 3 1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package regular active or fast-acting dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, cut into pieces
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • For the Peaches:
  • 4 fresh peaches, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon


In a large bowl, stir 2 cups of the flour, 1/3 cup sugar, the salt and yeast with a wooden spoon until well mixed.
In 1-quart saucepan, heat water and 1/3 cup butter over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until very warm (120°F to 130°F). Add to flour mixture.
Beat with electric mixer on low speed 1 minute, scraping sides of bowl occasionally, until smooth. With a wooden spoon, stir in enough of the remaining flour, 1 cup at a time, until dough is soft, leaves side of bowl and is easy to handle (dough may be slightly sticky).
Place dough on lightly floured surface; knead about 10 minutes, sprinkling surface with more flour if dough starts to stick, until dough is smooth and springy.
Grease large bowl with shortening or cooking spray. Place dough in bowl, turning dough to grease all sides. Cover bowl loosely with plastic wrap; let rise in warm place 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes or until dough has doubled in size.
Dough is ready if an indentation remains when touched.
Spray a bundt pan with baking spray and sprinkle with flour.
In small bowl, mix 3/4 cup sugar and cinnamon.
In another small bowl, mix together chopped peaches, sugar and cinnamon.
Gently push fist into dough to deflate dough and shape into about 25 balls, 1 1/2 inches in diameter.
Dip each ball into melted butter, then into cinnamon-sugar. Place a single layer of balls in the pan so they just touch.
Place half the peach mixture on top and then add another layer of balls.
Pour remaining peaches on top and top with remaining dough balls.
Cover pan loosely with plastic wrap; let rise in warm place about 40 minutes or until dough has doubled in size.
Heat oven to 375°F.
Remove plastic wrap from pan. Bake 45-50 minutes or until golden brown or when a wooden skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
Run small metal spatula or knife around edge of pan to loosen bread.
Place heatproof serving plate upside down on pan; turn plate and pan over. Let stand 1 minute before removing pan.
Serve bread warm, pulling apart using 2 forks or fingers.


Recipe adapted from Life Made Delicious

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  1. I love peaches and this looks like a great use for them! Looks delicious.

  2. I’ve never had monkey bread or buns! Clearly I’m missing out. You went and added peaches, too, which means I really want to try this!

  3. Love the idea of adding fresh fruit to monkey bread!

  4. The galette looks beautiful!

  5. Wowsa, I never thought of adding fruit! Yum! Please come share this recipe at Foodtastic Friday!

  6. Yuck, all the school supplies! I just spent a fortune! I would rather have spent the money on lots of peaches so I can make these peach monkey buns! I can only imagine how incredible this tasted!

  7. Peaches are one of my favorite parts of summer! I have yet to find a monkey bread that is perfect, but this might be it. It looks super gooey and adding peaches it a great idea!

  8. Monkey bread has always been a favorite at my home, but including fruit is a fabulous idea!

  9. cookingwithcurls says:

    OMG…those look so good! I love peaches and I never would have thought to put them in monkey bread…so cool :)

  10. Sarah [] says:

    YUMMY! I pinned this, we have some fresh Okanagan peaches that need to get used up!

  11. I’ve seen a lot of fun lunch ideas around the internet lately. I’d love to see yours if you come up with any! It’s always nice to change up the lunches from the usual sandwich. Boring!

    These buns look super delicious! Pinning and sharing on FB and Twitter and I will be featuring them at tonight’s Marvelous Mondays party! Thanks so much for sharing, Liz!

  12. Thanks for featuring my Peach Monkey Buns! :)

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