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Hawaiian Bubble Bread – Easy & Fun

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Get ready to elevate your taste buds with a tropical twist! Introducing Hawaiian Bubble Bread, a delightful recipe that combines the warmth of fresh bread with the exotic flavors of Hawaii. This fluffy and irresistible treat is infused with the sweetness of pineapple and coconut, transporting you to the sunny shores of the Hawaiian islands. With its golden crust and soft, pillowy texture, this bread is a perfect accompaniment to your favorite Disney movie or a delightful addition to a Hawaiian-themed gathering.

Hawaiian Bubble Bread

What is Bubble Bread? Bubble bread is another name for Monkey Bread. Bubble bread is made from biscuits cut into pieces and then mixed with different ingredients and put into a loaf or bundt pan. This is something fun to make with kids because no mixer is needed.

This Hawaiian Bubble Bread would make an awesome side to my Huli Huli Chicken.

Hawaiian Bubble Bread Ingredients:

  • 3-16oz can Homestyle Biscuits, Grands are the best! I have tried several off-brand refrigerated biscuits and very few live up to the fluffiness and taste of Pillsbury Grands. I am a brand snob to very few foods and products but biscuits are one of them.
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 C unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 2/3 C light brown sugar 
  • 1 C toasted coconut. Simply buy flaked coconut and toast it. The Pioneer Woman has great directions for toasting it yourself.
  • 1 C maraschino cherries cut in half
  • 3 C pineapple chunks, juice drained

Dishes Needed to Make Bubble Bread

How to Make Hawaiian Bubble Bread

Step 1 – Preparation – Preparation is a breeze. Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and spraying a loaf pan with Pam baking spray. Then, take three cans of homestyle biscuits and cut each round into quarters, giving you four pieces from each biscuit. Place the biscuit pieces into a large bowl and mix in the sugar, setting it aside for now.

Step 2 – Adding the Tropical Goodness – Next, it’s time to add the tropical goodness. Mix in the pineapple chunks, drained of their juice, until well combined. Then, gently fold in the sliced cherries and toasted coconut, ensuring they are evenly distributed throughout the dough.

Step 3 – Assemble the Bread – Now it’s time to assemble your bread. Transfer the mixture into the prepared loaf pan, making sure to distribute it evenly. The loaf pan will ensure that the bread bakes into a beautiful, uniform shape.

Step 4 – Make the Caramel Glaze – In a medium pot over medium heat, melt the unsalted sweet cream butter. Once melted, whisk in the light brown sugar until it becomes smooth and fully combined. This sweet and buttery mixture will add a delectable caramel flavor to the bread.

Pour the butter and brown sugar mixture over the biscuit mixture in the loaf pan, allowing it to seep into every nook and cranny. To prevent any potential drips, place the loaf pan on a cookie sheet before placing it in the oven.

Step 5 – Get it in the Oven – Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the dough is completely cooked in the middle. You can check this by moving around a few pieces around the center to see if they are too doughy. Don’t overbake it though because it will come out dry.

Step 6 – Let it Cool and Serve – Once baked to perfection, remove the loaf pan from the oven and allow it to cool completely before attempting to remove the bread and cut it into 2-inch slices. This will ensure that the bread maintains its shape and is easy to slice.

Now, it’s time to gather the family, make a cup of tea or coffee, and indulge in this tropical treat. The soft and fluffy bread, combined with the delightful flavors of pineapple, coconut, and cherries, will transport you to a Hawaiian paradise with every bite.

How to Store Your Hawaiian Bubble Bread

Room-temperature storage is your best bet for maintaining freshness if you intend to eat the bubble bread within a couple of days. Store the bubble bread in a plastic bag and out of direct sunlight.

The Beat Way to Reheat Bubble Bread

Preheat your oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray Pam cooking spray or butter on the inside of a pan. Put bubble bread leftovers in the greased or oiled pan.

Place the pan of monkey bread into the oven. Let it reheat for about five minutes. Carefully touch the monkey bread with an ungloved hand to see if it is sufficiently warm. If it is not warm enough keep checking once per minute to make sure the glaze doesn’t become runny as it reheats. When the monkey bread is ready, take the pan out of the oven, plate, and enjoy!

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Hawaiian Bubble Bread

Hawaiian Bubble Bread

Easy to make Hawaiian Bubble Bread (monkey bread) with biscuits, pineapple, coconut, and cherries with a brown sugar glaze.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 3-16oz can Homestyle Biscuits
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 C unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 2/3 C light brown sugar
  • 1 C toasted coconut
  • 1 C maraschino cherries cut in half
  • 3 C pineapple chunks, juice drained


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray loaf pan with pam baking spray, set aside
  2. Cut each biscuit round into quarters, 4 pieces.
  3. Place into large bowl and mix with sugar, set aside.
  4. Mix in the pineapple chunks until combined
  5. Mix in the Sliced cherries until combined
  6. Mix in the toasted coconut until combined
  7. Place into the loaf pan
  8. Using a medium pot over medium heat, melt the butter
  9. Whisk in the brown sugar until melted and smooth
  10. Pour over the biscuits in the loaf pan
  11. Place loaf pan on cookie sheet
  12. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until dough is completely cooked in the middle.
  13. Allow to cool completely before removing and cutting into 2 inch slices

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