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Monkey Bread From Scratch

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Monkey Bread from Scratch- -No refrigerator biscuits required! Bite size pieces coated in a cinnamon sugar mixture, then, baked in a bundt pan. It’s then topped off with dreamy caramel sauce for the ultimate treat.

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Monkey Bread from Scratch- Big Green House #monkey bread #bread #dessert #caramel #cinnamonsugar

We love a good pan of monkey bread around here.

What’s Monkey Bread?

  • Smaller pieces of dough are baked together in one pan. Then, you eat it by the pieces…one by one. It’s good stuff!

Ingredients Needed

  • Flour + Salt
  • Baking powder
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Additional for topping: Caramel sauce

Ingredients Notes

  • Sugar: Coconut palm sugar or brown sugar can be used instead. Check out the recipe card for the brand/kind of coconut palm sugar that I use.
  • Caramel Sauce: If you have a jar in your kitchen, feel free to use that. If you wish to make caramel sauce homemade, it’s quite easy. You can make a basic version, a version with no refined sugar or a no cream ( using milk) version.
  • Caramel Sauce? If you don’t want to use caramel sauce at all, drizzle the top with a simple powdered sugar glaze.
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How To Assemble Monkey Bread

First, mix your dough. Your dough should be soft, but, not sticky. If it’s too sticky, add a bit more flour, but, just a tablespoon at a time.

Remove a piece of dough that is about a tablespoon in size. Then, coat it in the cinnamon sugar topping. Place it in a well-greased bundt pan. Repeat with the remaining dough, layering the pieces in the pan as you go.

Bake. After removing it from the oven, let it sit for 15 minutes to cool. Then, flip the pan over on to a large plate/serving platter/baking sheet and let the bread fall out of the pan. If it’s sticking a bit, give the bottom of the pan a little smack.

Drizzle the top with caramel sauce and dig in!

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Yield: Serves: 6-8

Monkey Bread from Scratch

Monkey Bread from Scratch- Big Green House #monkey bread #bread #dessert #caramel #cinnamonsugar

Monkey Bread from Scratch- -No refrigerator biscuits required! Bite size pieces coated in a cinnamon sugar mixture, then, baked in a bundt pan. It's then topped off with dreamy caramel sauce for the ultimate treat. 

Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Cooling Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • FOR DOUGH:
  • 3 cups flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 TBSP butter, melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • FOR COATING:
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • FOR TOPPING:
  • 1/2-3/4 cup cup caramel sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease a 12 inch bundt pan.
  2. In a bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and ground cinnamon. Then, add in eggs, milk, vanilla and butter. Mix until dough forms.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together sugar and ground cinnamon for topping.
  4. Remove a piece of dough, about the size of a tablespoon and coat it in the sugar/cinnamon topping mixture. Then, place in prepared pan.
  5. Repeat with the remainder of the dough, layering the pieces throughout the pan.
  6. Bake for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the thickest part comes out clean. Let the bread sit for 15 minutes to cool, before removing from the pan.
  7. Then, turn the pan over onto a large plate/serving platter, Drizzle with caramel sauce before serving.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 420Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 86mgSodium: 791mgCarbohydrates: 80gFiber: 2gSugar: 42gProtein: 8g

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8 Comments

    1. Thanks for stopping by Angie! Hope you enjoy the bread 🙂

  1. Your Monkey Bread looks like a very special treat! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and please come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. OH I love this! I love monkey bread but rarely have refrigerated dough on hand. Pinned.

  3. Sounds simple to make and heaven to the taste buds! Pinned.

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