Pull-apart and monkey breads don't have to be sweet! This simple homemade dough is dipped in za'atar (a delicious Middle Eastern herb mix) and baked in a muffin tin. Great served with labneh, olives, and fresh mint for brunch!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
1 hr 35 mins
total:
2 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 rolls
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine warm milk, yeast, and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Let stand until mixture is foamy, 5 to 10 minutes.

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  • Beat milk mixture on low speed. Add 1 cup flour, beating just until combined. Add melted butter, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and 1/2 cup flour; beat until combined. Beat in eggs. Add remaining 1 3/4 cups flour and salt. Beat until a soft, sticky dough forms.

  • Spray a large bowl with cooking spray; add dough. Cover loosely and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.

  • Punch dough down gently. Pinch off 36 small pieces of dough and roll into balls.

  • Whisk 6 tablespoons za'atar and 1/3 cup olive oil together in a bowl. Immerse dough balls in oil mixture to coat all sides. Arrange 3 dough balls in each muffin cup. Sprinkle remaining 2 tablespoons za'atar over dough.

  • Cover muffin tin loosely with greased plastic wrap. Let rise until dough balls puff up over the rim of the tin, about 25 minutes.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until puffed up and golden, about 25 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes in the pan. Lift out of the pan and cool briefly on a wire rack, about 5 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

244 calories; protein 5.5g; carbohydrates 28.9g; fat 12g; cholesterol 37.4mg; sodium 130.3mg. Full Nutrition
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3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2018
Came out little dry. I recommend more olive oil to roll balls in. Read More
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