Gooey, caramelized monkey bread that pulls apart effortlessly when you grab a piece! Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Dough:
Coating:

Directions

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  • Lightly grease a fluted tube pan (such as Bundt®) with vegetable oil.

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  • Combine warm water, yeast, and 1 teaspoon sugar in a large bowl. Let stand until bubbly and foamy, about 5 minutes.

  • Stir in 1 cup flour, warm milk, egg, 3 tablespoons sugar, butter, salt, and vanilla extract. Mix well before adding remaining 2 1/2 cups flour. Mix and knead until dough comes together in a ball. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.

  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and punch down gently to deflate. Divide dough into small or medium balls.

  • Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Dip each dough ball in melted butter, remove with a fork, and roll in sugar mixture until well coated. Arrange in the prepared pan. Cover with plastic wrap or a damp cloth and let rise until almost doubled, about 45 minutes.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 35 minutes. Invert onto a large plate; cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

426.8 calories; 6.2 g protein; 71.6 g carbohydrates; 48.3 mg cholesterol; 338.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2020
I have made a lot of Monkey Bread from scratch, but this is the first time with this recipe. It's much quicker than the others and yields the same delicious result. I followed the recipe with the tiny exception of buttering the pan instead of using vegetable oil. This recipe is going in my file! Highly recommended! Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/26/2020
I don't know what I did wrong. They are nothing like monk bread. They crumble when I cut into them and they're so dry. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 10
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  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2020
I have made a lot of Monkey Bread from scratch, but this is the first time with this recipe. It's much quicker than the others and yields the same delicious result. I followed the recipe with the tiny exception of buttering the pan instead of using vegetable oil. This recipe is going in my file! Highly recommended! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2019
We made this a lot at the firehouse. Loved it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2019
Super easy and delicious!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2020
For mine iinstead of using all purpose flour I used whole wheat and it work out fine. Didnt have any all purpose Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2019
Incredible recipe! I did it in a bundt pan as suggested and it was great. So delicious you want to keep eating it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2020
sooooooooooooo fricken good Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2020
I've made this recipe several times. Trick is to keep everything warm. Water is hot tap water, milk is almost scalding (used 2%). Keep some of the butter if you can to pour over before baking and make sure you have a pan underneath as it does have a tendency to rise. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2020
I have made a lot of Monkey Bread from scratch, but this is the first time with this recipe. It's much quicker than the others and yields the same delicious result. I followed the recipe with the tiny exception of buttering the pan instead of using vegetable oil. This recipe is going in my file! Highly recommended! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2020
Love this! We have made several versions of monkey bread and by far this is the best. While it does take time, it is so easy and worth every minute! I recommend that you lightly boil the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon mix, to dissolve the sugar, then dip each piece and pour over any remaining before you put it in the oven. This is fantastic as is, and excellent with apple or pecan pieces or both! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
04/16/2019
Doesn't tell how many eggs are in the recipe. I assume 1? Read More
Rating: 2 stars
04/26/2020
I don't know what I did wrong. They are nothing like monk bread. They crumble when I cut into them and they're so dry. Read More