Bread Machine Monkey Bread


Here is a bread machine monkey bread recipe, though it can easily be done in the conventional muscle-building way. Use the dough-only setting in machines with 1 1/2- to 2-pounds capacity and do the rest by hand. Try adding 1/4 cup chopped nuts along with the raisins.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 25 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 20 mins
1 bundt pan


  • 2 ½ teaspoons active dry yeast

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons margarine, softened

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup margarine

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 cup raisins


  1. Remove the baking pan from the machine. Place yeast, flour, cinnamon, salt, white sugar, 2 tablespoons margarine, and water in the order recommended for the bread machine. Make sure that no liquid comes in contact with yeast. Select dough cycle and press start.

  2. Transfer dough to a floured surface; knead 10 to 12 times. Set aside to rest.

  3. Melt 1 cup margarine in a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir in brown sugar and raisins until smooth. Remove from heat.

  4. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a Bundt or tube pan.

  5. Cut dough into 1-inch chunks. Drop a chunk at a time into brown sugar mixture to thoroughly coat. Layer dough pieces loosely in the prepared pan, staggering layers, so you're plopping each dough chunk over a space between two below. Let rise in a warm, draft-free spot until dough is just over the top of the pan, 15 to 20 minutes.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.

  7. Remove from the oven and cover the pan with a plate. Holding the plate and the pan with oven mitts, flip over both until bread slides out onto the plate. Serve warm.

    close up view of Monkey Bread with icing on a platter

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

389 Calories
17g Fat
56g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 389
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 403mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 29g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 175mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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