Monkey Bread

Monkey Bread is a candy, pull-apart, pastry-style bread. Every bit is coated in melted butter and cinnamon sugar and baked to perfection in a bundt pan! I prime mine with an uncontrolled praline style-brown sugar icing that’s to die for!

For those who love Monkey Bread, strive my Cheese Stuffed Garlic Pull-Apart Bread for a savory choice!

Pull Apart Monkey Bread with praline icing on a platter

My Monkey Bread Recipe Is A Household Favourite!

I’m SO excited to share this recipe with you! It’s a recipe that I shared in my e book that’s such a favourite I made a decision it wanted a everlasting place right here on my web site! It’s a Praline Pull Aside Monkey Bread that’s ridiculously decadent and scrumptious.

What makes this monkey bread so particular is that it’s 100% from scratch. The dough is an easy yeast dough that makes all of the distinction on the planet. After all there are such a lot of monkey bread recipes on the market that used canned biscuit dough, however the selfmade dough is what units this recipe aside.

What Is Monkey Bread?

Monkey Bread is a pastry that you just pull aside and eat together with your fingers (like a monkey I suppose?). I didn’t create the identify! What you usually have is cinnamon-coated dough items which are baked collectively in a bigger pan, making a cobbly-looking bread.

I used to make Monkey Bread rising up with my grandma. We might bake it and take it over to her pal’s homes for his or her “espresso hour”. We at all times made the shortcut model with canned biscuits, however oh how I liked dipping every biscuit piece into melted butter first, after which that candy cinnamon-sugar combination. Generally we might add nuts, different occasions we would go away them out, however the addition of chopped pecans provides a bit of additional texture and taste that I really like.

Once I determined to create a selfmade model of my childhood favourite for my e book I wished to have all the weather of the nostalgia, however make it a bit of extra indulgent! That’s the place the chopped pecans and brown sugar, praline-style, icing is available in! You’ll be able to completely skip this step, nevertheless it certain does make it additional delish!

Drizzling icing onto pull apart bread


There are just a few steps to this recipe, however don’t let that intimidate you! Every thing is straightforward to do, and it’s additionally an ideal make forward recipe!


  • Dry energetic yeast. You can even use Prompt or “Speedy Rise” yeast as properly. For those who do use Prompt, the rise time can be about 45 minutes to 1 hour, versus 2 hours.
  • granulated sugar
  • heat water
  • vegetable oil
  • kosher salt
  • all objective flour


  • gentle brown sugar
  • melted butter
  • chopped pecans – you may omit the nuts in case you have an allergy or simply favor no nuts!


  • butter
  • gentle brown sugar
  • heavy cream
  • powdered sugar
pieces of dough in a bundt pan baked with pecans

Ideas On How To Make Monkey Bread:

The total recipe is beneath within the printable recipe card, however I positively need to share a few of my favourite suggestions so your Monkey Bread seems completely!

  1. Ensure to grease your bundt pan properly. That is form of a no brainer, however there may be at all times that second whenever you invert the bundt pan and pray that nothing sticks! Fortunately Monkey Bread is a reasonably “rustic” wanting bread, so imperfections won’t ever be seen! Plus you’re protecting the highest in icing!
  2. Enable the dough to rise in a heat, draft-free place. My oven has a “proof” setting which I exploit on a regular basis and actually love. However when you don’t have that in your oven, simply attempt to place your bowl of dough within the warmest a part of your kitchen. One other trick I’ve used up to now when you don’t have a proof setting in your oven is earlier than you begin making the dough, flip the oven on to the bottom temperature. Enable it to preheat, then flip the oven off. Begin making your dough and by the point you’re prepared to permit it to rise, the oven may have cooled down sufficient that will probably be the proper place to let your dough rise. Ensure the oven isn’t too heat. You simply need it to be a bit of hotter than room temp!
  3. Omit the nuts when you aren’t a fan…identical with the frosting. You’ll be able to simply make this “plain” and it’s nonetheless nice!
  4. Serving this heat is a NEXT LEVEL expertise. Extremely advocate!
Pull Apart Bread covered in pecans

Do You Have To Use A Bundt Pan?

You don’t should, nevertheless it certain is fairly! You may make this recipe in 2, 8×4 loaf pans if that’s what you may have!

Do You Have To Make the Icing?

Nope! The bread by itself is good, however the addition of that brown sugar praline icing is actually excellent!!!

Monkey Bread baked in a bundt pan and covered in sweet brown sugar frosting

Can You Make the Dough Forward?

Completely! I’ve included within the recipe that when you would favor to make the dough forward you may! Enable the dough to rise within the fridge as a substitute of at room temperature. You are able to do this in a single day or as much as 3 days!

Can You Use Canned Biscuits For This Monkey Bread Recipe?

For those who love the thought of this recipe however simply don’t have the time to make your individual dough, I completely get it. You need to use 2 (16- ounce) cans of canned biscuits.(I like to recommend the Grands! Flaky Biscuits). Lower every biscuit into 4 equal items and dip each bit in your melted butter, then cinnamon sugar combination!

Pulling apart a piece of monkey bread

How To Retailer:

Truthfully, this bread is finest is loved the identical day, however you may completely retailer it when you simply can’t end it! I don’t advocate greater than 2 days although for freshness. Simply retailer it hermetic at room temperature!


Pull Aside Praline Monkey Bread

Pull Apart Monkey Bread with praline icing on a platter


This Monkey bread is uncontrolled scrumptious! It’s the proper breakfast or brunch recipe for particular events.



  • 2 teaspoons dry energetic yeast
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups heat water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3 1/24 cups all objective flour


  • 1 1/4 cup gentle brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup gentle brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Dough: Combine the yeast, sugar and water collectively in a bowl and permit the combination to take a seat for 4 minutes till the yeast is dissolved. 
  2. Within the bowl of the stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment combine 3 ½ cups flour, salt and oil collectively on low velocity. Stir the yeast combination after which slowly add it to the bowl with the flour. Combine this on medium velocity for 5- 6 minutes. If the dough is excessively sticky add the remaining flour 1 tablespoon at a time till it turns into it turns into easy.
  3. Spray the within of a giant bowl with cooking spray and switch the dough into the bowl, cowl with a clear dish fabric, place in a heat place and permit it to boost for two hours or till it has doubled in measurement. Alternately you may place the dough right into a sprayed gallon sized zip-top bag and permit it to rise within the fridge in a single day (you get the identical outcomes and the dough is prepared within the morning for breakfast).
  4. Coating and Meeting: Preheat your oven to 350°F/175°C
  5. Spray a bundt pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle half of the pecans into the underside of the pan evenly and it put aside.
  6. Place the brown sugar and melted butter in a small bowl and stir to mix. 
  7. Punch the risen dough down and tear items of the dough off and roll into 1- inch balls. Dip every dough ball into the brown sugar/butter combination and place within the ready pan. Proceed this with all of the dough, inserting it within the pan evenly. Drizzle any remaining brown sugar/butter combination on prime of the dough and eventually sprinkle on the remaining pecans.
  8. Bake the bread for 30- 35 minutes till it’s risen and evenly golden.
  9. Take away the pan from the oven and place on a wire rack to chill barely.
  10. Icing: Whereas the bread is cooling make your icing by combining the butter, brown sugar and heavy cream right into a medium saucepan. Prepare dinner the combination, stirring often, till it involves a boil and boil for one minute. Take away from the warmth instantly and whisk within the powdered sugar.
  11. Invert the bundt pan onto a cake stand or serving platter. Drizzle the icing evenly on prime of the bread.
  12. Serve heat.


Retailer hermetic at room temperature for as much as 2 days

Key phrases:: cookies and cups, monkey bread, pull aside bread, yeast dough, bundt pan, breakfast, brunch

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