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Homemade Monkey Bread
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Whether it's for breakfast or dessert, this monkey bread will make you go bananas!
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade monkey bread, monkey bread recipe
Author: Jackie
  • 2 loaves frozen bread dough thawed overnight
  • ½ cup salted butter melted
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 package vanilla pudding not instant
  • 1 ½ Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  1. Grease or spray a 10-inch bundt pan. I use this baking spray by Pam, my baked good release easily every time!
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Make the sauce by combining butter, brown sugar, milk, vanilla pudding mix, cinnamon, vanilla, and pecans on the stovetop over low heat or in the microwave, until heated through. Set aside.
  4. Break off pieces of bread dough and form into golf ball sized balls. Don’t worry, they might seem a little wrinkly and imperfect, that's totally ok! They will rise and smooth out before and during cooking!
  5. Place half the dough balls into the bundt pan. Cover with half of the sauce. Then place the rest of the dough balls into the pan. Top with the remaining sauce.
  6. Let this rise until double in size (about 15 minutes).
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and let stand for a few minutes. When you remove the bundt pan, the bread may look like it’s risen so much that it's overflowing the pan a bit, no worries, while it rests, the dough will cool and shrink down a bit and should be about level with the pan.
  9. Invert onto a platter and serve.
Recipe Notes

*If you are like me and LOVE sauce, when your monkey bread is just out of the oven and cooling, you can throw ½ cup brown sugar, ¼ cup butter, 1 Tablespoon cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon vanilla in the same mixing bowl you made the sauce in then combine and heat through in the microwave. Once it's all melted together and you have plated your bread, just drizzle on before serving.
*If you don’t eat or like nuts, no problem! Just leave them out of the recipe, the monkey bread will be just as delicious without them!