Amazing Monkey Bread

Amazing Monkey Bread
Staff Writer
Victoria Barton

When the smell of hot buttery cinnamon starts to permeate your kitchen, you’ll be glad you decided to try this recipe and that you went the extra mile with dough made from scratch. Monkey bread is best served warm, fresh from the oven. Simply tear it apart with your hands and enjoy.

6
Servings
717
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the dough

  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, more for greasing Bundt pan
  • 1 Cup milk, warm
  • 1/3 Cup warm water
  • 1/4 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 package instant yeast
  • 3 1/4 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Teaspoons salt
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil to coat dough

For the glaze and to assemble

  • 8 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 Cups packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons ground cinnamon

Directions

For the dough

Lightly grease a 10-inch Bundt pan and a medium bowl with butter; set aside. Melt the remaining butter and let cool slightly. Mix the melted butter with the milk, water, sugar, and yeast; let sit for 5 minutes.

Mix flour and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in flour, and pour milk mixture into well. Using a wooden spoon, stir until dough comes together. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and begin to knead. Continue kneading until dough is smooth, around 10 minutes. Transfer to buttered bowl; cover dough with vegetable oil. Let stand in plastic-wrapped bowl for 20 minutes.

 

For the glaze and to assemble

Melt butter in a small bowl. In a separate small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon.

Cut dough into ½ inch pieces; roll each into a ball. Working one at a time, dip dough balls into melted butter. Roll in brown sugar mixture; place into greased Bundt pan. Seams should stagger. Cover with a kitchen towel and let stand in a warm room until doubled in size, around 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake until the top is deep golden brown and the coating bubbles, around 30-35 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto serving plate. Serve warm. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
15g
21%
Sugar
9g
10%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
128g
98%
Protein
17g
37%
Vitamin A, RAE
246µg
35%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
8µg
9%
Calcium, Ca
202mg
20%
Choline, total
23mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Fluoride, F
14µg
0%
Folate, total
268µg
67%
Iron, Fe
9mg
50%
Magnesium, Mg
60mg
19%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
11mg
79%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
240mg
34%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
43µg
78%
Sodium, Na
434mg
29%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
57g
2%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Monkey Bread Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Monkey Bread Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.