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Homemade Monkey Bread from Scratch
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How to make Monkey Bread from scratch

Today I'm going to teach you how to make Monkey Bread from scratch using my basic homemade yeast dough and a simple caramel sauce. You're going to fall in love. 
Prep Time1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time1 hr 55 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 526kcal


For the cinnamon sugar coating

  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

For the caramel sauce

  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Make the yeast dough as directed in this recipe through the first rise. While the dough is rising, make the caramel sauce.
  • To make the sauce, add the butter, whipping cream, brown sugar and salt to a heavy bottomed saucepan. Bring the ingredients to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly. Boil for exactly 4 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Stir together the sugar and cinnamon for the coating in a small bowl.
  • When the dough has risen, punch it down and knead several times until smooth. Grease a 12 cup bundt pan and pour in 1/3 of the caramel sauce at the bottom, pinch off 1 inch section of dough, dip them in the melted butter, roll them in the cinnamon sugar and place in the bundt pan.
  • Continue the process until half the dough is in the pan, then pour on another 1/3 of the caramel sauce. Repeat the process with the other half of the dough. Finally, add the last 1/3 of the caramel sauce on top.
  • Let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 F. Bake uncovered for 30 - 35 minutes or until golden brown on top. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before carefully inverting onto a tray. It is best served warm, but will keep several days tightly covered.


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 526kcal