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Homemade Monkey Bread
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4.89 from 9 votes

Homemade Monkey Bread

This homemade monkey bread is made with a homemade sweet dough and coated with a healthy dose of cinnamon sugar! The bottom of the bundt pan is filled with a melted butter brown sugar mixture that makes the top pieces of the monkey bread the best part of the whole thing!
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Resting Time1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Monkey Bread
Author: Miranda



  • ¾ cup (177 g) warm water, about 110°F
  • 1 tablespoon dry yeast
  • 1 cup (252 g) evaporated milk
  • ½ cup (1 stick / 113 g) salted butter, cubed
  • ½ cup + 1 teaspoon granulated sugar, divided
  • 5 ¼ cups (667 g) bread flour, divided
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


  • 1 cup (200 g) light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup (1 stick / 113 g) salted butter, cubed

Cinnamon Sugar

  • ½ cup (100 g) granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon



  • In a small bowl, whisk together the yeast, warm water, and the 1 teaspoon of sugar. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes, or until foamy.
  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add evaporated milk and butter. Heat stirring occasionally until bubbles form around the edges of the pan and the butter is completely melted.
  • Add the yeast mixture and the milk mixture into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook.
  • Add the remaining sugar and whisk to combine.
  • Slowly add in 5 cups of bread flour and knead on low speed until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl and forms a smooth ball.
  • Drizzle the vegetable oil on top of the dough. Roll the dough in the bowl until it's completely coated with vegetable oil.
  • Cover with a clean towel and place in a warm place to rise until doubled.
  • Once the dough has doubled, punch it down. Set aside while you prepare the topping mixture.


  • Spray a 10-inch bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add brown sugar and butter. Cook stirring occasionally as the butter melts.
  • Once the butter is melted, pour the topping into the prepared bundt pan.


  • Dust a clean work surface with the remaining 1/4 cup of flour.
  • Roll the dough out to 1-inch thickness and cut into 1-inch squares.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar and ground cinnamon.
  • Roll the dough squares in the cinnamon and sugar to coat, working in batches as needed.
  • Add the coated dough into the bundt pan. Cover with a towel and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  • Nearing the end of the rise time, preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Bake for 50 minutes. If the dough gets too brown on top, loosely place a piece of tin foil over the bundt pan.
  • Remove from the oven and let rest for no longer than 5 minutes.
  • Place a rimmed platter on top of the bundt pan and flip it so the platter is sitting on the counter. Once flipped over, remove the bundt pan.
  • Let cool slightly and serve up!