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Monkey Bread

A Bundt pan and some brown sugar help transform yeast dough into sweet, pull-apart monkey bread.

  • Yield: Makes one 10-inch Bundt cake
Monkey Bread

Source: Martha Bakes, Episode 1010


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted, plus extra for pan
  • 3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 pounds Yeast Dough, room temperature


  1. Generously grease one 10-inch Bundt pan with melted butter. Set aside. In medium bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons sugar mixture into prepared Bundt pan.

  2. Cut dough into 1/2-inch pieces. Roll into balls. Coat in melted butter, then roll in sugar mixture, and place in prepared pan. Cover with plastic wrap, and let stand in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Once dough has doubled in size, place in oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool in pan 15 minutes. Invert onto serving plate, and let cool 20 minutes more.

Reviews (6)

  • DocTony 1 Jan, 2015

    Excellent recipe. Yes, it's a bit of work, but anyone who reads the recipe should be able to figure out that this takes some time. I'm sorry, but giving a poor rating because a recipe takes too much effort, or because it doesn't use canned biscuits, is unfair and inappropriate. Heaven forbid anyone would make things from scratch! For those of you who prefer the "semi homemade" approach, you might stick to the recipes from a certain Food Network host. Recipes from pros will only disappoint you.

  • JessyEzzy 20 Sep, 2014

    Made it 4 times with the perfect yeast dough recipe. I love it.

  • Lachef621 1 Jan, 2014

    I am a trained chef and am always looking for great staples to add to my collection and this one is one of them. Easy, moist and above all many different uses with this one recipe. Use your imagination and create with this great foundation. This.

  • Jartz 17 Aug, 2013

    I was very happy to find this recipe, I do not have a lot of experience baking with yeast, but the clear instructions helped and I love that it was made without purchasing prepared ingredients. I'm proud of the result. Thanks!

  • Annchew 18 Dec, 2012

    As having baked for over 38 years I find this recipe worthy to add to my personal collection. I actually dislike using canned biscuits or store bought sauces and find them very unhealthy as they are filled with preservatives; we must get back to the basics... We must really learn to cook as cooking is a science; it is soooooooo much fun!

  • GinaBraswell 1 May, 2011

    This monkey bread is simple to make but a little more involved than other recipes I've tried using ready-made dough and homemade sauce. I'd prefer a recipe less "bready" and more gooey. Two stars out of five.

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