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Monkey Bread Recipes You’ll Go Bananas Over

If you are looking for a sweet recipe that can be eaten any time of day, you’ll love these 20+ monkey bread recipes!

Monkey bread recipes you'll go bananas over

Monkey bread is one of the most versatile dishes you can make. You can eat it for breakfast, brunch, dessert, or a snack. Plus, you can serve it for the holidays or take it to a party—everyone loves it!

What is monkey bread?

If you aren’t familiar with monkey bread, you may know it as pull apart bread, bubble loaf, sticky bread or Hungarian coffee cake. In its most basic form, this treat consists of balls of dough rolled in butter, covered in cinnamon and sugar and then baked as one big loaf or cake.

Why do they call it monkey bread?

Most times you will see it made in a bundt pan and people will eat it by “pulling apart” the dough balls with their hands (like monkeys – hence the name(s)).

Do you have to make monkey bread in a bundt pan?

No! You can make monkey bread in anything that goes in the oven. I’ve used a pie pan, and I’ve seen other bakers use a loaf pan or a casserole dish.

In fact, you don’t even really need to use an oven to make your monkey bread. There are recipes using the air-fryer, Instant Pot, microwave and even a smoker! Basically, if it heats, you can probably make monkey bread in it.

How to make pull apart bread really easy

Like I said, monkey bread starts with balls of dough. You could make the dough from scratch, or make life easier by using a pre-made dough. People use cinnamon roll dough, biscuit dough, and pizza dough from the grocery store and it saves so much time!

As you look through the recipes below, you can choose one that is from scratch and replace it with a premade dough. Or vice versa.

Does monkey bread keep?

If you cover it tightly, you can keep this dessert in your fridge for up to a week. Warm up when you would like to eat it. You can also keep it in the freezer for up to three months. Thaw in the fridge before consuming!

Okay, are you ready? Scroll down to see over 20 monkey bread recipes including a few cool variations!

Monkey Bread Recipes

If you are looking for a sweet recipe that can be eaten any time of day, you'll love these 20+ pull apart bread recipes!

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