The Best Monkey Bread Recipe

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This gooey, sticky Monkey Bread is a hit. With cream cheese icing and loads of cinnamon, it'll disappear fast!  


FOR THE BREAD: – 3 & 1/2 cups (420g) all-purpose flour – 1 teaspoon salt – 1 cup (236ml) whole milk, warm (110°F) – 1/4 cup (59ml) water, warm (110°F) – 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar – 1/4 cup (56g) unsalted butter, melted – 2 & 1/4 teaspoons yeast* – 1 large egg FOR THE COATING: – 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar – 1/2 cup (100g) firmly packed light brown sugar – 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon – 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter, melted FOR THE CREAM CHEESE ICING: – 4 ounces (113g) cream cheese, at room temperature – 1 cup (110g) confectioners' sugar, sifted – 2 tablespoons whole milk – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

TO MAKE BREAD: Mix flour and salt and set aside. Mix the milk, water, sugar, butter, and yeast in a dough hook-equipped stand mixer. Sit for 5 minutes to foam.  

Step 1 


Slowly add flour mixture to mixer on medium speed. Then add the egg and stir until a dough ball forms.  

Step 2

Knead for 5 minutes. Smooth, elastic dough. Cover with a towel and let sit in a warm place for an hour to double.  

Step 3

To coat, assemble, and bake: Grease 10-cup Bundt pan. Mix sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Put melted butter in a small basin. Set aside.  

Step 4

Divide dough into 36 equal pieces. Roll each part into a ball gently. First dip each dough ball in melted butter, then roll in cinnamon-sugar until coated. Put the dough in the pan.  

Step 5

Once all the dough is coated and in the pan, mix the remaining butter and cinnamon-sugar. Pour over pan bread.  

Step 6

Let it rise in a warm place until doubled, covered with a towel. This should take an hour. Preheat oven to 375°F.  

Step 7

Bake 25 minutes until golden and done.** Place the pan on a wire rack to cool. After 10 minutes, turn the pan onto a big dish to remove the bread.  

Step 8

TO MAKE CREAM CHEESE ICING: Beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar with a medium-speed electric mixer until combined. Combine milk and vanilla until smooth. Glaze heated bread with icing.

Step 9

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