Homemade Monkey Bread

Say goodbye to unhealthy ingredients! This completely homemade monkey bread from scratch is so much easier than you think. The sweet dough is rolled into balls, dipped in melted butter and then brown sugar and makes an easy and quick holiday bread recipe!

cinnamon roll monkey bread

YIELD: 12 BUNS | RISES: 2 |

1⁄4 cup warm water
2 1⁄2 teaspoons active dry yeast 1 teaspoon white sugar
3 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
3⁄4 cup milk, warmed
1 egg
3 tablespoons white sugar
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon salt
1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract

coating

1 1⁄2 cups brown sugar

1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1⁄2 cup butter, melted

TOTAL TIME: 2 HOURS 15 MINUTES

1. Lightly grease a fluted tube pan (such as Bundt®) with vegeta- ble oil.

2. Combine warm water, yeast, and 1 teaspoon sugar in a large bowl. Let stand until bubbly and foamy, about 5 minutes.

3.Stir in 1 cup flour, warm milk, egg, 3 tablespoons sugar, butter, salt, and vanilla extract. Mix well before adding remaining 2 1/2 cups flour. Mix and knead until dough comes together in a ball. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.

4.Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and punch down gently to deflate. Divide dough into small or medium balls.

5.Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Dip each dough ball in melted butter, remove with a fork, and roll in sugar mixture until well coated. Arrange in the prepared pan. Cover with plastic wrap or a damp cloth and let rise until almost doubled, about 45 minutes.

6.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

7. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 35 minutes. Invert onto a large plate; cool for 10 minutes before serving.

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