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Easy Homemade Monkey Bread

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  • Author: Heather Bilyeu
  • Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 1x


This Easy Homemade Monkey Bread has a homemade dough, sticky sweet caramel, and rich gooey treat is the perfect Christmas morning breakfast!


  • 1 Cup Warm Water
  • 1 Packet Yeast
  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • 4 Eggs
  • 3/4 Cup Butter, melted
  • 4 1/2 Cup Flour
  • 2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Stick Butter
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar


Prep the Dough:

  1. Combine warm water and yeast and let sit aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Melt butter in a bowl, add in eggs and honey, and mix until combined.
  3. In a large bowl combine flour and salt. Pour in yeast mixture and butter mixture and mix thoroughly with a spatula. Mix until combined and the dough will be very sticky and lumpy.
  4. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and set aside to rise for a least 2 hours or until doubled in size.


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and sprinkle flour on the counter. Grease a bundt pan with non-stick baking spray.
  2. In a small saucepan combine 1 cup brown sugar and 1 stick of butter over medium-high heat, whisking to incorporate them together. Bring to a boil and remove immediately from the heat once it is at a boil. 
  3. Take the dough and place it on top of the flour. Divide in half and knead into 2 small smooth balls (about 2-4 minutes until not sticky and smooth).
  4. Take each ball of dough and cut it into 8 pie slices. Then cut each slice into 3-4 smaller pieces giving you 48-64 total tiny pieces.
  5. In a gallon ziplock bag combine 1 cup white sugar and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon.
  6. Place small dough balls in the cinnamon sugar ziplock bag, seal and shake until everything is combined.
  7. Layer 1/2 of the dough pieces from the cinnamon-sugar mixture in a greased bundt pan. Pour 1/2 of the caramel sauce mixture over. Then add the remaining dough pieces followed by the remaining caramel on top.
  8. Place in oven and bake for 40-45 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes.
  10. Flip the bundt pan over onto a platter. Serve immediately. Enjoy!


  • The dough can be made the night before if needed. Make the dough completely and wrap it tightly with plastic wrap. Place in the fridge overnight. once ready to use, place on the counter for 2-4 hours to let come to room temp and double in size. Proceed with the rest of the recipe.
  • Prep Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 520
  • Sugar: 21.3 g
  • Sodium: 503.5 mg
  • Fat: 25.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 64.6 g
  • Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 8.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 135.3 mg
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