Pull-apart monkey bread goes wild with six delicious flavors (some sweet, some savory) that are more fun than a barrel of well, you know!
Have some fun making Cinnamon, Choco-Nutty Banana Chip, Zesty Orange and Cheddar-Bacon, Cheesy Garlic or Chorizo & Chimichurri monkey bread. Use your creative imagination and believe me you will enjoy the outcome!
Here is the Basic Monkey bread recipe.
BASIC MONKEY BREAD
Serves: 8 Prep:30 min
Bake: 35 min
1 envelope (1/4 oz.) active dry yeast
4 cups flour, plus more for kneading
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 large eggs
1 stick butter, cut into 4 pieces, at room temperature, plus more for greasing pan
1. In a small bowl, mix 2/3 cup warm water and the yeast; let stand until dissolved, about 10 minutes.
2. Using a stand mixer with a dough hook; mix 4 cups flour, the sugar and salt at medium speed. Mix in the yeast mixture, eggs and butter pieces. Mix until smooth, adding more flour by the tablespoon if dough sticks to the sides of the bowl, 3 to 4 minutes.
3. Transfer the dough to a buttered bowl; turn to coat. cover; let rise in a warm, draft-free area until doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours.
4. Preheat the oven to 360 degrees. Press down the dough. Pull off small pieces and roll into about 40 one inch balls. Generously butter a large Bundt pan.
5, Flavor the dough; pile the dough balls into the pan.
Bake until the bread is golden and cooked through, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes. Invert onto a large plate. Let cool 30 minutes.
Make sure you try add topping to your Monkey Bread.
Cinnamon Bun Fun
Make the basic Monkey bread recipe.
For the caramel sauce, in a small bowl, microwave 1 stick butter on high until melted, 30 seconds. Then add 3/4 cup light brown sugar and whisk until smooth. In a small bowl whisk 3/4 cup sugar and tsp. ground cinnamon. In an bowl, microwave 4 tbsp., butter on high until melted. Roll the dough balls in the butter. Add cinnamon sugar; toss to coat. Pile into the buttered Bundt pan. Drizzle with the caramel sauce; bake as in step 5, 35 to 40 minutes. You can add 1/2 cup confectioners sugar and 1 tbsp., water until smooth. Drizzle over warm bread.
Choco-Nutty Banana Chip
Make the Basic Monkey Bread. In a medium bowl, whisk 1 cup light brown sugar, 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder and 1/2 tsp. ground allspice. In another bowl melt 4 Tbsp. butter. Roll dough balls in the butter. Add the brown sugar mixture, 1 cup mini chocolate chips, 3/4 cup chopped walnuts and 3/4 crushed banana chips; toss to coat. Pile into the buttered Bundt pan ; bake as directed. Drizzle the warm bread with 1/2 cup warm hot fudge sauce; sprinkle with 1/4 cup chopped walnuts and banana chips.
For the orange sauce, in a small bowl. microwave 1 stick butter sugar and 3 tbsp. orange juice, and whisk until smooth. In a medium bowl, microwave 4 tbsp. butter. In another bowl add 3/4 cup sugar, tbsp. orange zest. Melt 4 tbsp. butter. Roll the dough balls in the butter. Add the orange-zest sugar; toss to coat. Pile into the buttered Bundt pan. Drizzle with the orange sauce; bake as directed. Whisk 1/2 cup confectioners sugar, 1 tsp. orange zest and tbsp. juice until smooth. Drizzle over the warm bread; sprinkle with more zest.
Her are more ideas ! They are all made the same way just add what you like. It fun! And ENJOY!!