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Overnight Monkey Bread

This Overnight Monkey Bread combines several buttery balls of bread coated in cinnamon and brown sugar! There isn't a better way to greet yourself Good Morning!

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 392kcal
Author: Neha


For Bread Dough

  • ⅔ (160 ml) Cup Milk full fat, warmed to about 110°F
  • 1 tsp Yeast (use instant yeast, if not resting the dough overnight)
  • 1 ½ tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 ¾ (228 gms) Cups All purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp Butter room temperature

For Coating

  • 1 Cup Butter Melted
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar (Light/dark both are fine, I used dark)
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • tsp Salt


Prepare the dough:

    Mix warm milk, yeast and sugar together in the bowl of stand mixer fitted with dough hook. Allow to sit for 4-5 mins.

    • Add a cup of flour and beat on low for 30-45 seconds. Now add the remaining flour, butter and salt. Increase the speed to medium and beat for 4-6 minutes. The dough will be sticky. (If you don't own a stand mixer, knead dough by hand.)
      Cinnamon Roll Dough ready for first rise.

    First rise:

    • Spray lightly with an oil/butter spray and cover the dough with a cloth. Allow to rise for an hour or till the dough doubles in size. Now punch the dough down and divide and roll it into 32 balls.
      Bread dough ready to be rolled into balls for easy monkey bread recipe

    Make the coating:

    • Mix cinnamon into brown sugar and melt your butter in a separate bowl. Spray a 6 inches bundt pan with baking spray and set aside.
      Cinnamon sugar and melted butter for Homemade Monkey Bread.

    Dunk the balls:

    • Dip balls in the melted butter and then generously roll into cinnamon sugar, working with one ball at a time.
      Melted butter and Cinnamon sugar coated bread dough balls
    • Melt remaining butter, salt and cinnamon sugar together in microwave till the sugar melts. Arrange the dough balls in the prepared bundt pan and pour the sauce over.
      Cinnamon sugar dough balls arranged in a 6 inch mini bundt pan
    • Cover and allow to rise in the refrigerator up to 8 hours or till the balls have risen well.

    Second Rise and Bake:

    • When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C) and bake for about 30-35 minutes or till the bread sounds hollow to tap and appears golden brown on top. Place a rimmed baking tray underneath the bundt pan to capture any drips of sauce in the oven.

    • If you see the bread is browning too quickly on the top, lightly cover with an aluminium foil. Cool the baked bread for 5-10 mins and then invert on the serving plate. Enjoy warm!


    How to store Monkey Bread?
    Monkey bread can be stored at room temp. covered tightly up to 2 days. The bread will stay good in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
    Can you reheat monkey bread?
    Yes you can! Place the leftover bread on a baking pan and reheat in a preheated oven at 250 deg F for 5-7 minutes or until heated through.
    Does monkey bread freeze well?
    Yes it does. You can freeze baked bread covered tightly in an air tight container for up to 2 months. 
    How do you reheat frozen monkey bread?
    Sure can! Thaw the bread overnight in the fridge or on counter top for a few hours. Then reheat as mentioned above!


    Serving: 1Person | Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 36g | Sodium: 453mg | Sugar: 12g