Gooey Caramel Monkey Bread

Gooey Caramel Monkey Bread

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This recipe is sponsored by Land O’Lakes

Gooey gooey goooooey is the name of the game here.

Gooey Monkey Bread. With caramel sauce. Made from scratch. Or not, I guess, if you’d rather not? There’s always those canned biscuits you could use if you’re short on time (been there). Or overwhelmed with life (also been there). Or hangry (do I even need to say?).

But guys. Here’s my pitch: I really think you should go for the made-from-scratch version this year.

We can handle this! Look at us, being all grown up. Adulting and all that. You will be big-time rewarded with fluffy dough and amazing bread smells for all your hard work. And hard work = 30 seconds of stirring.

This brioche dough that we’re using is ultra-pillowy, soft, and luscious. Also: stupidly easy. Remember whose blog you’re reading, okay? Bread Idiot, that’s who. I have zero time for fussy bread recipes. As soon as I have to bust out any type of special equipment – a scale, a thermometer, a Danish dough whisk? First of all, no. Secondly, store-bought bread all the way.

I ONLY do homemade bread if it’s completely foolproof. And this one is completely foolproof.

How to Make Our Caramel Monkey Bread (1 MIN):

As is the sauce! When you use Land O Lakes® Butter and Heavy Whipping Cream, you really don’t need much else to get the caramel sauce of your dreams. The butter and the brown sugar alone would make a lovely caramel sauce, but you are not looking for lovely, are you? You are looking for an elevated, next level, knock-your-holiday-slippers-off kind of caramel situation, which is where that heavy cream comes in.

I could (did) stand in front of that pan of silky caramel sauce with a spoon. A straight-up SPOON. This caramel is not messing around.

Before baking (um, caramel overload)…

And after.

Did you guys know: monkey bread is also called “monkey puzzle bread, sticky bread, Hungarian coffee cake, golden crown, pinch-me cake, and pluck-it cake” and it most commonly refers to “a soft, sweet, sticky pastry served in the United States for breakfast” according to Wiki? Aka what are we even doing in America. Eating buttery bread drenched in caramel sauce for BREAKFAST. For breakfast?!

Dear America, I hardcore love us right now.

Happy holiday brunching, friends.

Gooey Caramel Monkey Bread


4.9 from 10 reviews

Author: Lindsay

Prep Time: 2 hours

Cook Time: 25 mins

Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes

Yield: 10

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This Gooey Caramel Monkey Bread is LOADED with homemade caramel sauce and made with a pillowy homemade brioche dough. Perfect made-from-scratch, crowd-pleasing recipe that is conveniently low-maintenance. Just how I like it.


  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 packet instant yeast (about 2 teaspoons)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 cup honey or sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup butter (melted)
  • 4 1/2 cups flour (more for dusting)
  • 1/2 cup butter (I prefer salted)
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
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