Monkey Bread

Great side for breakfast or holiday brunch! Make as a savory pull apart bread or use the sweet version as a dessert!


Serves 12


Calories 575, Total Fat 33.7g, Saturated Fat 8g, Cholesterol 27mg, Sodium 482mg, Total Carbohydrate 60.9g, Dietary Fiber 1.9g, Total Sugars 12.7g, Protein 8g

Dessert version

Prep Time/Cook Time:

10 minutes

Make as described but roll balls in ADAMS VANILLA CINNAMON SUGAR after dipping in butter. A glaze of equal parts confectioners sugar and water can be made to pour over baked cinnamon monkey bread.


  • 2 packages (cakes) yeast
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 1/2 tsp SALT
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 cups flour
  • 1/2 pound margarine
Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water. Melt shortening in boiling water, add salt and sugar and cool. Add eggs, yeast mixture, and flour and beat together slowly. Knead until blended well. Let dough sit in bowl and rise until it has doubled (1-1.5 hours). Melt Margarine. Make golf ball-size balls out of dough, dip in margarine and drop in tube pan. Let rise again for another 30 minutes. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 30 minutes. Yields 2 pans of bread.