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Gluten-Free & Vegan Monkey Bread

Let me just start by saying, monkey bread is the best snack, dessert, breakfast and food.

Monkey bread is a yeasted bread, where each little bite is rolled in cinnamon sugar and placed into a pan to form multiple little balls. You bake these bites together, and the cinnamon sugar all melts together and make it a fun and easy dessert. Rather than cutting bread, you get to pull off your bites making the experience oh-so fun!

It’s no surprise if you have been following my instagram that I am on a yeasted bread kick! I make a fun yeasted bread at least once a week whether it is my gluten-free french bread, or my cinnamon swirl bread, I am baking something with yeast!

This weekend, amongst the craziness of the corona quarantine, I decided to do my favorite hobby, activity and passion…baking!

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Gluten-Free & Vegan Monkey Bread

  • Author: Paige
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf of monkey bread 1x
  • Category: bread
  • Method: baking


gluten-free and vegan monkey bread that is so easy to make, sweet, delicious and the perfect fun treat!




  • 1 1/2 cups of warm water (110°f)
  • 1 packet of yeast
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • 2.5 cups of gluten-free flour blend
  • 1 tsp of salt


  • 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 2 tbsp of ground cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp of melted vegan butter


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 425°F and grease a loaf pan with vegan butter
  2. In a bowl mix your packet of yeast, sugar, and 1 1/2 cups of warm water and let that sit for 10 minutes to activate the yeast
  3. The yeast should start to become fragrant and bubble, almost forming a top layer on the water with yeast
  4. While the yeast activates, mix your 1/2 cup of sugar and 2 tbsp of cinnamon and set aside
  5. When that happens, add in your salt and 2.5 cups of gluten free flour
  6. Be careful not to over mix, but using a rubber spatula fold in the flour
  7. Once the flour is combined into the yeast mixture, using two fingers, pinch about 1″ of dough and roll into a ball, the toss into the sugar cinnamon mix until it is fully coated
  8. Place each ball into your greased loaf, repeat with the remainder of the dough
  9. Put your loaf pan near your oven to rise in a warm location with a towel over the top
  10. Let your dough rise and expand for 1 hour
  11. Right before your hour of rising is up, melt your butter and mix with your remaining sugar/cinnamon mixture
  12. Pour that mix over the dough and place in the oven for 25 minutes
  13. Remove and let cool, pop out of the pan and enjoy!

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The best quarantine snack you can make and take little bites all day! I have been on a kick lately with cinnamon sugar bread and can’t stop making it! Now it’s your turn!

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