Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread from Scratch

Total Time
2hrs 30mins
2 hrs
30 mins

Similar to Monkey bread, but a little different. I have seen so many that utilize pre-made things. I like homemade so here is my take. It looks long, but is actually really simple and worth it in the end - simply delicious.

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  1. Dough:.
  2. Active yeast in the warm water with the sugar, let sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Mix flour, salt, oil with the yeast.
  4. Use dough hook on mixer for 5-6 minutes. OR if by hand, flour a surface and hand and knead for 7-10 minute -- til elastic like.
  5. Coat a large bowl in oil, place dough in and flip to coat so it doesn't dry out, cover with clean dish cloth.
  6. Set in a warm place (60-80 degrees) to rise for 1 1/2-2 hours, or til doubled in size. I usually turn my oven on for 2 minutes on the lowest setting then turn off and use it to raise my dough.
  7. Sauce:.
  8. In a small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon, set aside.
  9. In a small sauce pan heat butter, brown sugar and water.
  10. Preheat Oven to 350.
  11. Once dough is risen, punch down. Make small balls of dough about 2-3cm in diameter. Coat in sugar-cinnamon mixture, placing in a bundt pan, and repeat til all your dough is gone.
  12. Pour heated mixture over dough balls, bake for 25-30 min at 350.