Pumpkin Spiced Monkey Bread

Recipe by Olha7397
READY IN: 1hr 25mins
SERVES: 12-15
YIELD: 1 bread




  • In a large mixing bowl, combine 3 cups of the flour, the dry milk, yeast, 1/2 cup of the sugar, 1/4 cup butter, and salt; mix well.
  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the water.
  • Add the pumpkin and 2 teaspoons of the pumpkin pie spice.
  • Beat at low speed with an electric mixer for 3 minutes, scraping down the bowl often.
  • Gradually beat in enough remaining flour to make a stiff dough.
  • Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, adding flour as necessary.
  • Wash the bowl, grease it, and place the dough into the bowl; turn the dough over to grease the top.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 40 to 50 minutes (rising time will be less with rapid-rise yeast).
  • Lightly grease a 10-inch tube pan.
  • In a small, shallow bowl, combine the remaining sugar with the remaining pumpkin pie spice.
  • Punch down the dough and divide into thirds.
  • Turn out onto a lightly oiled surface and shape each third into a smooth 18-inch rope; then cut each rope into 18 equal pieces.
  • Shape each piece into a smooth ball.
  • Dip each ball in the remaining melted butter and roll in the sugar mixture.
  • Arrange 18 balls in the bottom of the pan and sprinkle with one third of the nuts.
  • Top with another layer of 18 balls, staggering the balls, and sprinkle with one third of the nuts.
  • Repeat with the remaining balls and nuts.
  • Cover the pan lightly and let rise in a warm place, about 45 minutes until doubled.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Bake for 55 to 65 minutes or until a wooden skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 20 minutes and invert onto a serving plate.
  • Serve warm, breaking apart the bread with two forks.
  • Makes 12 to 16 servings.