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Gluten free monkey bread

The trickiest recipes to make without gluten are the bread and remarkably much anything that calls for yeast.

Of course, every person with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity will agree on this.

But still, we want to enjoy our bread without fear of gluten.

And that is why the golden ticket is this lovely sticky monkey bread that is gluten-free.

This soft, sweet yeasty gluten-free monkey bread dough contains the ideal ratio of cinnamon sugar mixture or brown sugar, baked in a mushy, sticky caramel sauce to ensure that your recipe turns out perfectly every time and keeps you eating gluten-free.

Although making this gluten-free monkey bread requires some effort, I believe the effort is worthwhile, given how much enjoyment comes with it.

This gluten-free monkey bread recipe is simple to prepare, and once the dough is perfected, a world of gluten-free baking possibilities opens.

Gluten-free Monkey Bread Dough

monkey bread dough

The truth is that I had previously made numerous attempts to create the ideal gluten-free monkey bread, and while they were all successful, they weren’t great.

As a result, I realized that all you need to make an excellent gluten-free monkey bread is a well-mixed gluten-free dough.

Your Gluten-Free Dough Should Rest

Your raw, gluten-free pizza dough balls should rest in the refrigerator after preparation.

It enables the flours to absorb the water’s moisture, keeping the dough hydrated but significantly lessening its stickiness.

The dough can be shaped, prepared, and placed in a baking pan before immediately wrapped in plastic.

You can choose a date for baking it, such as Christmas morning, and remove dough balls from the deep freeze the previous evening.

Let it defrost in the refrigerator while still covered.

This straightforward dough recipe freezes well and defrosts quickly.

Gluten-Free Flour Measurement for Monkey Bread Dough

Your gluten-free flour is better measured by weight than volume to get the best monkey bread dough.

Since dry measuring cups aren’t standardized, measuring by volume is inherently subject to human error.

Making the Dough for Gluten Free Monkey Bread

In your small bowl, combine yeast, sugar, and 1/4 cup warm water; let stand for 5 minutes until active and bubbling.

Prepare the dough’s ingredients while you wait. Salt, baking powder, xanthan gum, and flour (white rice flour or brown rice flour) should all be combined in a stand mixer or combined by whisking.

Add the Combine milk, melted butter (you can use water instead), eggs, and yeast mixture. Using a dough hook, blend at medium speed.

If more water is required, add it, a tablespoon at a time, to make a sticky but workable dough.

The dough ought to be touchable without sticking to your fingers.

Five minutes of mixing are required.

Place the dough ball inside a greased, clean bowl.

The bowl should be covered with plastic wrap and left to rise for about two hours in a warm, draft-free area.

You should immediately chill the monkey bread dough for an additional two hours or overnight to stiffen it and make it easier to handle.

Now bring it out, add flour to your work surface, and knead the dough into a smooth ball, adding up to 1/2 cup more flour as necessary to make it less sticky and easier to handle.

Making Gluten free Monkey Bread

You can start making your monkey bread as soon as your dough is kneaded and fully prepared to use.

Combine your granulated sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl with a lid.

Make dough balls the size of tablespoons and drop them, one or two at a time, into the cinnamon sugar mixture, place the lid on the bowl and shake it around a little to coat the dough.

Alternatively, you can roll each piece of the mixed monkey bread dough into balls and then coat each ball in the cinnamon-sugar mixture before putting each ball inside your prepared bundt pan or a loaf pan.

Then cover and set in a warm place for about an hour or until it has doubled in size.

Making the Caramel Sauce

Mix 3/4 cup brown sugar and maple syrup in a small bowl with 1/2 cup melted butter. Add the salt, vanilla, and heavy cream after that.

To make a caramel topping, combine everything.

Let the mixture cool up. Then, pour the mixture over the top of the dough in the greased bundt pan, covering it completely.

Baking monkey Bread

Before baking right away, allow the monkey bread dough to rise for 20 to 30 minutes in a warm, draft-free area.

Next, put the dough in your preheated 350-degree oven and bake for 30-40 minutes.

After taking the monkey gluten-free bread out of the oven, the bread should be golden brown, set, and slightly yielding when pressed.

Let it cool in the baking pan for 4 minutes before transferring it to a plate or serving dish.

Serving your gluten-free monkey bread

The ideal waiting window to wait before serving this gluten-free monkey bread is ten to fifteen minutes.

This waiting time lets it cool down well and gives the monkey bread its signature flavor—sweet, yeasty, and gluten-free.

Monkey Bread Diary/calories

No, these gluten-free recipes are not low in calories; despite how unbelievably delicious this monkey bread is, it shouldn’t be a regular eat.

For me, only on holidays and Christmas do I make it for breakfast.

Speaking about dairy, it’s also not dairy free; the milk and melted butter in the dough recipe and the monkey bread itself both contain dairy.

However, you can easily replace the small amount of milk in the dough with water or non-dairy/dairy-free milk.

Conclusion

You can replace melted butter and milk with dairy-free butter or vegan butter and you can use soy milk or almond milk for the milk.

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Gluten Free Monkey Bread

This soft, sweet yeasty gluten-free monkey bread dough contains the ideal ratio of cinnamon sugar mixture or brown sugar, baked in a mushy, sticky caramel sauce, to ensure that your recipe turns out perfectly every time.
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 440 kcal

Ingredients
  

Dough:

  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 3 cups Gluten free all purpose baking flour (Or brown rice flour)
  • 4 tsp Active dry yeast
  • 5 tsp xanthan gum
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free butter, cold
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free milk
  • ½ tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

For Rolling Dough

  • 1 cup granulated sugar (84 g)
  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp melted unsalted butter

Caramel Sauce

  • 1/2 cup dairy-free butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp vanilla soy milk, or almond milk
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup or corn syrup
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

Dough

  • In your small bowl, combine yeast, sugar, and 1/4 cup warmwater; let stand for 5 minutes until active and bubbling.
  • Combine in a stand mixer your salt,baking powder, xanthan gum, and flour.
  • Add the Combine milk, melted butter (you can use waterinstead), eggs, and yeast mixture. Using a dough hook, blend at medium speed. If more water is required, add it, a tablespoon at a time, to make a sticky but workable dough.
  • Mix until the dough is touchable without sticking to your fingers.
  • Place the dough ball inside a greased, clean bowl.
  • The bowl should be covered with plastic wrap and left to rise for about two hours in a warm, draft-free area.
  • Now bring it out, add flour to your work surface, and knead the dough into a smooth ball, adding up to 1/2 cup more flour as necessary to make it less sticky and easier to handle.

Rolling Dough

  • Combine your sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl with a lid.
  • Make dough balls the size of tablespoons and drop them, one or two at a time, into the cinnamon sugar mixture, place the lid on the bowl and shake it around a little to coat the dough.
    Alternatively, you can roll each piece of the mixed dough into balls and then coat each ball in the cinnamon-sugar mixture before putting each ball inside a greased large bundt pan or a loaf pan.
  • Then cover and set in a warm place for about an hour or until it has doubled in size.

Caramel Sauce

  • Mix 3/4 cup brown sugar and maple syrup in a small bowl with1/2 cup melted butter. Add the salt, vanilla, and heavy cream after that.
  • To make a caramel topping, combine everything. Let the mixture cool up. Then, pour the mixture over the top of the dough, covering it completely.

Baking

  • Before baking right away, allow the dough to rise for 20 to30 minutes in a warm, draft-free area.
  • Next, put the dough in your preheated 350-degree oven and bake for 30-40 minutes.
  • After taking the Monkey Bread out of the oven, the bread should be golden brown, set, and slightly yielding when pressed.
    Let it cool in the baking pan for 4 minutes before transferring it to a plate or serving dish.
  • The ideal window for serving is ten to fifteen minutes. This waiting time lets it cool down well and gives the monkey bread its signature flavor—sweet, yeasty, and gluten-free.
Keyword Gluten Free Monkey Bread