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Instant Pot Monkey Bread

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You’ve probably heard of monkey bread before but never quite like this. This Garlic and Parmesan Instant Pot Monkey Bread is a super simple savory recipe that goes perfectly with any meal.

Once you make this dish once, you’re never going to want another side dish or bread option ever again. It’s really that good and such a simple recipe to make. (and being able to tear off a piece to eat is so much fun!)

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Savory Delight: This Instant Pot monkey bread combines the flavors of garlic and parmesan for a mouthwatering treat.
  • Easy to Make: The Instant Pot simplifies the process, making baking a breeze.
  • Perfect for Sharing: Instant Pot monkey bread recipe is a pull-apart bread, ideal for gatherings or family dinners.
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Recipe Ingredients

  • Refrigerated Flaky Biscuits: Are the base of your Instant Pot monkey bread, providing fluffy, buttery layers that pull apart effortlessly.
  • Melted Butter: Adds richness and helps adhere the garlic, parsley, and parmesan to the biscuits, enhancing their flavor.
  • Parsley: Gives a fresh, slightly peppery taste that cuts through the richness of the other ingredients, adding a touch of brightness to the dish.
  • Minced Garlic: Adds a robust, aromatic flavor that infuses throughout the bread, giving it a savory depth.
  • Salt: Enhances the flavors of all other ingredients, making them more pronounced and balanced.
  • Parmesan Cheese (Shredded): Melts into the Instant Pot monkey bread, creating a wonderfully cheesy, nutty flavor that makes this monkey bread irresistibly delicious.
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How To Make Instant Pot Monkey Bread?

Step One: Melt The Butter

Melt your butter, in a medium bowl, in the microwave for 30 second intervals. Remove from microwave once melted. 

Step Two: Add Garlic And Cheese

Add in your parsley, garlic, salt, and parmesan cheese to the melted butter. 

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Step Three: Divide Biscuits

Cut your biscuits into fourths. Then add your biscuits to the bowl in intervals allowing each biscuit to receive enough of the coating. 

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Step Four: Split Batches

Divide the bowl into two. Set the second portion aside. (For your second batch of Monkey bread)

Step Five: Prepare Pan

Spray your Bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray, or grease with butter. Add in your biscuit piece layered in the prepared Bundt pan. 

Step Six: Add Water To Instant Pot

Add 2 cups of water to your Instant Pot. Add the trivet and place your pan on the trivet. 

Step Seven: Pressure Cook Monkey Bread

Close the Instant Pot lid by twisting it. Make sure the valve is closed and away from you. Set your Instant Pot to pressure cook on high pressure for 45 minutes. 

Step Eight: Quick Release Pressure

Once the time is done, do a manual release by pulling the valve toward to you release the pressure. 

Step Nine: Cool Monkey Bread

Carefully, remove the trivet with a towel or hot pads from the Instant Pot. Transfer the Bundt pan to a cooling rack. Once cooled, place a plate on top, and flip to transfer the Monkey bread. 

Step Ten: Garnish And Serve Monkey Bread

You can then repeat the process to cook your second batch of Instant Pot monkey bread.

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Enjoy by itself or dipping in marinara sauce! Enjoy!

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Cooking Tips

  • Properly Grease the Pan: Ensure you generously grease the inner pot of your Instant Pot to prevent the monkey bread from sticking during baking.
  • Cover with Foil: Before cooking, cover the Instant Pot with aluminum foil to prevent condensation from dripping onto the monkey bread and making it soggy.

Variations

  • Cinnamon Sugar Bliss- Prepare a classic version by coating canned biscuits in a cinnamon sugar mixture for a timeless and comforting treat.
  • Sweet Brown Sugar Delight- Elevate the flavor profile with a light brown sugar mixture, adding a rich and caramelized sweetness to the biscuit dough spheres.
  • Biscuit Bonanza- Experiment with different types of biscuit dough, such as flaky buttermilk or buttery croissant dough, to create unique textures and flavors in your monkey bread creation.

Storage & Reheating Instructions

  • Refrigeration: Refrigerate Monkey Bread at or below 40°F (4°C) for short-term storage. Enjoy within 3 to 4 days for optimal flavor and texture.
  • Freezing: Freeze Monkey Bread by wrapping portions securely and labeling them with the date. It stays fresh for 2-3 months without losing flavor.
  • Reheating: Thaw frozen Monkey Bread in the refrigerator overnight. When ready to reheat, let it come to room temperature for 15-20 minutes. Bake for 10-15 minutes to restore softness and bring back the garlic and Parmesan flavors.

What To Serve With This Recipe?

  • Barbecue Ribs: Pair Instant Pot Monkey Bread with a classic barbecue dish like tender and smoky barbecue ribs. The sweet and savory flavors of the ribs complement the sweetness of the monkey bread, creating a delicious contrast.
  • Grilled Steak: Accompany Instant Pot monkey bread with juicy grilled steak for a hearty and satisfying dinner. The buttery and soft texture of the bread contrasts beautifully with the savory flavors of the steak.
  • Vegetarian Chili: Pair monkey bread with a hearty vegetarian chili loaded with beans, vegetables, and spices. The bread provides a tasty and comforting side to enjoy alongside the bold flavors of the chili.
  • Vanilla Ice Cream: Serve a scoop of vanilla ice cream alongside the warm monkey bread for a decadent dessert-like experience.
  • Instant Pot Tortellini Soup: Pair your Instant Pot Monkey Bread with a comforting bowl of Instant Pot Tortellini Soup, creating a delightful combination of sweet indulgence and savory warmth for a satisfying meal.
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Garlic And Parmesan Instant Pot Monkey Bread

Yield: 6-8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Indulge in the irresistible delight of Instant Pot Monkey Bread with this easy-to-follow recipe.

Ingredients

  • 3 10-oz cans refrigerated flaky biscuits (22.5 total oz.)
  • 10 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 6 tablespoons parsley
  • 5 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, shredded (I like to use Friggo Shredded Parmesan)

Instructions

  1. Melt your butter, in a medium bowl, in the microwave for 30 second intervals. Remove from microwave once melted. 
  2. Add in your parsley, garlic, salt, and parmesan cheese to the melted butter. 
  3. Cut your biscuits into fourths. Then add your biscuits to the bowl in intervals allowing each biscuit to receive enough of the coating. 
  4. Divide the bowl into two. Set the second portion aside. (For your second batch of Monkey bread)
  5. Spray your Bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray, or grease with butter. Add in your biscuit piece layered in the prepared bundt pan. 
  6. Add 2 cups of water to your Instant Pot. Add the trivet and place your pan on the trivet. 
  7. Close the Instant Pot lid by twisting it. Make sure the valve is closed and away from you. Set your Instant Pot to pressure cook on high pressure for 45 minutes. 
  8. Once the time is done, do a manual release by pulling the valve toward to you release the pressure. 
  9. Carefully, remove the trivet with a towel or hot pads from the Instant Pot. Transfer the Bundt pan to a cooling rack. Once cooled, place a plate on top, and flip to transfer the Monkey bread. 
  10. You can then repeat the process to cook your second batch of Instant Pot monkey bread.
  11. Enjoy by itself or dipping in marinara sauce! Enjoy!

Notes

  • Properly Grease the Pan: Ensure you generously grease the inner pot of your Instant Pot to prevent the monkey bread from sticking during baking.
  • Cover with Foil: Before cooking, cover the Instant Pot with aluminum foil to prevent condensation from dripping onto the monkey bread and making it soggy.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 548Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 1034mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 12g

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FAQ’S

What Is The Typical Cooking Time for Instant Pot Monkey Bread?

The cooking time usually ranges from 25 to 30 minutes on high pressure, followed by a natural pressure release for best results.

Can I Use a Spring Form Pan for Baking Monkey Bread?

Yes, a springform pan can be used for easy removal of the monkey bread after baking in the Instant Pot.

Should I Use Salted Butter or Unsalted Butter?

It’s recommended to use unsalted butter to have better control over the salt content in your recipe.

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4 Comments

  1. In the recipe, it says to divide the remaining butter mixture in to two bowls. It then states to set the second bowl aside. I do not see where the recipes provides any other direction for the butter mixture. Am I missing something? This sounds delicious, just need clarification please.

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