My homemade Monkey Bread recipe is made from scratch featuring sweet, cinnamon-dusted dough, toasted pecans, and a rich caramel sauce.
Mix the flour, yeast, sugar and salt together in a standing mixer fitted with dough hook.
In a microwavable measuring jug, heat together the milk, water, butter until luke warm and the butter is melted.
Increase the speed to medium and mix until the dough is shiny and smooth, 6-8 minutes. The dough is supposed to be saggy and on the wet side.
Coat a large bowl with vegetable oil (or any flavorless oil). Place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat lightly.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough rise until doubled, 1 ½ -2 hours.
by combining the ingredients in a pot and heating until the sugar dissolves and the butter melts. set aside to cool.
For the secret ingredient: Smear some cream cheese in the middle of some dough pieces (do as many as you want).
In a large bowl mix together the sugar and cinnamon and toss in your dough pieces covering each piece generously.
In a Bundt pan, Drizzle in a layer of the caramel sauce and ⅓ of the pecans.
Layer in ½ of the dough pieces.
Repeat the second layer by scatter on another ⅓ of the pecans and go another round with the caramel sauce.
Top off with the remaining dough pieces, pecans and the last of the caramel sauce.
Cover the Bundt pan tightly with plastic wrap and let the monkey bread rise at room temperature for 25-30 minutes or until puffy and they have risen 1-2 inches from the top of the pan (To make the day before refrigerate the bread once assembled, bake the next day)
Heat the oven to 350oF (180oC). Unwrap the pan and bake for 35-40 minutes or until the top is beautifully brown and caramel begins to bubble around edges.
Store leftovers covered at room temperature for 3 days.