Instant Pot Monkey Bread is a savory warm pull-apart bread made with tender dough, melted butter, garlic, and parmesan. This simple one-pot bread is a delicious classic buttery loaf ready in minutes and devoured in seconds!
This version will remind you of the delicious restaurant quality soft buttery garlic bread you get that you can’t stop eating before your food even arrives. Making it from scratch in your own Instant Pot allows you to have this any time you want. It is so easy and so comforting, your family will be asking for it many times over. It’s the perfect addition so many dinners like Homemade Lasagna or Chicken Casserole!
Having the proper appliances and working tools makes a world of difference in how easy, convenient, and let’s face it, enjoyable cooking or baking can be. I highly recommend Instant Pot Bundt Pan or this Instant Pot Bakeware Set to add to your kitchen, not only for this recipe but for all of the other possible recipes you haven’t made yet!
Sharing monkey bread, by serving it to a crowd whole and allowing everyone to pull apart their own pieces is pretty much how the bread got its name! This traditional bread can be made sweet as a dessert or savory as an appetizer and is totally customizable with flavors and possible glazes. Some might even add a little liqueur!
Because they are little dough balls baked together, some people go so far as to give each ball a different coating. An entire monkey bread using different flavor combinations is where you can get creative! Toss it in some extra parmesan and herbs, nuts, cheeses, or just some garlic butter and salt! Whatever the case is, it allows everyone to have different flavors in each piece.
Making monkey bread for guests is a great way to feed a crowd. Have some toothpicks and a variety of dipping sauces on the side, including marinara sauce, ranch dip, or even more melted garlic butter! It is a treat for the kids to come home to after school and perfect for serving on any pasta night!
How to make Instant Pot Monkey Bread
Cut each biscuit into four equal quarter pieces. Using pre-made flaky biscuit dough, they typically come pre-sliced in a tube. You will take each of those slices and cut them into quarters. You can either choose to leave them as is or roll them into proper balls.
Add chopped parsley, garlic, salt, and parmesan cheese to a medium bowl containing melted butter.
Mix together thoroughly.
Add each biscuit piece to the melted butter mixture a few at a time. Coat each piece thoroughly. Once you have done this to all of them, set half of the batch aside.
Grease the bundt pan with cooking spray or butter and add one-half of the biscuit pieces to the pan filling it a little more than halfway, allowing room to rise.
Add water to the bottom of the Instant Pot, placing the metal rack/trivet into the bottom of the pot. Place the bundt pan on the trivet.
Close the lid to the Instant Pot and set the valve to pressure.
Set to manual-high for 45 minutes. Quick-release the pressure by turning the valve to venting. Do not touch it directly, to avoid burning.
Carefully remove the trivet/rack and bundt pan using pot holders or a towel. Place bundt pan on a cooling rack for a few minutes before placing a plate overtop to flip the bread over onto the plate. Flip it once more to show off the more appealing side with the golden-brown exterior!
- Coat dough balls in chopped almonds or walnuts.
- Sprinkle with shredded cheddar, Monterrey jack, or jalapeno cheddar for added sharpness or a bit of a kick.
- Adding sesame or poppy seeds will give it a bit more texture and earthy flavor much like the chopped nuts.
- If you like herbs, use dried oregano, and rosemary.
- Use some bacon crumble alongside your shredded cheese to coat your pieces.
Can I make Monkey Bread in the oven?
If you don’t have one or if your bundt pan doesn’t fit in the pot, it can also be done in the oven. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 40-45 minutes.
How to store it
Monkey bread can be kept at room temperature for up to 2 days. Keep it covered as to not dry it out. It will also last in the fridge for up to 5 days. Keep in an airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature, when ready to consume again. Reheat in the oven at 350 until warmed through.
Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Monkey Bread
- Bundt Pan
- 10 tablespoons butter melted
- 6 tablespoons parsley
- 5 teaspoons garlic minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup parmesan cheese shredded
- 3 10-oz cans refrigerated flaky biscuits
- In a medium bowl, melt the butter in the microwave for 30 second. Stir and repeat for another 30 seconds.
- Remove from microwave once melted.
- Add parsley, garlic, salt, and parmesan cheese to the melted butter.
- Cut each biscuit into four equal quarter pieces.
- Add the cut biscuit pieces to the melted butter mixture a few at a time making sure to coat each piece. thoroughly
- Divide the dough pieces in half. (setting the second batch aside).
- Grease a Bundt pan with cooking spray or butter.,
- Add the one half of the biscuit pieces to the well greased pan filling it a little more than half way to allow for the dough rising.
- Add 2 cups of water to the bottom of the Instant Pot and place the metal rack/trivet into the bottom of the Instant pot.
- Place the bundt pan on the trivet.
- Place the lid on the Instant Pot and close the valve to pressurize.
- Set the Instant Pot on Manual - High Pressure for 45 minutes.
- Then the timer goes off, manually release the pressure immediately by turning the valve on top toward you (place a towel over top of the valve to avoid burning yourself)
- Carefully, remove the metal rack/ trivet with from the Instant Pot with pot holders or a towel.
- Place the Bundt pan on a cooling rack to cool for approximately 5 minutes.
- Once cooled, place a plate over top of the bundt pan and flip the pan over to transfer the bread.
- Enjoy immediately