Instant Pot Monkey Bread

This Instant Pot Monkey Bread is so easy to make and tastes amazing! This monkey bread (Instant Pot) is one of my very favorites. Each piece of biscuit is coated in cinnamon and sugar before being added to the bundt pan. Check out this Monkey Bread Recipe (Frozen Bread Dough) recipe too!

monkey bread close up view


 

Summer is coming and so are the heat waves. It's time to dig out the pressure cooker to avoid running the oven and heating up the house. The first dessert to you need to try is this instant pot monkey bread. It's soft, gooey, and highly addicting.

Monkey Bread (Instant Pot) Ingredients

You're going to be shocked at how easy this dessert is to make and how few ingredients it requires. Take a look! ⬇️

  • melted butter - I always use salted butter when making this recipe. It makes for a delicious sweet and salty monkey bread.
  • light brown sugar - always pack the light brown sugar when measuring it. You can also use dark brown sugar or a combination of light and dark brown sugar if needed.
  • granulated sugar - the sugar is mixed with the cinnamon and is used to coat all of the biscuits
  • ground cinnamon - cinnamon adds the flavor for the monkey bread
  • canned biscuits - use the regular sized biscuits that come in the can in the refrigerator section. Don't use the extra large ones because they won't all fit in your little bundt pan.
monkey bread close up view on a plate

How to make Instant Pot Monkey Bread

  1. Start by adding 1 cup of water in your instant pot and placing your wire rack in the center of the pot.
  2. Spray the 7-inch bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. In a microwave-safe bowl, add in the butter and microwave until melted.
  4. Add the brown sugar to the butter and stir to combine.
  5. Pour the mixture into the bottom of the prepared bundt pan.
  6. In a shallow bowl, add in the sugar and cinnamon. Stir to combine.
  7. Quarter each biscuit. PRO TIP: I stack the biscuits 3 or 4 high and then cut them to save time.
  8. Roll the pieces of biscuit into the cinnamon and sugar. Evenly distribute the biscuits in the bundt pan.
  9. Pour melted butter on the top of the biscuits.
  10. Cover the bundt pan with plastic wrap or tin foil.
  11. Place the bundt pan into the prepared instant pot.
  12. Lock the lid of the instant pot and place on high pressure for 25 minutes.
  13. When done, turn out onto a rimmed serving plate.
monkey bread close up overhead view

Can you use frozen rolls instead of canned biscuits?

Yes! Unfortunately I haven't tested it to tell you exactly how many you'll need.

Can I use unsalted butter instead of salted butter?

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monkey bread close up view

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showing the caramel on the instant pot monkey bread

Instant Pot Monkey Bread

4.82 from 11 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 pieces
Calories 176 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • ¼ cup salted butter melted
  • ½ cup light brown sugar packed
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 (7.5 ounce) cans of biscuits each can has 10 biscuits
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter melted

Instructions

  • Add 1 cup of water in your instant pot and place your trivet/wire rack in the center of the pot.
  • Spray the 7-inch bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, add in the ¼ cup butter and microwave until melted.
  • Add the brown sugar to the butter and stir to combine.
  • Spread the mixture in the bottom of the prepared bundt pan.
  • In a shallow bowl, add in the granulated sugar and cinnamon. Stir to combine.
  • Cut each biscuit into 4 pieces. I like to stack them 3 to 4 high and cut them into quarters.
  • Roll the pieces of biscuit into the cinnamon and sugar until coated. Evenly distribute the biscuits on top of the brown sugar mixture.
  • Pour the 2 tablespoons of melted butter on the top of the biscuits.
  • Cover the bundt pan with tin foil.
  • Place the bundt pan into the prepared instant pot.
  • Lock the lid of the instant pot and turn the pressure release valve to the sealed position. Set to high pressure for 25 minutes.
  • Once the instant pot beeps, release pressure naturally for about 12 minutes.
  • Turn the monkey bread out onto a rimmed serving plate.

Nutrition

Calories: 176kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 1gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 152mgPotassium: 41mgFiber: 1gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 175IUCalcium: 27mgIron: 0.5mg

(Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.)

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17 Comments

  1. Hi Miranda
    I made your monkey bread recipe this morning. So yummy! I will make it again. Thanks for sharing. Oh, next time I will add some pecan pieces.

    1. Hi Leslie! You can make this switch and use a regular instant pot pan. I would just add about 5 more minutes to the cooking time to ensure the center of the monkey bread is cooked. Enjoy!

  2. What is the size of the tube of biscuits you used? I looked at Kroger today and it seems like there were only the big biscuits.

  3. What a great recipe for the Instant Pot, can't wait to try it! Hope you are having a good week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen5 stars

    1. Very important: do not cover with plastic wrap! It will melt and ruin your entree, I wish I followed my instinct on this one.

      1. Oh no! I'm so sorry. I changed the recipe to remove the plastic wrap so it doesn't happen to anyone else.

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