Gooey Caramel Pecan Monkey Bread starts with dinner roll dough, tossed in cinnamon and sugar, and topped with a decadent caramel pecan sauce.  You haven’t lived until you’ve tried this recipe!

Gooey caramel pecan monkey bread with a chunk missing.

This recipe is so easy! It starts with homemade dinner roll dough, simply altered to make a monkey bread delight! Whether you prefer to mix by hand or in a stand mixer, this will come together so quickly and be the best monkey bread you’ve ever tasted!

We love that there is so much room for error in this recipe! That allows it to be completely kid friendly! Rolling the dough into balls is fun for everyone, and it doesn’t even matter if the dough balls are the same size, or even completely round! Get the whole family involved in this yummy recipe! Everyone will especially love pulling the pieces apart to devour!

  • Can I use bread flour?

    Yes! You can replace the All Purpose Flour with Bread Flour at a 1:1 ratio.

  • How do I know if the dough has risen enough?

    To ensure your dough has risen enough, just perform a poke test: lightly press two fingertips about one-half inch into the dough. The dough is ready if an indention remains when you remove your fingertips.

  • Short Cut:

    In a hurry and don’t have time to make your own dough? Many grocery stores sell pre-made bread dough. You can also use frozen roll dough, or bread dough from a can, including canned bicuit dough. Note that biscuit dough will change the texture of the bread. You’ll need about 30 ounces (1.875 pounds) of dough for this recipe. 

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Gooey caramel pecan monkey bread on a white cake plate.