Cranberry-Glazed Monkey Bread

Shanika Graham-White


This holiday-inspired monkey bread is by far the most unique version of the recipe we’ve seen in a long time. It’s loaded with warming cinnamon and nutmeg, plus a delicious cranberry glaze, making it a perfect dessert for your festive table. Although, we highly recommend making this sweet, ooey-gooey treat year-round.

Homemade Cranberry-Glazed Monkey Bread Garnished with a Rosemary Sprig on Cake Stand |

Homemade Cranberry-Glazed Monkey Bread Garnished with a Rosemary Sprig on Cake Stand |
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Cranberry-Glazed Monkey Bread

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 215 kcal


Cranberry glaze

Monkey bread


Cranberry glaze

  1. In saucepan over medium-high heat, add all ingredients and stir to combine.
  2. Once cranberries begin to pop, continue stirring until mixture starts to thicken and cranberries are broken down. Remove from heat and let cool completely.

Monkey bread

  1. Generously grease bundt pan with butter. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Remove cinnamon rolls from packaging and tear each piece apart. Cut each single roll into four equal bite-size pieces.
  3. In bowl, whisk together sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg to combine.
  4. Drop each bite-size piece of cinnamon roll into the sugar-spice mixture. Toss and roll pieces of dough to fully coat.


  1. Once the cranberry topping cools, spoon half the sauce into the bottom of the prepared Bundt pan, evenly spreading it around.
  2. Layer dough on top by gently stacking each piece, tightly, until pan is ¾ full.
  3. Carefully pour remaining cranberry topping over dough balls until entire fully covered. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until tops are golden brown and the centers are cooked through (when inserted kitchen knife comes out clean – it’s ready).
  4. Remove from oven and allow monkey bread to cool for about 15-20 minutes. Then cover with large plate, flip the pan and release the bread.
  5. To serve, pull apart desired amount with your fingers (or cut with a knife if preferred).

Recipe Notes

  • *Prefer homemade dough? Simply combine 2¼ teaspoons yeast and 1 tablespoon brown sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer. Slowly pour in warm milk butter mixture (1½ cups milk + ¼ cup unsalted butter heated together and cooled) and stir. Let mixture sit for 10 minutes to activate yeast (until it becomes foamy). Add 2 eggs, one at a time, and continue whisking until well combined. Next, in bowl, whisk together 5 cups all-purpose flour, ¼ cup brown sugar, ½ teaspoon sea salt and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Pour into wet ingredients and mix on low speed until well combined. Change mixer head to kneading accessory and knead dough for 5-10 minutes on medium-high speed until dough ball becomes smooth and elastic and springs back when lightly pressed with two fingers. Tip: If dough is too sticky, add 1 tablespoon flour at a time until dough-like texture is achieved. Once dough ball is perfectly kneaded, add it to a lightly greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let it sit and rise for 1 to 2 hours.
  • Order the ingredients you need to make this festive recipe at!

Nutrition Facts
Cranberry-Glazed Monkey Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 215 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 24mg1%
Potassium 83mg2%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 52g58%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 29IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.