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Brioche Monkey Bread Recipe

Brioche Monkey Bread Recipe
  • Category

    Breakfast and Brunch

  • Cusine



1/2 recipe brioche dough

1 cup dark brown sugar

1/2 cup butter

2 tablespoons honey

1 teaspoon salt, divided

1 cup granulated sugar

2 tablespoons cinnamon

1 teaspoon powdered ginger

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg


Remove brioche dough from the fridge. Divide evenly into 20 pieces. Shape each piece into a ball and allow to proof on the bench for 1-2 hours in a warm place, covered loosely with plastic wrap.

Combine butter, honey, brown sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk the mixture as the butter melts completely. Continue whisking until the sugar has melted and the caramel is homogenous. Remove from heat and set aside.

Grease a loaf pan with butter and pour about 1/3 of the caramel into the bottom. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the dough has proofed , combine sugar, spices, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Gently toss the balls of dough, a few at a time, in the sugar mixture. Place 10 of them gently into the bottom of the prepared pan, taking care not to squeeze them too close together. Sprinkle about 1/2 of the sugar mixture over the tops, then pour 1/3 of the caramel over them. Repeat to form a second layer of dough balls and top with any remaining sugar mixture and caramel.

Place the pan on the center rack of the preheated oven on a sheet tray to catch any overflowing caramel. Bake for approximately 50 minutes, until the top crust is nicely browned, and a thermometer inserted in the center reads 210 degrees Fahrenheit. Cool in the pan for 20 minutes, and invert only a plate to serve. This bread is at its best if consumed shortly after baking, and may need to be placed in a 350 degrees F oven for 10 minutes if it has cooled too much, to loosen the caramel.