Instant Pot Monkey Bread

Instant pot Monkey Bread is one of the 5-ingredients recipes that will take you 30 minutes to get a sweet breakfast bread.

This Instant Pot Monkey Bread is a perfect and easy recipe to make a quick breakfast! You can have it ready using your instant pot in just a few minutes.

When thinking about Instant Pot recipes, Instant Pot Monkey Bread is the first recipe that comes to my mind. It is one of my very favorites things to eat for breakfast or even dessert.

Monkey Bread, I’m not sure who made up the name for this bread. But all I know that is a fun and sticky pastry served in the united states for breakfast or as a dessert. It consists of assembled canned biscuits dough, sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar.

Instant Pot Monkey Bread is really tasty and always a favorite kids pastry because is soft, gooey, and highly addicting. You can make this recipe fancy by adding dried fruit as your desire like raisins or craisins but it’s pretty much just as good with just 5 ingredients without extras.

The good part of this recipe is that instead of being baked in your bundt cake pan, you can bake in your instant pot because it works best by cook evenly, save time and avoid running the oven and heating up the house in summer.

So, to get this instant pot monkey bread for a sweet breakfast you can see exactly how to make it step by step by following the instructions below. Make sure to subscribe to my blog and Pinterest page to receive many instant pot recipes every week.

What Instant Pot Did You Use?

If you will cook monkey bread, a 6-quart size Instant Pot cooker typically be perfect. For me, I use my 6-Quart Duo 10 in 1 with a 6-cup Bundt pan.

Monkey Bread cake onto bundt pan

Instant Pot Monkey Bread Ingredients

Canned biscuits: I use the cans refrigerated biscuit dough by cutting into quarters to fit in the bundt pan. Be sure to use frozen cans biscuit dough that haven’t been left in your freezer for more than 3 months to sure that you get a good rise.

Light brown sugar: You can also use the darker brown sugar.

Melted butter: When making this instant pot monkey bread recipe i always use salted butter. 

Ground cinnamon: Cinnamon is the main spice who adds the flavor for the monkey bread.

Granulated sugar: This sugar is used with the cinnamon to coat the biscuits.

Instant pot monkey bread recipe

How to Make Instant Pot Monkey Bread?

Step 1: Start by pouring 1 cup of water in your instant pot and place the metal rack in the bottom of the pot. Then lightly spray the 6-cup bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Step 2: Melt ¼ cup of the butter in a microwave-safe bowl for about 30 seconds or in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.

Step 3: Add the brown sugar to the melted butter and stir together to combine.

Step 4: Pour the mixture in the bottom of bundt pan.

Step 5: In a shallow bowl stir together the granulated sugar and cinnamon.

Step 6: Cut each biscuit in quarters with kitchen shears and toss each cut of biscuits into the sugar and cinnamon mixture and roll the biscuit to coat thoroughly each piece.

Step 7: Then distribute the coated biscuit pieces evenly in the bundt cake pan.

Step 8: Pour the melted butter evenly over the biscuit pieces.

Step 9: Cover the pan with tin foil and place the pan into the bottom of the instant pot.

Step 10: Set the instant pot to the “Manual” function to 25 minutes. When the time is over let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes.

Step 11: Remove the pan from the instant pot and invert it onto a serving plate. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Instant pot monkey bread

Can you use frozen rolls instead of canned biscuits?

Yes, you can use frozen rolls instead of canned biscuits.
In this recipe, you’ll need 16 frozen rolls “unbaked white yeast dinner rolls”

Can I make this Recipe in an Oven?

Yep! You can make this monkey bread recipe in an oven by using a bundt pan and bake it at 350 degrees F for 35 minutes.

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8 Pieces

Ready In:




Good For:

Breakfast/ Dessert


About Instant Pot Monkey Bread


  • 1/4 cup salted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • (7.5 ounce) cans of biscuits each can has 10 biscuits
  • tablespoons salted butter melted


Nutrition Fact Of Monkey Bread

Serving Size: 1 piece (131g)

Calories: 441

Total Fat: 17 g

Cholesterol: 31 mg

Potassium: 102 mg

Sodium: 763 mg

Carbohydrate: 69 g

Protein: 6.1 g

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Prepare your instant pot by adding 1 cup of water into the pot. Place the wire rack in the bottom of the pot.

Step 2

Coat the bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Step 3

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt 1/4 cup butter.

Step 4

Add ½ cup of the brown sugar to the melted butter and stir together to combine.

Step 5

Pour the mixture in the bottom of bundt pan.

Step 6

In a shallow bowl stir together 1/3 cup of granulated sugar and 2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon.

Step 7

Cut each biscuit into 4 pieces.

Step 8

Roll the pieces into the cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat.

Step 9

Pour the 2 tablespoons of melted butter evenly over the top of biscuits.

Step 10

Cover the bundt pan with tin foil.

Step 11

Place the bundt pan inside the instant pot.

Step 12

Lock the lid and set your instant pot to the manual function for 25 minutes.

Step 13

Once the time over, release the pressure naturally for 10 minutes.

Step 14

Invert the pan onto a serving plate. Serve and Enjoy!

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