My Instant Pot Monkey Bread Will Be Your New Go To Recipe (2024)

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If your family loves monkey bread as much as mine does, then you’ll love making my instant pot monkey bread! Yes…I made it in my instant pot. We always have snacks ready to go for my when my nephews get home, and I was way behind on time today. I didn’t have that huge amount of time to devote to making a snack.


Then I became curious, and asked myself if I could actually make monkey bread in my instant pot. I mean, I’ve made parmesan potato wedges (sous vide style), chicken parmesan, and other things; I’ve never made a traditionally “baked good” in it before. I figured what could hurt to try it? I would just be losing out on a can of biscuits. Luckily, my store had biscuits on sale, so I’m pretty okay with the loss if it didn’t turn out good lol.

Instant Pot Monkey Bread? You’re a crazy man!

Yes, I’m a crazy. However, just look at them! They turned out pretty amazing! Unlike the baked version of the monkey bread recipe, it doesn’t crystallize and harden on top from the sugars and caramel sauce that you make for it. It turned out to be more of a bread pudding texture on the outside, but dense on the inside. They come apart just like the baked ones do! So I’m pretty golden in making them often! Plus it doesn’t take that long to make them – almost half the time.

But I don’t want to bore you with the story, so here’s the recipe. YOU’LL LOVE THEM!!! Just an FYI.

Cooking Times Matter In Different Containers

Before getting started, you can use mini non-stick loaf pans. I found this set of 4 mini loaf pans on Amazon, and then I found this set of mini loaf pans, too. Or check out Marshall’s or Homegoods! My two favorite places.

I’ve upgraded to a 7 cup mold! Here’s the mold that I use:7 inch Bundt Pan for Instant Pot Kugelhopf Mold. It’s become one of my most favorite things to use in my Instant Pot!

Refer to the recipe card below in the notes section for a more detailed answer, but there are different cooking times for different cooking containers. Why? Because of much of the Monkey Bread filling can go into it.

Example: You’ll fit less into the mini loaf pans, but more into the bundt pan. So the Bundt pan will take more time to cook then the mini loaf pans.

More Easy Recipes To Enjoy

  • Instant Pot Oreo Cheesecake
  • Air Fryer Sesame Chicken
  • Air Fryer Kung Pao Chicken
  • Instant Pot Thai Chicken Thighs
  • Instant Pot Butter Potatoes
  • Instant Pot Butter Chicken
  • Sweet Potato Pie Bars

Yield: 2

Instant Pot Monkey Bread

My Instant Pot Monkey Bread Will Be Your New Go To Recipe (5)

A super yummy and easy Instant Pot Monkey Bread Recipe you'll love!

Prep Time5 minutes

Cook Time21 minutes

Additional Time15 minutes

Total Time41 minutes


  • 1 can of southern buttered Grands biscuits
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 1/2 cup of light brown sugar
  • 1 piece of foil.


  • In a large bowl or plastic ziplock bag, add sugar and cinnamon. Combine well.
  • Cut 4 biscuits in quarters, and to sugar mixture, and coat thoroughly.
  • Place sugar coated biscuit pieces into a mini loaf pan.
  • Repeat the process for the other loaf pan.
  • Add butter and brown sugar into a small bowl, and place in the microwave for 45 seconds. Once butter is melted, stir throughly with a fork. Evenly distributed your caramel sauce you made between the two loaf pans.
  • Add 1 cup of water to your IP, and place 2 medium sized ramekins in the bottom of your IP (face up).
  • Place both loaf pans onto ramekins, and cover the top of the loaf pans with a piece of foil.
  • Place on Manual High Pressure for 21 minutes, and NPR for 5 minutes...then do a QR.
  • Take out and serve!

    1. Spray the mold down with non-stick spray. Place biscuit pieces in the pan (You can use whole can of the Grands Biscuits in it). Pour brown sugar-butter mix on top.
    2. Cook on HMP (Pressure cook - normal mode) for 25 minutes and allow to NPR for at least 15 minutes.

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    David Murphy

    I love creating fun, easy, and delicious recipes for everyone in the family to enjoy and make. With my family of 9 (11 if you count my two pups!), I have to make meals for all different tastes and in a short amount of time. When I'm not busy cooking, I'm taking care of my special needs sister, Angela..which you can read all about our journey!

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