Vegan Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread (Monkey Bread)

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Woo! So excited for brunch this Sunday! Bring on the pancakes, pastries, omelets, and mimosas! Flowers are blooming and the weather’s getting warmer, but I think my favorite part about Spring is that every other weekend is some new excuse to celebrate with Brunch! (Easter? Mom’s Day?? Wedding Showers??). Mom – totally excited to celebrate your awesomeness on Mother’s Day. But I’m kind of really excited to celebrate that all-you-can-eat brunch buffet too…

 

Andddd I know you are too. Stop giving me that look! I get my passion for food from my mom – she is an AMAZING cook and the most fabulous party thrower I know (remember that bridal shower I showed you guys the other week??), so the best way to communicate how much I love her is always through some kick butt food. So for Mother’s Day I like to pull out all the tricks – including this absolutely addicting Vegan Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread; or as we call it at my house, Monkey Bread!

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I can’t think of a better way for her to wake up Mother’s Day morning then with the whole house smelling like a warm cinnamon roll. The aroma is SO delicious while this is baking up in the oven. I bake my monkey bread from scratch – including the dough, and I swear it is SO worth it! This sweet dough is one of my favorites to play around with. I posted it for the first time last year with these incredible Ooey Gooey Cinnamon Rolls. So for Mother’s Day I decided to take that same dough and instead, pull it into little pieces, dip it in warm melty vegan butter, and roll it in sweet cinnamon sugar. When this bakes up in the oven the warm buttery cinnamon sugar thickens into this addicting syrup that covers each of the pieces. SO. GOOD.

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This might be one of my favorites on the blog guys! And I definitely owe part of the credit to Domino Sugar, I don’t know why, but I swear they’re brown sugar is always moister than the other brands at the grocery store. Does anyone else notice that? It drives my family nuts that I’m so picky… but that’s why I’m making you this awesome brunch mom… :)

 

Last thing I’m going to plug about the Monkey Bread (can you tell I almost ate half the batch??), this isn’t just vegan, it’s also lower cal than traditional Monkey Bread! Traditional Monkey Bread has around 550 calories and 13 grams of saturated fat per serving… not the best way to show your momma you love her. My version has no dairy, no eggs, and drops comes in around 240 calories per serving.

 

Have a great week guys!

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Nutrition Information; Calories: 242, Fat: 7 grams

Recipe adapted from Cooking Light Magazine and Chloe’s Kitchen

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Comments

  1. I love monkey bread but do not love the amount of fat and calories it normally packs. Thanks for this slimmed down version of a fantastic brunch treat!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Thanks Eva! Agreed :) We make it so much in my house that I was dying to find a lower cal version, glad you like!

  2. Bring on the monkey bread!! So good! Love your changes to the recipe as well

  3. Ashley - baker by nature says:

    Whoa… This looks magical!

  4. Monkey bread is great for a brunch. I would come and enjoy, especially since it is better for you! Your momma is one lucky woman.

  5. Oh, my goodness. I think I would end up just sitting there pulling more and more pieces and shoving them into my mouth… :)

  6. We do an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet too! It’s at the local country club, so it has really classy foods, including a carving station, made-to-order waffles and omelettes, and super fancy desserts. (Don’t forget the chocolate dipped strawberries either!) While they have lots of pastries like scones, donuts, and croissants, they’ve never had monkey bread… I wonder if they’ll change that for next year!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      We do the same thing our local country club :) They never have monkey bread either, someone needs to fix this problem!

  7. Monkey bread is something I truly LOOOOVE!! I make it every year for Christmas morning. This sounds fantastic and love that it’s a little healthier too. Beautiful!

  8. Ooo, I have to make this. This looks amazing! I am in love that this recipe is vegan. I’ll be making this for sure! :)

  9. ohemgee yessssss this pull apart monkey bread looks SOOO gooey and decadent and I cannot fathom that it;’s vegan! You are so talented!

  10. I’ve never baked pull-apart bread, so I’ll definitely have to Pin this one. That gooey, buttery cinnamon glaze looks so heavenly! :)

  11. I really love monkey bread! thanks for giving me a good vegan recipe.

  12. can i make the dough up to the point where you punch it down, then fridge it for 2 days and then finish it?

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