Gluten Free Cinnamon Pull Apart Monkey Bread: Better Than Cinnamon Rolls
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Recipe type: breakfast/dessert
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • For the dough:
  • ⅔ cup warm milk (110 - 115 degrees)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 pack Red Star Yeast
  • 1½ tsp Xanthan Gum
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (can substitute butter)
  • 1 tbsp buttermilk powder
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1¾ cups Gluten Free Cafe All Purpose Flour Blend (or a similar blend that includes sorghum flour)
  • 1¼ tsp cinnamon
  • For the caramel topping:
  • 1 stick of melted butter OR 8 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • slivered almonds for sprinkling (can be omitted)
Instructions
  1. Start by adding the one teaspoon sugar and the yeast to the warm milk. Let those sit while you prepare the rest of the dough.
  2. Beat the eggs, 2 tablespoons of sugar, 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, and vanilla for about 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Mix in buttermilk powder, xanthan gum, salt, flour, cinnamon, and yeast mixture. Mix until dough comes together.
  4. In a separate bowl combine the brown sugar, sugar, and cinnamon for the topping mix.
  5. Leave the melted butter or oil in second separate bowl for dipping the dough balls into.
  6. Spray your loaf pan with your favorite spray grease.
  7. Dip a tablespoon into the melted butter or oil. Use that tablespoon to scoop a tablespoon of dough. Drop the tablespoon of dough into the butter . Roll the ball in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Drop the ball in the pan. Repeat until the bottom of pan is full. Sprinkle a layer of slivered almonds across the dough balls if you like nuts.
  8. Continue making, dipping, rolling, and dropping balls in pan until you run out of dough.
  9. Add another layer of nuts if you would like.
  10. Mix remaining butter and sugar together and drop/crumble over balls in pan.
  11. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and let rise for 45 minutes.
  12. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  13. Bake uncovered for 30 to 40 minutes or until toothpick can be stuck in the center and comes out clean.
  14. let cool for 5 to 10 minutes and then invert the pan onto a plate. Scrape any remaining caramel from the pan and drizzle over you monkey bread.
  15. Gobble like a maniac!
Recipe by My Gluten Free Girlfriend at http://www.mygfgirlfriend.com/2014/02/gluten-free-cinnamon-pull-apart-monkey-bread-better-than-cinnamon-rolls/