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Bread Machine Pumpkin Monkey Bread Recipe

Bread Machine Pumpkin Monkey Bread Recipe

I love making this pumpkiny monkey bread for a holiday brunch. —Emily Main, Tonopah, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + rising Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:18 servings


  • 1 cup warm 2% milk (70° to 80°)
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 to 4-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves


  • 1. In bread machine pan, place the first 11 ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting. Check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1-2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine sauce ingredients; cook and stir until blended. Remove from heat.
  • 3. When dough cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Divide into 36 portions; shape into balls.
  • 4. Arrange half of the balls in a greased 10-in. fluted tube pan; cover with half of the sauce. Repeat, being sure to thoroughly coat the top layer with sauce.
  • 5. Let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375°. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cover loosely with foil if top browns too quickly.
  • 6. Cool in pan 10 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate. Serve warm. Yield: 18 servings.
Editor's Note: We recommend you do not use a bread machine's time-delay feature for this recipe.

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geemarie User ID: 4271748 239567
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2015

"Sounds delicious, I am making this for Christmas Day."

bereitbach User ID: 4958434 216417
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2014

"Very good and not as time-consuming as I thought it would be. I did use half bread flour which I don't recommend because it is not as light of a bread. Still very tasty though."

iritnus User ID: 4383042 126692
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2013

"Worth a little wait while the bread machine does the hard work for you. Pillowy, flavorful bread. Sauce is just the right amount of sticky. This will be part of our Christmas Eve buffet and it has already been requested for Thanksgiving."

cfmain2 User ID: 7422906 153333
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2013

"Absolutely delicious. A great Thanksgiving day dessert!"

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