Instant Pot Monkey Bread on a plate
Made with canned biscuits, cinnamon, sugar, and butter, then topped with a delicious powdered sugar icing. This easy instant pot recipe will bring your pressure cooking repertoire to a whole new level! 
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Table of Contents
  1. Dessert in the Instant Pot!
  2. Easy Instant Pot Monkey Bread
  3. Equipment Needed
  4. Ingredients
  5. How to Make Monkey Bread in the Instant Pot
  6. MORE INSTANT POT RECIPES YOU'LL LOVE
  7. Instant Pot Monkey Bread with Powdered Sugar Icing Recipe
Instant Pot Monkey Bread in front of an Instant Pot

Monkey Bread is always a fan favorite, but Monkey Bread made in the Instant Pot is a mind-blowing dessert! Made with canned biscuits, cinnamon, sugar, and butter, then topped with a delicious powdered sugar icing. This easy instant pot recipe will bring your pressure cooking repertoire to a whole new level!

If you are here, that means that you either have jumped on the Instant Pot train or you are thinking about it! 

Well, if you have jumped yet – JUMP! 

The Instant Pot has met the demands of the busy family. It brings the ease of a slow cooker and the speed of a pressure cooker all together in one.

Dessert in the Instant Pot!

We have made lots of great dinner recipes in our instant pot, but why not dessert too? We recently made a cheesecake in the Instant Pot and it was so amazing, that we are exploring lots of new ways to experiment using our new favorite kitchen tool! You won’t believe how easy it was to make!

Easy Instant Pot Monkey Bread

Monkey bread is one of our favorite desserts to make. It is super easy using canned biscuits and 5 other simple ingredients. When it is baked, you have a delicious ooey-gooey pull-apart bread that your guests will devour! 

What I love about monkey bread is that every bite is created equally. Each cut up piece of the biscuit is coated in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. So every bite you take is sure to be a perfect one! 

Monkey Bread bite on a fork

If you are looking for more information on the basics of the Instant Pot, check out my article and collection of great Instant Pot recipes. Hopefully, this will help answer some questions!

Equipment Needed

If you are new to the Instant Pot game, you will want to have a few things on hand. First of all….. an Instant Pot! For this recipe we used a 6-quart Instant Pot (yes, I have more than one size, don’t bring it up to my husband, he doesn’t understand). You will also need a 6-cup bundt pan (this is what I used).

Instant Pot Monkey Bread

If you don’t have an instant pot, not to worry, you can still make this recipe in the oven. Just bake it for 30-40 minutes at 350 degrees (until it is starting to get golden brown or no longer doughy in the middle.)

Ingredients

For the Monkey Bread:

  • 2 cans of large biscuits (One can of Grands regular and one can Buttermilk were used)
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup brown sugar, firmly packed

For the Powdered Sugar Icing

  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons milkInstant Pot Monkey Bread Ingredients

How to Make Monkey Bread in the Instant Pot

  1. Shake cut up biscuits with cinnamon sugar in a ziplock bag.
  2. Place the coated biscuits in the bundt pan and pour butter mixture over the biscuits.
  3. Cover the pan loosely with foil.
  4. Place water in the Instant Pot and the bundt pan on the trivet.
  5. Lock the lid, set the vent to seal and set to manual and high pressure for 25 minutes.
  6. Let it natural release for 10 minutes, then do a quick release.
  7. Drizzle with icing.
How to make instant pot monkey bread

(For the detailed Instant Pot Monkey Bread recipe and step-by-step details, see the printable recipe card below)


MORE INSTANT POT RECIPES YOU’LL LOVE

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Monkey Bread slice
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Instant Pot Monkey Bread on a plate

Instant Pot Monkey Bread with Powdered Sugar Icing

Serves — 8
Made with canned biscuits, cinnamon, sugar, and butter, then topped with a delicious powdered sugar icing. This easy instant pot recipe will bring your pressure cooking repertoire to a whole new level! 
Prep & Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cans biscuits One can of Grands regular and one can Buttermilk were used
  • ¾ cup white sugar divided
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 ½ cups water for the Instant Pot

Instructions
 

  • Using shortening or butter grease your 6-cup Bundt pan really well getting down into the little ridges.
  • In a large Ziploc bag place ½ cup of white sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon, squish to mix.
  • Open one can of biscuits and cut each biscuit into four pieces. Drop the pieces into the Ziploc bag. Shake the pieces around to coat the biscuit pieces. Set aside. Place these biscuits in the bottom of your prepared pan.
  • Open the next can of biscuits, cut each biscuit into four pieces and place in the Ziploc bag and shake around. Remove from bag and set aside.
  • Melt the ½ cup butter in a microwave-safe small bowl. Dump any leftover cinnamon sugar from the Ziploc bag into the bowl. Stir in the brown sugar, ¼ cup white sugar, and vanilla.
  • Pour half of the melted butter/sugar mixture over the first layer of biscuit pieces.
  • Next add the rest of the sugar-coated biscuit pieces and pour the remaining sugar/butter mixture over the biscuits.
  • Cover the Bundt pan loosely with foil making sort of a tent/puff in the middle yet pinch the edges around the pan.
  • Place 1 ½ cups of water in the bottom of your Instant Pot pan.
  • Place your Bundt pan on the trivet that came with your Instant Pot. Using the handles of the trivet lower the pan into the Instant Pot. (if you want longer handles you can make a foil sling)
  • Place the Instant Pot lid on and lock the lid. Then set the vent to SEAL.
  • Use the manual setting and high pressure. Set the time for 25 minutes.
  • At the end of the 25 minutes let the Instant Pot sit and natural release for 10 minutes (meaning don’t quick release the vent yet).
  • At the end of 10 minutes place a towel over the vent and release any steam that may remain. Open the Instant Pot lid and carefully remove the Bundt pan using a towel as it will still be hot lifting it by the trivet handles or foil sling.
  • Remove the foil from the Bundt pan being careful of any hot water that may be standing on the foil. There also may be cinnamon/sugar liquid that will drip out. Let the pan sit for 5 minutes.
  • Place a plate on top of the Bundt pan and quickly invert the monkey bread onto the plate.
  • Now prepare the powdered sugar icing. In a small bowl place the ½ cup of powdered sugar. Using a whisk stir the whisk around the powdered sugar to remove any lumps. Then whisk in 1 tablespoon of milk (add more if necessary) and whisk until smooth, drizzle consistency. Drizzle over the monkey bread.

Jenn’s Notes

If you don’t have an instant pot, not to worry, you can still make this recipe in the oven. Just bake it for 30-40 minutes at 350 degrees (until it is starting to get golden brown or no longer doughy in the middle.) 
Settings may vary on your Instant Pot depending on the model. Please refer to the manufacturer’s guide.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 681kcal | Carbohydrates: 96g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 1194mg | Potassium: 277mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 4mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. I don’t have bundt pan and not planning to purchase one. Is there another pan such as round pan to use instead?
    Thank you