Think outside of the box with this delicious homemade monkey bread recipe with a nice twist, it’s flavored with ranch dressing mix.

beautiful golden monkey bread on plate fresh from the oven

Not Your Traditional Monkey Bread

freshly baked golden monkey bread with a few pieces removed on a white cake plate

This monkey bread is a delicious break from tradition and a wonderful treat for your palate.

Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning and Salad Dressing Mix, 16 Ounce

It’s made with powdered ranch dressing mix and homemade bread. I prefer the Hidden Valley brand but you could use whatever brand you like best. ūüôā

White cake plate with a freshly baked monkey bread and a plate with three pieces of monkey bread on it and a dipping sauce

This recipe is easy to make and great for a party, get together, game day or any day of the week.  It’s wonderful served with Ranch dressing for dipping or a marinara sauce or, to be honest, just plain!

plate with three pieces of homemade monkey bread and a dipping sauce

A delicious appetizer and finger food that’s perfect for any party including game day!

golden colored freshly baked monkey bread on white cake stand

freshly baked golden monkey bread with a few pieces removed on a white cake plate

Homemade Monkey Bread Flavored with Ranch Dressing Mix

A delicious appetizer and finger food that's perfect for any party including game day!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Appetizer, Finger Food, Monkey Bread, Party Food
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 282kcal
Author: Mary Beth



  • In a large bowl stir together the yeast and water. ¬†Let sit for 5 minutes until foamy.
  • Mix in the olive oil, salt,¬†and flour.
  • If using a stand mixer, which is the method I use, attach the dough hook and with the mixer on low knead the dough for approximately 6 minutes until nice and elastic-y. ¬†If kneading by hand, knead the dough on a lightly floured surface, again until elastic-y, for approximately 10 minutes.
  • Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a fresh kitchen towel.
  • Allow the dough to rise for 1 1/2 to 2 hours until it has doubled in size.
  • In a small microwave-safe bowl or on the stovetop melt your butter.
  • Add one full package of Ranch Seasoning Mix¬†to the melted butter and stir well. If you are using a larger container it's the equivalent of 8 teaspoons of dry mix.
  • Using a pastry brush,¬†coat the bottom and sides of a bundt pan with the butter and ranch dressing mixture.
  • Punch down the dough and tear off small pieces about the size of a tablespoon, roll, and place in the bundt pan. ¬†You will be doing this in 2 layers.
    monkey bread balls, the first layer, in a vintage silverish bundt cake pan
  • Layer bottom of the pan with your dough balls.  Using the pastry brush coat the bottom layer with the butter/Ranch dressing mixture.
    monkey bread balls in a vintage bundt cake pan
  • Continue with one more layer and again coat with the butter/Ranch dressing mixture.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cover the bundt pan with a clean towel and allow to sit until dough has doubled in size, approximately 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Place pan in preheated oven and bake for approximately 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown. ¬†Serve hot.


Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 759mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 5.7% | Calcium: 0.9% | Iron: 11.6%
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