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Homemade Monkey Bread Flavored with Ranch Dressing Mix

This lightly flavored appetizer and finger food is a wonderful, non-sweet addition, to any party! 
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freshly baked golden monkey bread with a few pieces removed on a white cake plate
Prep Time:40 mins
Cook Time:30 mins
Resting Time:2 hrs
Total Time:3 hrs 10 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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 ½ 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 630mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 2.1mg
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 281kcal
Author: Mary Beth