Instant Pot Monkey Bread

If your family loves monkey bread as much as mine does, then you’ll love making my instant pot monkey bread! Yes…I made it in my instant pot. We always have snacks ready to go for my when my nephews get home, and I was way behind on time today. I didn’t have that huge amount of time to devote to making a snack.

This instant pot monkey bread recipe turned out fabulous! You need to make it today!

Then I became curious, and asked myself if I could actually make monkey bread in my instant pot. I mean, I’ve made parmesan potato wedges (sous vide style), chicken parmesan, and other things; I’ve never made a traditionally “baked good” in it before. I figured what could hurt to try it? I would just be losing out on a can of biscuits. Luckily, my store had biscuits on sale, so I’m pretty okay with the loss if it didn’t turn out good lol.

This instant pot monkey bread recipe turned out fabulous! You need to make it today!

Instant Pot Monkey Bread? You’re a crazy man!

Yes, I’m a crazy. However,  just look at them! They turned out pretty amazing! Unlike the baked version of the monkey bread recipe, it doesn’t crystallize and harden on top from the sugars and caramel sauce that you make for it. It turned out to be more of a bread pudding texture on the outside, but dense on the inside. They come apart just like the baked ones do! So I’m pretty golden in making them often! Plus it doesn’t take that long to make them – almost half the time.

This instant pot monkey bread recipe turned out fabulous! You need to make it today!

But I don’t want to bore you with the story, so here’s the recipe. YOU’LL LOVE THEM!!! Just an FYI.

Cooking Times Matter In Different Containers

Before getting started, you can use mini non-stick loaf pans. I found this set of 4 mini loaf pans on Amazon, and then I found this set of mini loaf pans, too. Or check out Marshall’s or Homegoods! My two favorite places.

I’ve upgraded to a 7 cup mold! Here’s the mold that I use: 7 inch Bundt Pan for Instant Pot Kugelhopf Mold. It’s become one of my most favorite things to use in my Instant Pot!

Refer to the recipe card below in the notes section for a more detailed answer, but there are different cooking times for different cooking containers. Why? Because of much of the Monkey Bread filling can go into it.

Example: You’ll fit less into the mini loaf pans, but more into the bundt pan. So the Bundt pan will take more time to cook then the mini loaf pans.

This instant pot monkey bread recipe turned out fabulous! You need to make it today!

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Instant Pot Monkey Bread

Instant Pot Monkey Bread

A super yummy and easy Instant Pot Monkey Bread Recipe you'll love!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 21 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 41 minutes


  • 1 can of southern buttered Grands biscuits
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 1/2 cup of light brown sugar
  • 1 piece of foil.


  • In a large bowl or plastic ziplock bag, add sugar and cinnamon. Combine well.
  • Cut 4 biscuits in quarters, and to sugar mixture, and coat thoroughly.
  • Place sugar coated biscuit pieces into a mini loaf pan.
  • Repeat the process for the other loaf pan.
  • Add butter and brown sugar into a small bowl, and place in the microwave for 45 seconds. Once butter is melted, stir throughly with a fork. Evenly distributed your caramel sauce you made between the two loaf pans.
  • Add 1 cup of water to your IP, and place 2 medium sized ramekins in the bottom of your IP (face up).
  • Place both loaf pans onto ramekins, and cover the top of the loaf pans with a piece of foil.
  • Place on Manual High Pressure for 21 minutes, and NPR for 5 minutes...then do a QR.
  • Take out and serve!

    1. Spray the mold down with non-stick spray. Place biscuit pieces in the pan (You can use whole can of the Grands Biscuits in it). Pour brown sugar-butter mix on top.
    2. Cook on HMP (Pressure cook - normal mode) for 25 minutes and allow to NPR for at least 15 minutes.

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      1. Although I haven’t done it, I feel like you can put the trivet in with some water, make a foil pan on top of it and throw the biscuit in…

      1. Yes! Add an extra 5-7 minutes on the cooking time. It’s going to be more dense, so it will need more cooking time 🙂

    1. I can’t find this particular type of bun. Is there another type of pillsbury bun that I could use.

    2. What size is your IP that you can put the two pans in together and where can I get them.
      They look great.

        1. I have a lot of leftover sugar and cinnamon after coating the pieces – what did you do with that? Save it for next time? My five year old offered to eat it 🙂

    3. I just bought 4 mini loaf pans. Do you think that would work and how long would you cook for? Thanks!

      1. The directions I give are to use two mini loaf pans at once. It all depends if you IP can use 4 at one time, to be honest. If you can fit all four in there, add an additional 10 minutes onto the cooking time!

    4. I don’t have mini loaf pans! Can I put it in a glass bowl on the trivet? And do I need to add more time? Thank you! Can’t wait to try this!

        1. You can totally use a different sized dish for it. Just know that you will have to add more time for density adjustment. So maybe an extra 8-10 minutes maybe?

      1. Hi Machaela! NPR = Natural Pressure Release (No need to turn the vent switch to open at the top of your IP. It will take about 20ish minutes). QR = Quick Release (turn your vent switch to open position). Hope this helps!

    5. I just bought a Fat Daddio push pan that I plan to use for cheesecake eventually—and just used for an apple cake. I think I could use it. It’s anodized aluminum. Any tips?

    6. I have a 6qt ip. Only one mini loaf pan will fit at a time. How should I adjust cooking time to account for this?

      Thank you!!

    7. Instead of laof pans, could someone use a spring form circular pan? Would it change the cooking time? Suggestions..

      1. You can use whatever type of pans you would like! But if using a spring form pan or fat daddio pan, you have to increase the cooking by at least 5 – 7 minutes. Hope this helps!

    8. Made them, enjoyed them. Used ‘Junior Package ( 5 size) Flaky biscuits, 1/2 sauce recipe, made in 4 cup Corelle ware bowl, paper towel then aluminum foil over bowl, 22 minutes high pressure followed by 10 min NR. Thank you, definitely a keeper. Looking forward to receiving your recipes.

      1. Absolutely. However, you can just use a trivet! I didn’t have one because I had lost mine lol. So I wrote what I used at the time.

      1. You can try using frozen biscuit dough, but the issue is that the surface of the frozen biscuit isn’t tacky enough to allow the sugar and cinnamon mixture to stick to the surface.

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