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!


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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.

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.

Instant Pot Monkey Bread

4.5 rating
3 reviews
Prep Time 3 mins Cook Time 21 mins Total Time 0:24
Serves 2


  • 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.


  1. In a large bowl or plastic ziplock bag, add sugar and cinnamon. Combine well.
  2. Cut 4 biscuits in quarters, and to sugar mixture, and coat thoroughly.
  3. Place sugar coated biscuit pieces into a mini loaf pan.
  4. Repeat the process for the other loaf pan.
  5. 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.
  6. Add 1 cup of water to your IP, and place 2 medium sized ramekins in the bottom of your IP (face up). Yes, you can totally use your trivet it came with. I just like the extra space it gives from the water level.
  7. Place both loaf pans onto ramekins, and cover the top of the loaf pans with a piece of foil.
  8. Place on Manual High Pressure for 21 minutes, and NPR for 5 minutes...then do a QR.
  9. Take out and serve!


Recipe Notes

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    • 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…

    • 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 🙂

    • 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!

  1. 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!

    • 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!

  2. 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?

    • 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!


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