Gluten Free Monkey Bread
A soft pull-apart Keto Monkey Bread with a sugar free brown butter syrup
This gluten-free monkey bread is a sugar-free recipe that uses keto sweeteners instead of sugar to get a tasty sweet and sticky dessert. This pull-apart bread is made with a combination of almond flour and protein powder instead of traditional all-purpose flour for a keto, gluten-free bread. Each bread bubble is coated in a sweet cinnamon mixture and drizzled with a brown butter caramel sauce for the ultimate holiday dessert.
Gluten free monkey bread is a classic dessert that will fill your kitchen with warmth and cinnamon. This sweet and sticky treat is even a great recipe for brunch on holidays such as Christmas or Thanksgiving! This pull-apart bread recipe differs from others out there because most gluten-free monkey bread recipes still use sugar and alternative flours that are still high in carbohydrates. This monkey bread recipe is low carb, so we use almond flour and sugar free sweeteners. You still get that pillow soft dough with each pull-apart morsel and a delicious sticky buttery caramel coating.
How to make gluten free monkey bread
To make this keto monkey bread, we make a low-carb pastry with almond flour and protein powder instead of wheat flour or fathead dough (commonly used in many keto pastry recipes). Once the dough is made, each morsel is rolled into a ball and the dough balls are coated with sugar-free sweetener and a mixture of spices, including cinnamon and nutmeg, to create that sweet and sticky cinnamon sugar outer layer. Once the bread is finished baking, it is drizzled with browned melted butter, sugar-free caramel syrup, and topped with crushed pecans for a bit of crunch.
- Zero Carb Protein Powder – The dough for the keto monkey bread is made with a low-carb protein powder to keep the recipe keto-friendly. Protein powder adds volume and airiness to the pastry, making it light and fluffy.
- Sugar-Free Sweeteners – This recipe uses a granulated sweetener that can be swapped cup for cup with regular sugar. The granulated sweetener has zero carbs and zero calories, but it bakes and tastes just like real sugar. You can’t even tell the difference! The brown sweetener is very similar to brown sugar, and it also measures cup for cup. There is also a hint of molasses in the brown sweetener to give it that rich caramel flavor and dark color. If you don’t mind a little bit of sugar in your monkey bread, you could try coconut sugar, but adding coconut sugar will increase the carbohydrate count.
- Xanthan Gum – Xanthan gum gives the dough structure and support so that the dough holds together. It is tasteless, so you won’t even know it’s there!
Tools you will need
To make this homemade monkey bread recipe gluten-free, you will need the following supplies:
- Bundt pan
- Large bowl
- Small bowl
- Sauce pan
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Keto Monkey Bread Ingredients
Sweet Cinnamon Coating Ingredients
Brown Butter Caramel Syrup Ingredients
Gluten Free Monkey Bread Directions
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a Bundt pan with cooking spray and set aside.
Combine dry ingredients
In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, protein powder, baking powder, xanthan gum and salt until combined.
- Almond flour
- Protein powder
- Baking powder
- Xanthan gum
Mix in wet ingredients
Stir in melted butter, sour cream and eggs. Mix until well combined.
- Sour cream
Make cinnamon sugar coating
To make the sweet cinnamon coating, add sugar free sweetener to a small bowl. Stir in cinnamon and nutmeg until combined.
- Sugar-free sweetener
Roll each dough ball and coat bubble bread
Pinch off a small amount of dough and roll in between the palms of hands to form a ball about ¾ - 1 inch in diameter. Roll dough in sweet cinnamon mixture until evenly coated and place ball into the prepared Bundt pan. Repeat with remaining dough - rolling, coating, and filling up the pan.
Bake monkey bread
Bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes.
Make brown butter caramel syrup
Meanwhile, prepare the syrup. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in sugar-free brown sugar and let cook for 2-3 minutes until bubbling. Turn down heat and slowly stir in heavy cream. Mixture will bubble up. Continue cooking over low medium heat until thickened (about 5-10 minutes). Sprinkle in salt. Remove from heat.
- Sugar-free brown sweetener
- Heavy cream
Top pull-part bread with syrup
Once bread has finished baking, remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes until you can safely turn the Bundt pan over onto a serving plate. Remove the Bundt Pan and immediately drizzle with brown butter caramel syrup. Top with crushed pecans.