Garlic Cheese Monkey Bread – Gluten Free

Published on Sep 17, 2018

  by   Kristina Stosek

24 reviews

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Serves: 8
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What’s better than fresh, warm monkey bread straight from the oven? Garlic cheese monkey bread, of course! This gluten-free version is just as delicious as the original because you can’t tell the monkey bread is gluten-free.

gluten free garlic cheese monkey bread torn into pieces with a dip in the middle

The gluten-free garlic cheese monkey bread is made entirely from scratch. The bread is soft with cheese and garlic flavour throughout. You will love it, and the best part is, it’s simple to make.

What is monkey bread?

Monkey bread is a soft bread with a tender light crumb coated in butter. This dough is typically rolled into balls and baked into a loaf.

Now for the question, why is it called monkey bread? There are many reasons, but the simplest one is that you pick apart the bread as a monkey would.

the savory gluten-free version

This recipe for garlic cheese monkey bread is a savory twist on the classic monkey bread recipe. The dough is made with gluten-free ingredients, and for simplicity, is baked in a bundt pan.

 The topping is made with melted butter, herbs, and a good dose of cheddar and parmesan cheese. That’s it! No kneading or anything complicated. This flavourful bread is especially delicious when it is still slightly warm.

After baking, the monkey bread can be pulled apart and eaten like garlic bread.


garlic cheese monkey bread, gluten free


best herbs for gluten-free monkey bread recipe

A few different herbs can be used in this recipe to give it a unique flavor. Some of the best options include:

• Basil – This herb has a strong, pungent flavor that goes well with the garlic and cheese in this dish.

• Oregano – This herb has a more subtle flavor than basil, and it complements the other ingredients nicely.

• Thyme – This herb has a delicate flavor that will complement the other flavors in this bread. Use it sparingly if you want to enjoy the thyme flavor.

Whichever herbs you choose to flavor the monkey bread, you can use fresh or dried herbs. 

Can you make it a sweet bread with cinnamon?

You can make this garlic cheese monkey bread a sweet bread by adding cinnamon to the dough. First, add one teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the dry ingredients before mixing in the wet ingredients. Then, brush the tops of the rolls with a mixture of melted butter and brown sugar before baking.

What to serve with gluten-free monkey bread?

This part is easy. My favorite way to serve the bread is with spaghetti Bolognese YUM! However, the rich flavorful gluten-free bread goes well with soups, stews  and casseroles. Or with a hot pizza dip for football parties or large gatherings.

For something simpler, pair it with some scrambled eggs or bacon and serve it for a special brunch. 

Why do we love garlic cheese monkey bread?

The garlic and cheese flavors are a perfect match. The bread goes with just about anything savory. And who doesn’t love garlic bread?

It’s a great snack or appetizer for parties and get-togethers. And it’s always a hit with kids and adults alike. Leftovers (if there are any!) reheat in the oven, and they taste just as good as freshly baked bread.

Give it a try next time you’re looking for an easy version of a gluten-free garlic bread recipe.

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Bob’s measure for measure Karen.

Karen Zubetz

Hello! Can you mention which flour this recipe is tested with? There are so many these days, and they all differ in starch proportions. Thank you!


Tremendous , really good. Thank you for the recipe


yes it will Donna.


I have a question. Will King Arthur Measure to Measure flour work for this recipe.


this is probably the easiest garlic bread I have ever made, and it is sooooo good! thank you


thank you for sharing, always nice to hear good comments


Can’t thank you enough for this bread recipe. My family loves it!


thank you for letting me know, it is always nice to hear when someone enjoyed one of my recipes!


I think I’ve made this bread at least half a dozen times in the last two months. Thank you so much for sharing! Delicious!


I love this bread!!! Thank you :-)

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