Garlic Cheese Monkey Bread – Gluten Free

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Best gluten-free garlic cheese monkey bread and it is made entirely from scratch. The bread is soft with cheese and garlic flavour throughout. You will love it, I promise! The best part is that it is simple to make.

the recipe…

For the recipe, mix dry ingredients with wet, blend and transfer to a bundt pan. Brush with garlic butter and allow the dough to rise. Just before you place the pan in the oven, sprinkle the top with cheese mixture.

That’s it! No kneading or anything complicated. This flavourful bread is especially delicious when it is still slightly warm.


garlic cheese monkey bread, gluten free


How to serve garlic cheese monkey bread?

This part is easy. My favourite way to serve the bread is with spaghetti Bolognese YUM! But, the flavourful bread goes well with soups and stews, ribs, casseroles or hot pizza dip at football parties or large gatherings.

All in all, this stunning gluten-free garlic cheese bread goes with anything savoury 🙂 Now for the question, why is it called monkey bread? There are many reasons, but the simplest one is because you pick apart the bread as a monkey would, which also makes it finger food.

Looking for more bread recipes? Check out our complete list of sweet and savoury gluten-free bread recipes 🙂


  • 2 1/2 cups GF flour blend
  • 1 packet GF quick rise instant yeast (must be quick rise instant)
  • 1 Tbsp. GF baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Xanthan gum (if your flour blend does not include xanthan gum use 2 1/2 tsp.)
  • 1 tsp. Pure sea salt
  • 1 1/4 cup warm water (not hot or cold)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. Pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp. Melted butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. GF ground black pepper
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. GF dried basil or thyme
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  • Butter and dust with GF flour a 9-inch bundt pan
  • In a large bowl whisk together flour, yeast, baking powder xanthan gum and salt
  • In a small bowl mix water, olive oil, maple syrup apple cider vinegar and eggs
  • Using an electric mixer at medium speed, slowly add wet mixture to dry ingredients until a dough forms. Scraping sides as needed. About a minute.The dough will be sticky
  • Using a large ice cream scoop, scoop 8 heaping full scoops of dough and place in the prepared bundt pan. Leaving about 1/4-inch space in between each scoop
  • Mix melted butter, garlic and black pepper and evenly pour over the dough. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and let rise at room temperature for 2 hours. or place in the fridge overnight, then bring to room temperature before baking
  • Mix cheddar and parmesan cheese with basil and sprinkle over the dough
  • Bake at 375 F for 25 - 30 minutes until the top is golden brown
  • Remove from the oven and cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Using a knife loosen the edges and remove the bread. Serve as is or with your favourite dipping sauce
  • Note: the bread is best when eaten the same day. For leftovers reheat in the oven at 375 for 7 minutes
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    5 Responses to Garlic Cheese Monkey Bread – Gluten Free

    • Fiona August 19, 2020

      I love this bread!!! Thank you 🙂

    • Krissy November 21, 2020

      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!

      • Kristina November 21, 2020

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

    • Fiona December 2, 2020

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

      • Kristina December 2, 2020

        thank you for sharing, always nice to hear good comments

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