Instant Pot Monkey Crack Bread

Instant Pot Monkey Crack Bread

Last Updated on April 26, 2019 by Tina

I’ve always heard the monkey bread is delicious, however, once I made my Instant Pot Monkey Crack Bread…I was totally addicted! I was skeptical at first wondering what a traditionally oven baked dessert would turn out in the Instant Pot. As it turns out, I didn’t need to worry at all!

This is a dump-and-push-start dessert from heaven! I made this and couldn’t seem to stop eating it! The kids were all about testing this recipe and felt like I should have tested it more. But, I think my Instant Pot Monkey Crack Bread turned out perfect! Don’t forget to PIN this for later because you will definitely want to try this out! 

instant pot monkey crack bread

To start, melt the butter. Add to this the cinnamon, white sugar, and dark brown sugar then mix well. Now, it’s really important that you use dark brown sugar for this recipe at this gives the bread that over the top sweetness without having to top it with icing.

instant pot monkey crack bread

Cut the refrigerated biscuits into quarters, and put in a bowl. Add to this the sugar mixture, and stir well.

instant pot monkey crack bread

Stir well to get all the individual pieces coated well.

instant pot monkey crack bread

Thanks Add this to the pan you plan to cook the Instant Pot Monkey Crack in. I used a 7-inch Fat Daddio round cake pan for mine, be sure to grease a little or spray with cooking spray prior to filling the pan.

instant pot monkey crack bread

Cover the pan tightly with foil. Place your rack in the Instant Pot with two cups of water. Seal the lid according to your manufacturers directions. Cook on high pressure for 45 minutes. Once the cooking is complete do a 15-minute natural pressure release. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes prior to serving. Serve immediately or cover to keep for a few days. If it lasts that long! LOL 🙂

If you liked this you may enjoy my Instant Pot Golden Oreo Chocolate Chip Cheesecake, Instant Pot Sirloin Beef Tips with Mushroom Gravy, or Instant Pot Green Beans with Onions!

instant pot monkey crack bread
instant pot monkey crack bread

Instant Pot Monkey Crack Bread

A delicious monkey with a dark brown sugar carmelized topping that will quickly become one of your favorite desserts. 
3.7 from 13 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 53 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Author: Tina


  • 1 16.3 ounce can refrigerated biscuits I used buttery ones
  • 10 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp cinnamon generous
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups water for cooking in Instant Pot


  • Melt butter, then add the cinnamon, dark brown sugar, and white sugar. Combine well.
  • Cut refrigerated biscuits into quarters. Add sugar mixture to biscuits and mix until the pieces are evenly coated. 
  • Spray a 7-inch cooking pan with high sides (like a Fat Daddio) with cooking spray, and add mixture to pan. Cover tightly with foil. 
  • Add wire rack that came with your Instant Pot in the cooker, add the two cups of water. Place the pan in the Instant Pot and close the lid. Cook on high pressure for 45 minutes with a 15-minute natural pressure release. Once cooked cool for 10-minutes on a wire rack.
  • Serve immediately, or store leftovers in an airtight container for up to three days.


Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg
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32 thoughts on “Instant Pot Monkey Crack Bread”

  • I don’t have an Instant Pot…but I am going to figure out how to do this in my pressure cooker. LOVE the sound of these bread. What a great brunch item for the weekend. I know the family would love this.

  • Wow, I didn’t realize you could ‘bake’ in an Instant Pot. This could be a game-changer. I love monkey bread, going to have to bookmark this. Thanks!

    • You are so welcome! I am loving the cooking adventures I happen to go on with my Instant Pot! Who knew, you can bake in it! 🙂

  • Believe it or not, but I’ve never tried monkey bread. I find it very tempting, but for some reason, I also have this notion in my head that it is going to be too sweet for me to enjoy. You’re glowing review is making me want to try it though!

  • Oh my gosh – dump and push start dessert?! I’m SO in. I just got an instant pot so I can’t wait to try this! We’re having a party this weekend – it may have to be my inaugural instant pot dessert!!

  • Can you believe that I’ve never had monkey bread? I love how versatile the instant pot is though- how fun that you can bake in it! I’ll have to try this out 😀

  • I can see why you’d be addicted and call it “crack” bread. Looks divine. I’ve only made savory food in my instapot. I guess it’s time to try something sweet and I’m going to start with this!!

  • I love monkey bread but I had no idea that you could make it in the instant pot! What a fantastic idea. It’s great for dessert, and we also love to have monkey bread on a weekend morning with a cup of coffee. Using the IP will make it SO easy to have a weekend treat. Can’t wait to try!

  • All you had to say bread and you had me on board. I don’t have an instant pot but I wish I did. What a great idea especially if your oven is in use making other things. I’d love some of these rolls right now or in the morning with my cup of coffee.

  • Heck yes. Echoing a comment above, with coffee? This would be unreal. I mean, I’m sure it is on it’s own anyway. But there’s just something about that warm chaser. I bet it makes the kitchen smell amazing, too!

  • I’m planning on making this dessert tonight. What kind of pan do you recommend using? I have a 7” springform pan or 6.5” cake pan.

    • I used a7-inch Fat Daddio pan. I think you could use either of yours. If you use the springform pan I would cover just the bottom with foil.

  • 1 star
    I tried this tonight. Followed directions exactly. Outside 1” was baked, inside was raw. dough. Tossed it. Super disappointed I used a 5” Fat Daddio cake pan.
    Any suggestions so it cooks through?? Longer cooking time? Only use 1 roll of biscuits? I really want to make this work!!

    • Jestine, sorry to hear that! You do need to use the more standard 7-inch Fat Daddio pan. If you don’t have that then, yes I would test one can of biscuits, and half the other ingredients. I might stick with the original cook time, but know I might have to tweak it a little. I really hope it works out better for you the next time you try it! 🙂

  • 5 stars
    Easy to make in the instant pot and no burned edges! One thing I would definitely do the next time is to invert the PSN immediately after taking out of the pot. And let it rest upside down for the 29 mins before serving. Maybe invert on a oven safe tray and broil in the oven for 2 mins to caramelize the sugar. But don’t burn!

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