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Pumpkin Pull Apart Monkey Bread with Maple Glaze

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This makes the perfect breakfast on a chilly morning or a sweet treat for dessert on a cool evening! Who else is excited for fall?

Ingredients

  • FOR THE DOUGH:
  • ¼ cups Warm Milk
  • ¼ cups Warm Water
  • 1-½ teaspoon Active Dry Yeast
  • ¼ cups Granulated Sugar
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 whole Egg, Beaten
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter, Melted And Cooled
  • ⅔ cups Plain Pumpkin Puree
  • ¼ teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoons Ground Nutmeg
  • 3 cups Bread Flour (give Or Take 1/2 Cup)
  • FOR THE COATING:
  • ¾ cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1-½ teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • ⅓ cups Melted Butter
  • FOR THE GLAZE:
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons Half-and-half
  • ⅛ teaspoons Vanilla Extract

Preparation

In a large stand mixer bowl, with mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment, stir milk, water, yeast and sugar together. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes to proof the yeast. If mixture is foamy, then you can continue. (If nothing happens, then odds are your yeast is no good, or you killed it with hot water and milk! Try to get your water and milk to be warm to the touch, like baby bath water.)

Stir in salt, egg, butter, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, and half of the flour and mix. With mixer on, pour in remaining flour bit by bit until dough pulls away from the sides and is sticky but when touched doesn’t really stick to your hands. (For me, that was 2 tablespoons shy of 3 cups of flour.) Once you reach this stage, turn mixer on for 4-5 minutes to knead the dough.

Then, lightly grease the dough and bowl and cover it with a tea towel and allow dough to rise for 1 hour. Stick it somewhere warm and draft-free.

Lightly grease a bundt or angel food cake* pan with non stick cooking spray and set aside.

Create a coating station by placing sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl and melting the butter in another bowl. Set both bowl near your work surface. Punch down dough and remove it from bowl to your work station. Cut dough into small pieces about 1 tablespoon in size. Roll in butter, coat in cinnamon sugar and place into the prepared pan. Repeat until no dough remains. If there is extra butter or sugar, pour it over the top of the dough pieces in the pan. Cover pan with plastic wrap and let it rise another hour in a warm spot in your kitchen.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

When it’s finished rising, bake monkey bread for 25 minutes or until the top begins to brown slightly. Remove from oven and cool for 20 minutes.

While monkey bread is cooling, prepare glaze by mixing powdered sugar, maple syrup, half-and-half and vanilla together in a small bowl until smooth.

Remove warm pull apart pieces onto a serving dish and drizzle with glaze. Serve warm.

*I used an angel food cake pan that had a removable bottom and some of the butter and sugar mixture leaked out of the bottom and made a mess of my oven! If you are going to use a similar pan, make sure to place the pan on a baking sheet, or wrap the bottom of the pan with foil.

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lesia on 9.21.2011

I’m going to try and make the dough at night and put it in the fridge overnight, then put it together in the morning and let it rise before I bake it. (I’m just too lazy to get up early enough to make this for breakfast) I’ll let you know if it turns out ok.

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theawkwardbaker on 9.21.2011

Oh my. I might not be able to fit into my skinny jeans after making this…But I might just be okay with that, given how delicious this looks!

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Laurie {Simply Scratch} on 9.21.2011

<3 this!

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jmacom on 9.26.2011

I made this for breakfast this past Saturday. It was amazing! The kind of breakfast that you have to “just walk away” or else you will eat the WHOLE thing!

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lesia on 9.25.2011

I made the dough the night before and refrigerated it, rolled it out and let it rise the next morning and it worked out fine. I had to cook mine 5-10 min longer than the recipe called for but it turned out great. We love all things pumpkin!

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kimjk on 9.22.2011

Amazing! I threw everything in the bread machine. Divided the risen dough into 32 pieces. I had to use more butter and sugar/cinnamon mixture to coat everything. Made them in a bundt pan. They looked and tasted spectacular especially warm. This is a keeper!

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