Monkey Bread

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Monkey Bread 3

Monkey Bread

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Monkey Bread

Swerve and Cinnamon Coating

Monkey Bread

  • ¼ cup milk OR unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar 
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened whey protein powder 
  • 1 cup coconut flour 
  • ½ cup Swerve, Granular 
  • 1 TBS xanthan gum 
  • 1 TBS baking powder 
  • 1/2 tsp salt 
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, cold 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 3 eggs
Maple Pecan Sauce
  • ½ cup unsalted butter 
  • ½ cup Brown Swerve 
  • 2 TBS maple syrup
  • pinch salt 
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup chopped, toasted pecans (350 degrees for 5-7 minutes to
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon 
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Monkey Bread
  1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease a loaf pan with non-stick cooking
    spray or butter. 
  2. In a small bowl, combine 3 TBS Swerve and cinnamon. Whisk to blend, and set aside. 
  3. Combine milk and vinegar in a small measuring cup or bowl; stir and set aside. 
  4. For dough, combine almond flour, coconut flour, protein powder, Swerve, xanthan gum, baking powder and salt; whisk lightly to blend. Cut cold butter into cubes and add to the dry ingredients. Cut in with fork or food processor until flour looks like corn meal.
  5. Add vanilla and eggs, and mix in until well combined. Then add almond milk/vinegar mixture; stir until dough is uniform, and can be rolled into balls. 
  6. Use a cookie scoop or with a tablespoon, roll gently into a ball shape, give each dough ball a good roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture, then place in the prepared pan, filling the pan evenly with dough balls. Sprinkle 2-3 tablespoons of leftover cinnamon/sugar coating over the top of the dough in the baking pan.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Allow Monkey Bread to sit in the baking pan for about 10 minutes before turning it out onto a serving dish or plate. To do this, place the plate upside down on top of the baking pan, and (while wearing oven mitts), quickly turn the plate and baking pan upside down. Your Monkey Bread should release from the pan without a problem. 
  8. Once monkey bread is on serving dish, drizzle with maple pecan sauce and serve immediately.
Maple Pecan Sauce
  1. While Monkey Bread is cooking, make the maple pecan sauce.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Stir in the Brown Swerve, maple syrup, salt, vanilla, cinnamon, and pecans. Stir until the Swerve is dissolved. Set aside.
  3. Once the Monkey Bread has been baked and plated, pour sauce on top of bread.

*Note: you may need to re-heat the sauce a bit so that it is easily pour-able. 

Makes 30 servings.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 ball

Servings 30

Calories 120
Total Fat 10g
Total Saturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 55mg
Total Carbs 14g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 2g
Swerve 8g
Protein 3g
Net Carbs: 2g


  • Carole Scribner

    Where can I find brown Swerve?

    • Swerve

      Hi Carole! We don't have a Brown Swerve product just yet, but you can easily make your own Brown Swerve! For this recipe, simply mix together 2 tsp of molasses and 1/2 cup Swerve, Granular.

  • Shari

    Hi I can not have whey products could I use Raw Protein Powder, vanilla by Garden of Life, as it is vegan gluten free, dairy free, and soy free?

    • Swerve

      Hi Shari, You could definitely substitute your protein powder! Just keep in mind it might slightly change the taste.

  • Sheila Conner

    I only have your confectioners style Swerve, but this calls for granular. What ratio of confectioners can I use? Or should I substitute Erythritol or something else? Thank you! I'm making this for Christmas Day Brunch!!

  • Jakub

    Tried this without the maple syrup just to remove some of the added sugar. Also didn't have unsweetened protein powder so that changed the protein total. I added a little more cinnamon in the sauce since I removed the maple flavoring. Everyone loved it!!! Thank you!

  • Jayme

    Does the net carbs take into account the maple syrup in the maple sauce? Maple Syrup is very high carb. It doesn't make sense to me.

    • Swerve

      Hi Jayme! Yes, the nutrition facts include the Maple Syrup. We are only using 2 tbsp in this recipe, which has 30 servings. So you only get about 1g of carbohydrates from the Maple Syrup per serving. Hope this helps!

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