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Skillet Monkey Bread with Cream Cheeze Drizzle

This monkey bread skillet is ridiculously good, we promise everyone will be amazed.
5 from 1 vote


For the bread

  • 1/4 cup warm water + 2 tsp instant rise yeast
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup warm milk we prefer soy
  • 2 tbsp melted vegan butter
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • Extra vegan butter for greasing the skillet

For the cinnamon sugar

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

For the caramel

  • 1/2 cup vegan butter 1 stick
  • 1/2 cup vegan nondairy creamer we prefer soy
  • 1 cup brown sugar

For the cream cheeze drizzle

  • 1/4 cup vegan butter 1/2 stick
  • 1/4 cup vegan cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp nondairy milk
  • splash vanilla extract


  • Place warm water in a small bowl with 1tsp of the sugar. Pour the yeast over top. Let sit for ~10 minutes (Make sure your water isn’t too hot – it will deactivate the yeast).
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the yeast mixture, the rest of the sugar, the milk, and the melted butter. Whisk together.
  • Add the flour and salt and mix together.
  • Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and flip around so it is completely coated in oil.
  • Place a damp towel over top and set in a warm place for an hour or so, until doubled.
  • Once doubled, deflate the dough and kneed in a little flour until it’s only slightly sticky.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the cinnamon and sugar.
  • Grease the skillet with vegan butter.
  • Take little balls of the dough and coat them in the cinnamon sugar. Place each in the skillet so that they are touching. They should cover the whole skillet.
  • Cover tightly with plastic wrap and let rise again until doubled – I did this overnight, but you should get similar results if you allow this to rise for about an hour.
  • Once it is doubled (or close), preheat the oven to 350°F. Make the caramel.
  • In a saucepan over medium-high heat, place the butter, brown sugar, and creamer. Heat until the butter melts, then turn up the heat until it begins to boil, continually mixing.
  • Allow to boil for a couple minutes while mixing, then turn off heat.
  • Pour the caramel over all of the pieces.
  • Cook for 25-30mins, until golden brown.
  • Make the cream cheeze drizzle by combining all the ingredients. Microwave for a few seconds to make melty before drizzling.
  • Once the monkey bread is out of the oven and has cooled for a few minutes, pour the drizzle and dig in!