Single-Serve Monkey Bread

I have always wondered where the term “Monkey Bread” came from so I did a little research because it was driving me bananas! It comes from the pastry being a finger-food and the consumer would pick apart the bread in a similar way a monkey would! Interesting, right? Well I have a recipe for you that doesn’t require silverware and doesn’t require sharing with anyone!

This single-serve monkey bread uses the same ingredients as my cinnamon roll but just in a different form! It combines the ease of 2-ingredient dough with the sweet taste of cinnamon sugar! I promise you are going to want to make this as soon as possible!


  • 1/2 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp sugar (I used Whole Earth allulose baking blend which can be substituted 1:1 for regular sugar)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp melted coconut oil


  • Pre-heat oven to 350F
  • In a medium sized bowl combine flour and greek yogurt until a dough forms
  • Place dough on floured surface and sprinkle flour on the dough as well
  • Knead a couple times and form into a ball
  • Take a marble-sized chunk from the dough and roll into a small ball
  • Repeat this process until all the dough has been formed into small balls
  • In a small bowl add sugar and cinnamon and mix until combined
  • Take the dough balls and roll them in the cinnamon sugar mixture until fully coated
  • Spray an 8 oz ramekin with nonstick cooking spray and place dough ball into ramekin
  • Take the melted coconut oil and add it to the remaining cinnamon sugar, mix and pour over the dough
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until dough is completely cooked


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