Healthy monkey bread recipe an easy refined sugar free take on a classic, sweetened with fruit perfect kid friendly snack

Healthy Monkey Bread Recipe




Yield 1 Pull apart loaf



  1. Mix the yoghurt and flour for the dough, it will come together into a ball with a bit of mixing
  2. Knead the dough for 5 mins on a floured board (I use standard flour for kneading rather than wholemeal)
  3. Roll the dough into a rough rectangle (similar to an A4 piece of paper, dough should be approx 0.5-1cm thick
  4. Place the rectangle so that the long edges are parallel with you
  5. Spread the peanut butter on the dough, leaving approx 2 inches along one edge (the long edge furthest away from you)
  6. In a blender purée the bananas, dates and cinnamon
  7. Spread the banana mixture over the peanut butter
  8. Now roll the dough so that you create a long pinwheel sausage filled with the banana filling.
  9. Slice the sausage into 1.5-2cm thick slices
  10. Place these into a baking paper lined dish. You want the pinwheels to be touching each other but for the dish to not be completely packed
  11. Bake at 180 degrees Celsius (360 Fahrenheit) for 15-20 minutes or until golden
  12. Leave to cool
  13. Serve, it is lovely to serve slightly warm


If you wish to 'glaze' the monkey bread so that it is slightly more decadent 

  • Finely chop 5-10g butter, mix with 1Tbsp of soft brown sugar, when there are 5 minutes of cooking time to go, sprinkle this butter/sugar mix over the monkey bread. 

This glaze is not necessary, but sometimes I do it if we are having guests

If you need nut free you can leave out the peanut butter

Finely chopped nuts such as walnuts can also substitute the peanut butter


Courses Baking

Recipe by My Kids Lick The Bowl at