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Healthy Low-Carb Gluten-Free Monkey Bread (aka Cinnamon Sugar Pull Apart Bread)! No sugar, no butter, no oil, and no white flour, yet it’s soft, moist, and sweet! You’d never know it’s sugar free, low carb, high protein, high fiber, gluten free, and dairy free. Healthy Dessert Recipes at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)
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Healthy Low Carb and Gluten Free Monkey Bread

Servings: 20 pieces
Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time: 28 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
This Low Carb and Gluten Free Monkey Bread is soft, moist, and sweet, it's really hard to believe something that tastes this good could be so good for you.



Cinnamon Sugar Coating:


For the Dough:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the psyllium and yeast.
  • In a stand mixer bowl fitted with a beater-scraper attachment, add the almond milk, applesauce, egg whites, erythritol, butter flavor, vanilla extract, and stevia extract. Turn mixer on medium-low speed.  While mixing, sprinkle in the psyllium/yeast mixture and mix until completely smooth.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl, then mix again.  Mixture should look like thick gravy.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the coconut flour, soy flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Turn the mixer off and dump in the dry ingredients.  Return mixer to medium-low speed and mix until combined.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix on medium speed.  Dough should be very thick, dense, and slightly sticky.
  • Compact the dough as best as you can into the bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Place the bowl in a warm area for 1 hour.

For the Cinnamon Sugar Coating:

  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the granulated erythritol and cinnamon.
  • In a small bowl, add the melted coconut oil.

For the Assembly:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and spray a 7" springform pan** with cooking spray (I also lined mine with a parchment paper circle).
  • Roll the dough into balls (I used an ice cream scooper to portion out the dough so they were all the same size).  Dunk a dough ball in the oil and roll the ball between your palms to spread the oil around the entire surface, then toss inside the cinnamon sugar mixture.  Place the ball inside the prepared pan, and repeat the process with the rest of the dough.
  • Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon sugar into the pan.  Bake for ~28 minutes, or until a nice caramelized crust forms.  Immediately cover the pan with tin foil and let cool for ~30 minutes.
  • Place a heat-proof plate or cutting board over the monkey bread and quickly, but carefully, flip it.  Loosen the springform, keeping it on, but removing the springform base.  Drizzle some Homemade Maple Syrup (or real maple syrup or icing) over the monkey bread and let it soak in a little.  Place a serving plate over the monkey bread and once again, quickly, but carefully, flip it.  Remove the springform and serve warm!

Recipe Notes

**You can also try a brownie pan or cake pan.
Just like storebought pretzels, these are best served immediately after they are made.  Storing isn't recommended.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Low Carb and Gluten Free Monkey Bread
Amount Per Serving (2 pieces)
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4.5g28%
Sodium 270mg12%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 12g50%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
Calcium 150mg15%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Bread & Muffins