What Other Kind of Pans Can I Use to Make Monkey Bread?

By Dana Poblete

The classic monkey bread recipe calls for a bundt cake pan to create a donut-shaped cake that's easy to pull apart. But if you don't have a bundt pan, others can work just as well. Here are some options.

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Pie Pan

You can use a pie pan, but the monkey bread may need a little longer in the oven to thoroughly cook the center. Keep an eye on it while baking.

Square Cake Pan

A square cake pan deviates greatly from the traditional shape of monkey bread, but it works. Just like with a circular pie pan, you must monitor the center of the bread to ensure it cooks evenly. Also, spreading the dough to cover the bottom of the square pan means the bread will be less thick than monkey bread made in a bundt pan.

Bread Pan

A bread pan can produce a tall loaf of monkey bread, depending on the amount of dough. The center of the bread may sag a little, though. The bread gets a little dense at the center, which causes it to flatten slightly.

Springform Pan

A springform pan is usually round, but can come in other shapes. The sides of the pan separate from the bottom, making it easy to remove the monkey bread without breaking the bread, which is already prone to falling apart easily. Just slide a butter knife around the edges of the pan to separate the bread from the edges. Monitor the cake carefully during the cooking process, as the glaze may leak out.