Garlic bread or cheesy garlic pull-apart bread rolls, also known as monkey bread is a great side dish for any meal or event. Everyone loves these warm tender cheesy flavorful garlic bread made in the bread machine.
I had made these bread machine garlic bread rolls for a get together with several of my friend and family and everyone including kids loved it and craved for more!
This bread machine garlic bread recipe requires only a few basic ingredients, easily available in the pantry. All-purpose flour or bread flour, sugar, salt, yeast, Italian seasoning, and oil are what you will need.
The main ingredient is fresh garlic cloves and rosemary which gives a delicious flavor and mesmerizing aroma when the pull-apart rolls are baked. Your house will smell so good!
A mixture of salted butter, fresh or dry rosemary and chopped garlic is applied along with a lot of mozzarella cheese. You can also add some pepper jack to add a little spice.
A bread maker simplifies the job to make these soft, cheesy garlic bread to a great extent as it takes care of the mixing, kneading, and getting the dough through its first rise once the ingredients are put in the right order. Read more about how to make perfect dough using a bread machine.
Depending on your bread machine, put the wet and dry ingredients in the pan of the bread machine based on the manufacturer's instructions. I have added water, oil, sugar, salt, Italian seasoning, bread machine flour, and instant yeast.
Start the dough cycle and allow the ingredients to mix and knead. While the dough is going through the rising phase, make a mixture of melted butter, finely chopped garlic, and fresh rosemary twigs.
Once the dough cycle is complete, remove the pan and place the dough on a lightly floured surface. Divide it using a pizza cutter into smaller balls of about an inch in diameter and place them in a baking tray allowing some space between them to rise.
Coat the balls with butter and garlic and spread some cheese of your choice and allow it to rise for the final time for about 90 minutes in a warm place like an oven.
Once the balls get the final rise, bake them in a preheated oven at 350 deg F for about 20 mins. They can be served as is or with some marinara sauce.
Pull-apart garlic bread is a great addition to the dinner table and is devoured by kids. They are best served with a bowl of hot soup or pasta dish.
These delicious garlic bread rolls can also be served as a starter or a side dish with some marinara sauce for dipping.
This bread machine garlic bread is very easy to make and uses only a few ingredients. There are a few substitutions that can work well in case you do not have all the ingredients.
- All-purpose flour - instead of bread flour, you can use all-purpose flour.
- Yeast - Instant yeast or bread machine yeast works fine in the bread machine. You can read more on which yeast to use in a bread machine.
- Herbs - Instead of fresh rosemary, fresh or dried herbs like sage, oregano, parsley, and thyme, or Italian seasoning can be used. You can also use garlic powder instead of fresh garlic cloves.
I have made this garlic bread in the 2 lb. Hamilton Beach Artisan bread maker using the dough cycle. This recipe should work well in any bread machine as all the machines have the dough cycle.
Once you remove the dough and shape them into monkey bread and allow it to go through the final rise, you will bake the bread in the convection oven.
Garlic bread can be stored at room temperature for 2-3 days. It is best to keep it in an air-tight container.
You can also store the bread for a longer time in the freezer in a freezer-safe container. When you need them, just reheat them in the microwave or in the oven at 350°F for about 5 minutes.
- Measuring the flour with a measuring cup can give inconsistent results as the cup can be tightly packed while scooping the flour. So it is best to weigh the flour for a consistent result.
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Bread Machine Garlic Bread
- Convection Oven
- Baking tray (15 by 11 inch)
For the dough
- 420 grams Bread Flour (3 ½ cup, sifted, or all-purpose flour)
- 2 tablespoon Organic cane sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoon oil
- 7 grams Instant Yeast or Bread Machine yeast (2 ¼ tsp)
- 1 cup water (warm 30 seconds in microwave, 85 deg F)
For the toppings
- 4 tablespoon salted butter (melted)
- 4 tablespoon garlic (finely chopped)
- 1 cup shredded cheese (mozerella, pepper jack or your choice)
- 1 teaspoon rosemary
Making dough in bread machine
- Based on the type of the bread Machine, add the ingredients (water, salt, sugar, oil, bread flour, yeast) in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select the "Dough" cycle.
- While the dough is getting ready, mix the butter, garlic and rosemary in a bowl.
- Once the "Dough" cycle is complete, the dough will be through its first rise.
- Take the dough out from the bread machine.
Shaping the dough
- Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 30 seconds.
- Divide the dough into small pieces and make small balls about an inch in size and place in a baking tray. Space them about 1 cm apart as they will rise.
- Apply the butter garlic and rosemary mix on the balls with the help of a basting brush ensuring the balls are coated well with butter and garlic.
- Sprinkle the shredded cheese on the balls and between the gaps.
- Cover the baking tray with another tray for about 90 mins. Optionally you can keep the tray in the oven and turn the oven on "Warm" mode only for 5 minutes and then let them rise for 90 minutes in the oven.
Baking in oven
- Once the balls have risen, take the tray out from the oven and preheat the oven to 350° F.
- Bake the rolls for about 20 mins at 350° F.
- The cheesy garlic pull apart rolls are ready once the melted cheese and the rolls turn golden brown in color.
- To ensure the dough is made well, please refer to my blog on how to make the perfect dough for bread in a bread machine.
- Learn more about which yeast to use in a bread machine.
- It is best to weigh the flour using a food scale for best and consistent results.
- Dough can also be kneaded in a stand mixer and then proved in the instant pot or oven for about 1 hour before shaping into rolls.
- Check out this post for detailed instructions on how to knead dough in stand mixer and proof it in the instant pot.
- Follow the remaining steps starting from "shaping the dough"
The taste and ease of the recipe is 5 star worthy. I did cut back a lot on the garlic, but the rolls were light and fluffy and so delicious. I gave it 4 stars bc I would like to know how many rolls it should make, not how many people it serves. I ended up using a 9x13 pan. I think this is because I sifted the bread flour and it may already have been sifted by the manufacturer. But other than that I would recommend it. They were worth making and I will make again.
Alpa Jain says
I am glad you enjoyed the recipe. The recipe would make about 60-65 rolls if you made about an inch size balls. I have updated the size of the baking tray I use to make the recipe, hopefully, that will help.
Victoria L says
I’ve tried making this twice per the instructions with my bread machine and it never turns out like the photo. It is dry, dense and crumbly
Alpa Jain says
Sorry to hear that. It is a little surprising that it turns out dry and crumbly. Are you weighing the flour? Is the dough soft enough after the cycle is complete? Did you let it rise after putting in the cheese and applying butter?
Linda Woehler says
I love this basic dough recipe! Used light olive oil. Cool Fact, this recipe can be altered to make sweet monkey bread, by replacing the cheese with Cinnamon, Sugar, and Nuts. 1/2 C sugar and cinnamon mix and 1/2 cup nuts.
Also also made a cheese stuffed bread with this dough that was amazing.
Alpa Jain says
Glad you liked the recipe.
Made these for the first time last night for part of a Birthday dinner and they stole the show ! Everybody and no exaggeration when I say that everybody LOVED them. There were a couple I set aside for myself for the next day and they were almost as good the following day. My mouth is watering thinking about them. Thanks
Alpa Jain says
Glad to know everyone loved the rolls. Thankyou for the feedback 🙂
Soft and easy to prepare, but I find the bread a tad sweet, how can I make it less sweet?
Alpa Jain says
If you find it a bit sweet, you can add half the amount of sugar the recipe calls for and give it a try.
Hope this helps.
Megan Rivera says
Yum!!!! I made these a couple of hours ago, they came out perfect! So soft and flavorful! I ended up using shredded Colby jack cheese, and chives instead of Rosemary (since that was what I had on hand and it was a last minute recipe). But wow, I am so impressed, these will be a staple in my house from now on 🙂 thanks so much!!!
Alpa Jain says
Thankyou for the feedback. Glad you liked it.
Love this recipe. It comes out so well.
Alpa Jain says
Thankyou Shipra. Glad you liked it
Jacqueline Debono says
I love garlic bread but have never tried making homemade bread rolls. You make it look pretty easy and the fact that these rolls have garlic and cheese makes them even more appetizing! Great recipe!
Super easy to make and was delicious at the same time! Thank you for sharing this
Jere Cassidy says
This is a great alternative to making garlic bread, this will be so much better. I need to get my bread machine out again.
I love cheesy garlic bread. Perfect to eat this with pasta.
This sounds absolutely divine! I'm going to have to see if I can make this with coconut flour.
I finally found a version of this with homemade bread! So glad to find this and not one with premade biscuit dough - so much better when the bread bites are cheesy and homemade
Good preparation and a tasty one! Nice! Waiting for your new recipe 👍