A few months ago I made my first batch of vegan monkey bread ever. Actually, I made my first batch of monkey bread ever (vegan or not).
It was basically by luck that I stumbled across accidentally vegan refrigerated biscuit mix, but because I don’t like to rely on those types of things I decided to try a dinner version of monkey bread with my own dough mix.
And because I’ve got a lot of crock pot soups and dinners in your future, I figured it’d be rude not to provide you with this uber delicious vegan cheesy garlic pull apart bread … courtesy of your crock pot.
So this recipe CAN be done if you can get your hands on three small canisters of vegan refrigerated biscuit dough, but if you’ve got some extra time, just give this homemade version a whirl.
Vegan Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Bread
3.5 cups all purpose flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup vegetable shortening
1 1/4 cup almond milk
1 stick vegan butter (any kind will do)
2 TBS minced garlic (more or less to taste)
1/2 cup vegan parmesan (I used Galaxy Foods Vegan Sprinkles)
1 TBS Italian seasoning
Mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in vegetable shortening until the mixture is coarse crumbles. Stir in milk and knead for three to five minutes. Roll into 1/2 inch thick dough and then using a cookie cutter or knife, break off 50-cent sized pieces of dough. Coat your crock pot with cooking spray and then align the pieces along your crock pot. My crock pot is a biggie, so I don’t really have to layer very many of these pieces. If you do, it’s not a big deal, just add 30-60 minutes to your cooking time.
Once the pieces are layered, take a stick of butter and melt it in your microwave. Add the minced garlic into melted butter and pour over your dough mixture in the crock pot. Top with parmesan cheese (feel free to add more or less to taste) and Italian seasoning.
Cook on high for three hours or until the edges and top of the bread is golden brown. (It took my crock pot about two hours and 45 minutes, but a friend who has a smaller one needed almost four hours).