I never would have thought that within the last year, Gigi Hadid would have become a huge inspiration for me in the kitchen, but here we are! And for the record, I’m totally glad I found her recipes on Instagram. After trying her spicy vodka pasta sauce (which hits it out of the park, in my opinion), I figured her homemade monkey bread would have to be just as good. And I was right — it’s mouth-watering delicious. Actually, it’s the best monkey bread I’ve ever had, and I like to consider myself a breakfast-dessert connoisseur.
Gigi keeps most shared recipes saved to her “From My Kitchen” Instagram highlight, so if you do forget to screenshot in real-time, she’s got you covered. As someone who bakes frequently, I already had most of the ingredients on hand, biscuits being the exception. One thing I will stress: double-check you buy buttermilk biscuits and not flaky biscuits or else your monkey bread will be a crumbled flaky mess out of the oven. I didn’t make any modifications to Gigi’s recipe, though I was a bit apprehensive about the amount of liquid from the brown sugar glaze; but I trusted the process, and damn, is Gigi onto something here! If you’re looking to win over your loved ones with a stellar dish, or craving something warm, gooey, and extra sweet, I cannot recommend Gigi’s recipe enough.
In the gallery ahead, see how I made Gigi’s homemade monkey bread from my own kitchen.