To make monkey bread from scratch, begin by making the dough. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together 1 packet active dry yeast, 1/2 cup warm water, 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil, 1/4 cup white sugar, and 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour.
Knead the dough together until it has a soft consistency then set it aside to rise for at least one hour. Once the dough has doubled in size, pull it into 1-inch pieces and roll each piece into a ball. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup white sugar, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, and 1/6 teaspoon of salt.
Dip each ball of dough into melted butter and then roll it in the cinnamon-sugar mixture before placing it in a greased bundt pan. Bake the monkey bread in a 350°F oven for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Enjoy your delicious homemade creation!