Garlic Pull-Apart Bread: Homemade pull-apart garlic bread that is easy and quick to prepare. A foolproof recipe that gives amazingly soft and delicious garlic bread. This one is so so good! Every piece is buttery, soft and garlicky. Once you have a bite, it’s hard to stop eating. Especially, when they are straight out of the oven. So warm and yum! What more do you need to try these out?

My journey with Garlic Bread

I have always loved eating garlic bread. Back when I was in school, we used to get garlic bread along with pizza as a combo. I was not much of a pizza lover. Just the garlic bread was enough for my meal. I was that crazy about it. Somehow, the flavour and aroma of garlic always fascinated me 😀

garlic pull apart bread

A few years later when I started baking, garlic bread was one of the first few recipes that I tried. To be honest, I wasn’t that good at baking bread but still, the garlic bread came out well. Later, I saw a garlic pull-apart bun recipe on Facebook and tried making it. To my surprise, it turned out so good. From then on, my experiment with baking bread has continued. The best part about this [articular bread is, you don’t have to worry much about maintaining a shape. Once the bread is done, you can just tear it apart and munch them happily. So easy, isn’t it?

Reasons to love this lovely bake

garlic bread

Garlicky, buttery, aromatic!

A crowd-friendly recipe and perfect for parties too!

Can be easily torn apart and eaten. So much fun 🙂

Easy ingredients and quick to prepare.

Garlic Pull-Apart bread makes a great dinner! I love serving it with a quick salad or some warm soup. Just perfect for the cold winters. Or, these are perfect for appetizers or party food! I know a lot of people fear baking bread mainly because of YEAST! I can assure you, there is nothing to fear.
This recipe is extremely straightforward and easy to prepare. One warning – The recipe is fairly easy to prepare. But the waiting time is hard. And once done, the bread disappears too quickly. Yet, it’s totally worth the effort 😀

garlic pull apart bread

Points To Note

Use good quality yeast. This plays an important role in getting soft and fluffy bread.

Give enough time for the bread dough to proof and rise. Make sure you place it in a warm place. I live in a country where the weather is mostly cold. So, I place the dough in a mildly preheated oven ( switched off later while placing the dough ) with lights on. This helps in the dough rising well.

Make sure to use enough amount of garlic to get a good flavour in the bread.

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Now, what are you waiting for? Stop drooling. Drop what you’re doing. Go ahead and try this amazing bread.


Garlic Pull – Apart Bread

Easy, pillow soft , flavourful pull apart bread flavoured with loads of garlic , cilantro and spices.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Resting time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Baked, Snack
Keyword: easy garlic bread, garlic bread, garlic pull apart bread, pull apart bread, pull apart bun
Author: Gayathri Vijayakumar


For the bread dough

  • 2 tsp active dried yeast or instant yeast
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt

For the garlic butter

  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 10 cloves garlic grated, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp cilantro/parsley finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp oregano optional


  • Take milk and water in a bowl or jug. Heat it for a minute or until its lukewarm. If you put your finger inside, it should be bearable. But it should be too hot to keep the finger for more than 5 seconds.
  • Add sugar and yeast to the bowl. Let it rest till the mixture turns frothy. It takes a few minutes.
  • In a bowl/stand mixer bowl, add salt and all purpose flour.
  • Add in the frothy yeast mixture and beat the dough with a dough hook or knead it with hand for 5-10 minutes till the dough is smooth and non sticky.
    garlic pull apart bread
  • Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and wrap with a cling film. Keep it in a warm place till dough doubles.
  • To make the garlic mixture, add butter to a bowl. Melt the butter and add in the rest of the ingredients to the bowl. Give a good mix and keep aside.
  • Once the dough doubles, punch the dough down. Make equal sized balls.
  • Grease a loaf pan / baking pan and keep it ready.
  • Dip each dough ball into the garlic mixture and place it in the loaf pan. Repeat with all balls.
  • Cover and rest for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Bake for 30-40 minutes till the top of the bread turns brown.
  • Brush some melted butter on top of the bread once its out of the oven. This softens the crust.
  • Let it cool to room temperature. Serve.


Store in an airtight container for 2 days at room temperature. 
Adjust garlic, spices to your taste. 
Replace all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour if you prefer. The texture of the bread will differ. 
Make sure the milk and water mixture is at the right temperature. If it’s too hot, the yeast may get killed. If it’s not hot enough, the yeast may not get activated. 
Keep a close watch after 30 minutes of baking. Don’t let it brown too much or let it burn.