Monkey Bread Muffins

Friday, April 5, 2013

Breakfasts around here in the mornings are pretty relaxed. I have 4 kids, two being teenagers, and they wake up at different times during the morning ( and sometimes afternoon) . I try to have granola and yogurt available every morning. I wake up at 5am , and that is what I eat, before the house starts to wake. Eggs , bacon and sausage are usually reserved for the weekends. I do make waffles and pancakes once a week and freeze them for the boys to pop in the microwave if they are hungry. I have posted before about monkey bread . Loved by all. I usually make it in a bundt pan, but recently  have been popping the bread dough into muffin cups. I think I prefer the muffins. The kids can grab one and go. They get so big and fluffy in the oven.And what kid doesn't like gooey , cinnamon goodness first thing in the morning? I made 16 of these huge muffins for breakfast, and by dinner, there was one left. Someone graciously left the very last one for my husband to enjoy when he got home from work! This recipe makes 12 muffins, but I always make 9, and add a few more biscuit pieces to the tops, to make them big , fluffy and oversized.

Monkey Bread Muffins
3 tubes buttermilk biscuits, each biscuit cut into fourths
3/4 cup sugar
1 T cinnamon
1 stick butter,melted

Preheat oven to 375. Spray a muffin tin generously with cooking spray ( the muffins will spill over, and the cinnamon-sugar mixture will be sticky.)

Take @10 balls of dough, and place each ball into cinnamon sugar mixture and place in the muffin cup. Repeat with remaining dough balls.

When you have filled the muffin cups with the cinnamon sugar coated balls, add the leftover cinnamon sugar mixture into the melted butter. Mix well. (it will be a thick mixture) 

Spoon about 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon sugar butter over each muffin top and spread out .

Bake in a 375 degree oven for 13-15 minutes, or until the bread is cooked through. (it should bounce back when touched)

Let cool in muffin pan for about a minute, then cool on wire rack.

******Here is an alternative preperation method from a reader cshrull :
We dip the dough pieces in butter and then roll in the sugar mix. Makes the pull apart easier and makes the sugar stick better!


  1. We dip the dough pieces in butter and then roll in the sugar mix. Makes the pull apart easier and makes the sugar stick better!

    1. I have done it this way too. Both work for me. I will add this version to the recipe to give an alternate preperation method. Thank you for stopping by! Have a great weekend.~Liz