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Monkey Bread Muffins

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Enjoy everyone's favorite breakfast treat in muffin form, you won't be able to resist these easy, delicious monkey bread muffins.
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  1. Monkey Bread Muffins Ingredients
  2. How To Make This Monkey Bread Muffins Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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You’re going to want to inhale our easy monkey bread muffins. These soft pull-apart biscuits come out of the oven bubbling and full of all the ooey-gooey deliciousness of the original monkey bread baked into individual servings.

close up shot of Monkey Bread Muffins topped with glaze in a muffin pan

Monkey Bread Muffins Ingredients

You’ll need:

For the Muffins

  • 2 cans of prepared country-style biscuits
  • ½ cup of white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup of butter, melted

For the Homemade Glaze

  • ¾ cup icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of milk

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

MIX-INS: Other popular items to add to your muffins before baking are cream cheese, apple pieces, or caramel sauce. They are all amazing options. You can definitely get creative with your monkey bread muffin recipe.

CANNED BISCUITS: You can also use other canned biscuits instead of country-style ones. As long as you have biscuit dough, this recipe will turn out delicious. Try cinnamon roll dough or any other biscuits you have on hand.

CHOCOLATE CHIPS: Add a sprinkle of chocolate chips on top of your biscuits before baking for a melted chocolate topping on your biscuits.

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How To Make This Monkey Bread Muffins Recipe

OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS

You can even do the prep the night before. Do all the steps except the baking and then cover the pan of goodness with plastic wrap and refrigerate until you’re ready to put it in the oven.

STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a muffin pan well with cooking spray.

PRO TIP:

It is really important that you spray the bottom of the muffin pan really, really well so that none of the deliciousness sticks to the pan.

STEP TWO: In a medium bowl, mix together the cinnamon and sugar. Set it aside.

cinnamon and sugar added to a bowl

STEP THREE: Take the prepared biscuit dough out of the package and cut each biscuit into six smaller equal pieces.

PRO TIP:

A pair of kitchen shears or a pizza cutter makes it easy to cut the dough into pieces. Spray with a bit of cooking spray first so that the sticky dough doesn’t stick to the cutter.

STEP FOUR: Once cut, toss gently in the cinnamon sugar mix until completely coated.

biscuit pieces tossed in the cinnamon sugar mixture

STEP FIVE: Press the biscuit pieces of the cinnamon sugar-coated dough into a greased muffin pan. Be careful to not overfill as the biscuits will rise significantly.

biscuit pieces placed in a muffin pan

STEP SIX: Add the melted butter to the remaining cinnamon-sugar mixture and stir to combine well.

cinnamon sugar mixture added to melted butter

STEP SEVEN: Once mixed, spoon 2 to 3 tablespoons of the butter mixture onto each muffin.

PRO TIP:

Do NOT overfill with the butter mixture.

STEP EIGHT: Bake the muffins in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until they are cooked through.

PRO TIP:

Place foil or a cookie sheet at the bottom of your oven to catch any boilover of the sugar/cinnamon mixture so you don’t end up with a mess at the bottom of your oven.

Monkey Bread Muffins after being baked in a muffin pan

STEP NINE: For the icing, mix together the sugar and milk and when the muffins are finished, drizzle the icing over the top of the muffins.

muffins drizzled with glaze in a muffin pan

How To Serve

For a busy morning, these perfect monkey bread muffins are sure to become a favorite baked good. An alternative to breakfast is to serve these as a fun treat for dessert. Top individual servings with a drizzle of caramel sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

While you’re at it, you’re also going to want to check out our delicious recipes for peanut butter monkey bread or our incredible cinnamon roll monkey bread.

Storage

ON THE COUNTER: Store leftover muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a day.

IN THE FRIDGE: Store monkey bread muffins in the fridge for up to four days.

IN THE FREEZER: Store muffins in a freezer bag for up to three months. Let thaw and warm muffins in the microwave to make them nice and gooey again.

close up shot of Monkey Bread Muffins topped with glaze on a plate

I especially love making muffins, because they tend to be really easy to throw together with only a handful of simple ingredients the very morning I’m going to serve them. The smell fills the house instantly and I can enjoy the aroma while I sip my coffee.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I freeze monkey bread muffins?

This easy breakfast recipe can be kept in the freezer for up to three months.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

This is a great recipe to make ahead of time. You can prepare the recipe up to the baking stage the night before and then pop it in the oven the next morning when you are ready to serve it.

What is monkey bread?

Classic monkey bread is made when small pieces of dough are coated in a sugary cinnamon mixture and then baked. After baking, the soft dough pieces are easily ripped off to be enjoyed.

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Monkey Bread Muffins

5 from 4 votes
Enjoy everyone's favorite breakfast treat in muffin form, you won't be able to resist these easy, delicious monkey bread muffins.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 9

Ingredients
  

Monkey Bread

  • 2 cans country-style biscuits
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup butter, melted

Glaze

  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a muffin pan with cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the cinnamon and sugar. Set it aside.
  • Take the prepared biscuit dough out of the package and cut each biscuit into six smaller pieces.
  • Once cut, toss gently in the cinnamon sugar mix until completely coated.
  • Press the pieces of the cinnamon sugar-coated dough into a greased muffin tin. Be careful to not overfill as the biscuits will rise significantly.
  • Next, add the melted butter to the remaining cinnamon sugar mixture and stir to combine well. Once mixed, spoon 2 to 3 tablespoons of the mixture onto each muffin.
  • Bake the muffins for 20 minutes or until they are cooked through.
  • For the icing, mix together the sugar and milk and when the muffins are finished, drizzle the icing over the cooled muffins.

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Notes

  • You can even do the prep the night before. Do all the steps except the baking and then cover the pan of goodness with plastic wrap and refrigerate until you’re ready to put it in the oven.
  • It is really important that you spray the bottom of the muffin pan really, really well so that none of the deliciousness sticks to the pan.
  • A pair of kitchen shears or a pizza cutter makes it easy to cut the dough into pieces. Spray with a bit of cooking spray first so that the sticky dough doesn’t stick to the cutter.
  • Do NOT overfill with the butter mixture.
  • Place foil or a cookie sheet at the bottom of your oven to catch any boilover of the sugar/cinnamon mixture so you don’t end up with a mess at the bottom of your oven.

Nutrition

Sodium: 1050mg | Calcium: 67mg | Vitamin C: 1mg | Vitamin A: 325IU | Sugar: 25g | Fiber: 2g | Potassium: 242mg | Cholesterol: 29mg | Calories: 551kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Fat: 27g | Protein: 7g | Carbohydrates: 72g | Iron: 3mg
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  1. gail says

    I’ve never made Monkey Bread, but I think that the muffin style is what I’d prefer to make someday. In all honesty, I’ve only eaten it once. what?! yep, it’s sad but true.

    Featuring your recipe next week on Talk of the Town, thanks for sharing with us!

    pinning!

    gail

  2. Jerri Watts says

    I just recently made pizza monkey bread, it was awesome. I’m looking to make apple monkey bread

  3. Landon Evans says

    Is this recipe (says 9 servings) designed for a 6 slot muffin pan as shown in your YouTube video?

    I’m going to attempt to make for 14 people this weekend (and want MORE than enough) so I’m trying to figure out how to proportion for two 12 slot muffin pans (24 muffins).

    • Layne Henderson says

      The recipe measurements in the recipe card will make 9 muffins, so you’ll want to adjust those accordingly 🙂 It sounds like you might need to triple the recipe. I hope your whole gang enjoys!

  4. Teri says

    5 stars
    These are soooo delicious!!!! I will NEVER have cinnamon rolls ever again!! My husband, 2 and 3 year olds LOVE these! I’ve made these several times!

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