Monkey Bread Muffins

Posted: March 19

Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

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The ultimate in tear-and-share bread with double the share. Monkey Bread Muffins have the cinnamon sugar sweetness and richness of their full-sized brethren with the same flaky pull apart texture. Monkey Bread Muffins also offer a sweet glaze for extra indulgence. Grab these for a sweet breakfast on the go, but make sure you grab napkins as well!


• 2 cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour • 3 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup granulated sugar, divided • 1 tablespoon baking powder • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1/2 cup buttermilk • 1/3 cup milk • 1/3 cup + 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, separated and melted • 3/4 cup firmly packed light-brown sugar • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon • 1/2 cup powdered sugar • 1 tablespoon milk


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

Butter a 12-cup muffin tin.

Step 3

Using a large bowl add together the flour, the 3 tablespoons of the granulated sugar, the baking powder, and the salt with a whisk.

Step 4

Pour in the buttermilk, milk, and the 1/3 cup of the melted butter into the flour mixture, mixing with a fork or clean hands.

Step 5

Pour the remaining 1/2 cup of the granulated sugar into a medium sized container with a lid.

Step 6

Scoop out the dough a teaspoon at a time and then drop it into the container with the sugar in an even layer, working in intervals.

Step 7

Cover the container and shake it to coat the balls evenly.

Step 8

Drop in 6 of the dough balls into each muffin cup. Repeat this process until all of the muffin cups are filled.

Step 9

Add together the remaining 6 tablespoons of the melted butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon using a whisk until it is well combined.

Step 10

Pour in around 1 tablespoon of the brown sugar mixture over each muffin.

Step 11

Put the muffin tin onto a cookie sheet.

Step 12

Bake until golden brown, about 18-19 minutes. Let the muffins cool for around 5 minutes in the muffin tin before transfering the muffins to a cooling rack.

Step 13

Using a medium mixing bowl, add together the powdered sugar and the milk using a whisk, mixing until it is well blended.

Step 14

Pour the icing mixture into a piping bag or resealable bag and drizzle the glaze over each muffin.

Step 15


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