Saturday, March 20, 2010

MONKEY BREAD MUFFINS-You will go BANANAS for this Recipe!

My Amazing Carolina Girl BFF knows my current obsession with muffins, and she sent me a recipe last week for MONKEY BREAD muffins. If you have never eaten Monkey Bread, then you don't know what you have been missing! My mom and I used to make Monkey Bread in a Large Bundt Pan when I was little. My brother and I could not stop eating the buttery, cinnamony, deliciousness. It is SO addicting. So, I was totally intrigued with a recipe for Monkey Bread Muffins. You can get the same yumminess except with portion control so you don't eat the whole pan in one sitting :-). But, let me warn you, you may not be able to stop at just one! I made 12 regular shaped muffins instead of 6 jumbo like it says in the recipe. If you want to get really extravagent you can drizzle the tops of your monkey bread muffins with a little icing (just mix 1 cup of confectioners sugar with a tablespoon or two of water and stir then drizzle away). However, the muffins are pretty incredible by themselves, no icing needed. Let your kiddos help make these. I am sure they would enjoy rolling the dough in the cinnamon-sugar mixture (and then licking their fingers when they are done ;-)).

Monkey Bread Muffin Cups
makes 6 jumbo muffins or 12 regular size muffins

2 tubes of biscuit dough (I used pillsbury) (20 biscuits in total)
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
6 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup brown sugar

Spray your muffin tin with non-stick spray. Cut each biscuit into 4ths. So in total you should have 80 little pieces of dough. In a bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon. Dip each piece of dough into the cinnamon-sugar mixture until totally covered. Divide evenly between the 6 or 12 cups. (about 13-14 in each jumbo cup or 5-7 in a regular size cup) In a saucepan boil the butter and brown sugar. Spoon about a tablespoon of the brown sugar/butter mixture over each muffin cup. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 20-25 minutes or until baked through. Best when hot and fresh out of the oven!

1 comment:

  1. Read about your blog over at Teri Lynn's Pleasing to You blog:) This muffin recipe caught my eye! I teach youth Sunday school and am always looking for yummy muffins to take w/ me on Sunday mornings! Thanks for sharing these great recipes with us!