Saturday, January 16, 2010

Monkey Muffins

We really love Monkey Bread, but the one from the store costs more than we like to spend, especially on a breakfast item. Although, I think Monkey bread would be good at any time of day!

I searched the Internet for recipes for this delicious treat, but most of them were for a yeast bread or using refrigerated biscuits. For breakfast, I like something a little quicker...and my yeast breads often don't turn out! Refrigerated biscuits are fine, but you can make them at home for cheaper!

So after searching, I compiled my own recipe. For just pennys I made simple biscuits smothered in the gooey sauce that makes Monkey Bread so delicious!

1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
4 cup flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup butter
1 1/4 buttermilk (or 1 1/4 cup milk plus 1 Tbl vinegar)
1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
  • Combine sugar and cinnamon in a large resealable bag. Set aside
  • Grease muffin tin with shortening.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, butter, and buttermilk.
  • Knead the flour mixture about 20 times. Don't over knead. 
  • Separate dough into 4 parts. Roll each part into one inch tubes (like snakes). TIME SAVING UPDATE- Pinch off 1 inch pieces of dough and roll into balls instead of separating and rolling.
  • Cut each tube into 1 inch pieces and put them in the cinnamon/sugar bag.
  • Seal the bag and shake to coat all the dough pieces
  • Plop 4 dough pieces into each muffin hole
  • Melt butter and brown sugar until it's a gooey sauce.
  • Pour sauce onto each dough muffin.
  • Bake @ 350 for 10-12 minutes.
  • Let sit for about 2 minutes, then remove from pan. Don't wait too long or they will stick to the pan!


  1. I love monkey bread, but I never thought of putting it in a muffin pan.

  2. Oooh. Wonderful. I never thought of that.

  3. Yummy! Great idea! Thanks so much for linking your delicious recipe up at Muffin Monday!


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