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Monday, September 22, 2014

Monkey Muffins

We love Monkey Bread around here but sometimes a big pan of it is just too much, you know? So I decided to reduce the recipe and make muffin sized servings. (Sometimes I impress even myself.) I used the Grands sized biscuits and cut them in quarter sized pieces but if you want to make them even smaller you could do that. I put 3 cut pieces in each muffin cup but to quarters works too and gives you more muffins. So many combos! Just try them...easy and fun!

Monkey Muffins

1 10 count serving package of Grands biscuits
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1/2 stick butter ~ melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cupcake pan with liners.

Cut biscuits into quarters. (I used my kitchen shears)

Melt the butter in a medium sized bowl. Add the cut biscuits and toss to coat.

Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a dish. 

Roll the buttered, cut biscuit pieces in the cinnamon/sugar then place 2 or 3 pieces into each cup.

Bake for 15 - 20 minutes, until lightly browned and done. 

While muffins are hot, drizzle each muffin with a teaspoon of glaze.

Allow to cool then drizzle muffins with remaining glaze.


1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 - 4 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix in a small bowl and drizzle over cooked muffins. 

Let's go! 
Let's go!

Mix up the cinnamon sugar. 
Mix up the cinnamon sugar.

Cut up the biscuits. 
Cut up the biscuits.

Then toss them in the melted butter. 
Toss them in the melted butter.

Then roll in the cinnamon/sugar. 
Then roll in the cinnamon/sugar.

Then place two or three pieces in a muffin cup. 
Then place two or three 
pieces in a muffin cup.


Mix up the stuff for the glaze, 
Mix up the stuff for the glaze.

Drizzle a little glaze over the hot muffins. Allow to cool. 
Drizzle a little glaze over the hot 
muffins. Allow to cool.

Dunk the cooled muffins in the remaining glaze. Then eat!! 
Dunk the cooled muffins in the 
remaining glaze. Then eat!!