Monkey Muffins

My daughter turned two last Tuesday…I can’t even believe it! Time really does fly when you have kids! Avrie (my little girl) currently has two favorite loves in life. 

1. Buzz Lightyear
2. “Moe” her sock monkey

We decided to theme her party around “Moe” and she LOVED it!  We kicked off the day by going to the zoo and came home for some “monkey” themed foods.  The next few days will be the recipes from this fun party!The first “Monkey” recipe is adapted from one I bookmarked weeks ago from the lovely Pioneer Woman!  It looked extremely easy and fast to throw together for a birthday treat!  This treat was not only easy, but completely DELICIOUS!  We loved every bite and there was not one left at the end of the party!

just look at that gooey cinnamon-sugar goodness….mmm!

recipe adapted from: Pioneer Woman
recipe makes about 22 muffins 

2 cans Grands Homestyle biscuits (you can use regular bread dough too but I went for the extremely fast and easy route)
butter (about 1 to 1 1/2 sticks)
1 can sweetened condensed milk 

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Add about 1/2 teaspoon butter to each muffin cup
3. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon to each muffin cup (no need to mix them together just dump measured amount in separately for even quicker prep time!)
4. Cut biscuit dough into quarters, roll into balls and place three balls into each muffin tin containing butter, sugar, and cinnamon.
5. Top muffins with another 1/2 teaspoon butter. Sprinkle about 1/3 teaspoon sugar and a big pinch cinnamon on top to finish.
6. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden and bubbly.
7. Remove from oven and immediately drizzle sweetened condensed milk over the top of each one. Be generous! Allow rolls to cool completely before serving (if you can…I found it pretty hard!  They look, smell and taste AMAZING!)


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  1. 1
    Jen@thecraftingfiend says:

    they look amazing! Now I just have to figure out how to make them dairy free and still have them taste good..

  2. 2
    BigBearswife says:

    Monkey Bread is a favorite here! I've made sweet and savory! YUM!

  3. 3

    Holy gooey cinnamon and butter Batman! These are definitely moving to the top of the to-make list!

  4. 4

    That looks amazing! I love this recipe an have got to give it a try!

  5. 5
    MrsFoxsSweets says:

    Yummy gooey goodness! They look great!

  6. 6

    mmmm I go for gooey bread every time! These look so good!!!!

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    Ellen Zames says:

    Wow that couldn't be easier and they look amazing! This would be a yummy thing to serve during a brunch. I love it!!


  8. 8

    Omg these look too good. Seriously I could dive right into that pile. Excellent theme for the party.

  9. 9

    These look soo so yummy! Thanks for sharing! What an easy recipe!

  10. 10

    Yum. Yum, yum, YUM!Tagged you in a post this morning. :)

  11. 11

    These look great! Think I will make them for church this Sunday! Thanks so much! I had no clue what to make!!!

  12. 12

    Looks fantastics…and yes, time runs when we have kids.By the way, do you know why this kind of bread is called "monkey". I saw several recipes called "monkey" and never the reason of the name.

  13. 13

    Yum! Looks tasty!

  14. 14

    Oh YUM! These sound so fun and easy! Thanks for the recipe!

  15. 15

    MMMMMM…those sound yummy! So glad you linked up to Show & Share! I have a giveaway going on right now would love to have you join in that also!

  16. 16

    Mmmmm, i have water in my mouth. We r going to make some this week. Thank u for sharing

  17. 17

    My monkey would love these! Ha! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a great week!

  18. 18

    Yum! Sounds like it was a wonderful party full of good times and delicious treats!

  19. 19

    Made these this morning for breakfast and they were amazing! I didn't have sweetened condensed milk on hand so I mixed up a little powdered sugar and milk icing for the tops! thanks so much for the recipe!

  20. 20
    Moore or Less Cooking says:

    These look amazing Nikki! I want a piece now for breakfast! I have to try this recipe! Great to see you and as always I love your blog!


  21. 21
    Moore or Less Cooking says:


    Are you still helping bloggers do giveaways? I remember getting an email from you about that. If yes, let me know!


  22. 22

    lovely ideas:))

  23. 23

    They all look so yummy !

  24. 24

    I fed these to my kids last week for breakfast and they couldn't get enough! I know what I'll be making for my parents next week!

  25. 25

    These are amazing so easy to do would be great for a lot of people for breakfast. Is the butter suppose to be melted? Mine turned out really good.

  26. 26

    Oh…I love these! I used to have these when I was younger:) I'm pinning these to try for later:)

  27. 27

    I made something like this in high school… a very long time ago, we'll just say that… The only major difference is we used a sourcream/powdered sugar/vanilla icing. Yummy stuff, no matter which whay you make it, though!

  28. 28

    Monkey bread is always cut into sections. That way you pick it with your fingers and eat it. Monkeys always pick at thing to eat it.

  29. 29

    Just made these and they are Wonderfull!! Does anyone know how to store them…in fridge or room temp.? I want to use them for breakfast tomorrow!

  30. 30

    YUMMM! I'm making these now; can't wait to try them!

  31. 31

    Mine didn’t turn out as ooey, gooey good as the picture looks. The granulated sugar didn’t melt completely which was the main problem. And I used the small size can of Pillsbury Buttermilk biscuits so maybe I should have shortened the cooking time? I really like the idea of using the sweetened condensed milk as a quick and easy glaze though! Overall, still good!

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    Kathleen Jepson says:

    I made these in high school. We put cream cheese in the middle of the bread balls. Soooo goood!!!!

  33. 33

    Your site is great! I have only one question: how in the world do you stay thin?!

  34. 34
    Estelline says:

    I have to tell you! I just made these and they were delicious and easy to make!

  35. 35

    made these yesterday they’re delicious! but i did make one change that i found to be a huge difference for the better. i made one batch the way it says to but i felt they weren’t Cinnamon-y enough so i rolled the balls in the cinnamon sugar and coated them all, that way the entire thing had that cinnamon sugar flavor and it wasn’t over bearing at all :). just my advice for anyone that thinks they need a little more sweetness to it.