Monkey Bread Muffins
Author: Nikki
These Monkey Bread Muffins are made from scratch. They are perfectly coated in butter, cinnamon and sugar. These are individually sized and perfect for breakfasts or brunch.
  • 1½ cups milk
  • ½ cup butter melted butter
  • 1 Tablespoon active dry yeast
  • ½ cup plus 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup warm water
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour, give or take
Caramel sauce and sugar coating
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Heavy Cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • dash of salt
  1. Warm the milk in the microwave, about 1½ minutes.
  2. Add melted butter.
  3. In a stand mixer, combine 3 cups flour, yeast, sugar and salt and whisk together. Add water, eggs and milk mixture. Mix until combined. Add the remaining flour, ½ cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. You may need a little more or less depending on you altitude. The dough should be slightly sticky to the touch.
  4. After dough has formed, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, it will take just a few minutes.
  5. Place dough in a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap for 50 to 60 minutes or until it has doubled in size.
  6. Grease 2 (12-count) muffin tins and set aside.
  7. Melt butter and brown sugar together in a small bowl and whisk together until it comes together well.
  8. Spoon 1 to 2 Tablespoons of caramel sauce into the bottom of muffin tin.
  9. In a large ziplock bag, combine sugar and cinnamon and shake until blended.
  10. When dough has doubled in size, transfer it to a lightly floured surface and press it out into a large rectangle. Use a pizza cutter dough into ½-inch size pieces.
  11. Place the pieces, several at a time, in the sugar mixture and then place them into the muffin tins. Fill the muffin tins with about 8-10 pieces and gently press down. Fill until it is a little or ¾ of the way full.
  12. Cover prepared muffins and proof for about 20-30 minutes.
  13. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  14. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  15. Let muffins sit in muffin tin for 3 minutes and then gently loosen the muffins with a knife and invert the muffins onto a wire rack.
  1. Combine frosting ingredients and drizzle over monkey bread muffins if you desire.
recipe adapted from The Baker Chick
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