Monkey Bread Muffins

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.

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.

Monkey Bread has long since been one of my favorite breakfasts. I love cinnamon rolls and monkey bread is a fun take.

WHERE DOES MONKEY BREAD GET ITS NAME FROM?

Monkey bread gets its name because it is a finger food.

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.

The recipe for Monkey Bread Muffins has caramel sauce that is buttery cinnamon-sugar goodness. These melt in your mouth and are insanely delicious.

If you are looking for a yummy breakfast or brunch idea these are perfection. They are great for serving a crowd or storing and reheating for another day. My entire family LOVES these and I know yours will too.

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.

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Monkey Bread Muffins
 
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.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Ingredients
  • 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
Frosting
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Heavy Cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • dash of salt
Instructions
  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.
Frosting
  1. Combine frosting ingredients and drizzle over monkey bread muffins if you desire.
Notes
recipe adapted from The Baker Chick

Enjoy!

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  1. Carolyn

    How much yeast is required for this recipe? It is called for in the instructions, however I don't see it listed in the ingredients. Thank you...it looks yummy!

    1. Chef in Training

      I apologize! I put in in the instructions but completely left it out of the ingredients. It requires 1 Tablespoon of yeast. The recipe is updated to say so now. Again, I am so sorry I overlooked that.

  2. Stmbt97

    No yeast listed under ingredients

    1. Chef in Training

      I apologize! I put in in the instructions but completely left it out of the ingredients. It requires 1 Tablespoon of yeast. The recipe is updated to say so now. Again, I am so sorry I overlooked that.

  3. Elaine Fleck

    When I saw warm water as an ingredient, I was sure there must be yeast in it as well. Did you leave that out?

    1. Chef in Training

      I apologize! I put in in the instructions but completely left it out of the ingredients. It requires 1 Tablespoon of yeast. The recipe is updated to say so now. Again, I am so sorry I overlooked that.

  4. Susan Rosati

    NO YEAST IN THE INGREDIENT LIST!??

    1. Chef in Training

      I apologize! I put in in the instructions but completely left it out of the ingredients. It requires 1 Tablespoon of yeast. The recipe is updated to say so now. Again, I am so sorry I overlooked that.

  5. Bob Trexler

    Please add the instant yeast to the list of ingredients. Love getting your posts!!

    1. Chef in Training

      I apologize! I put in in the instructions but completely left it out of the ingredients. It requires 1 Tablespoon of yeast. The recipe is updated to say so now. Again, I am so sorry I overlooked that.

    1. Susan

      How much yeast?

    2. Josephine Kruszka

      How much yeast??

    3. Darline Geer

      I did not see in your recipe how much yeast to use. Would it be one or two paks of the already measured yeast? Thank you, looking forward to making these with the grand kids.

    4. Chef in Training

      I apologize! I put in in the instructions but completely left it out of the ingredients. It requires 1 Tablespoon of yeast. The recipe is updated to say so now. Again, I am so sorry I overlooked that. This would be so fun to make with them :) Let me know how you like them!

    5. Chef in Training

      I apologize! I put in in the instructions but completely left it out of the ingredients. It requires 1 Tablespoon of yeast. The recipe is updated to say so now. Again, I am so sorry I overlooked that.

    6. Chef in Training

      1 Tablespoon of yeast. The recipe is updated to say so now. I am so sorry I overlooked that.

  6. Mary Cherrey

    The recipe seems to be missing the amount of yeast.

    1. Chef in Training

      I apologize! I put in in the instructions but completely left it out of the ingredients. It requires 1 Tablespoon of yeast. The recipe is updated to say so now. Again, I am so sorry I overlooked that.

  7. Lynne Cohen

    No yeast listed in ingredient list.

    1. Chef in Training

      I apologize! I put in in the instructions but completely left it out of the ingredients. It requires 1 Tablespoon of yeast. The recipe is updated to say so now. Again, I am so sorry I overlooked that.

  8. Caroline

    How much yeast goes in the dough ingredients?

    1. Chef in Training

      I apologize! I put in in the instructions but completely left it out of the ingredients. It requires 1 Tablespoon of yeast. The recipe is updated to say so now. Again, I am so sorry I overlooked that.

  9. Susan

    How much yeast???

    1. Chef in Training

      I apologize! I put in in the instructions but completely left it out of the ingredients. It requires 1 Tablespoon of yeast. The recipe is updated to say so now. Again, I am so sorry I overlooked that.

  10. Donna Helms

    The recipe doesn't even have yeast on the list or tell how much yeast to use.

    1. Chef in Training

      I apologize! I put in in the instructions but completely left it out of the ingredients. It requires 1 Tablespoon of yeast. The recipe is updated to say so now. Again, I am so sorry I overlooked that.

  11. Sarah

    These look delicious! Yeast isn't on the list of ingredients but it's in the instructions. How much should we use?

    1. Chef in Training

      I apologize! I put in in the instructions but completely left it out of the ingredients. It requires 1 Tablespoon of yeast. The recipe is updated to say so now. Again, I am so sorry I overlooked that.

  12. Rose

    4

    Does this recipe not need any leavening agent--yeast or baking powder?

    1. Chef in Training

      I apologize! I put in in the instructions but completely left it out of the ingredients. It requires 1 Tablespoon of yeast. The recipe is updated to say so now. Again, I am so sorry I overlooked that.