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Caramel Monkey Bread Muffins with Icing

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These gooey, sweet little muffins are the perfect cure to a dreary morning. They're full of a cinnamon and caramel and topped with a simple sweet icing.

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  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 8
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Monkey Bread in mini muffin form is easy to make, easy to eat scrumptiousness!  

As prepared by Buns in my Oven

We can all agree that mini food is tastier, cuter, and totally more fun than its full-sized counterpart, right? These little Monkey Bread Muffins totally fit that bill.

My little monkeys love a big ol’ serving of monkey bread in the morning, but it just ends up being such a waste in my house. My husband leaves for work at o’dark thirty, so it’s just the three of us here for breakfast. Try as we might, we can never finish off a full Bundt pan’s worth of monkey bread.

These little muffins are the perfect fix for that problem! I used Grands! Original biscuits to make just 8 monkey muffins and it was the perfect amount for the three of us. My teenager ate three, my daughter ate two, and throughout the day, I ate the rest, picking a piece off each time I walked through the kitchen. (*burp*)

Let’s do this, shall we?

 

Caramel Monkey Bread Muffins with Icing

Cut yo’ biscuits up. Each biscuit gets hacked into 6 little chunks. My daughter loves doing this part, because, as she says, “Chopping is the best part of cooking!”

 

Caramel Monkey Bread Muffins with Icing

Next up, you grab a pretty bowl and dump in some sugar and cinnamon. Roll your biscuit chunks around in there and say a word of thanks for all the delicious things in life.  

 

Caramel Monkey Bread Muffins with Icing

Stick 6 of those little bites of goodness in 8 well-greased muffin wells.

 

Caramel Monkey Bread Muffins with Icing

Time for the best part, y’all! Whip up this simple caramel sauce with just a bit of butter and some brown sugar. Don’t freak out either, because this is the easiest caramel ever ... if you can melt butter, you can do this.

 

Caramel Monkey Bread Muffins with Icing

Drizzle it over your biscuit pieces and pop the whole thang in the oven. Things are about to start smelling real good. 

 

Caramel Monkey Bread Muffins with Icing

Ah, perfection in just 13 minutes. 

 

Caramel Monkey Bread Muffins with Icing

Pop those suckers out of the muffin tin and place them on a rack. Stick a sheet of parchment paper, wax paper, or foil under there to catch the drips, because things are about to get delicious. Whip up a simple powdered sugar icing and drizzle it over your monkey bread muffins.

 

Caramel Monkey Bread Muffins with Icing

Then get busy shoveling them in yo’ face.

 

Caramel Monkey Bread Muffins with Icing

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Caramel Monkey Bread Muffins with Icing

Ingredients

1
package Grands! Homestyle Original refrigerated biscuits
1/4
cup granulated sugar
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
3
tablespoons butter
6
tablespoons brown sugar
1/3
cup powdered sugar
1
tablespoon milk

Directions

  • 1 Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray 8 muffin wells in a muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.
  • 2 Open package of biscuits and separate into 8 biscuits. Cut each biscuit into 6 pieces.
  • 3 In a medium bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon. Toss each biscuit piece in the sugar mixture to coat.
  • 4 Place 6 pieces of biscuit in each of the 8 muffin wells. Set aside.
  • 5 In a medium skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the brown sugar and whisk constantly until it just begins to boil. Remove from the heat and drizzle one teaspoon of the caramel mixture over each muffin.
  • 6 Place in the oven and bake for 13 minutes or until the biscuits are golden and cooked through.
  • 7 Remove from the oven and immediately remove the biscuits from the pan and place on a cooling sheet set over parchment paper, wax paper, or foil.
  • 8 Add ¼ cup of powdered sugar to a measuring cup. Stir in the 1 tablespoon of milk and stir until well combined. Drizzle the icing over each of the muffins. Serve immediately.
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