Friday, September 30, 2011

Who loves monkey bread?

Well we love it, what is monkey bread? Well it is defined as: (from epicurious) A sweet yeast bread formed by arranging small clumps of dough (which are usually dipped in melted butter) in 3 or 4 overlapping layers in a pan. The pan can be round, oblong or tube-shape. After baking, the clumps cling together to form a solid loaf. Monkey bread can be sweet (flavored with raisins, nuts, cinnamon and sugar) or savory (often made with grated cheese).

We just call it delicious.  I came across a recipe for Money Bread Muffins, wow! The worst part about monkey bread it, it is a bit messy and can be hard to eat (but the mess is always worth it, they are so good!) But with muffins we could cut down on the mess and just eat small portions, what a great idea! The recipe was fun to make, my daughter had fun helping me shape the balls from the dough and dip them in the mixture.

I found this great recipe while searching online I found the recipe here

Monkey Bread Muffins - Adapted from The Kitchenarian
Yield: 10 Muffins
1 Teaspoons Cinnamon
1/4 Cup Sugar
1 (16 ounce) Can Refrigerated Biscuit Dough, 8 big biscuits, (I used Pillsbury regular biscuits)
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
3 Tablespoons Butter, Unsalted
1 Teaspoons Water
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon

  1. Preheat the oven to 375. Grease muffin cups of a standard muffin pan or fill with paper liners. 
  2. Mix the white sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl and set aside. 
  3. Cut each biscuit into quarters. Roll each piece in the cinnamon sugar and place three in each muffin cup. Continue until all 10 cups are full. Scatter the remaining dough pieces in the muffin pans. You will not have the same number of biscuit pieces in each muffin. 
  4. In a saucepan, melt the brown sugar, butter and water until bubbly.  Add the vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.  Make sure the sugar has melted and the consistency is smooth. 
  5. Spoon the brown sugar sauce over each muffin cup. I put about 1 teaspoon of sauce on each muffin. I reserved a small amount of this sauce to drizzle over the muffins when they came out of the oven. 
  6. Bake for 10 to 2 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before taking out of muffin pan. They will stay together better this way.
  7. Spoon more sauce on the muffins while still hot.  
  8. Enjoy hot, or microwave the muffin for 10 seconds to reheat!
We loved the muffins they were so very easy to make, and they were a great treat. They taste just like you would get on the boardwalk in jersey. But you do not have to travel, and they are much cheaper to make them yourself. Why not try it, we are glad we did!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We made these for breakfast this morning. SO easy and so fun!! My 3 year old had a blast rolling the dough in the sugar/cinnamon mixture. Thanks for sharing!

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