Monkey Bread Muffins

Growing up, my mom would make monkey bread on occasion, and I remember both my brother and I going crazy over it. Since it was a rare treat, we always ate a few servings worth, and of course, had major sugar highs. Now that I am a mom, I love when I too can make things from my childhood, for my family.

Last weekend, I wanted to make something new, yummy, and kid friendly for breakfast. Since I had a few packages of Pilsbury biscuits in my fridge (thank you for being on sale at the store, hehe), I decided to make monkey bread, only in muffin form. BIG SUCCESS!!! The kids LOVED these, and begged for me to make them again. They were the perfect serving size, not messy, and I was able to control the amount my kiddos ate, so I didn’t have three sugar crazy kids running around that morning.

Next time you are in the mood for a morning treat, quick snack, or delicious dessert, try these. Ready in no time, and inexpensive to make!! Enjoy!



  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 can Pilsbury biscuits
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp. milk

*Recipe makes about 8 muffins, I always double the recipe so we have leftovers


  1. Preheat oven to 375 and spray or line a muffin pan.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon.
  3. Separate biscuits into 8 biscuits, and cut each biscuit into 9 pieces.
  4. Roll biscuit pieces through the cinnamon/sugar mixture, coating evenly.
  5. Place 8-9 pieces into each muffin cup.
  6. In a saucepan, heat the brown sugar, butter, and water over medium heat until boiling.
  7. Cook and stir frequently until brown sugar is dissolved completely, about 2 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  9. Spoon the caramel mixture on top of each muffin cup carefully.
  10. Bake pan in oven for about 10-12 minutes, or until cooked through and no longer dough.
  11. Remove pan from oven and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes.
  12. While muffins are cooling, prepare the icing.
  13. Beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar together until smooth.
  14. Add in vanilla and milk and mix well.
  15. Drizzle icing over each muffin cup and serve immediately!! Enjoy!!

Recipe adapted from: My Baking Addiction



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