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All the soft, ooey-gooey goodness of monkey bread in bite-sized form! Ready in less than 30 minutes, these monkey bread muffins are a quick and easy breakfast that everyone will love!

Oh, monkey bread, how I love you. It’s easily one of my favorite breakfasts. (Even though it’s more like a dessert!) This recipe is great because it makes personal servings, but you’ll also have to try this recipe for classic monkey bread as well. This cinnamon roll monkey bread is another great option and SO delicious!

Top-down view of monkey bread muffins in a muffin tin.

Monkey Bread Muffin Recipe

You may have had regular monkey bread before, but you have to try this bite-sized version! This recipe for monkey bread muffins is quick and easy, making it the perfect choice for a busy morning or a last-minute treat. With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up a batch of these delicious muffins in no time.

The warm, gooey caramel sauce takes these muffins to the next level, and they’re sure to be a hit with everyone at the table. You may want to make a double batch, because they go fast! So grab that can of biscuits and get ready to make an amazing dessert! Perfect for Christmas breakfast or a sweet treat after dinner.

Ingredient List

A handful of simple ingredients that you likely already have! Just pick up a can of refrigerated biscuits and you’ll be able to make these in a snap!

  • Refrigerated Biscuit Dough: The base of the muffins, giving them a soft and fluffy texture.
  • Granulated Sugar: Makes everything nice and sweet.
  • Ground Cinnamon: Adds some warm and cozy spice.
  • Butter: Melted butter coats the biscuit pieces, ensuring even distribution of the cinnamon sugar mixture and adding rich goodness.
  • Brown Sugar: Adds a caramel-like sweetness to the muffins.

How to Make Monkey Bread Muffins

Monkey bread muffins are beyond easy to make. Even more simple than regular monkey bread! Using a muffin tin makes for easy prep and serving.

  1. Preheat Oven, Prepare Pan: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a muffin tin with muffin cups and then set it aside.
  2. Cinnamon Sugar Mixture: In a Ziplock bag, add the sugar and cinnamon. Close the bag and shake well to combine.
  3. Melt Butter: In a microwavable bowl, heat the butter until melted.
  4. Prepare Biscuits: Cut each biscuit into 4 pieces. Dip each biscuit piece into the butter then add them to the bag of cinnamon and sugar. Close the bag and shake to coat the pieces completely with the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Repeat process until all the pieces are coated.
  5. Bake: Place four pieces into each muffin cup. Then bake for 12-15 minutes.

Caramel Sauce

  1. Combine Ingredients: Add the brown sugar butter to a medium saucepan. Over medium-high heat, whisk together and melt the ingredients. Once the mixture comes to a boil, remove from the heat. Carefully pour the caramel sauce over each muffin.
  2. Serve: Serve monkey bread muffins warm and enjoy!
4-photo collage of biscuit pieces being dipped in a cinnamon sugar butter mixture.

Tips and Variations

As easy as this recipe is, here are a few extra ways to make sure your monkey bread muffins turn out perfectly.

  • Don’t Overcrowd the Muffin Cups: Leave enough space between the biscuit pieces to allow for them to expand and cook through evenly. This also ensures the caramel sauce gets into all the nooks and crannies.
  • Don’t Overcook: Keep an eye on your muffins, you want them to be soft and golden brown.
  • Add Chopped Nuts: I love adding chopped walnuts or pecans. Their nutty flavor pairs perfectly with the caramel sauce.
Pouring caramel sauce over a muffin.

Storing Leftovers

It’s unlikely you’ll have any of these amazing monkey bread muffins left over, but just in case, here’s how to keep them fresh!

  • At Room Temperature: Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
  • In the Refrigerator: Store in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • To Reheat: To reheat your monkey bread muffins, simply microwave them for 10-15 seconds, or until they are warm and gooey again. You can also reheat them in a preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 5-7 minutes.
A monkey bread muffin on a stoneware plate. It is torn in half.

More Ways to Use Refrigerated Biscuit Dough

Refrigerated biscuits are a great thing to have on hand! They’re extremely versatile and work in so many different recipes. Try some of my other favorites:

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Monkey Bread Muffins

4.50 from 4 votes
By: Alyssa Rivers
All the soft, ooey-gooey goodness of monkey bread in bite-sized form! Ready in less than 30 minutes, these monkey bread muffins are a quick and easy breakfast that everyone will love!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 people

Ingredients 

Caramel Sauce

Instructions 

Monkey Bread Muffins

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a muffin tin with muffin cups and set it aside.
  • In a Ziplock bag, add the sugar and cinnamon. Close the bag and shake well to combine.
  • In a microwavable bowl, heat the butter until melted.
  • Cut each biscuit into 4 pieces. Dip each biscuit piece into the butter then add them to the bag of cinnamon and sugar. Close the bag and shake to coat the pieces completely with the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Repeat process until all the pieces are coated.
  • Place four pieces into each muffin cup. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Caramel Sauce

  • Add the brown sugar butter to a medium saucepan. Over medium-high heat, whisk together and melt the ingredients. Once the mixture comes to a boil, remove from the heat. Carefully pour the caramel sauce over each muffin.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 261kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 3gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 435mgPotassium: 99mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 279IUVitamin C: 0.04mgCalcium: 35mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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15 Comments

  1. 3 stars
    One can of the biscuit dough is only 8 biscuits. I cut each into four pieces and only got 8 muffins (not 12 like the recipe says). Four pieces don’t really fit in a standard muffin cup without overcrowding so I changed it to 3 pieces per cup. They were not done after 15 minutes. They are just ok.

    1. I always use a glaze made with powdered sugar and butter extract on my monkey bread. Vanilla extract works too, but the flavor can be a bit overwhelming and has too much of a bite for my liking. The butter extract creates a smooth, rich, buttery glaze that adds just the right amount of sweetness with a subtle buttery richness that compliments the cinnamon and sugar flavors beautifully. *Chefs kiss*

  2. Store bought biscuit dough and seasonings don’t equal a “recipe” for me. A TikTok or short, no words needed, yeah. But not a recipe. smh

    1. Sometimes we are looking for quick, easy, and delicious. I am thrilled you posted this monkey bread option Alyssa … grandkids can help make it and it will be chalked up as another treasured memory.

    2. It’s a personal recipe that someone wanted to share with others, if you don’t have anything nice to say then you really shouldn’t say anything AT ALL!!!!