Monday, February 18, 2013

Monkey Bread Muffins :: Hey, That's Pin-tastic!

For Valentine's Day I bought my husband a waffle maker. I don't know how we've made it through five plus years of marriage without one but as weekends would creep up on us, we would lay in bed most Saturday mornings and wish that we had a waffle maker. Finally, I remedied this buy giving the love of my life one for Valentines day. 

Nothing says I love you like a waffle maker, no? Since owning the waffle maker, I have become obsessed with breakfast. Every morning it's like a fun little game that I play with myself as I herd the boys downstairs, deciding what I'll whip up in the kitchen. It needs to be said that I rarely get this excited about making dinner. 

In the past I've made tasty frittata breakfast-tin muffins and the very popular nutella cupkins and as soon as I stumbled on this pin for Monkey Bread Muffins I knew I needed to add this to our breakfast muffin rotation. 

Now, I've never even made Monkey Bread, despite always wanting to. But something about smaller portions and cute little muffin tins full of this ooey-gooey bread seemed much more my speed. Although not as easy as it sounds, this has got to be one of the easiest recipes to follow ever in the whole wide world. 

The recipe calls for them to be topped with vanilla glaze which I'm sure would be a scrumptious addition however I'm almost certain that had I whipped up the glaze, I would have developed diabetes immediately.

There are recipes all over Pinterest modifying this very recipe- some add peanut butter, nutella and other bananas. Down the road I'm sure I'll find myself being more creative but a freezing cold Sunday morning, these were the perfect mate to a steaming hot cup of coffee. 

My husband couldn't have said it any better, "These things are so good they should only be made twice a year; Christmas and Easter morning." And that's coming from a guy who has hardly a sweet tooth!

What You'll Need (Recipe modified from original):

2 tubes of Pillsbury Dough Dinner Rolls
1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons corn syrup
6 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons cinnamon

What You'll Do: 

Preheat your over to 350*

Start by combining your brown sugar and cinnamon in a medium boll. Make sure the two ingredients are well mixed. 

Then, melt the butter and corn syrup in a small bowl. 

Next, roll your dinner rolls into balls. You'll want to combine two dinner rolls for each ball. Using a pizza cutter, slice each roll into six even chunks. 

Heavily grease the muffin cups of a standard muffin tray. 

Drop your dough balls into the butter mixture so that they become fully coated. Toss them in with the brown sugar and cinnamon. 

Once evenly coated, drop five sugar scrumptious dough balls into each muffin cup. I kind of pressed mine in a bit to make sure they would stick to each other. 

Bake at 350* for 15-18 minutes. 

Enjoy while still piping hot and melty. Pair with coffee or hot cocoa for added deliciousness! 

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  1. Those look so yummy! I will have to try them! :)

  2. I have never heard of corn syrup in monkey bread before. I think I may have to try it...what's a little more sugar? I saw someone suggest cream cheese in the middle and that is definitely a do. I've mixed cinnamon and sugar in my cream cheese and then put it in the middle. Delicious.

  3. YUM!! These look amazing! Thanks for hosting again this week :)

  4. I need these to appear in my kitchen stat! Yum! They look amazing.

  5. I've always dipped my dough into water and then into the cinnamon sugar... UM WHY NOT BUTTER ?! I'm so dumb. I've been doing it wrong my WHOLE LIFE.

  6. Yum. My husband's family always did monkey bread on Christmas morning. I think I am in love with the muffin portion. I will be making these in the future!

  7. Wow, these look amazing! I am going to have to try these, maybe for Easter morning like your husband suggested. Thanks for sharing!

  8. My family has always made monkey bread for Christmas morning. I think we should add Easter in there too per your husband's suggestion. ;)

  9. Mmmm, these sure look yummy! I've always wanted to make monkey bread too. I bet these are kick ass with a cup o' joe!

  10. How have I not heard of this?!?! This looks amazing and I am in LOVE with monkey bread! Thank you for sharing:)


  11. omg. looks absolutely delicious!


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