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monkey bread muffins with glaze
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Monkey Bread Muffins

Super simple Monkey Bread Muffins recipe made with just a few ingredients! We use refrigerated biscuits to make these gooey, cinnamon muffins
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Brunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 Muffins
Calories: 404kcal
Author: Eden
Cost: $10


Monkey Bread Muffins

  • 1 can biscuits Pillsbury Grand (we used extra butter!)
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cardamom

Brown Butter Glaze

  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter browned
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 tbsp milk


Monkey Bread Muffins

  • Prepare and muffin tin with liners. This recipe makes 6 muffins.
  • Melt butter in one bowl and combine cinnamon, sugar and cardamom in another bowl.
  • Pull apart the refrigerated biscuits.
    Pilsbury Grand Biscuits
  • Cut each biscuit layer into 4 small pieces and roll each peice into small balls.
    biscuits cut into four
  • Dip one ball at a time in the buter first and then roll in cinnamon and sugar. 
    dipping a biscuit into melted butter
  • Add 5 small balls covered in sugar into each muffin tin, gently pressing down. 
    monkey bread in muffin tins
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes or until the muffins are done.
    monkey bread muffins

Brown Butter Glaze

  • Combine sugar, vanilla, cardamom, and milk in a mixing bowl. 
  • In a small saucepan, brown the butter by letting it simmer for about 10 minutes until it starts to brown.
  • Pour the browned butter over the sugar and whisk until it's smooth as icing. 
  • Drizzle the icing over the monkey bread muffins and serve while warm.
    brown butter glaze drizzled over monkey bread muffins


Bake the muffins for 12-18 minutes until they are golden brown. Test them after 12 minutes and add more time if needed. 
Freeze or Refrigerate leftover muffins by storing them in an airtight container. 
For an alternative to icing, you can also drizzle homemade caramel sauce or chocolate ganache sauce instead of icing 


Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 732IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg