Believe it or not, rolling chunks of dough into little balls is surprisingly therapeutic. It’s almost like an arts and crafts project—similar to playing with Play-Doh. And the best part? You get to eat the results afterwards. Talk about a win-win. (If you want some real craft ideas, check out those posts here!)
Not only is this recipe fun to make, but it is absolutely delicious. I know, I know—when I made Dunkaroo Dip, I went on and on about how great it was. But trust me, this may be the best thing I’ve ever made. You’re going to go BANANAS over this monkey bread muffin recipe. (Sorry, terrible pun. Couldn’t resist!)
As usual, I found the recipe on Pinterest—which is pretty much a gold mine for amazing recipes galore. this one comes from a baking blog called Cooking Classy.
- 2 cups + 2 tbsp flour
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 3/4 cup light-brown sugar
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp milk
- a splash of vanilla extract
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
2. Using butter, grease your muffin tin.
3. In a big bowl, whisk together dry dough ingredients. This is your flour, sugar (only 3 tbsps), baking powder, and salt.
4. Add your buttermilk, milk, melted butter.
5. Stir together. Don’t over-mix, but you may need to use your hands to make it really come together.
6. Pour your 1/2 cup of sugar into a bowl.
7. Roll out teaspoon-sized balls of dough. Drop the dough balls into your sugar bowl and toss it around until they’re covered.
8. Put the sugared dough balls into your muffin pan, 6 at a time.
9. In a separate bowl, mix together your butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
10. Pour this mixture on top of your dough, covering the top of each muffin.
11. Bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes.
12. As your muffins cool, make your glaze. Whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla.
13. Drizzle glaze on top of each muffin, and enjoy!
Note: As a decorative touch (and to keep the muffins from falling apart), I put them in cupcake liners after I removed them from the muffin tin!