Cinnamon Monkey Bread Muffins

Posted on September 15, 2014
Hello Everyone! I almost don’t want to say it because I don’t want to speak too soon, but I think fall may have arrived! I wore a sweater for the first time in months this weekend, we had the windows wide open and actually got cold at night, and it rained most of the day on Saturday… could it really be that fall is finally here?! It was the perfect backdrop for some baking this weekend, and these little Cinnamon Monkey Bread Muffins were so good that they disappeared pretty quickly (don’t worry, I only made half a batch!) so I wanted to stop by and share them with you! They couldn’t be easier to make; I used the same recipe that I use for my cinnamon rolls (you can find it below) and then coated the small dough balls in (a little bit of) butter and a cinnamon sugar mixture… what could be better!
(Makes about 16 muffins)
Your favorite cinnamon roll recipe (find mine HERE)
3 tbs unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon


1. First, make your dough and let it rise for at least an hour, or until it has doubled in size. Either use your favorite cinnamon roll dough recipe, or you can use mine, which you can find HERE. Once your dough has risen and is ready for you to use, punch it down and take it out of the bowl that you had it rising in.
2. Preheat your oven to 350 deg F and line your muffin tin with paper liners, or grease it lightly. Make a small assembly line on your kitchen counter by placing your melted butter in a bowl, and stirring together the brown sugar and ground cinnamon in another bowl. Then, start making small balls out of your dough (about an inch in size), covering them in the melted butter, then coating them in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
3. Place about 6 – 7 of them (depending on the size of them) in each muffin liner, then bake for about 16 – 18 minutes, until they are golden and puffed up and an inserted toothpick comes out clean, but are still soft on the inside! Let cool for at least 10 minutes. You can drizzle them with the classic cinnamon roll glaze if you like, I just like to leave them plain since they are pretty sweet already!
 And for another recipe involving cinnamon sugar (and some butter!) try THESE Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins!
Happy Baking, Everyone!

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  • Brigette Olmos-Arreola September 16, 2014 at 10:57 am

    That sounds like a perfect Saturday and these look so cozy! It’s starting to feel like fall here on the central coast of CA but I’d love some rain to top it off.

    • Maria September 16, 2014 at 11:35 am

      Thanks so much! Happy (almost) fall to you! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, have a great rest of your week!

  • Trish - Mom On Timeout September 16, 2014 at 11:36 am

    These look perfect Maria! So yummy and perfect for the fall!

    • Maria September 16, 2014 at 9:52 pm

      Thanks so much, Trish! They’re a great fall treat, I love anything with cinnamon, especially in the fall! 🙂

  • Linda @ Life and Linda September 16, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Lovely treats and perfect for Fall. Makes me want to start baking again.

    • Maria September 16, 2014 at 9:52 pm

      Thanks so much, Linda!

  • Bobbi @ 3GLOL September 16, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Uh…yum!! Perfect serving size! Love em!

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Maria September 16, 2014 at 9:52 pm

      Thanks so much, Bobbi!

  • Lauren Brown September 16, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Wow! These look amazing. I’d love to have one with a cup of hot tea right about now. I’d be thrilled if you’d link up at this week’s Off the Hook!

    • Maria September 16, 2014 at 9:56 pm

      Thanks so much, Lauren! I linked up 🙂 Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you have a good rest of your week!

  • Margaret Stringham Christensen September 16, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Yummy! These look great. I saw them on Time to Sparkle and had to come visit.

    • Maria September 16, 2014 at 9:56 pm

      Thanks so much!

  • Alexis AKA MOM September 17, 2014 at 8:22 am

    I love these! I probably would not share and eat them all … lol

    • Maria September 17, 2014 at 8:58 am

      Ha! These do make it hard to share 😉 Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • Karin Brosnan September 17, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    Oh yummy! I love cinnamon anything! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share your idea with us

    • Maria September 18, 2014 at 7:01 pm

      Me too! There’s nothing like the smell and taste of cinnamon in the fall!

  • Meaghan DIYfaerie September 17, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    I’m in love with monkey and pull apart breads. I think its because of my childish love to play with my food! These look amazing and may have to be apart of my Saturday college football this weekend 🙂

    ~Meaghan from DIYfaerie

    • Maria September 18, 2014 at 7:02 pm

      Ha! 🙂 This is super fun to make, and even more fun to eat!!! Hope you enjoy these too! Thanks so much for stopping by, Meaghan! Have a great rest of your week!

  • Holly (2 Kids and Tired) September 18, 2014 at 9:51 am

    I love the idea of making these in muffin tins. I always just do a big Monkey bread, but this is fantastic. I came over from Sweet Bella Roos.

    • Maria September 18, 2014 at 7:02 pm

      Thanks so much, Holly! It’s a fun alternative to traditional monkey bread! Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you have a good rest of your week! 🙂

  • Erin Indahl-Fink September 18, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    These monkey bread muffins look fantastic! Have pinned! Would love for you to come share them and some of your other fantastic creations at our Create and Share DIY and Recipe party, now live at: Thanks so much!

    • Maria September 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm

      Thanks so much, Erin! I linked up 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  • Miz Helen September 21, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Your Cinnamon Monkey Bread Muffins look amazing! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    • Maria September 23, 2014 at 8:33 am

      Thank you, Miz Helen, hope you had a great weekend too! 🙂

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