Monkey Bread Muffins

Updated 2/19/15

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Glazed Monkey Bread Muffins ~ Pearls + Girls

When my friend, Allison, suggested monkey bread as a recipe for Pearls + Girls Fan Favorite Month, it brought back so many chilhood memories.  My great grandmother had a delicious monkey bread recipe, I wish I knew who ended up with it, but it’s possible she never wrote it down.  Luckily, I have a favorite yeast dough recipe that I use for dinner rolls and homemade donuts.  Yeast dough + cinnamon & sugar + butter = the most INSANE monkey bread you’ve ever had!  And I’m making it in muffin size, so there is a gooey, sugary glob of doughy goodness for everyone!  This was also a fun recipe to make with my preschooler!  She had fun rolling and dropping the balls of dough into the muffin tins.  Perfect for breakfast, brunch or a snack, these Monkey Bread Muffins are the ultimate treat!  Enjoy! 🙂

Glazed Monkey Bread Muffins ~ Pearls + Girls

Monkey Bread Muffins

Yield: 24 muffins


  • One recipe Yeast Dough
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Glaze
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 to 4 TBSP hot water


  1. Prepare yeast dough as described in the recipe. 
  2. After the 1st rise, roll into one inch balls in your hand, then roll in flour. 
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  4. Combine melted butter and brown sugar. 
  5. Add a spoonful of the mixture to the bottom of each muffin cup. 
  6. Top with the dough balls, approximately 5 - 6 per cup. 
  7. Combine sugar, cinnamon and pinch of salt and sprinkle over each muffin. 
  8. Drizzle muffins with remaining butter/brown sugar mixture. 
  9. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes, rotating the muffin tin halfway through baking. 
  10. Whisk together melted butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Add hot water 1 tablespoon at a time until the glaze reaches desired consistency. Drizzle over muffins
  11. Allow to cool for a few minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack. 
  12. These muffins can be served warm or at room temperature.