Monkey Bread Muffins

If you like monkey bread, you’ll LOVE these Monkey Bread Muffins! This recipe is so delicious, covered in cinnamon sugar, and it’s a cinch to put together! All it takes is five ingredients to make this mini monkey bread!!

Easy Monkey Bread Muffins

Mini Monkey Bread

When it comes to baking, there is nothing worse than finding a recipe that looks so scrumptious, but when you read the instructions, you know it’s going to take way too much time! I love to find recipes that don’t steal all of my time away, like today’s tried and true recipe for Easy Monkey Bread Muffins. If you’ve ever had monkey bread (or sticky buns as some people call them), you know how YUMMY they are. These muffins are like bite-sized monkey bread!

Better yet, they’re even faster than making a whole bundt pan of monkey bread, plus they’re made in individual sized portions. These muffins only require ingredients that are usually on hand. I always seem to have a can of Grands Biscuits in my fridge, so I think we’ll be making them more often. They really are delightful and a cinch to put together! Whether you eat them for breakfast, use them as a side dish, or make them for dessert, the cinnamon-sugary goodness will surely knock your socks off!

Monkey Bread in Muffin Tins

How to Make Monkey Bread in Muffin Tins:

The biscuits themselves only require FIVE ingredients:

  • canned biscuits
  • brown sugar
  • cinnamon
  • butter
  • corn syrup

Just cut the biscuits up into fourths and coat them in butter and corn syrup before dipping them in the cinnamon/sugar mixture. Bake for 12 minutes, turn the oven off, and let the muffins sit for a few more minutes to get slightly crispy. We like to top the monkey bread muffins with a glaze (made from powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, and milk) while they’re warm. They taste best warm, with a cold glass of milk, but we’re quite certain they’ll be enjoyed any way you have them. 😉

Mini Monkey Bread

So much flavor is packed into these muffins that they are sure to be a hit. They’re great for snacks or a weekend morning treat and always disappear in MINUTES!

This recipe is perfectly paired with these other Lil’ Luna recipes:

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Monkey Bread Muffins Recipe

5 from 1 vote

If you like monkey bread, you'll LOVE these Monkey Bread Muffins! This recipe is so delicious, covered in cinnamon sugar, and it's a cinch to put together! All it takes is five ingredients to make this mini monkey bread!!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 217 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


Monkey Bread

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 8 biscuits
  • 5 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp corn syrup


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a muffin tin and set aside.

  2. In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, melt butter, then stir in your corn syrup.
  4. Remove your biscuits from packaging and cut each into 6 pieces. Drop the pieces into the butter mix then dip them in the cinnamon sugar, covering each completely.
  5. Place four pieces into each cup of a heavily greased muffin tin. Bake for 12 minutes, then turn off oven and let sit for another few minutes. this gives them a little crunch without overcooking them.
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool before trying to remove from muffin tray.
  7. Combine all icing ingredients and drizzle all over each muffin. Enjoy!

Adapted from Organizer by Day



Behind the Scenes at Lil' Luna - Monkey Bread Muffins

All the kids LOVED these!! They’ve always been fans of cinnamon/sugar goodies. 😉


Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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