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Monkey bread muffins

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  • Author: Tamara Novakovic
  • Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes


Do you remember when you were a kid playing with leftover dough? This recipe will take you back to those fun times. This is cinnamon monkey bread in individual muffin forms!



For the dough:

  • 5 cups (500 g) all purpose flour
  • 1 package (7 g) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) honey
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) warm water
  • 1/2 cups (120 ml) warm milk
  • 1/4 cup (55 g) butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • zest from 1 orange
  • 1 egg

For the cinnamon-butter coating:

  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup (65 g) brown sugar


  1. Combine dry yeast with sugar and water, leave for 5 minutes.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine flour with salt, orange zest and egg.
  3. Melt butter with honey, vanilla and milk, add to the flour mixture. Add yeast and knead until soft dough forms. Lightly oil it and cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let rise for 1 h.
  4. Combine sugar with cinnamon. Melt the butter.
  5. Slightly punch the risen dough and take small pieces of it. Form them into small balls. Cover each ball in melted butter and coat with cinnamon sugar.
  6. Butter muffin pan. Put 5 balls into each muffin tin: 4 to form the circle, and 5th goes in the middle. Lightly press it with your fingertips. Repeat until you fill all 12 muffin tins. Cover them with clean kitchen towel and let double in size, for 40 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 355 Farenheit (180 Celsius). Bake them for 20-25 minutes. Let cool slightly and serve.
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 40 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
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