No Monkey Business!

I love 3 day weekends, but why do I get so mixed up as to what day it is. I was thinking it was Saturday all day today. I guess there are not too many Mondays we spend all day swimming and BBQ’ing. I was also able to squeeze in another yoga session this weekend and I am happy to report there were no tooters in class, thank goodness. I parked my mat in the corner by a nice lady to be safe!

This morning I had my cute niece Courtney over and we made these fun “mini” Monkey Bread inspired treats. This just confirmed my mini fetish, I am a freak! Talk about a breakfast treat. Cinnamon and sugar coated bread dough drenched in sweet buttery caramel sauce that turns crunchy and sweet, I was in heaven!

This is a great recipe to get the kids involved.The kids can help cut the dough into little pieces with their “safe” scissors and have fun tossing it in the cinnamon sugar mix.It takes a whole 10-15 minutes of prep time then it’s in the oven.It wouldn’t be a treat of mine without a sweet drizzle, so drizzle away!

Monkey Bread Bites with Sweet Cream Drizzle

1 roll Pillsbury French Bread Loaf

6 Tablespoons Sugar

3 Tablespoons cinnamon

½ Cup butter, (1 stick)

½ Cup brown sugar

½ Cup powdered sugar

2-3 Tablespoons heavy cream

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Remove bread roll from packaging and carefully unroll so it is in a rectangle. Fold dough in half with long ends folded over each other; press edges slightly. With scissors, cut dough into ½ inch strips then cut each strip into ½ inch little cubes. Combine sugar and cinnamon into a large bowl. Gently toss all pieces of dough into sugar mixture.

2. Spray a 12 count traditional muffin pan with non stick cooking spray. Divide bread pieces into the 12 muffin cups with or without paper liners. Set aside.

3. Place butter and brown sugar into a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir until melted and bubbly. Pour evenly over each muffin cup.

4. Bake for 18-20 minute or until bread is cooked through. Remove from oven and let sit in pan for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

5. Place powdered sugar into a small bowl and slowly whisk in heavy cream until smooth and desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle icing over each little cup. Serve monkey bites warm or at room temperature. I ate them all day and they were good warm or room temperature.

12 servings


Have a great short week! I’ll be back soon to post some of the good grub we had over the long weekend!

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74 Responses
  1. Amy

    So in the last 72 hours I have made this recipe twice!! I tried them in texas muffin tins. Perfect individual breakfast for 6! Haha everyone LOVED them. However I have a question: In step 1, where you toss the bread pieces in the sugar mixture, I’ve found that all the little pieces stick together… is that right? I had to tear them apart in big chunks. The second go around I tossed small batches separately but i found the buns didnt stick together very well. Tips?

  2. Monica G.

    Oh My Goodness…these look super good! My daughter loves Cinnabon, and I think these’ll totally hit the spot!
    Thank You!
    (Love Your website, and the colors/style are my favorite too!)

  3. maggy

    Monkey Bread is so good and dangerously addictive – like that they are mini so I know when to stop.

  4. Jaime

    mmmm that looks so tasty! i’ve never had monkey bread but i have seen it on several blogs now – i want some now!

  5. Shawna

    OH MY GOODNESS….these look delicious. Have you tried Paula Deen’s Gorilla Bread…if not, you have to…so delicious…I have to try these soon! I love that they are mini!!!

  6. Proud Italian Cook

    Mmmmm, I just threw a whole wheat english muffin in the toaster, I’d much rather have these!

  7. Kevin

    That mini monkey bread looks really good. I have been wanting to try monkey bread for a while now.

  8. My Sweet & Saucy

    Monkey Bread….just the tastiest thing ever! Looks so yummy! Perfect for your little monkey’s!

  9. Stephanie

    Oh how I LoVe your recipes! This one is definetly happening as soon as I can get to the store!

  10. OhioMom

    Okay … I am so loving these, anything with yeast dough and cinnamon sugar and I am your girl 🙂

    Copying and pasting this one!

  11. Kristen

    We make these (call them Monkey Bread minis). Such a great recipe for small hands – my kids love to have these for breakfast!

  12. Jenny

    Welcome snoozeberries (love the name!) and Sarah! Great to have you here! I look forward to chit chatting about more good food with you soon! Sarah, thanks for adding me to your blog roll!

  13. Sarah

    These look so delicious! I love monkey bread so I will have to give these a try one day. I love your blog and I’ve watched you on Food Network several times (I’m a FN addict). Anyway, I hope you don’t mind, but I added you to my blogroll on my blog. 🙂

    Have a great day!


  14. snozzberries

    WOW!!! I was doing some blog hopping and found myself on here!!!! Big mistake!!!! I think I just gained 20lbs. just by looking at your pics!!!!! Love the mini theme!!! I can’t wait to make some of this stuff(and start my diet after that monkey bread!!!) Just wanted to give you props!!!

  15. Deanna

    We LOVE monkey bread. We make it for Sunday night suppers at least once a month. Never any worries about leftovers with this recipe!

  16. Mommy's Kitchen

    Jenny that monkey bread looks awesome. I could pull a piece off right now that picture is so great.

  17. Jenny

    Hi Claire,
    I wonder why it didn’t work in the glass dish? Interesting…

    Hi Stephanie,
    I love having her over, it’s the only girl I’ll be having!!

    Hi Michela,
    So glad you went for the english version! I loved your post!

    Thanks Jeena!

    Hi Amy,
    I just found the rest of the line of mini pastas, they are great. Yes the tooting yogi was too much for me!

    Thanks Lisa and Leslie!

    These are so much fun for the kids Rachel, enjoy!

    Your site is beautiful! Best of luck with your business!

  18. Rachel

    These look sooooo yummy! I love little things like this. I am going to get my kids to help me make these! Thanks!

  19. Leslie

    Oh come on…what fun is Yoga without a tooter!!!LOL
    These little monkey minis are oh too cute and delish!!

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