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Easy Mini Monkey Bread Recipe (single serve!)

Monkey Bread is such a fun treat to make and to eat and making mini monkey breads to share as individual serving sizes is a great way to make a wonderful treat for breakfast or as a dessert.

This yummy pull-apart bread recipe will knock your socks off and your guests will be blown away by these individual monkey breads when you serve them!

homemade monkey bread on a white dish with milk in the background

Easy Mini Monkey Bread Recipe

These little mini monkey bread muffins, as we call them, can make a great warm breakfast straight from the oven or a perfect little snack. This individual-sized easy Monkey Bread Recipe is a great way to serve guests without having to make one single large cake and also makes a wonderful item for brunch parties, bake sales or large group gatherings!

If you love cinnamon rolls, you will love this recipe.

dough rolls, brown sugar, white sugar and butter for making cinnamon rolls

Easy Monkey Bread Recipe

Ingredients for making this monkey bread recipe

  • Frozen roll dough
  • Brown sugar
  • Butter
  • Half and half
  • Cinnamon

See the recipe card below for details instructions.

You’ll also need a jumbo or oversized muffin pan.
These were created in the Wilton 6 Cup Jumbo Muffin Pan. You can of course use regular-size muffin cups, but you’ll want to adjust the amount of dough pieces that you put in each muffin tin cup.
*If you have any muffin cast-iron pans, even better!

How to make easy monkey bread

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium sized bowl, combine sugar by adding 1/2 cup brown sugar and the cinnamon.

Bring your frozen roll dough to room temp or microwave for a minute or two until it’s no longer frozen.

Spray each individual muffin tin with cooking spray.

bread dough in a bowl of brown sugar

To separate dough, cut the rolls into 4 small equal pieces each. Roll pieces into tight balls and toss each piece in the cinnamon sugar mixture and then place in muffin tin. Put 8 -12 pieces of biscuit dough into each cupcake tin. *as you can see from the photos, we like to overstuff them, but you definitely don’t need to. Less dough balls will just make your individual serving sizes smaller.

rolling dough in cinnamon sugar mixtre

sugar coated bread dough in a jumbo muffin tinMake the caramel sauce by combining the remaining brown sugar, the half and half, and the stick of butter over a medium heat on the stovetop. Bring to a low boil and boil for about 2 minutes before removing from heat.

ingredients in pan for making caramel sauce for monkey bread

caramel sauce bubbling in a pan with bread dough near by

Pour the caramel sauce over each of the muffin tins, dividing evenly among all 10 serving sizes.

Caramel sauce pouring over bread dough in a muffin tin

bread dough in pan with caramel sauce over it

Bake the Monkey Bread at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until the tops are golden brown. Cooking time can vary, sometimes I’m baking these between 15-20 minutes, so just make sure to keep an eye on them.

You might consider placing the muffin tins on a larger cookie sheet when you put them in the oven, just to make things easier and prevent any dripping of the brown sugar mixture in your oven as the biscuit pieces will rise which could cause overflow.

Allow your pull-apart monkey breads to cool 3-4 minutes.

monkey bread baked in muffin tins on wooden table with butter and sugar

Pop out of the muffin tins using a spoon and flip over like you are serving an upside down cake. Pour any extra caramel from the inside of the tins over the monkey bread.

cinnamon roll monkey bread on a white plate with milk and muffin tin in background

closeup of cinnamon bread monkeybread mini on a white plate with a fork

And if you really want to up the WOW factor of this easy mini monkey bread recipe, top it with a simple glaze made of powdered sugar and milk. Mix 2 cups powdered sugar and 2-4 tablespoons milk (2% milk, low-fat milk or a skim milk will also work)

icing being drizzled over a cinnamon roll with milk in the background

This recipe is one that my daughter loves to help me with and that’s a big part of the reason that I love the “easy” aspect because I’m a huge fan of easy recipes, especially delicious ones! This delicious and easy monkey bread recipe has become one of our favorite family traditions to make during the holidays and I always keep these ingredients on my grocery store shopping list.

This is basically a classic monkey bread recipe with a few twists. Sometimes it’s more about the time we spend together, and this recipe allows for quality time without a ton of prep.

Cinnamon roll money bread on white plate with milk in the background

Additional Tips for Making Mini Monkey Bread

If you have any mini bundt pans, this recipe also wonderful wonderfully in those. Any type of cup muffin tin will work, you just want to make sure that you start with a well sprayed cup.

I usually like to serve these right away, but you can also store them in an airtight container or cover them with plastic wrap or tinfoil and they tend to keep well.

Plus, I have to say… the entire family loves it when we make breakfast sweets like this easy Monkey Bread, so it’s a huge win for all!

Will your family enjoy making this easy Mini Monkey Bread recipe?

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homemade monkey bread on a white dish with milk in the background

Easy Monkey Bread Recipe (single serve!)

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This recipe for easy monkey bread is one of our favorites because it makes 10 individual servings of one of our favorite desserts and it comes together so easily and affordably! Your family will love this little treat and you'll love how quickly it comes together!

Ingredients

  • 30 pieces of frozen roll dough
  • 1/2 cup + 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

    In a medium sized bowl, combine 1/2 cup brown sugar and the cinnamon.

    Bring your frozen roll dough to room temp or microwave for a minute or two until it’s no longer frozen.

    Cut the rolls into 4 pieces each. Toss each piece in the cinnamon and sugar mixture and then place in a jumbo muffin tin.

    Put 12 pieces of dough into each muffin cup. (less if you don't want them too big)

    Make the caramel sauce by combining the remaining brown sugar, the half and half, and the stick of butter over a medium heat on the stovetop.

    Bring to a low boil and boil for about 2 minutes before removing from heat.

    Pour the caramel sauce over each of the muffin tins, dividing evenly among all 10 serving sizes.

    Bake the Monkey Bread at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until the tops are slightly brown.

    Pop out of the muffin tins using a spoon and flip over like you are serving an upside down cake.

    Pour any extra caramel from the inside of the tins over the monkey bread.

Notes

And if you really want to up the WOW factor of this easy mini monkey bread recipe, top it with a simple glaze made of powdered sugar and milk. Mix 2 cups powdered sugar and 2-4 tablespoons milk (2% milk, low-fat milk or a skim milk will also work)

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 268Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 190mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 1g

*This is just an estimate

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7 Comments

  1. Hi Jerry! We use frozen Rhodes rolls – the come in balls in the freezer section, but any kind should work. I just tear them off into even smaller rolls. You will find them in the freezer isle at walmart, usually by the frozen garlic breads and such.

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