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With my head pounding from my day’s running around in hot sweltering sun I sat down in front of my computer to write today’s post. My brain which was already shouting with aches refused to splatter words. As I was staring at the blank screen on how to write, my daughter came to my rescue by asking if I needed any help. I asked her for ideas on how to start this post and she declared she knew how to write a story or a poem and not blog. I rephrased and asked her what she thought of the mini monkey breads that I made for them the other day and her words were, “Shining in the sunlight, shimmering in the moonlight those awesome crunchy, tasty muffins sure do challenge your taste buds to a new world of Sugarville. The cinnamon sugar on the bread is absolutely delightful and sweet. Never can you give up those monkey bread muffins to even your favorite snack or treat.” I don’t think I need to say more about these tasty muffins after you’ve heard it straight from the horse’s mouth. Without much lingering, here is the recipe. I used my cinnamon swirl bread recipe and made it as monkey bread muffins.

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Ingredients:

All purpose flour — 2 cup

Sugar — 1/3 cup

Active yeast — 1 Tbsp

Salt — 1/2 tsp

Water — 1 cup

Oil — 2 Tbsp + some for greasing

Unsalted butter — 4 Tbsp

Ground Cinnamon — 2 tsp

Light Brown Sugar — 1/2 cup

 

Method:

1. In a bowl combine warm water (temp between 107 to 110), sugar, salt, and active dry yeast. Let sit for 10-15 minutes. Add 2 Tbsp oil and add flour little by little until the dough is firm enough to knead. Knead the dough well for 5-10 minutes on a lightly floured surface. Use flour as needed to make the dough smooth. Make a smooth ball and place it in a well greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and keep it in a warm area for it to rise (about 1 hr).

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2. Meanwhile melt butter and set aside on a cup. Mix ground cinnamon and light brown sugar in another cup. Once the dough has doubled, turn them on a lightly floured surface and divide them in to 60 equal pieces. Roll them in to balls.

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3. Dip each ball first in butter and roll them on the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place 3 to 4 balls per muffin mould or bundt pan. Cover lightly and let it rise for the second rise about 30-45 minutes.

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4. Preheat oven to 400F and bake for 15-20 minutes for muffins and 25-30 minutes if baking in bundt pans until the muffins are golden brown. Let it cool on wire rack. Enjoy!!!

 

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Day 3, group 2 recipe under “Kid’s Delight” theme. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#18

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  19 Responses to “Monkey bread Mini Muffins”

  1. Omg, Jayanthi this is not fair at all.. You are killing me with your beautiful muffins, wish i grab n have some rite now..

  2. Feel like grabbing one just like that off the screen

  3. The cinnamon sugar makes them look so attractive!

  4. Woow.. very nice description of the muffins by your daughter! Muffins do look mouthwatering!

  5. Awesome… marvelous…..supereb…..

  6. Thy look really good!!

  7. absolutely gorgeous! super idea making them in a muffin pan.

  8. superb Jayanthi… I generally resist sweet stuff, but these are out of the world ! and kudos to the little poem that your daughter regaled us with … sweeter than the muffins 🙂 hugs to her…

    Kalyani
    Sizzling Tastebuds
    Hosting Walk Through Memory Lane – July 2012

  9. Yummy muffins. Loved the cinnamon sugar…

  10. they looks so tempting with the toping i like that cinamon flavor in bread .I made this muffins long bake but didn’t add the toping will try with that next time.

  11. Hi Jayanthi ,

    muffins looks AAWesome!!!

    Happy to follow:))

    Keep on Dear:))

    http://www.southindiafoodrecipes.blogspot.in

  12. Hi Jayanthi ,

    muffins looks awesome !!!

    happy to follow:))

    Keep on Dear:))

    http://www.southindiafoodrecipes.blogspot.in

  13. That’s really a great way to explain this by your daughter..and needless to say those muffins are too good..

  14. wow – your daughter’s talented and I agree the first time I had this I was wowed too but I never make because of the high sugar and butter content with the original version

  15. ur daughther is super talented….loved those muffin, they look so inviting

  16. Super inviting muffins, looks so yummy.

  17. Delicious looking monkey breads.. loved the mini version.

  18. Wow what a lovely intro. Love the description of monkey breads, this is of course new to me. The only monkeys I know of are in the zoo or sometimes at home.:-)

  19. wow these look so good ive tried a slightly bigger version of these will have to make mini ones soon….

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