These Maple Bacon Monkey Muffins are a fun twist on traditional monkey bread.
I remember my brother making Monkey Bread when he was really little…I can’t remember his exact age, but my mother used to let him make it on his own.
It quickly became his “signature” recipe. We would ask him to make it all the time.
I can remember waiting in the kitchen for the oven timer to go off so I could watch him invert the bundt pan full of that cinnamon-y goodness onto a plate.
Then we would follow him like little ducks to the dining room where we would almost fight each other to grab pieces of the warm dessert.
This recipe is homage to my brother. He doesn’t cook (or bake) often but when he does, it’s usually pretty incredible. His recipe for Crab Stuff Tilapia is one of my faves.
I used my brother’s basic Monkey Bread recipe but I changed it up a little. And, by change, I mean I added bacon. Everything is better with bacon…right?!?
I also added real maple syrup. Not the Mrs. Jemima in Log Cabin pancake syrup stuff. I’m talking the real stuff…that comes from the trees. The real maple flavor makes a big difference.
I also made these into muffins by baking them in a large muffin tin, like this one. This way there was no fighting…everyone gets their own to eat any way they wish!
I’m sharing this recipe as part of Bacon Month! Yep…an entire month full of BACON! If you missed my previous Bacon Month recipes, make sure you check these out:
Last year, I shared these recipes during Bacon Month:
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And, for all of you bacon addicts out there, as part of Bacon Month we are sharing bacon recipes every Tuesday and Friday in August. So stay tuned – there’s lots more bacon-y deliciousness to come! Here are some of the other bacon recipes being shared today:
Bacon and Cheese Homemade Tater Tots from Ashlee Marie
French Onion & Bacon Dip from Around My Family Table
Bacon Bourbon Caramel Popcorn from Cooking in Stilettos
Cheesy Bacon Jalapeno Bread Sticks from A Dash of Sanity
Spinach & Bacon Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust from Bread Booze Bacon
Bourbon Bacon Chocolate Balls from A Simple Pantry
Coffee Maple Bacon from Nomageddon
Southern Bacon-Fried Cabbage from Love Bakes Good Cakes
Bacon Stout Risotto from Forking Up
Dark Chocolate Caramel Brownies with Bacon Salt from Hey Grill, Hey
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