Pumpkin Monkey Bread Muffins

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Pumpkin Monkey Bread Muffins are the tempting and perfect little treat to have for breakfast, brunch or dessert. Each person gets their own cute little pull apart dessert.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 17 minutes
Pumpkin Monkey Bread Muffins

Pumpkin Monkey Bread Muffins are the tempting and perfect little treat to have for breakfast, brunch or dessert. Each person gets their own cute little pull apart dessert.

Pumpkin Monkey Bread Muffins

This Pumpkin Monkey Bread Muffins are so fun. Gooey and spicy and perfect warm from the oven or tasty the next day. These muffins are fun, not just for kids but for adults as well. The flavors of fall are perfect for everyone. They make a great holiday breakfast.

This is recipe can be great for breakfast or even for dessert for the whole family, to find even more recipes, check them here.


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What We Love About This Monkey Bread Biscuits Recipe

  • 30 Minutes: It takes less than 30 minutes to create this creative muffin.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or the refrigerator.
  • Family Friendly: Kids and adults alike have a great time enjoying these monkey bread muffins. They will be favorite things for everyone.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb, lower-calorie or dairy free.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: These monkey muffins are perfect for breakfast or dessert and deliver true fall flavor.
A single pumpkin bread muffin.

Ingredient Notes for Easy Recipe Monkey Bread

  • Biscuit Dough: Canned refrigerator biscuits from the refrigerator section of the grocery store.
  • Sugar: This recipe will require brown sugar and white sugar. You can use light brown sugar or dark brown sugar.
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice: Make the pumpkin pie mix or use any brand you like to add the pumpkin flavor.
  • Unsalted Butter: Melted butter.
  • Pumpkin Puree: Not pumpkin filling, pumpkin puree is what you need.
  • Cinnamon: This will add extra spicy goodness for a cinnamon sugar taste for a delicious dessert.
  • Cream Cheese Icing: This is optional but it is so good! Pipe on with a plastic bag or piping bag.
Dough, cinnamon sugar to make the monkey bread.

Equipment Needed for Biscuits Monkey Bread

How to Make Pumpkin Monkey Bread Muffins

These are the basic steps for making biscuits monkey bread. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutritional information.

Cutting the dough, adding the cinnamon and sugar and adding the icing.

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat your oven and place liners in the muffin tin, then lightly spray with a non stick cooking spray. Then open your biscuit dough and cut into cubes and then mix sugar and 1 teaspoon of the pumpkin pie spice in a small bowl.

STEP 2: TOSS

Next, toss the dough balls into the sugar mixture until fully coated. Then place in the coated pieces in the muffin pan. Add four to six depending upon the size.

STEP 3: MIX

Then in a medium bowl mix the pumpkin puree, brown sugar, and 1 teaspoon of the pumpkin pie spice and then pour over each muffin.

STEP 4: BAKE, COOL & ICE

Bake the muffins for 12 to 15 minutes until golden brown. Lastly allow to cool for at least ten minutes on a wire rack and then top with the cream cheese icing.

Prep and Storage Tips for this Easy Monkey Bread Recipe

HOW TO MAKE THIS PUMPKIN MONKEY BREAD RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

This pumpkin spice monkey bread can be made several days in advance in the refrigerator.

HOW TO STORE THIS PUMPKIN RECIPES

Store the bread in an airtight container in the refrigerator or wrapped well in plastic wrap. This can last for up to a week in the refrigerator, because of the cream cheese icing. Room temperature is fine in an airtight container if you do not have the icing on the pull-apart monkey bread.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS HOMEMADE MONKEY BREAD MUFFIN RECIPE

Baked monkey bread also freezes well for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS SWEET TREAT RECIPE

Reheat the gooey monkey bread in the microwave for around 15 or twenty seconds.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pumpkin Monkey Bread Muffins

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE FOR PULL APART MONKEY BREAD MUFFINS HEATHIER?

Try using a low fat biscuit dough, use a sugar alternative for the white and brown sugar.

CAN I ADD SOMETHING TO THE MONKEY BREAD?

For example. add crushed walnuts, pecans or raisins to the muffins for even more flavor and taste.

CAN THIS CLASSIC MONKEY BREAD RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, you can use one tube for a half batch or double the amount for a crowd.

WHY DO THEY CALL IT MONKEY BREAD?

The monkey bread gets its name by how we eat it, picking off chunks of buttery, gooey dough with your fingers not unlike a monkey would.

Top picture of the monkey bread.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Add more spice: Do not be afraid to make it your own way. Try adding more spice or even less if you prefer.
  • Biscuit tip: The Grands biscuits are too big. If you plan to use these, cut them down or they will grow too big for the muffin tins.
  • Variation tip: Make this monkey bread in a bread pan, tube pan or bundt cake pan if you prefer.
  • Alternate ingredient: Pecans or walnuts can be a great addition to these muffins as pull-apart bread.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Sugar alternatives can also be a good replacement.
  • Top: This muffin is amazing with a drizzle of caramel sauce on top or a little powdered sugar.

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Pumpkin Monkey Bread Muffins

Pumpkin Monkey Bread Muffins

Yield: 10 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 17 minutes
Pumpkin Monkey Bread Muffins are the tempting and perfect little treat to have for breakfast, brunch or dessert. Each person gets their own cute little pull apart dessert.
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Ingredients

  • 2 cans biscuit dough, regular sized flaky
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin spice
  • 4 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 can cream cheese icing, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400
  • Line a 12 ct muffin tin with wrappers
  • Lightly spray with a non stick baking spray
  • Open the can of biscuits and cut the biscuits into cubes
  • Mix sugar and 1 tbsp pumpkin spice together in a small bowl
  • Toss cubed dough into the pumpkin spice mix fully coating it.
  • Add 4-6 pieces (depending on size) to the prepared baking tray.
  • In a small bowl mix together melted butter, pumpkin puree, brown sugar, 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice.
  • If the mixture is thick like baby food warm it up a little to thin it out.
  • Pour mixture over each muffin.
  • Bake for 12-15 min until golden
  • Let cool for about 8-10 min.
  • Top with cream cheese icing, optional

Expert Tips

 
  • Add more spice: Do not be afraid to make it your own way. Try adding more spice or even less if you prefer.
  • Biscuit tip: The Grands biscuits are too big. If you plan to use these, cut them down or they will grow too big for the muffin tins.
  • Variation tip: Make this monkey bread in a bread pan, tube pan or bundt cake pan if you prefer.
  • Alternate ingredient: Pecans or walnuts can be a great addition to these muffins as pull-apart bread.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Sugar alternatives can also be a good replacement.
  • Top: This muffin is amazing with a drizzle of caramel sauce on top or a little powdered sugar.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1096IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fall, pumpkin

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  1. I made these right after reading they were so so good with a cup of coffee hubby had coffee and a cold glass of milk.

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