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Monkey Bread Muffins

This is my first experience with monkey bread. I’d actually never heard of it until this year when I started reading food blogs, though evidently it’s quite popular. If you’ve been living under a rock like me, monkey bread is a sticky pastry/cake made up of small pieces of dough coated in melted butter, sugar and cinnamon (and sometimes nuts). These were tasty and incredibly easy to make. Also, unlike traditional monkey bread, these are made into individual servings so you know when to stop eating! These muffins have very similar flavors to a cinnamon bun, so if that’s what you’re craving these are a great light way to indulge!

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Monkey Bread Muffins

Yield: 12 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 (8 count) cans reduced fat crescent rolls
  • 2/3 c sugar free maple syrup (if you use light syrup instead of sugar free just add one point+ to each muffin)
  • 1 T light butter
  • 2 T cinnamon, separated
  • 2 T sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Lightly mist 12 cups of a muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Separate the crescent rolls and tear or cut each one into three even pieces. Roll each piece between your hands to form a ball of dough. You should end up with 48 dough balls.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and 1 tablespoon of the cinnamon and stir. Roll each dough ball in the mixture until coated. Place four dough balls in each cup of the prepared 12 cup muffin tin.
  4. In a separate small bowl, microwave the butter for 30 seconds or until melted. Add the syrup and the remaining tablespoon of cinnamon and stir until combined. Spoon this mixture evenly over the tops of each muffin cup, coating the dough balls with the syrup mixture.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool 10 minutes. Use a butter knife around the edges to remove from tin. Enjoy!

Weight Watchers Points Plus:
4 per serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

NUTRITION INFORMATION:
142 calories, 23 g carbs, 5 g fat, 3 g protein, 1 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)

adapted from Dashing Dish

 

 

   

48 Responses to “Monkey Bread Muffins”

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    txtingmrdarcy — July 16, 2011 @ 2:48 pm

    Did I ever tell you you’re my hero? ;)

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    Lisa — July 16, 2011 @ 7:17 pm

    Oh, I’ve gotta try these!

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    emilybites — July 16, 2011 @ 10:49 pm

    Thank you! haha. Hope you enjoy these!

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    Katy — July 18, 2011 @ 10:53 pm

    Ok HOLY MOLY these are delicious!

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    emilybites — July 19, 2011 @ 1:19 am

    Glad you liked them, Katy! :)

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    Unknown — July 20, 2011 @ 1:29 am

    I JUST found your blog and I’m SOOO excited about it! – Robyn

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    emilybites — July 20, 2011 @ 1:30 am

    Aw, thanks Robyn! :)

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    Meghann — July 22, 2011 @ 10:30 pm

    I made these with one can of Grands Reduced Fat Biscuit (cut into fourths), and they turned out big and fluffy as well. The points value was the same, too. Very, very yummy!

    • emilybites replied: — January 16th, 2012 @ 12:01 am

      Awesome! Glad they were tasty!

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    Correen — August 2, 2011 @ 1:34 pm

    These are DIVINE! Little morsels of heaven! Huge hit at my house! Thank you for sharing!

    • emilybites replied: — January 16th, 2012 @ 12:01 am

      Yay! “Little morsels of heaven” made me smile. :)

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    Kelly — August 9, 2011 @ 11:55 pm

    I love these and shared one with a friend who also loved them. Another awesome recipe :)

    • emilybites replied: — January 16th, 2012 @ 12:00 am

      Thanks! Glad to know it was a hit!

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    laura — August 20, 2011 @ 1:41 am

    what a great recipe, i’m gonna have to try it! i’m used to making monkey bread the old fashioned way, tons of sugar and butter, but trying to lose 109lbs does not facilitate massive servings of either :)

    • emilybites replied: — January 16th, 2012 @ 12:00 am

      Hope these help curb the craving! Good luck with your weight loss journey!

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    Anonymous — September 27, 2011 @ 2:53 am

    I have made these and they are absolutely amazing. Do you think they would freeze well?

    • emilybites replied: — January 15th, 2012 @ 11:59 pm

      I didn’t freeze them but if you try it let me know!

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    Tiff — January 15, 2012 @ 11:52 pm

    So very yummy!!! Thank you for all you do :)

    • emilybites replied: — January 15th, 2012 @ 11:59 pm

      So glad you liked them ! :)

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    Anonymous — February 7, 2012 @ 2:59 pm

    My husband is going to be SO happy when I make these this weekend! His Mom makes it the old fashioned way with WAY too much of everything! Thank you Emily! – Sarah

    • emilybites replied: — February 7th, 2012 @ 11:29 pm

      I hope you both like them! Let me know how they turn out :)

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    Anonymous — February 11, 2012 @ 2:38 pm

    Fellow WNYer here. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Perfect for this cold weekend.

    • emilybites replied: — February 12th, 2012 @ 3:38 am

      So happy you liked them! We’re getting spoiled this winter – when it snowed today I was all thrown off!

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    Anonymous — February 12, 2012 @ 5:58 pm

    Sugar free maple syrup..hmm, is that the same as Mrs Buttersworth pancake syrup? I hope so..lol

    • emilybites replied: — February 13th, 2012 @ 3:51 am

      Haha, hope you like them!

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    Anonymous — March 4, 2012 @ 12:47 am

    Add some finely chopped walnuts to the butter/syrup mixture and pour over the rolls before baking. Yummy!!!

    • emilybites replied: — March 6th, 2012 @ 1:40 am

      Oooh, that sounds great! Glad you liked these!

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    Blue81 — March 5, 2012 @ 9:33 pm

    I made these today and they came out great.. Def planning to make them again in the near future!!! Lol thank u so much!!

    • emilybites replied: — March 6th, 2012 @ 1:40 am

      Happy they were a hit! :)

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    Anonymous — March 9, 2012 @ 7:02 pm

    Hey Emily, I love your website! What are the calories for each muffin?

    • emilybites replied: — March 12th, 2012 @ 2:47 am

      I am currently trying to go back through all my older recipes to calculate the full nutrition information for each one. Unfortunately it’s time consuming! Hopefully I will get to this one soon, but if you need to know before I get to it you can always plug the ingredients into the recipe builder at myfitnesspal.com, which is how I calculate the NI. Thanks!

    • beekuzz replied: — July 7th, 2013 @ 1:15 am

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    Anonymous — March 9, 2012 @ 11:23 pm

    I’d like to know the calories, also. And thanks for putting up the calories for the orange chocolate scones!!

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    Andrea Lynne — March 16, 2012 @ 9:28 pm

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    Andrea Lynne — March 16, 2012 @ 9:29 pm

    I put these in on MFP and came up with 170 calories a piece, but they didn’t have fat free syrup at my grocery store so I used light.

    I made them yesterday and my boyfriend ate one and said, “this tastes like it’s bad for me” and I was pleased to tell him it’s not! I think that’s the exact response to look for when making low calorie food. =) Thank you so much!

    • emilybites replied: — March 18th, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

      I love that reaction! That’s exactly the response I am going for too. :) Thanks for sharing that. I am so happy these were a hit!

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    Judi — April 2, 2012 @ 12:33 am

    could you give me the Nutritional infor for these as I amdoing the old points system — calories, fat and fiber -?? thanks

    • emilybites replied: — April 7th, 2012 @ 9:18 pm

      Hi Judi. I started providing full nutrition information for my recipes at the beginning of the year, but it’s taking me quite a while to go back through and add it to all my older recipes. If you want to NI for this recipe before I get it, I use the free recipe builder at myfitnesspal.com, so you are totally welcome to enter the ingredients there!

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    Anonymous — April 25, 2012 @ 2:49 am

    Do you know the fat grams, dietary fiber, and carb count for these (per serving)?

    • emilybites replied: — April 27th, 2012 @ 12:21 am

      Please see my response to the comment directly above :)

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    spunkysuzi — June 7, 2012 @ 11:18 pm

    I loved them but the syrup was all on the bottom which made them really kind of wet. I think next time I’ll try real maple syrup and see if that helps.

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    Lori in NC — June 14, 2012 @ 11:34 pm

    We just had these with scrambled eggs (shh, egg beaters, don’t tell my husband) and grapefruit for “Night Breakfast”. The muffins were a big hit – we’ll definitely be making these again. Thanks for another winner!

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    Anonymous — September 2, 2012 @ 11:39 pm

    OMG I doubled the recipe and made 24 for a brunch that I went to and these things were all devoured! They were amazing!

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    Becca — September 30, 2012 @ 10:27 pm

    I used mfp and got 143 calories per muffin! Nice!

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    Anonymous — October 12, 2012 @ 1:31 am

    you can also just roll the cresents in a little melted butter then the cinnamon sugar and skip the syrup topping. thats how i have always made it and it is delicious. might cut the calories a little too.

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    Lawgirl29 — October 20, 2012 @ 6:38 pm

    Just made these today, they are delicious & my kitchen smells wonderful. Thanks for sharing the recipe

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    Bonnie D. — April 1, 2013 @ 1:38 pm

    I tried this version for Easter brunch and we all liked them better than my traditional recipe. Fantastic!

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    Anonymous — October 24, 2013 @ 9:33 pm

    Where to begin… these are so good I can’t believe it!! The perfect size for snacking or a light breakfast. I love Monkey Bread but shy away from it due to it’s fat content. Thanks to you Emily I no longer need to worry about that.. You truly are amazing!!! I’m making your French Dip cupcakes this weekend, I can’t wait to taste the finished product..

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