Friday, December 9, 2011

Monkey Muffins

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One little round is missing. I may or may not have eaten it before I could snap a picture.

Christmas morning is always here and gone before you know it. Especially if you have a large family like I do. When we were younger the whole process of waking up, opening presents, cleaning up, putting toys together and taking pictures can take up a large chunk of your morning. My dad always used to make Sausage McMuffins when we were done, but he did all the prep work beforehand so all he had to do was heat them up for us. If you're looking for another recipe that you can easily put together and not fuss over so you can enjoy time with your family, I've got the recipe for you.

Recipes that require no mixing, limited kitchen tools and hardly no time to make are my favorites. Especially since they're finished cooking before you know it and there's hardly any clean up! For these muffins, all you have to do is layer (that's right, layer! mixing, blending or combining) the ingredients inside a muffin tin and pop them in the oven. The frosting is simply sweetened condensed milk (I NEVER would have thought to use that), which is an amazing icing substitute. Hope you give these a try Christmas morning so you can spend more quality time with your family!

Here's the pan lined up before baking. So easy...just layer the ingredients and you're set!

Finished muffins with a drizzle of sweetened condensed milk.

  • Refrigerated biscuit dough, cut into quarters
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Sweetened, condensed milk

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Add 1/2 teaspoon butter to muffin tins. Sprinkle in about 1 tsp. sugar and 1/4 tsp. cinnamon.

Cut dough into quarters. Roll each piece into walnut sized balls. Place three into each muffin tin.

Top with 1/2 teaspoon butter. Sprinkle on about 1/3 tsp. sugar and 1/4 tsp. cinnamon.

Allow dough to rise, if applicable, or just go ahead and bake for 15 minutes, or until golden and bubbly.

Remove from oven and immediately drizzle plenty of sweetened condensed milk over the top of each one. Be generous! Allow rolls to sit for a little while before serving.

Scoop out with a spoon and serve.

Source: Adapted from Pioneer Woman


  1. Wow that is amazing! So easy and quick (my 2 favorite things!) and no mess. I'm definitely making these when I go home for Xmas. They're like little cinnamon rolls! Yumm.

  2. They are soo good! Let me know what you think!


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