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Blueberry Monkey Bread Muffins

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These Blueberry Monkey Bread Muffins are so easy to make and come together in minutes!

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If you’ve been around these parts for any length of time, you’ll know that Jordan loooooooves monkey bread. What started as a whim Christmas morning breakfast has turned into a tradition that I’m not allowed to change.

In fact, this year I asked Jordan if I could make a new flavor monkey bread for Christmas morning. She said no…then amended her answer. She said yes, but that I had to “test it out” first. To make sure she approves.

#spoiled #andsheknowsit

So anyway, we love monkey bread. But you know what – I’ve never made it from scratch. I always use Pillsbury Grands! biscuits – because they’re just so easy! Using the biscuits removes the step of making the dough, waiting for it to rise, and then making the monkey bread.

So it’s ready sooooo much faster.

And if you make monkey bread muffins? They’re ready even faster!

So for this new “trial” version, I used the new Blueberry Grands! Have you seen those? They’re SO flipping good.

And the monkey bread they make is amazing too!

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These muffins come together in minutes, and bake up quickly. They’re great alone, but they’re better with a white chocolate drizzle.

Isn’t everything?

Remember, blueberries + white chocolate = bliss.

Blueberry Monkey Bread Muffins - made super easy with Pillsbury Grands! | crazyforcrust.com

Quick tip about the recipe: you can freeze them. I froze them frosted and unfrosted, in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Once they were frozen I just popped them all into a ziploc bag. Now, when Jordan wants monkey bread for breakfast, I can just grab one and microwave it quick. Great for a special school morning treat!

If you love Pillsbury as much as I do, be sure to follow me on Instagram tomorrow. I’ll be at their test kitchens doing all sorts of fun stuff.

#pinchingmyself #ilovemyjob

These got two thumbs up from Jordan. And they will from you too, I bet!

Blueberry Monkey Bread Muffins - made super easy with Pillsbury Grands! | crazyforcrust.com

Monkey bread = awesome!

 

Blueberry Monkey Bread Muffins

Yield: 11 muffins

Blueberry Monkey Bread Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 can Pillsbury Grands! Blueberry Biscuits
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1tablespoon shortening (Crisco)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray 11 cavities of a muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. Open your can of biscuits and cut each into 4 pieces. Add the pieces, granulated sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon to a large ziploc bag. Seal and shake to cover the biscuits with the cinnamon sugar.
  3. Stir the brown sugar and remaining 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon into the melted butter. Spoon a little bit into each of the muffin cavities (using all the butter mixture). Press biscuit pieces evenly into each muffin cavity.
  4. Bake for about 10-13 minutes, until the tops are golden and the center is no longer doughy (gooey). Cool slightly, then remove from pan.
  5. Meanwhile, melt white chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave safe bowl. Drizzle onto muffins and serve. (I put my drizzle in a sandwich bag and cut off the tip to drizzle the lines, but you can just use it like frosting if you prefer.)
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58 Responses to “Blueberry Monkey Bread Muffins”

  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on October 15, 2013 at 2:35 am (#)

    I didn’t even know that Pillsbury Grands had Blueberry Biscuits. I thought it was just plain. Mmm, these look so good Dorothy. Love the monkey bread/pull-apart idea, too!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 15th, 2013 at 6:50 am

      I’m nothing if not a pillsbury magnet, lol. I can’t NOT buy anything new from them. :)

  2. Megan I The Emotional Baker posted on October 15, 2013 at 3:47 am (#)

    I bet these are so good, especially with the white chocolate drizzle. Have fun at the Pillsbury test kitchen!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 15th, 2013 at 6:50 am

      Thanks Megan! The white chocolate makes them!

  3. Tieghan posted on October 15, 2013 at 5:34 am (#)

    My family has made monkey bread every year for Christmas morning since I can remember. We love it and I think it is a holiday tradition that will never be broken!

    Love this fun blueberry twist and how easy they are! I have to give them a try!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 15th, 2013 at 6:50 am

      Thanks Tieghan!

  4. Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie posted on October 15, 2013 at 6:07 am (#)

    Oh, I saw those at the store the other day and I was wondering if they were any good! I love that you had to test out the recipe first – well, you don’t want to serve mediocre monkey bread on Christmas…for real ;)

    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 15th, 2013 at 6:49 am

      I know right? Only the best for Christmas! ;)

  5. Mom posted on October 15, 2013 at 7:54 am (#)

    So I only have to wait 71 days to try these??? yum!
    xoxo

  6. Madison posted on October 15, 2013 at 8:54 am (#)

    YUM–Monkey Bread is one of my favorite treats for sure. I’ve only tried the “classic” Monkey Bread but am excited to try the blueberry version. :)

    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 16th, 2013 at 4:27 pm

      The biscuits are so good Madison! :)

  7. Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent posted on October 15, 2013 at 9:13 am (#)

    Totally need to do monkey bread in muffin form. I’ve only done it in a bundt pan! love the idea of using different flavored biscuits. Have fun in the test kitchen… so JEALOUS!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 16th, 2013 at 4:27 pm

      Thanks Laura!

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  9. Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life posted on October 15, 2013 at 11:57 am (#)

    Muffins are a much safer bet than a whole pan of monkey bread … maybe I’d actually use portion control! Monkey bread is out of control delicious and I love the addition of blueberry (who knew there were different flavors?) And white chocolate … I used to hate it, but I am coming to appreciate it (like in pumpkin bread and in your magic bars:) Looks amazing as usual!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 16th, 2013 at 4:26 pm

      I so need it for portion control! Before I know it I’ve eaten the whole pan of a regular loaf!

  10. Wendy posted on October 15, 2013 at 11:59 am (#)

    Oh, I am with Jordan. Nothing like a hot, cinnamon-sugary piece of money bread as a breakfast treat! As if Christmas morning didn’t have enough going for it…you add monkey bread! :) How great that a treat this special can be so quick and easy!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 16th, 2013 at 4:26 pm

      Last year I added monkey bread AND cinnamon rolls. She wouldn’t just let me make the rolls! LOL

  11. Gloria // Simply Gloria posted on October 15, 2013 at 1:01 pm (#)

    It’s alright, I do the same thing with my boys. They are seriously spoiled…and they know it, too! My teen actually asked (requested) today for me to make some monkey bread …very soon. Well, here’s my sign! Pinned!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 16th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

      Your teen has good taste! :) Thanks for the pin!

  12. Shawn @ I Wash You Dry posted on October 15, 2013 at 1:02 pm (#)

    I need to find those biscuits!! My kids (and me) would go crazy for these!! :)

    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 16th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

      Next time I go shopping I’m buying 34 cans. ;)

  13. Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar posted on October 15, 2013 at 1:20 pm (#)

    That’s awesome that you have to test it! :) What kid shouldn’t be loved and spoiled? Jordan’s a lucky girl! And these monkey bread muffins look awesome! I didn’t know blueberry biscuits existed, but clearly I need to get my hands on them! Yum!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 16th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

      Yes you do! They’re amazing!

  14. Stephanie @ Back For Seconds posted on October 15, 2013 at 3:49 pm (#)

    I love blueberries AND monkey bread! This looks like a real winner :) Wish I was coming with you to Pillsbury…sounds awesome! Have fun!

  15. sheila @ Sweet Baked Life posted on October 15, 2013 at 4:36 pm (#)

    I love the addition of blueberries with the monkey bread — and the white chocolate…heavenly! Great idea about freezing them and re-heating for a quick breakfast before school, my son would love this!

  16. Rebecca @ Dorm Room Baker posted on October 15, 2013 at 5:18 pm (#)

    These look absolutely delicious. I love that the recipe is so simple and that they only take a few minutes to bake!

  17. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life posted on October 15, 2013 at 6:18 pm (#)

    I actually have a thing of these biscuits in my fridge right now…I always have to try out the new stuff :-) I love that you made monkey bread with them! How fun to be headed to Pillsbury’s kitchen! You will have a blast…wish I was going to!!!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 16th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

      They’re so awesome Jocelyn! And you would have LOVED it at the kitchens. :) You and me are Pillsbury addicts!

  18. jackie posted on October 15, 2013 at 7:15 pm (#)

    YUMMMY!

  19. Lisa posted on October 15, 2013 at 7:50 pm (#)

    These sound so awesome! I have a question that probably sounds stupid, but, do you put several biscuit pieces into each muffin cavity? Thanks.
    Have fun at Pillsbury!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 16th, 2013 at 4:23 pm

      Yes! About 4 or so in each cavity!

  20. Amy posted on October 15, 2013 at 11:39 pm (#)

    Confession: I have never actually had monkey bread. (Shhh don’t tell Jordan!) It was only within the past year that I learned what it was, and I was thinking about trying to make some in the near future. I love your idea of muffins; they look like the perfect portion!

    And have an AMAZING time on your trip!! Can’t wait to see all of your fun Instagram pictures! :)

    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 16th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

      You MUST try it. SO FLIPPING GOOD!

  21. tahnycooks posted on October 16, 2013 at 8:49 am (#)

    Ahhh…smart girl that Jordan! I would totally request a test run too! These look awesome! I would want these too with extra frosting to dip in!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 16th, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      Extra frosting is ALWAYS the way to go!

  22. Brenda @ SweetSimpleStuff posted on October 16, 2013 at 8:59 am (#)

    I have a nephew that is a monkey bread fiend … he loves blueberries too! I will share this recipe with his mom … she will score big points!

    P.S. Say “Hi” to the doughboy for me :)

    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 16th, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      Thanks Brenda! And I didn’t even get to see the doughboy! :(

  23. Trish - Mom On Timeout posted on October 16, 2013 at 9:01 am (#)

    Can’t wait to pick up some of those biscuits and make these muffins up for the fam! Yum!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 16th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

      Thanks Trish!

  24. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction posted on October 16, 2013 at 12:37 pm (#)

    I still haven’t tried those blueberry biscuits! I really need to get my hands on some!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 16th, 2013 at 4:17 pm

      They’re so good Jessica!

  25. DessertForTwo posted on October 16, 2013 at 3:58 pm (#)

    Who doesn’t love monkey bread?! Soooo good! I love your variation!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 16th, 2013 at 4:17 pm

      Thank you so much! :)

  26. Jamie@Milk N Cookies posted on October 18, 2013 at 3:16 am (#)

    You know, I’ve never made monkey bread at all — not from scratch and not using Pillsbury grands. I think I need to remedy that immediately, especially considering how quick and easy — and incredibly yummy — this blueberry version looks. I can’t wait to try this!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 18th, 2013 at 6:53 am

      Yes! Using the grands is so incredibly easy. I know I *should* try it from scratch, but Pillsbury is so much easier!

  27. Jen Nikolaus posted on October 18, 2013 at 8:47 am (#)

    Jordan has good taste! Monkey Bread is the BOMB!! This Blueberry kind looks AH-MAZING. I’ll have to look and see if I can find the Blueberry Grands. Thanks for the recipe, Dorothy!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 18th, 2013 at 6:27 pm

      Thanks Jen!! Enjoy!

  28. Emily ~SoDomesticated~ posted on October 18, 2013 at 11:10 am (#)

    I love monkey bread, too! Can’t wait to try this recipe :)

    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 18th, 2013 at 6:26 pm

      Thanks Emily!

  29. Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats posted on October 19, 2013 at 10:26 am (#)

    Jordan definitely knows what’s going on when it comes to her Monkey Bread! These look FABULOUS!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 20th, 2013 at 3:52 pm

      Thanks Julie!

  30. Katie @ Dip It In Chocolate posted on October 19, 2013 at 8:20 pm (#)

    Whaaaat. My mouth is hanging open that there are Blueberry Grands??! Genius. Love these!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 20th, 2013 at 3:47 pm

      I know, right? #mindboggling

  31. Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling posted on October 21, 2013 at 6:30 pm (#)

    Gotta love it when the kids tell US what’s okay – lol! But I guess that’s how you know it’s an important tradition. I love the use of blueberry biscuits in these….I’ve never seen them or tried them, but now I need to!!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 21st, 2013 at 6:39 pm

      Thanks Cathy! They’re so good!

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