Crazy for Crust

Oct 15

Blueberry Monkey Bread Muffins

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

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

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!

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

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! |

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! |

Monkey bread = awesome!


Blueberry Monkey Bread Muffins

Yield: 11 muffins

Blueberry Monkey Bread Muffins


  • 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)


  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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59 comments on “Blueberry Monkey Bread Muffins

  1. 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!

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

  3. 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!

  4. 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 😉

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

  6. 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. :)

  7. 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!

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  9. 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!

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

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

  13. 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!

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

  17. 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!!!

  18. 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!

  19. 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! :)

  20. 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!

  21. 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 :)

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

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

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

  25. 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!

  26. 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!

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

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

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

  30. 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!!

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