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Apple Monkey Bread Muffins

These 2 ingredient apple monkey bread muffins are amazing! A quick breakfast or dessert that just takes 15 minutes to make. If you loved our larger easy monkey bread recipe but want it in a smaller form this is how to do that.

apple pie monkey bread muffins

I must say when I made these apple pie monkey bread muffins as I call them I wasn’t quite sure if they would even turn out. A lot of what I try is an experiment but many times I am pleasantly surprised and may I say these are one of the most delicious things I’ve ever made! One of the best muffin recipes we have. (affiliate links present)

Monkey Bread Muffins

They are SO simple to make with just 2 ingredients and inexpensive too. Monkey bread muffins make a perfect weekend breakfast, dessert, or addition to any brunch too! Use whatever filling you like but apple and cherry I think work the best of them all.

Yes you can make homemade apple pie filling if you want. This is easier than you might think and great if you find fruit on sale, or go picking and get a lot. BUT if you want a throw it together treat, just use canned instead. Total for the whole pan full costs under 10 bucks which is a huge win in my book, especially during the holidays.

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Pie Filling Monkey bread muffins

Since they are already portioned out they are easier to serve, and have that great apple pie flavor filled with cinnamon that we all love!

I say they are not just muffins but monkey bread too because you could easily throw out the forks and just eat with your hands since it pulls apart easily, and are fun to eat!

  1. 1 can apple pie filling (21 oz, could use other flavors) – or make your own apple pie filling
  2. 2 cans refrigerated cinnamon rolls (you will use the frosting that is included as well)
    1. or use frozen Rhodes cinnamon rolls
  3. 1 muffin pan of course, it will make 12 so the larger version is best

So easy right?!! You could use refrigerated biscuits instead but those aren’t nearly as sweet and since this is a dessert just use the others. Regular sizes work best vs. Grands. Store brand is very similar to Pillsbury so buy whatever is on sale. 😉

apple pie monkey bread muffins

Apple Monkey Bread Muffins

I love simple and something that only needs a few ingredients. This is a really easy recipe you could whip up when you’ve forgotten you were supposed to bring something. The ingredients could be kept in your house for a “just in case” dish….or make it a weekend breakfast treat that you know everyone will love but they’ll never know just how easy it is to make. 😉

  • Cut cinnamon rolls or biscuit dough into 9 pieces per roll and put into a bowl. 
  • Empty pie filling into the same bowl. Use a knife to gently cut the larger pieces of apple up into smaller pieces.
  • Stir together biscuit pieces and filling together well, but gently so they don’t break apart. 
  • Spray a muffin tin well with non stick spray, or brush with melted butter. 
  • Spoon apple pie monkey bread mixture into muffin cups.
    • you could sprinkle white sugar and cinnamon mixture on top if desired
  • There will be exactly enough to fill 12 muffin tin holes. 
  • Move oven rack to lower level and put into oven at 350 for approx 20 minutes or until cinnamon roll pieces have browned. 
  • Allow muffins to cool for about 5 minutes on a wire rack so they solidify. This will help them stay together in muffin form when taken out to serve!

If you wanted to make more like cupcakes blend room temp. cream cheese and a small tub of marshmallow cream together. Spoon into a piping bag and put a dollop on top, serve warm. Or just sprinkle with powdered sugar to make pretty. Looking for another simple monkey bread recipe and more quick easy desserts?

Easy Monkey Bread Recipe

If you wanted to double this you could. You’d need to muffin pans of course. You can put both on a large baking sheet and place on the middle rack in your oven to cook. Then pull the whole thing out when it is time to cool. Use a spoon to kinda’ scoop each one out after they have been sitting for a good 10 minutes.

Cinnamon Roll Monkey bread muffins

A third option for a glaze would be to warm 1 cup of powdered sugar in a small saucepan + a few tbsp of milk until you get frosting consistency. Add more liquid to thin out until it is right. We have a lot of other great goodies to choose from beyond this monkey bread muffin recipe. If EASY is the name of the game, we will narrow it down to these;

Our apple carrot muffins are a great combo too. Now jump to recipe and get a small bowl out to get started.

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Apple Monkey Bread Muffins

Easy 2 ingredient apple monkey bread muffins are amazing! A quick breakfast or dessert that just takes 15 minutes to make. You've got to try them!
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, monkey bread, muffins, pie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 52kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cut cinnamon rolls into 9 pieces per roll and put into a bowl. 
  • Empty pie filling into the same bowl. Use a knife to gently cut the larger pieces of apple up into smaller pieces.
  • Stir together well. 
  • Spray a muffin tin well with non stick spray. 
  • Spoon apple pie monkey bread mixture into muffin tin holes, there will be exactly enough to fill 12 muffin tin holes. 
  • Move oven rack to lower level and put into oven at 350 for approx 17-20 minutes or until cinnamon roll pieces have browned. 
  • Allow to cool for about 5 minutes so they solidify and stay together in muffin form when taken out to serve!

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Nutrition Facts
Apple Monkey Bread Muffins
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 52
% Daily Value*
Sodium 29mg1%
Potassium 22mg1%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Donna

Sunday 7th of May 2017

Hello, I am VERY excited to try your apple cinnamon monkey muffins, but just a little confused on your first step... You say cut each roll into 9 pieces..Do you mean each individual roll or the whole can? And how did you get 9 pieces instead of say 8 pieces?

thanks for clarifying.

The Typical Mom

Tuesday 9th of May 2017

Oh sorry, yes small pcs. for each cinnamon roll so 6-9 pcs per cinnamon roll.

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