When I was growing up, having monkey bread for breakfast was reserved for special occasions and holidays only. Probably because it took awhile to make, and maybe because my Mom didn't want us having all that sugar! It just made the times we did eat monkey bread so much more fun.
I had made these muffins versions awhile ago, but I needed to upgrade them to vegan status. I have to say that this way may even become my new favorite. I will warn you that it's really hard not to eat the whole batch in one sitting!
Monkey Bread Muffins
makes 12 muffins, adapted from the pioneer woman and the cheeky kitchen
3 Tbsp vegan butter
1 1/4 C flour
1/2 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp pure maple syrup
1/2 C almond milk
juice of 1 lemon
1 C of powdered sugar
3 Tbsp of almond milk
Heat oven to 400F.
In a large bowl combine the vegan butter, flour, baking soda, and salt with a fork until you get a crumbly mixture.
In another bowl, whisk together the almond milk and lemon juice and let sit for a few minutes to curdle. Add the maple syrup and whisk.
Make a well in the flour mixture and pour the wet ingredients into the center. Stir with a fork in one direction until the dough is fully combined and moist, then knead it a few times on a floured surface.
Separate and roll the dough into 1" balls.
Place about 1/2 tsp of vegan butter in the bottom of each opening in your muffin tin. Sprinkle some sugar and cinnamon on top of this. Add 3-4 small dough balls into each muffin space. Top with another round of the butter, sugar and cinnamon.
Bake for 8-12 minutes, or just until the edges of the biscuits are light golden brown.
Whisk together 1 C powdered sugar and 3 T almond milk to make the glaze.
Drizzle over the top of the muffins and serve!
A huge THANK YOU to Heather from Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes for passing the One Lovely Blog award on to me. My first ever blog award - I feel so fancy!
Part of this award is to list seven random facts about yourself, so here are mine:
1. I love all things vintage.
2. Our current kitchen is really tiny. In the next place I would love a huge open kitchen.
3. I couldn't last one day without a cat in the house. My parents moved with their 2 cats and an hour after they drove away I went and adopted Minnie.
4. I have a very large and almost complete collection of vintage 1980's Care Bears.
5. I love disco music.
6. One time I met Rue McClanahan.
7. Even though my husband is not vegan, he is amazing and very supportive of my cooking efforts. He taste tests everything you see here on the blog!
I am so happy that starting this blog has allowed me to meet some amazing people and I'm excited to pass this award along to some bloggers that inspire me everyday!
Kristy at Keepin' It Kind
Caitlin at The Vegan Chickpea
Courtney at The Fig Tree Blog
Richa at Vegan Richa
Lysa at Cooking with Lysa
(If you've already gotten this award before you can just have another one because you are so awesome!) :)