Cini Mini Monkey Breads

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Cini Mini Monkey Breads are covered in cinnamon and sugar then topped with a sweet vanilla glaze. You are sure to fall in love with these little pull-apart breads!

Mini Monkey Breads with Cinnamon and Sugar

I am fully convinced that if you take a beautiful dessert and shrink it down to a miniature size, it makes it much more appealing and fun! My Cini Mini Monkey Breads are tiny treats that are packed with cinnamon flavor. This is a fun dessert to serve at birthdays, baby showers, or when you need something sweet with your morning cup of coffee!

CINI MINI MONKEY BREADS

Traditional monkey bread is made in a large Bundt pan. This allows you to peel away each bite to enjoy. However, this recipe takes that same idea and shrinks it down to personal serving sizes! Each piece is covered in cinnamon, sugar, and butter. During the baking process they stick together to create one little perfect monkey bread. As soon as they’re cooled, drizzle the vanilla glaze all over the tops!

Mini Monkey Breads with Cinnamon and Sugar

INGREDIENTS TO MAKE CINI MINI MONKEY BREADS

Monkey Bread

  • 12 frozen Rhodes Dinner rolls, thawed 
  • ½ cup butter, melted 
  • 1 Tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 ¼ cups brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Vanilla Icing

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 to 4 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mini Monkey Breads with Cinnamon and Sugar

HOW TO MAKE CINI MINI MONKEY BREADS

Monkey Bread:

Cut each thawed roll into 6 equal pieces. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, mix together the melted butter and corn syrup.

In a separate medium bowl, mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon.

Dip each piece of roll into the butter mixture and then into the cinnamon/sugar mixture. Toss to coat.

Place all 6 coated pieces into a well-greased cup of a 12-cup muffin tin. Repeat with all remaining rolls.

Bake for 16 to 18 minutes. Remove rolls from the oven. Let cool for 20 minutes before removing rolls from the pan. (If you don’t let them cool slightly they will fall apart!)

Vanilla Icing:

Stir all the icing ingredients together in a medium bowl, using milk to reach desired thickness. Spoon over rolls and enjoy!

Mini Monkey Breads with Cinnamon and Sugar

HOW MANY SERVINGS DOES THIS RECIPE MAKE?

This recipe makes a perfect dozen. You can certainly double or triple the recipe if you need to serve more!

CAN I ADD ANYTHING ELSE TO THESE?

I always say, let your imagination run wild! These sweet morsels are delicious on their own, but if you’re looking for a little more flare, then I say shoot for the stars. If you are a fan of raisins, this is a great recipe to add those to. Another option is to add chopped apples. They give these monkey breads a fresh spin you will love!

ENJOY THIS RECIPE? HERE ARE A FEW MORE OF MY FAVORITE SWEET BREADS!

Banana Bread Monkey Bread – This sweet pull apart bread is loaded with slices of fresh banana, cinnamon, sugar, and a sweet glaze.

Coconut Banana Bread – Shredded pieces of coconut and fresh bananas are mixed together in this sweet and tropical dessert bread.

Glazed Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread – This is a perfect dessert loaf for fall! Rich pumpkin flavored bread with chocolate chips and a sweet glaze over the top.

The Best Banana Bread – This recipe will make grandma proud! A slice of this freshly made banana bread will be the best you’ve ever had.

Cini Mini Monkey Breads

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients

  • 12 frozen Rhodes Dinner rolls, thawed
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 Tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 ¼ cups brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Vanilla Icing

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 to 4 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut each thawed roll into 6 equal pieces. Set aside
  • In a medium bowl mix together the melted butter and corn syrup. In a separate medium bowl, mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon. Dip each piece of roll into the butter/corn syrup mixture and then into the cinnamon/sugar mixture. Place all 6 coated pieces into a well greased cup of a 12-cup muffin tin. Repeat with all remaining rolls.
  • Bake for 16 to 18 minutes. Remove rolls from oven and let cool at least 20 minutes before removing rolls from tin. (If you don't let them cool slightly they will fall apart!)
  • Vanilla Icing: Stir all of the icing ingredients together in a medium bowl, using more or less milk to reach desired thickness. Spoon over rolls and enjoy! ♥

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Mini Monkey Breads with Cinnamon and Sugar

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11 thoughts on “Cini Mini Monkey Breads

  1. I saw these this morning and had to make them tonight. My husband and I loved them! We went ahead and ate them warm out of the oven, no icing needed, we couldn’t wait. So good! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Exactly what I was looking for. McDonald’s no longer carries them here and my kids loved them. They will be so excited. Almost as excited as I am maybe!

    1. Michelle, the Rhodes dinner rolls are just frozen bread dough. You could use any bread/roll dough to make these 🙂 I just use Rhodes out of convenience.

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