Try this Mini Apple Pie Monkey Bread recipe with the kiddos for a sweet, but not-too-sweet, dessert or breakfast treat. Get the full recipe down below!
Earlier this week my daughter and I made this savory monkey bread at dinner. As we were throwing the ingredients together, we decided we needed to make our own dessert version.
So over the weekend we whipped up this…
- 1 (16-ounce) tube refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 3T brown sugar
- 1t vanilla
- 2 Granny Smith apples
- Dash of cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a 12-cup standard muffin tin or coat with nonstick spray.
- Peel apples and dice. We cut the apple into squares and then used our Pamper Chef Chopper to make the pieces slightly smaller.
- Cut each of the 8 biscuits into eighths, making 64 pieces.
- In a large bowl, whisk together butter, brown sugar, vanilla, apples and cinnamon; set aside. Stir in biscuit pieces and gently toss to combine.
- Drop 5-6 pieces into each muffin cup.
- Place into oven and bake until golden brown, about 8-12 minutes.
- Serve immediately. *Tastes great with a la mode.
A couple of additional notes about the recipe:
- A friend recently introduce me to Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste. Oh my word. It makes everything delicious. I can never go back to traditional vanilla. I highly recommend it for this recipe.
- This Monkey Bread is delicious when served fresh out of the oven a la mode.
- I was worried the individual servings would be dry as leftovers, but they were still delicious and moist after being in a covered container in the fridge.
Make Kitchen Time Educational
This recipe is the perfect opportunity to slip in a little math in the kitchen. Be sure to use the eight biscuits cut into eight pieces as an opportunity to play with fractions or multiplication.
If you know you’re going to make the recipe ahead of time, be sure to reserve some books from the library. Here are a few of my favorite apple finds.
Click here to see the full list of children’s apple books.
Quick LIBRARY Reservation Tip: When I would search by title for books on my library site I’d often have a hard time finding things. My librarian suggested searching by ISBN number instead. Each book has a unique ISBN number and many libraries catalog using this information. You can find this information on Amazon by scrolling down to the “Product Description” section (image below).
We hope you enjoy the recipe. If you make it, share a photo with us on Instagram by tagging @lassothemoon or on our Facebook wall! My daughter always loves seeing posts she helped with inspiring other people.
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