“When you learn, teach.
When you get, give.”― Maya Angelou.
I know…strange name ! But the creative juices runneth dry when it came to christening these !
So you know money bread right.. the sweet yeasty dough that is broken into chunks and rolled in cinnamon sugar mixture, baked together and then pulled apart while eating ? Its usually baked in bundt pans. Did you ever wonder why its called monkey bread , I know I did.
One theory is that it is because the bread resembles the fruit of the monkey puzzle tree. Another says the name is derived from the amount of “monkeying around” needed to prepare the balls of dough. Some say its because of the pulling apart the sections of cake and playing with your food in monkey-like fashion.
Well, none of those theories make much sense to me . Apparently, its also called sticky buns, bubble loaf and monkey brains ( no , thank u..i ll pass!).
Anyways, I made monkey bread in a muffin mould , hence the name. But I am not even sure I can technically call it monkey bread as I didn’t use any yeast in it ! I read this recipe somewhere and jotted it down , played it with a little , added bits of other monkey bread recipes and…. the monkey muffins were born!
These are so easy to make , so thats a big yes. And I like the fun factor of a pull apart bread! Eaten warm, these are gooey , and sweet . The bread is so soft and the cinnamon just warms you up. And they look kinda rustic n pretty – You don’t think so?
Warm from the oven, these are a great teatime treat .Or serve the little flowery muffins at brunch and wow your friends! Kids will love pulling apart the little fluffy balls of bread and the grown ups will enjoy the cinnamon lure. I think I’ll try these with a caramel sauce next time. How great would that be!