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Apple Pie Monkey Bread Minis: Irresistible bites with cinnamon, caramel and sweet frosting

Apple Pie Monkey Bread Minis: Irresistible bites with cinnamon, caramel and sweet frosting

These Apple Pie Monkey Bread Minis are the perfect fusion of classic monkey bread and the comforting flavors of apple pie. Each mini pull-apart treat is packed with tender apple pieces, coated in sweet cinnamon sugar and topped with a luscious maple caramel sauce. Finished with a simple glaze, these bite-sized delights are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and make any occasion special.

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Why you'll love this: These mini monkey breads are incredibly easy to make and offer a delicious blend of flavors and textures. The combination of tart apples, rich caramel, and sweet cinnamon sugar creates a heavenly treat that is both comforting and indulgent. Perfectly distributed in a muffin tin, they are perfect for sharing and serving at get-togethers.

Perfect occasion: Great for breakfast, brunch, or dessert, these Apple Pie Monkey Bread Minis are perfect for family gatherings, holiday celebrations, or as a sweet treat to bring to a potluck. They're also a fun, interactive way to get kids involved in baking, as they can help roll the dough balls and coat them in cinnamon sugar.

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Decorating Tips: For an extra festive touch, sprinkle on some pecans or chopped walnuts before baking. You can also add a pinch of cinnamon or a dusting of powdered sugar on top of the icing for a beautiful presentation. Serve them hot for the best texture and flavor experience.

  • Ingredients:
    • For the dough:
      • 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour (or 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour + 2 teaspoons baking powder + 1/2 teaspoon salt)
      • 1 1/2 cups Greek yogurt
    • For the cinnamon sugar coating:
      • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
      • 2-3 teaspoons of cinnamon
    • For the maple caramel apple pie filling:
      • 2 apples, diced (peeled if desired)
      • 1/4 cup melted butter
      • 1/2 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
      • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
    • For the simple frosting:
      • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
      • 1-2 tablespoons of milk

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Generously spray a standard size muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Prepare the apples:
    • Place a small handful of diced apples in the bottom of each muffin well. Put aside.
  3. Prepare the dough:
    • In a medium bowl, combine the self-rising flour and Greek yogurt. Mix until a dough forms.
    • In another bowl, mix together the granulated sugar and cinnamon for the cinnamon sugar coating.
  4. Form and coat the dough balls:
    • Divide the dough into small balls (~1-2 teaspoons each) and roll them in the cinnamon-sugar mixture until completely coated. Repeat until all the dough is used.
  5. Assemble the muffins:
    • Place the dough balls in each muffin well, on top of the diced apples (you should put about 3 small balls per well).
  6. Prepare the caramel and maple topping:
    • In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, brown sugar and maple syrup. Pour this mixture over the dough balls in each muffin section.
  7. Cook:
    • Bake for 20 to 23 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the caramel is bubbling.
  8. Prepare the simple frosting:
    • While the muffins are baking, whisk together the powdered sugar and milk in a small bowl until smooth.
  9. Cool and glaze:
    • Remove the monkey bread minis from the oven and let them cool for 10 minutes. Run a knife along the edges of each muffin, then invert the pan onto a piece of parchment paper.
    • Pour the glaze on top and serve hot.

Enjoy these delicious Apple Pie Monkey Bread Minis, a sweet and comforting treat perfect for any occasion!

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