I have a whole stack of breakfast recipes that are just waiting to me made. I always have the best intentions of baking a great new breakfast recipe at night before I go to bed but unfortunately, when 6 AM rolls around, I lose all sense of enthusiasm and I certainly am not ready to pick up my camera and start snapping pictures of food before 7:00.
So what do I do to compensate for my lack of morning motivation? Bake my breakfast the night before. The only problem is that when I bake breakfast at 9 at night, we EAT breakfast at 9 at night.
I found this idea for Monkey Bread Muffins on Pinterest and I didn't follow the recipe online but I did use it as inspiration for my own version. And yes, I made some extra muffins so we could eat some as a bedtime snack and the rest for breakfast the next day.
Monkey Bread Muffins
(Makes 6 jumbo muffins)
3 (7.5 ounce) tubes of refrigerated biscuits
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 stick butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
Cut each biscuit in quarters.
Combine cinnamon and sugar.
Roll each biscuit quarter into a ball and roll in sugar.
Fill muffin cups with cinnamon sugar biscuit balls.
Sprinkle remaining sugar over muffins.
Combine butter and brown sugar. Bring to a boil. Reduce to low and cook 1 minute.
Bake 18 minutes at 350.
Cool on wire rack.
Here's the best part, you can eat these tiny bites of buttery, cinnamon sugar goodness, one at a time so the muffin last longer than regular muffins. (That's my theory and I'm sticking to it.)
Turns out - these muffins are just as good for bedtime snack as they are for breakfast the next morning. Tomorrow night - I think I'll make french toast for snack - just kidding.