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Homemade From Scratch Monkey Bread Muffins

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Bake up a batch of homemade from scratch monkey bread muffins and play Q’s Race to the Top for a fun, and delicious, family game night!

Monkey Bread Muffins

Now that our kids are getting older, family game night has become a lot more fun.  We actually tend to play games on Sunday afternoons and they almost always include a fun snack. Our latest family game night game has been Q’s Race to The Top – a brand new board game from EQtainment.

board game

Q’s Race to the Top helps kids learn emotional intelligence, which are things like self control, motivation, empathy, and social skills.  Q is a dusky leaf monkey that lives with the Wunder Family. Q is a genius monkey who has book smarts, but has a lot to learn about other areas of life.  At the end of the day, Q climbs to the top of his tree house and reflects on the day’s events.  In Q’s Race to the Top, players help Q race to the top of his tree house while answering questions and performing fun actions that improve emotional intelligence.


board game

Q’s Race to the Top really got us all thinking with questions like, “When is it hard to tell the truth?”  It was fascinating to watch our kids process these type of questions.  There’s a big difference between 5 and 8 years old and it helped us as parents realize that the lessons we are teaching are, in fact, sticking.  My husband is a big fan of Q’s Race to the Top because it really addresses manners with the kids in a fun way.   Our family is big on manners and respect so we love anyway we can sneak in a little extra reinforcement, especially when it’s fun for everyone!

monkey bread muffins

In honor of Q and his challenges in learning how to be a responsible citizen,  I made Q’s Homemade from Scratch Monkey Bread Muffins to eat while we played our game.   I followed my favorite easy Monkey Bread Recipe.  Half the recipe made 9 muffins.  Start with a layer of the butter and sugar mixture.

monkey bread muffins


Then I put 3 balls of dough in each muffin cup followed by a sprinkle of the brown sugar cinnamon.  Top with another layer of 3 balls of dough, brown sugar and cinnamon and finally top it all with more of the butter and sugar mixture.

Monkey Bread muffins

Bake the muffins as directed but for about 15-20 minutes or until done.  I did use paper liners in the muffin tin and they peeled off nicely for an easy and delicious snack for helping Q reach his goal.






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  • Swathi
    August 25, 2014

    Fun game, love these monkey bread muffins too, thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. Pinning.

  • kristi
    August 23, 2014

    This sounds like such a fun game! Thanks for the delicious recipe, and thank you bunches for linking up and partying with us!

  • Antionette Blake
    August 22, 2014

    Thanks for sharing at the #WWDParty!

  • Miz Helen
    August 22, 2014

    What a great idea for a muffin, this looks awesome and a great post! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
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    Miz Helen

  • Linda
    August 21, 2014

    Oh my these look so good. I can just smell the cinnamon. Thanks for sharing. Have a good week.

  • Lauryn
    August 21, 2014

    I love that these are so easy and portable! I need to try this recipe with my kiddos. They love monkey bread!!

    • Camille
      August 21, 2014

      And no one is fighting over getting the bigger chunk!

  • Tracy
    August 19, 2014

    These look wonderful and reminded me of my mom making them every Christmas morning. She made them in a bundt pan but these look some much easier. Thanks for sharing and I will be pinning it as well.

    • Camille
      August 20, 2014

      Thanks, Tracy! These bake up a bit quicker than the big pan and the kids love having their own muffins to eat.

  • Meegan
    August 13, 2014

    what a fun game! And the muffins look so delish. Great post Camille.