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Mini Citrus Monkey Bread
Mini Citrus Monkey Bread
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Our theory: Mini desserts are a billion times cuter and more fun. So why bake a whole cake when you could whip up an adorable batch of mini citrus monkey bread? It’s definitely OK to devour two (er, five) in rapid succession.

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12 pieces

Monkey Bread

Nonstick spray

2 pounds pizza dough

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup light brown sugar

1 teaspoon ground ginger

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Zest of 1 orange

Zest of 1 lemon

8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 

Citrus Glaze

1⅓ cups confectioners’ sugar

Zest and juice of 1 orange

1 tablespoon heavy cream, or more as needed

Citrus zest (lemon and/or orange), for finishing

1. Make the Monkey Bread: Preheat the oven to 325°F. Grease 12 mini Bundt pans (or large-cavity muffin pans) with nonstick spray.

2. Divide the pizza dough into 12 even pieces, then divide each piece into 4 pieces, for a total of 12 pieces. Divide each piece into 4 pieces, for a total of 48 pieces.

3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar, brown sugar, ginger, cinnamon, orange zest and lemon zest.

4. Working with a few pieces at a time, dip the dough into the melted butter andthen dredge in the sugar mixture. Place 4 pieces of dough into each mini Bundt pan.

5. Cover the dough with greased plastic wrap and let it rise until it has almost doubled in size, about 45 minutes.

6. Bake until the mini breads are very golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.

7. Make the Glaze: Whisk together the confectioners’ sugar, orange zest and orange juice. Whisk in the heavy cream, adding more as needed until the mixture isa spoonable glaze.

8. Let the breads cool for 10 minutes inside the pans, then invert onto a cooling rack. Cool for 15 more minutes, then drizzle with the citrus glaze and garnish with the zest.

Monkey Bread

390 calories

10g fat

68g carbs

7g protein

30g sugars

Citrus Glaze

61 calories

0g fat 

15g carbs

0g protein

14g sugars

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Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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