This recipe for Cinnamon Roll Carrot Cake Monkey Bread Muffins with Bunny Topper Free Printable Template is part of a sponsored post on behalf of Pillsburyâ„¢. All opinions are my own.
What is there not to love about the days leading up to Easter? They’re filled with the cutest cotton-tailed bunnies, goodies galore, yummy treats, egg hunts, little kids dressed up in their best, and so much creativity and pastel color. It’s the perfect lead-up to spring, so cheery and bright. But it’s also a lot of pressure, especially with a busy house of now 4 kids. When I can barely remember to brush my hair most days, let alone find time for baked goods. That is, until I found help with the Walmart Pickup option and Pillsbury Grands!â„¢.
Have you heard about Walmart Pickup? It’s the answer to a frazzled mom’s prayers. No more shuffling a crying baby through a loud and busy store. No more arguing with the kids to put back every chip and candy they come across. No more feeling like I want to pull every strand of hair out of my head. And heck, it’s not even the end of the world when I forget to brush those hairs, because no one else will know.
Simply add your everyday grocery items online and set when you’re ready for pickup. Then pull up to the designated Walmart Pickup lanes where an employee will load your items into the car. We can all stay tucked warm and happy in our car, saving time and sanity.
While I may not have a lot of moments to spare these days, I do have time for cinnamon rolls. I wanted to make them just a touch extra special, however, so I made sure to add Pillsbury Grands!â„¢ Refrigerated Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing 5 ct 17.5 oz Can to our Walmart Pickup order. As well as everything else needed to make our quick, sweet, and super delicious Cinnamon Roll Carrot Cake Monkey Bread Muffins!
There is just too much goodness even in that title alone. Cinnamon Roll Carrot Cake Monkey Bread Muffins. Carrot cake is my absolute favorite dessert, combined with cinnamon rolls turned into monkey bread. I really don’t even know where to go from there.
However, since we must, let’s get to the 5 ingredients needed to turn a can of Pillsbury Grands!â„¢ Refrigerated Cinnamon Rolls into Carrot Cake Monkey Bread Muffins. Those ingredients start with butter, brown sugar, and honey. Melt those first three ingredients together in the microwave in a large bowl.
Next, chop each cinnamon roll into bite size pieces. I cut ours into 6 sections. Add all the pieces into the bowl with the melted butter, brown sugar, and honey mix. Then, stir in shredded carrots and chopped pecans. I think I needed a bigger bowl.
Finally, spoon equal amounts into each section of a muffin pan prepared with cupcake liners. You will get 12 Cinnamon Roll Carrot Cake Monkey Bread Muffins out of one 17.5 oz 5 ct can of Pillsbury Grands!â„¢ Refrigerated Cinnamon Rolls.
Bake in a preheated oven at 350 for about 20 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
Once done, drizzle each with the cream cheese icing that was included with the cinnamon rolls. I set mine in the microwave for 15 seconds just to get a better consistency for drizzling.
Then remove from the muffin pan. Now, with all the monkey bread goodness in the bottom of the Cinnamon Roll Carrot Cake Monkey Bread Muffins, it might be a bit messy. Thus, once out of the pan, I set ours in another two cupcake liners for a prettier finish. Just a helpful tip. But really, it’s monkey bread. It’s meant to be messy.
Download Bunny Toppers Free Printable
I also created a quick Bunny Toppers Free Printable set that the kids can color themselves then add to their Cinnamon Roll Carrot Cake Monkey Bread Muffins. Because bunnies like carrots, too.
Simply download and print the Bunny Toppers Free Printable on white cardstock. Fine-tip markers are best to color in. Then tape to a sucker stick or craft stick.
With a few personal touches and some helpful sanity savers, even the busiest of us can leave a big impression with Pillsburyâ„¢ Spring Baking.
- 1 Pillsbury! Grandsâ„¢ Cinnamon Rolls
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 cup shredded carrots
- 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
- Prepare muffin pan with liners. Preheat oven to 350.
- Combine butter, brown sugar, and honey in a large bowl. Melt in microwave, 30 seconds. Stir until smooth.
- Cut cinnamon rolls into bite size pieces, about 6 sections each. Add to melted butter mixture. Stir to coat.
- Add carrots and chopped pecans.
- Spoon mixture evenly into muffin tins.
- Bake for about 20 minutes, or until tops are golden and toothpick comes out clean.
- Let cool. Remove from pan into another cupcake liner if desired.
- Drizzle with cream cheese icing included with cinnamon rolls.
- Top with a sprinkle more shredded carrots and chopped pecans.