Monkey in a Mug Recipe | Cinnamon Dessert

Try this easy, delicious microwave dessert called Monkey in a Mug! It features tasty biscuit strips coated in cinnamon and sugar and cooked in a microwave. Make one after dinner, or just when you feel like indulging your sweet tooth. Follow the written or video instructions below to make this wonderful treat.

Monkey in a Mug Recipe

Ingredients you will need:

  • 1 T. butter
  • 1/2 t. cinnamon
  • 2 T. sugar
  • 1 (6 ct.) tube refrigerated buttermilk biscuits

Melt butter in a small bowl.

Mix together sugar and cinnamon.

Kristi stirs cinnamon and sugar.

Remove 2 or 3 biscuits from a tube of buttermilk biscuit dough. Wrap the tube in plastic to save remaining biscuits for later.

Kristi wraps biscuit dough.

Cut each biscuit into 4 even pieces.

Kristi cuts biscuit dough.

Dip each piece in cinnamon-sugar mixture and place in mug.

Kristi coats biscuit dough in cinnamon and sugar.

Microwave mug on high for 60 seconds.

Kristi prepares microwave.

Serve and enjoy this delightful little treat!

Kristi poses with completed monkey in a mug.

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Cinnamon Biscuit Dessert Video Recipe

Start Video Transcript

Hi, Kristi in the Rada Cutlery kitchen, today we’re I want to show you how to make a monkey in a mug dessert. This is out of our Mug Shots recipe book.

Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a small bowl. In another small bowl, stir together ½ teaspoon of cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of sugar. Remove 2 or 3 biscuits from a refrigerated buttermilk biscuits tube. Wrap the tube in plastic wrap until you’re ready to make more. Cut each biscuit into 4 even pieces and dip in butter, then in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Set coated pieces in a greased mug. Microwave on high for 60 seconds.

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