Chocolate Cinnamon Monkey Bread

Chocolate Cinnamon Monkey Bread I The Well Floured Kitchen

Monkey Bread is the ultimate finger food. I really didn’t have too much experience with it back when I created the Bacon Cheddar Monkey Bread for a mystery dish challenge.  After seeing the kid’s reaction (and hubby too!) to this fun food I knew we had to make a sweet version.

While the last time I used just one loaf of bread dough, I learned my lesson and made this with a whopping 2 loaves worth of my favorite Honey Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread dough.  A bundt pan fit the whole lot perfectly and made for a pretty presentation as well…at least until we dove in.  The double batch didn’t last much longer.

Chocolate Cinnamon Monkey Bread I The Well Floured Kitchen

I also have to take a moment to introduce my newest little monkey.  I am now the proud mama of 4 beautiful children.  After a life changing trip to China, we returned home with a new son!  He is happy and healthy, perfect in every way, and simply adored by his older siblings.  His favorite animal is a monkey- and his favorite activity is to eat (he certainly fits in around here :) ).  He also loves to “help mama” in the kitchen.

This is a great recipe for kids to help.  Have them cut the dough into little pieces with a butter knife or a bench scraper.  They’ll love dipping the little balls into the cinnamon sugar.  Allow it to rise an hour or until doubled.

Cinnamon Chocolate Monkey Bread I The Well Floured Kitchen

When you take it out of the oven, the top will look like all crunchy cinnamon sugar.

Chocolate Cinnamon Monkey Bread I The Well Floured Kitchen

Run a silicone spatula along the edges to prevent sticking, and flip the whole thing over onto a serving plate.  It may collapse a bit, but that’s okay, the messy pieces are for the chef.  On the underside of the cake the sugar will have melted and have sort of a golden caramel-y look.

Chocolate Cinnamon Monkey Bread I The Well Floured Kitchen

The monkey bread will be all warm and sticky and gooey, like a cinnamon bun to share.

Chocolate Cinnamon Monkey Bread I The Well Floured Kitchen

Chocolate Cinnamon Monkey Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 Recipe Honey Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread or the equivalent of 2 loaves bread dough.
  • 5 Tbsp. Butter, Melted
  • 2 Tbsp. Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  1. Mix together the sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon and mini chips.
  2. Punch down dough(if homemade) and cut into 60 pieces. Gently roll each piece into a ball. Dip each ball into the butter, then roll in the sugar mixture. Place pieces into a greased bundt pan. Cover and allow to rise 1 hour in a warm location.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven at 350° for 35-40 minutes.
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Comments

  1. says

    Visiting from Super Saturday Link Party. I love monkey bread, I haven’t made any for ages, think I need too soon. This looks delicious. I co-host Sweet and Savoury Sunday and would for you to stop by and share these and other recipes with us. Have a great day!

  2. says

    Congratulation on the adoption, your little boy looks so sweet! Monkey bread is one of my favorite treats! It is so addicting I can hardly control myself around it. Your pictures of it are beautiful and make me want to reach into my computer and grab a piece. Pinned!

  3. says

    Wow! This could be dangerous for me. It looks absolutely delicious! What a handsome little guy you have – congratulations!!!

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