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


  • 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


  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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  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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