Mouthwatering cinnamon and chocolate chip monkey bread muffins

A delicious and so, so simple recipe for Cinnamon and Chocolate Chip Monkey Bread Muffins. It’s the perfect fall dessert for a sweet brunch or an effortless after-dinner treat.
Mouthwatering cinnamon and chocolate chip monkey bread muffins

Dessert is something I’m almost constantly craving. Coated in chocolate, line with chocolate, next to chocolate – as long as chocolate is involved in some form, I’m there for it. Whenever I bake anything, the first thing I ask myself is, “Can I get chocolate in this without ruining it?” Afterall, I’m a chocolate snob (in that I eat it and judge those who don’t), but I wouldn’t dare use it in a recipe that it absolutely wouldn’t suit.

Mouthwatering cinnamon and chocolate chip monkey bread muffins

Fortunately, this time around, I figured chocolate went with almost everything.

Chocolate and cinnamon? ✓
Chocolate muffins? ✓
Chocolate and pastry? ✓

I’d outdone myself when, in a fit of chocolate cravings, this idea popped into my head. A recipe so filled with carbs, so chocolatey, and so perfectly enjoyed with a cup of coffee, it seemed almost sacrilegious to not event at least attempt to make it? You’re going to thank me for this one.

Mouthwatering cinnamon and chocolate chip monkey bread muffins

I mean it when I say these muffins go well with coffee. Tear one apart, pour yourself a cup o’ joe, sit back with your favourite Halloween movie (something family-friendly and not scary for me, like Hocus Pocus or the always pleasing Halloweentown series), and just enjoy. These muffins are best savoured on the weekend, away from responsibilities and anything else that could harsh your chocolate buzz.

Take a break from reality with a tray of mouthwatering Cinnamon and Chocolate Chip Monkey Bread Muffins

Mouthwatering cinnamon and chocolate chip monkey bread muffins

Cinnamon and chocolate chip monkey bread muffins
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A delicious and so, so simple Cinnamon and Chocolate Chip Monkey Bread Muffin recipe. Perfect for a sweet brunch or an effortless after-dinner dessert.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
16 min
Total Time
36 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
16 min
Total Time
36 min
  1. 2 cans Pillsbury™ Flake Rolls
  2. 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  3. 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  4. 2 tbsp cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Thoroughly grease 2 muffin trays.
  2. Each package of Pillsbury™ Flake Rolls should be divided into 10 pieces when opened. Each muffin for this recipe will require 2 of those pieces. Take each single piece and cut it into 4 quarters.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the granulated sugar and cinnamon. Coat each quartered piece in the mixture.
  4. Slightly flatten one of the quartered pieces and place it in the bottom of one of the muffin tins. It should cover half of the base. Repeat with another piece, covering the bottom completely. Sprinkle 4-5 chocolate chips and repeat the layering process until each tin is filled with 8 of the quartered pieces and layered with chocolate chips.
  5. Bake for 14-16 minutes, until the muffins are golden. When they're done, light the top layer slightly, if you can, to make sure it has cooked through. If the muffins aren't completely done, put them back in the oven for another 1-2 minutes at a time, making sure to watch them closely so they don't burn.
  1. I think some delicious variations of this could include walnuts or cranberries and orange zest.
Jordan D'Amico

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  • Whilst these definitely look delicious, I can’t see the words “Monkey bread” without automatically thinking of that scene from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom – “Chilled monkey brains!” 😀

  • Hayley Challinor

    These look incredible! Anything with chocolate is a winner for me too!

  • These look absolutely amazing! I’m adding them to our baking list this weekend if I can wait that long 😉

  • Amina Ahmad Ford

    This looks absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to try it out! Also looks like something I could definitely make. I am not super good at baking, but this may be right up my alley!

  • Deb Sharratt

    These look lovely. Cant wait to try one.

  • These sound utterly amazing, I love cinnamon in things and with chocolate too, utterly yummy. x

  • Oh my, these look incredible. Anything cinnamon is a winner with me – must try these!

  • Ky Holbrook

    Oh my! These look amazing. Anything with chocolate is always a winner for me.

  • Michelle Ross

    These look delicious, I love chocolate so will be giving these a go 🙂

  • Kira

    Wow these look amazing!! These are great for this time of year with the cinnamon in 🙂

  • Jessica Lathan

    These look so amazing, I’m going to make them this afternoon! Thanks for sharing!

  • These look absolutely delicious! Definitely one for me to make one evening next week!

  • Jenni Grainger

    These look incredible, will have to try and make some on my day off with the little one x

  • Sarah

    These look absolutely delicious, I could eat one now. Love the twist you suggested as well.

  • Kirsty Brown

    These look delicious!

  • Nicolette Lafonseca

    Amazing I am definitely going to try these with mixed spice it is the weather for warm sweet bread and hot drinks

  • Rebecca Ann

    Oh I am a sucker for anything cinnamon,these look absolutely delicious, perfect weekend food!

  • Laura Dove

    Oh wow they sound amazing! I LOVE cinnamon but have never had cinnamon bread with chocolate too, I bet they taste delicious!!

  • Nicky

    These sound and look amazing! And so easy to make!! I can’t wait to try them 🙂

  • MarvellousMrsP

    Oh wow these look delicious and so simple to make!!