Chocolate Chip Monkey Bread


Total Time:

2 hours 15 minutes



It’s been a hot second since we’ve made Monkey Bread here on What’s Gaby Cooking and it’s time for a dose of goodness in the form of this Chocolate Chip Monkey Bread with a Almond Vanilla Glaze!

Chocolate Chip Monkey Bread with Almond Vanilla Glaze

There are many ways to make monkey bread – you can go savory or sweet! Big or little. Glaze or no glaze. Today we’re all about homemade monkey bread which is rolled with a brown sugar and cinnamon mixture and dotted with chocolate chips and then baked in mini Bundt pans and topped with a Almond Breeze Almondmilk Vanilla glaze. Whoa. Game changer here. I feel like everything sweet should have some chocolate chips and the Almond Milk glaze is literally icing on the cake! My 29th birthday is coming up and THIS is exactly what I want for my birthday breakfast!! If only my husband would learn how to turn on the oven ☺

Chocolate Chip Monkey Bread Prep

Chocolate Chip Monkey Bread

Chocolate Chip Monkey Bread

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup Almond Breeze Almondmilk Vanilla warm (about 110 degrees F)
  • 1/3 cup water warm (about 110 degrees F)
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 package instant yeast
  • cups all-purpose flour plus extra for work surface
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 stick, melted
  • 1 ½ cups mini chocolate chips

For the glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Almond Breeze Almondmilk Vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla bean paste


  • Spray 6 mini Bundt pans with non-stick spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix together almond milk, water, melted butter, sugar and yeast and let sit for 5 minutes. Mix the flour and salt in stand mixer fitted with a dough hook. Turn machine to low and slowly add the liquid to the flour mixture. After dough comes together, increase speed to medium and mix until dough is shiny and smooth, 6 to 7 minutes. Turn dough onto lightly floured counter and knead briefly to form smooth, round ball.
  • Place dough in greased bowl and cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in a warm area until it doubles in size, 50 to 60 minutes.
  • While the dough is rising, mix brown sugar, cinnamon and mini chocolate chips together in a bowl. Place melted butter in second bowl. Set aside.
  • Gently remove the dough from the bowl, and pat into a rough 8-inch square. Using a bench scraper or knife, cut dough into 64 pieces.
  • Roll each piece of dough into a ball. Working one at a time, dip the balls into the melted butter, allowing excess butter to drip back into the bowl. Roll in the brown sugar mixture, then layer balls in the muffin tin or mini Bundt pan, staggering seams where dough balls meet as you build layers. Once filled, let the unbaked dough rest for another 45 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake until the top is deep brown and caramel begins to bubble around the edges, about 25 minutes. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a platter and allow to cool, about 10 minutes.
  • While the monkey bread cools, whisk the confectioners' sugar, almond milk and vanilla bean paste in a small bowl until the lumps are gone. Using a whisk, drizzle the glaze over the monkey bread, letting it run over top and down the sides of the bread. Serve warm.

Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe from What’s Gaby Cooking

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  1. Monika

    This is definitely a game changer! Can’t wait to make these little sweet babies!!

  2. Julie Blanner

    Wow! This looks delicious. Can’t wait to try it out this weekend.

  3. Kathleen

    Are the chocolate chips added after the dough balls are rolled in the butter and then the cinnamon and brown sugar mixture?


  4. June @ How to Philosophize with Cake

    Such adorable little treats! They look delicious–I love monkey bread, so of course chocolate chips could only make them better 🙂

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  6. Deborah @ The Harvest Kitchen

    Love the use of almond milk here! Great idea! These look incredible!!

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    • Gaby

      sure could! I just dont because it’s tough on my stomach – but it’s a 1-1 substitution if you want regular

    • Amanda

      It looks like the recipe in your cookbook uses water instead of almond milk – I assume they both work fine?

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  9. Trina and Tina

    Monkey bread is a staple among our families, but adding chocolate chips just made us drool! Making this addition! Thanks!
    Trina and Tina

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  11. Lynette C

    This looks amazing. It doesn’t say how many minutes to bake it. Can you guesstimate it for me. Thanks.

  12. Rachel Kaufman

    This looks great. Can I make it in one big bundt pan? Also is there any part you can prepare ahead of time or could i reheat it to serve it hot and get ahead for brunch?

    • Gaby

      you can absolutely make it in 1 bundt pan but that will change the baking time so you’ll have to keep your eyes on it. And you can prep it ahead of time and warm it up before serving – that would totally still be delish!

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  14. Matt

    I love everything about these and they’re all I want this morning!

    • Gaby

      I haven’t tested it but I think it should work!

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  17. Megan Norman

    Thanks for posting a real monkey bread recipe. Whenever I Google one, they start with premade dough. Ew.
    I’m going to make this today 🙂

  18. Barbara GABBE-HARRIS

    Hi Gaby…was about to make this recipe…step 5 says…cut dough into 64 pieces! That can’t be correct! Please clarify.
    Thanks. Barbara

    • Gaby

      that is correct! you want small pieces to make the monkey bread – so roughly 64!

  19. Denise Henry

    Can this be made in one single large bundt pan? Would the cooking time/temp change? Thank you!
    Denise 🙂

    • Gaby

      I’d follow the recipe in my cookbook if you want to do a large bundt pan! It’s tested specifically for that

  20. Monika

    5 stars
    Oh my – this would start the morning off with some fun eating!!!

  21. Monika

    5 stars
    I have always been nervous to make this, but not now!

  22. Gretchen

    Could you do steps 1-6 night before and then bake in the morning?
    This looks AMAZING!