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!
There are many ways to make monkey bread – you can go savory or sweet (hint hint: Pizza Monkey Bread is the savory monkey bread of your dreams)! 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
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- 1 cup Almond Breeze Almondmilk Vanilla warm (about 110 degrees F)
- ⅓ cup water warm (about 110 degrees F)
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 package instant yeast
- 3¼ 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.