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Feb 24

chocolate stuffed Peanut Butter Monkey Bread Loaf

Oh. My. God. YOU GUYS!

I made peanut butter monkey bread. And I stuffed it with chocolate chips. And drizzled chocolate over the top.

Can you say “breakfast of champions”?

{Chocolate Stuffed} Peanut Butter Monkey Bread Loaf | | This easy monkey bread is filled with chocolate and baked with a peanut butter cinnamon sugar mixture!

Okay, so maybe I don’t mean Olympic champions. I mean, those people probably eat something like what I’ve been eating for breakfast lately: smoothies with lots of protein.

You know how you add lots of protein to a smoothie? Nope, not flax or wheat germ. Nope, not fruit or oatmeal.

Egg whites. Raw, pasteurized egg whites.

You dump them right into a smoothie, shake it, and then drink it asfastasyoucan.

Believe me, I had that same reaction you’re having right now before I closed my eyes and drank the first one.

You don’t taste it at all. Especially when your smoothie has banana and peanut butter in it. {Those two flavors cover up everything, am I right?}

Supposedly the egg whites are great for a workout. I don’t know, I’m still hungry for second breakfast when I get home. My trainer told me the two most important meals of the day are breakfast and the meal you eat after a work out.

I asked him if cake counted for after a workout. He threw his hands up in the air and walked away. I don’t think he gets my humor yet.

You want to know how he drinks his egg whites in the morning? In his coffee. That? Is something I’ll never do. EVER.

I’ll drink mine in my smoothie thankyouverymuch and then come home for the #2 most important meal of the day: peanut butter monkey bread.

{Chocolate Stuffed} Peanut Butter Monkey Bread Loaf | | This easy monkey bread is filled with chocolate and baked with a peanut butter cinnamon sugar mixture!

Did I mention the bread is stuffed with chocolate chips? See that little guy peeking out right there? It’s a surprise in your breakfast.

The best kind of surprise: chocolate.

{Chocolate Stuffed} Peanut Butter Monkey Bread Loaf | | This easy monkey bread is filled with chocolate and baked with a peanut butter cinnamon sugar mixture!

This easy monkey bread starts with Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits. I wasn’t serving a crowd, just us, so I didn’t want to use two cans. (Two cans are made in a 12-cup bundt pan.) Instead, I made this in a loaf pan, with just one can of Grands! It’s perfect for a family of 4-6 for brunch (or dessert).

You cut each of the 8 biscuits into 4 pieces. Wrap a chocolate chip in each piece, roll it in cinnamon sugar, and place in your loaf pan. Once all 32 balls of biscuit are in the pan, you pour a peanut butter/butter/brown sugar/cinnamon mixture over the top.

It’s to die for. #getmeastraw

Once it’s baked you (carefully) remove it from the pan and drizzle it with chocolate. My loaf actually broke when I tried to remove it, but I just shoved it together on the plate. The different balls of dough make you not able to tell where any tears are.

And, believe me, no one will stop to notice. They’ll be to busy digging in.

This is a perfect brunch recipe. Or, let’s face it, dessert. I ate it for dessert last night. I think it would be amazing with whipped cream or ice cream. (Er, not that I’d know or anything…)

I’ve eaten half the loaf myself, I kid you not.

{Chocolate Stuffed} Peanut Butter Monkey Bread Loaf | | This easy monkey bread is filled with chocolate and baked with a peanut butter cinnamon sugar mixture!

It’s days like today I’m sort of glad my trainer doesn’t read my blog. Could you imagine???!!!

chocolate stuffed Peanut Butter Monkey Bread Loaf

Yield: Serves 6.

chocolate stuffed Peanut Butter Monkey Bread Loaf


  • 1 8-count package Grands! Biscuits (I used Homestyle Buttermilk)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, divided
  • 1/4 cup + 32 chocolate chips, divided
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray or grease it well. (My loaf pan was 9x5 1/2”. You could also use a 4x8” loaf pan for this.)
  2. Mix granulated sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl.
  3. Open can of biscuits and cut each into quarters, for a total of 32 biscuit pieces.
  4. Wrap 1 chocolate chip in each piece of biscuit and roll into a ball. Roll each ball in the cinnamon sugar mixture and place in pan. You’ll get about 1 1/2 layers of dough balls in your pan.
  5. Place butter and peanut butter in a medium sized bowl. Heat on HIGH in the microwave in 30 second increments until butter is melted. Add brown sugar and cinnamon and stir to combine. Pour over biscuits in pan.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the tops are golden and the center is just slightly jiggly to the touch. Cool in pan at least 10 minutes before removing to a serving plate. (To remove, run a knife around all the edges to loosen. Invert pan over serving plate and tap hard on the bottom. Hopefully it will all come out in one piece. If it doesn’t, repeat steps and just press the pieces together. No one will notice, trust me.)
  7. Melt 1/4 cup chocolate chips in a small bowl. Transfer to a sandwich baggie and cut off one tip. Drizzle over the top of the monkey bread. Serve warm.


Allergic to peanut butter? Try any nut butter spread, Nutella, or cookie butter! (But you may need to adjust the amount of brown sugar if the spread you use is sweeter than traditional peanut butter.)

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Cream Cheese Filled Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread by Cookies and Cups
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49 comments on “chocolate stuffed Peanut Butter Monkey Bread Loaf

  1. Peanut butter, with all those doughy soft carbs, and the chocolate drizzle, hello comfort food :)

  2. DOROTHYYY! You. are. BRILLIANT!!! I don’t care what your trainer says THIS MONKEY BREAD is heaven! Chocolate…peanut butter….monkey bread….aghhhh I’m so in love with it! pinning!

  3. Oh my gosh, yeah, I wouldn’t tell your trainer about CFC!! Holy yum though – this sounds so insanely delicious!

  4. Don’t listen to your trainer, this is definitely a perfect post-workout meal!
    Looks so amazingly delicious! Love anything peanut butter.

  5. No way, in his COFFEE? That is just plain disrespectful to coffee. :) This, now this monkey bread, is paying full respects to coffee! I can just imagine what a handful of this (because I skip the knife with monkey bread) with coffee would taste like. Heaven on a plate!

  6. I can never get enough of monkey bread! Love the addition of peanut butter to this!

  7. Oooooo, this sounds wonderful. I might have to make it for Saturday’s brunch. Thanks, one more thing on my list of things to do. lol

  8. I have never tried making monkey bread.. but this one is so tempting that I might even try :)

  9. Oh my goodness – this looks beyond perfect. I have been stocking up on carbs all day knowing that I’ll be working out later… I need energy after all, ha! Needless to say, this Monkey Bread Loaf has my name written all over it. The picture with the single chocolate chip is my favorite :)

  10. I would never have egg whites in my coffee either, but this beautiful yummy loaf for breakfast I WILL DO!!

  11. Hello amazing loaf of bread!! Chocolate stuffed! Peanut butter! Just wow oh wow! I love with this!

    Thanks for the link love too! :)

  12. Looks delicious!!! And I’m totally going to try the egg whites thing! I mean… gross, but a good idea :)

    • It really is – supposedly the more protein you eat keeps you fuller (I don’t notice that) and it also helps burn fat instead of muscle. I’m not sure where he gets his egg whites, he gave them to us, but they come frozen in a huge tub. #gross

  13. That’s the best humor. I was at work talking about how I am being healthy and all but that morning I had to take pictures so I had cake for breakfast, all my co workers looked at me and laughed, they said elizabeth you always have cake for breakfast. I laughed said fair enough and went for a piece of chocolate! I love the chocolate drizzle, I mean come on chocolate is breakfast food of champions none of this egg white shizzz!!

  14. instead of “breakfast of champions” it should be “champion of breakfast” , so yummy looking!

  15. Eeks, egg whites in his coffee? No thank you, I’d totally rather have this gorgeous chocolate stuffed monkey bread any day! It looks beyond amazing and peanut butter always makes everything better :) Pinning!

  16. I don’t think I should read your blog when I am hungry ><

  17. I love this monkey bread (totally for champions) and I love your answer for cake as your second meal of the day. Totally something I’d say and really made me laugh out loud. Love it!

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  19. Monkey bread is already so deadly by itself — it’s like buttery cinnamon sugar crack — and then to add peanut butter AND chocolate? Oh goodness Dorothy; I’m impressed that you didn’t eat the entire loaf by yourself in one sitting! I bet even Mel was sniffing it longingly since it had PB… And then forlornly eating his super healthy food from across the room. 😉 How he has the willpower to stay away from your tempting treats, I’ll never know! And you are so brave to drink egg whites. I’d never want to do that; I’ll just stick to them in omelettes and quiches instead. :)

    • So like crack. I ate almost the whole thing!! I can’t stand cooked eggs, so raw seems to be working (ha!)

      • I wouldn’t have been able to stop. Seriously. And yay that’s awesome!! I didn’t really care for scrambled eggs, but I love hardboiled eggs with a little Laughing Cow spreadable cheese, as well as omelettes. It’s funny how our tastes change as we get used to things! 😉

  20. Cake is ALWAYS the answer–unless it’s this gorgeous monkey bread and then I would just have to go with both :) This looks absolutely glorious and I wish I had a pan baking up right now!

  21. Oh my, oh my!! This look delish – thanks for the recipe. Pinned!

  22. Yes! I am with you Dorothy!! When I make breakfast, especially on the weekends, I just want sweet gooey carbs!! Especially when it’s stuffed with chocolate and peanut butter!! :)

  23. This may not be the healthiest breakfast, but I would be hard pressed to find a tastier one!

  24. This is freaking incredible Dorothy. And I love that it’s in a loaf – so fun! Pinned!

  25. Raw egg in his coffee??? Bleck!! I think I could handle it in the smoothie though if I did like you say, and drank it super fast! Haha! And I would totally dive into this monkey bread after a workout! It. Looks. Amazing!!

  26. You are just so adorable! And this monkey bread is ridiculous. I must have it.

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