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Chocolate Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart Bread (2 ingredients)

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Chocolate Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart Bread – Sometimes you just need an easy breakfast recipe that is going to please everyone and be a showstopper. This Chocolate Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart Bread is that recipe!

{Pssst…there are only 2 ingredients! And one of them is chocolate!}


Chocolate Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart Bread with only 2 ingredients! An easy breakfast recipe on the table in under 30 minutes.

Jordan is totally in a breakfast rut. Cereal, every day. Sometimes she asks, “Have you made anything??” with hopeful eyes and when I say no I can see her dashed hopes and she just says “Alriiiiight. I guess I’ll have Cheerios. Again.”

And then I feel like a horrible mother and I pick up a can of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls and some chocolate spread and make her the most fabulous breakfast ever.

Am I the only on that does that? No? Good.

Super Easy Chocolate Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart Bread

You guys, this Chocolate Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart Bread is the easiest ever to make. While I love homemade bread, sometimes convenience is where it’s at. (Who am I kidding? It’s ALWAYS where it’s at. #truth)

I’m willing to bet that if you give your kid/husband this Chocolate Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart Bread recipe, they can make it for you for Mother’s Day. And you won’t hear any swear words, breaking crashing glass, or “Mooooooom!! How do I ….” coming from the kitchen.

You’re welcome.

Chocolate Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart Bread

Besides my inability to make breakfast food at breakfast time (hello, not a morning person), I have another really embarrassing thing to admit. Ready for a good laugh?

Until recently I did not know that k-cups weren’t recyclable. *hangs head in shame*

In my defense, we don’t have to recycle in my city. We throw everything in huge garbage cans and they recycle for us. And then I realized that all those k-cups are just trash floating out in the sea forming trash island. And I kind of felt dirty for using my machine after that. Knowing all those k-cups were trash made me aware of every cup of coffee I made. Which is why I was so excited that, shortly after my lightbulb moment, Hamilton Beach emailed me about reviewing their newest coffee maker, the 2-Way FlexBrew Coffeemaker. It brews a pot of coffee AND can brew a single cup…from grounds OR a k-cup.

Pretty much it does everything but drink your coffee for you.

I’ve been using this coffee maker for about 2 weeks full-time and my other k-cup only machine is now in the garage for a rainy day. I’m back to saving the planet and using coffee grounds, which makes me feel good. Also, the two complaints I always had when using k-cups were that the coffee wasn’t strong enough (I like it STRONG) and that I prefer to drink bowls of coffee. That can happen with this machine wether I make the pot or brew a single cup.

And, before you mention that fill-your-own k-cup thing you can buy, this machine is not that. That thing made horrible coffee. This one comes with a mini gold re-usable filter perfect for a single cup. And it’s drinkable!

Chocolate Chip Biscuits

I’m not one for talking about products I don’t love, so know that my sharing this coffee maker – even as a review – carries some weight. I really do love it! You can find it online and in Walmart, if you’re interested.

Back To This Delicious Chocolate Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart Bread

Now, back to the Chocolate Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart Bread. OMG.

This really is the easiest Chocolate Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart Bread recipe you’ll ever make. Well, maybe aside from this one. Nope, this one is easier.

Step one: slice cinnamon rolls lengthwise into three pieces. It’s a messy step, but your hands get covered in cinnamon paste. I mean, you could wash them…or lick them clean.

Step two: spread some sort of chocolate spread all over each slice and sandwich them all together. Bake. Eat. Repeat.

I used a chocolate peanut butter spread for my chocolate centers. You could also use Nutella or the Hershey equivalent, or Biscoff/Cookie Butter, or Peanut Butter. OR ALL OF THEM.

I’m doing the latter. Since I’ll be making this a trilionty more times. Jordan will be happy.

Chocolate Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart Bread with only 2 ingredients! An easy breakfast recipe on the table in under 30 minutes.

And by the time this is in the oven my coffee pot will be full. #winning

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Chocolate Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart Bread
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Servings: 8 servings

Chocolate Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart Bread

Total Time:
40 mins
This pull bread only has 2 ingredients: cinnamon rolls and chocolate spread! And easy breakfast for any special day, it's on the table in under 30 minutes!


  • 1 can Pillsbury Grands! Cinnamon Rolls — not flakey
  • Chocolate spread — such as Nutella, Chocolate Peanut Butter, or any similar product


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x5 loaf pan with cooking spray (for best removal results use the spray with flour in it).
  2. Unroll the tube of Cinnamon Rolls carefully. If they split, just press them back together. Separate the rolls. Slice each into three thin slices, lengthwise (like you'd cut a sandwich roll). This is a messy step!
  3. Sandwich the slices together with chocolate spread, forming a loaf. Do not spread any chocolate on the outside of the two ends. Place the loaf in the pan. Bake for 24-28 minutes until golden brown. Place the frosting cup that comes with the rolls on the stove while the loaf is baking to melt it, then pour it over the warm bread. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1 slice) — Calories: 488, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 17g, Sodium: 442mg, Carbohydrates: 68g, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 44g, Protein: 6g

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Hamilton Beach gave me the coffeemaker to try at no charge as part of their ambassador program. I was not compensated for this post. All opinions are 100% my own (and I stand by that!)

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  1. Your city recycles for you? What heaven do you live in? It’s warn there too, right? I’m coming NOW.
    Your breakfast situation is awesome, so give yourself a lot more credit. My kids eat cereal or frozen pancakes. I am that mom.
    This looks amazing. Can’t believe you used the PB chocolate. Now I have to try it!

  2. I found it insane that k-cups weren’t recyclable either. Since I work at Starbucks, I generally get my coffee fix there or make a french press at home. If you like strong coffee, get a french press. You’ll LOVE it. I adore cinnamon rolls. I think I’ll be saving this recipe for a day when I really need a sweet treat in the morning. 😀

  3. My mouth started to water and then when I got to the ingredient list I realise we don’t have that in Oz. Looks absolutely divine though!

  4. Anything that’s just two ingredients is a winner in my book! This looks amazing, Dorothy! Love the chocolate in here. Sounds perfect for breakfast or dessert! Pinned!

  5. I am not a morning person either! Sometimes I eat the most pathetic breakfasts because I am in such a rush to get out of the house. This bread looks delicious, I love how easy it is 🙂 Btw that mug is adorable!

  6. I’ll take this and a new coffee make for Mother’s Day!  Can you please let my family know? I love this bread Dorothy!

  7. WHAT!? They recycle for you? That is INSANE!
    And I thought Seattle was green.
    But this bread? UMM 2 ingredients and chocolate? I sort of love and hate you for this.

  8. I need all this bread. Now. 🙂

  9. Oh my goodnesss….this bread kills me!! This is my idea of a perfect breakfast. Pinning! 🙂

  10. Oh my goodness you are so smart to think of such a deliciously easy solution for lazy sugar addicts such as myself! Can’t wait to try! 

  11. A two ingredient dessert for breakfast! Now this is my kind of breakfast food. Love the chocolate spread!

  12. Okay.  I admit that I had to stop reading your post half way through because I HAD to comment . . . I DIDN’T KNOW THEY WERE RECYCLABLE EITHER!  OMG.  I feel like I deserve a HUGE time out from Mother Earth.  Excuse me while I go dig through my trash . . . Well, I’ll pin this amazing breakfast first.  Okay, now I have to run.

  13. I’m all about chocolate and easy recipes! Love this genius pull apart bread!!!

  14. I bet this smelled amazing while it was baking! It looks fantastic!

  15. This cinnamon roll bread is dangerously easy!

  16. This looks divine! Love pull apart bread recipes! Gotta give this a try – it would definitely make a delicious weekend breakfast! 

  17. Every time I see someone buying those K-Cups, it makes me want to cry. I buy plenty of plastic, for sure, but those just always seemed excessively wasteful to me. Glad you’ve found a better way to drink coffee. And this bread looks ridiculous! Love it.

  18. This is such a clever idea for a quick indulgent brekkie. I love pull-apart breads, I think they taste better (how is that even possible?) than normal bread. Pinned! 

  19. I felt the same way when I learned that traditional K-cups add to the landfill. I do fill my own reusable cups most of the time. That way I can control the strength of my coffee. 🙂

    We’ve also purchased K-cups that are 95% biodegradable. San Francisco Bay brand (available at Costco) is one option. They have a little pouch instead of the plastic cup. We can’t “recycle” them or backyard compost them, but everything except the little foil top is biodegradable. For the environmental win!

  20. A two ingredient recipe is my kinda recipe. Easy, peasy, goofproof. DONE. Love it!

  21. This looks amazing! So indulgent yet simple too!

  22. Such a bummer about the K-Cups, but at least we have bread to console us. This is so brilliant! 

  23. OMG! This bread looks amazing! I seriously can’t believe how simple it is to make! Love it!

  24. I hate that Im on the big computer screen looking at this recipe! Im salivating and drooling all over the keyboard!  yummy!

  25. Am I the only one who doesn’t know what a k-cup is?  We have single-stream recycling, but we have to separate it from the trash. Thank you for providing a simple Mother ‘s Day breakfast! I love getting breakfast served to me in bed that day!

  26. This looks so good! Anything with chocolate makes for the best breakfast! 🙂 

  27. You’ve done it again, Dorothy. I’m dying looking at this picture. I want to eat all of it right now! 🙂

  28. I am not a morning person either 🙂  This recipe looks amazing!! I have a heard time making breakfast too . Thanks for the super easy and yummy recipe!!

  29. oh have mercy – these kick my sorry nutella muffins’ ass – and Stella would be in heaven

  30. Ok, how did I not know that about K-cups?!?!?!  Now I’m going to feel guilty every time I use one…time to remember to throw those in the recycle bin for sure as I’m munching on this crazy awesome bread.  I just adore pull apart bread and I’m loving how easy this is to do!!!

  31. Ok that coffee maker is actually super cool

    and you’re the best mom ever-clearly! This is insanely delicious

  32. Who could say no to making pull apart bread in half the time and without the mess! This looks SO good, I bet’s it’s so perfect with a cup of coffee. 🙂

  33. Ohhhh Dorothy, you’ve done it again. You’ve gone and made my hips wider. This far too easy and accessible (since I have all the ingredients on hand) breakfast is likely going to be on the table tomorrow when my hubby wakes up. What’s another hour on the treadmill. 🙂 

    As for the K-cups, I prefer to buy my favorite bagged coffee, and use my reusable k-cup! Way cheaper, and earth-friendly, although that coffeemaker looks pretty boss.  

  34. Convenience is definitely where it’s at! and love the idea to have my kids make this for ME for Mother’s day!! 🙂 

  35. Oh Jeez! You are killing me with this! When is breakfast!?!?!

  36. HA! That is hilarious. I think Jordin is just spoiled with so many amazing treats all the time, that Cherries just seem boring. Weekends are for pancakes. Weekday are for cereal. My children are destined to be board with breakfast. 

  37. You are a GENIUS!! My boys would jump for joy if I made this for them! They, also, are in a cereal rut. They love when I make something for them. Love this, Dorothy, pinned!

  38. Oh. My. Gosh. This looks absolutely amazing! This is just my kind of breakfast- store bought ingredients spiced up in a new and fun way. Yummy!

  39. HOLY COW, this looks so fantastic! And sounds so simple! Thanks for the recipe!

  40. Booo to mornings. Too bad it’s the only time I get to work on my blog these days…three cheers for coffee!! And easy cinnamon pull apart bread!!!!! Pinned! 

  41. We purchased and returned one of those Hamilton Beach Flex Brew coffee makers. They are crappy cheaply made junk and I am surprised you would endorse that product. The coffee produced is watery and the unit malfunctioned after 2 days use

    • I’m sorry that happened Cynthia. Have you tried contacting Hamilton Beach? I’m sure they would reimburse you. I have been using my machine for a month now and still love it. I always add way too much ground coffee in the basket so my coffee is very thick and rich (but that’s just how I need my coffee!) Maybe you got a dud machine? Definitely contact their customer service!

  42. I love your site and visit it often but this recipe had me stumped. I followed the recipe time exactly and even left it in a bit longer, keeping an eye on it. They still came out uncooked in the middle. My only difference was I used Choc chips instead of spread but I figure that shouldn’t make a huge difference. I want to try the pull apart bread with bacon now from your similar recipe but I’m afraid it will be under baked again. The outside was cooked completely, even burning a little,while the inside remained gooey.  I’m completely stumped on this one. Please help!

    • Have you checked your oven temperature recently? Possibly it’s cooking higher than it should be. That can often cause food to brown but not cook inside all the way. Try lowering your oven temperature to 325°. You can also try covering the top of the pan with foil or parchment partway through baking if it’s browning too fast. That all being said, mine was a teeny bit gooey in the center – but not raw. I like it that way, but it wasn’t so raw that I was worried about it, so check your oven temp before trying again!

  43. Same thing happened to me (but I used Nutella and my oven temp is fine). Totally raw except the end pieces. Will have to try covering it, but who knows how long it will really take now and the risk is over cooking. Yuck, dry buns. 

    • That’s too bad, I’m sorry it happened. When you notice things start to brown too much on top and be raw in the middle, it’s a good rule of thumb to reduce oven temp. You can also cover it with foil to help from browning. I made this in my old oven (it wasn’t old, just not my new one) and I have noticed my new oven cooking things faster on the outside. All ovens are different, so if you notice that happening whenever you make something, try reducing oven temp by 25 degrees.

  44. Yes ladies, definitely don’t feel bad for giving your kiddos cereal. Funny story, when my son was 4 he stayed overnight at my mom and dad’s. In the morning, he said he wanted a waffle and my mom said, okay, let me go get my waffle iron out. My son asked, “what’s a waffle iron grandma? she told him and he said oh, mommy just gets ours from the freezer!   

  45. I will have to make this too! Cinnamon roll and chocolate are a perfect match. 🙂 Haha! I should just sign up for all your recipes, right? Hope you have a lovely afternoon.

  46. This Chocolate Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart Bread looks amazing. I love the whole concept. I cannot believe how simple it is. I think that it is impossible to go wrong with 2 ingredients! I can’t wait to try it. Shared and pinned. Thank you for sharing.

  47. I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing!

  48. I think I love you lol. I was led here by the pumpkin pull apart loaf that also looks amazing! But alas until it’s out of the 90’s here I’ll make this and dream of fall.

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