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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”?

overhead shot of peanut butter monkey bread in loaf shape on white plate

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.

Overhead shot of {Chocolate Stuffed} Peanut Butter Monkey Bread in a loaf pan

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.

Photo collage of {Chocolate Stuffed} Peanut Butter Monkey Bread Loaf showing it as a full loaf and also on a white plate

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.

Piece of {Chocolate Stuffed} Peanut Butter Monkey Bread Loaf on a white plate with turqoise napkin underneath

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

overhead shot of peanut butter monkey bread in loaf shape on white plate

chocolate stuffed Peanut Butter Monkey Bread Loaf

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  • 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


  • 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.)
  • Mix granulated sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl.
  • Open can of biscuits and cut each into quarters, for a total of 32 biscuit pieces.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.)
  • 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.
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

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Last Updated on June 8, 2020

Dorothy Kern

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  1. 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. 🙂

      1. 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! 😉

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!!

    1. 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

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

    Thanks for the link love too! 🙂

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