Chocolate Chip Coconut Monkey Bread Minis are a yummy, hand-held version of this breakfast treat! They’re filled with chocolate chips, coconut, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon!Monkey Bread Minis are a yummy, hand-held version of this breakfast treat! They're filled with chocolate chips, coconut, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon!
Recently I made an eggs, bacon, and biscuit breakfast for my husband and I, but had some leftover biscuit dough. I decided to create miniature, hand-held monkey bread using the leftover dough. These yummy Chocolate Chip Coconut Monkey Bread Minis were the result!

I didn’t use a recipe, but instead, just went with what I knew would work (based on making monkey bread previously). The decision was made to add coconut and chocolate chips to the middle, as a nice surprise!  These chocolate chip coconut monkey bread minis are very easy to make.

Since I was using canned biscuits (Grands), I only had 4 rounds of biscuit dough left over, so the recipe I post will make 4, but it is absolutely easy to double the recipe if you have more mouths to feed. Here’s how I made these chocolate chip coconut monkey bread minis. Let me tell you… they are incredibly delicious!

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How To Make Chocolate Chip Coconut Monkey Bread Minis

You will need to start with biscuit dough, right out of the can! I used Grands biscuits, because they are so big!

Canned biscuit dough is used to make monkey bread minis.

Using kitchen scissors, cut each biscuit in half.  Next, cut each biscuit  half into 3 pieces. Note that each biscuit will end up being cut in 6 pieces when done.

Each piece of biscuit dough for the monkey bread minis is cut into 6 pieces

Let the Biscuit Pieces Go Swimming In Butter

Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl. Dip each piece of biscuit in the melted butter. Make sure to turn each piece over, to fully coat with butter.

Monkey bread minis dough is tossed in melted butrer.

Put all the buttered biscuit pieces in large bowl. Sprinkle liberally with cinnamon (I didn’t measure… just eyeballed it!) This is what it looked like.

Buttered monkey bread minis are liberally sprinkled with cinnamon.

Add the brown sugar, and stir to completely coat the biscuit pieces.

Brown sugar is added to the monkey bread minis in bowl.

Prepare Chocolate Chip Coconut Monkey Bread Minis For Baking

Spray a muffin tin with non-stick spray. Place 3 biscuit pieces into each of the 4 muffin cups.

Three pieces of monkey bread minis dough is placed in each of 4 muffin tins.

Add the shredded coconut and chocolate chips to the monkey bread minis. I didn’t measure, but estimate it is about a teaspoon of each per muffin cup.

Chocolate chips and coconut are added to monkey bread minis.

Place 3 more biscuit pieces over the top of the chocolate chips. Once that’s done, top the monkey bread minis with any butter/brown sugar mixture left in bowl.

More dough and butter brown sugar topping is added to monkey bread minis in muffin tins.

Place a few chocolate chips (pointy side down) into the top of each of the monkey bread minis.

A few chocolate chips are added to tops of monkey bread minis.

Bake The Monkey Bread Minis

Place the monkey bread minis in a preheated 350 degree oven. I baked them for 17 minutes (check them around the 15 minute mark). When done, they should be golden brown and not look “doughy” on top.

Place the hot muffin tin on a wire rack. Let cool for 5 minutes, then carefully removed the the monkey bread minis. You can use a large kitchen spoon to scoop the monkey bread minis out without any trouble. Once removed from pan, let them cool down a bit.

Chocolate chip coconut monkey bread minis are baked, then cool down on parchment paper.

You can pull away the pieces just as you would do with monkey bread. Make sure to enjoy the chocolate chip coconut monkey bread minis while warm. You can also simply eat them just like a muffin!

I cut one in half so you can see the inside. See how the monkey bread minis are filled with melted chocolate chips and coconut? YUMMO!

Chocolate Chip Coconut Monkey Bread Minis are cut in half to show insides

These monkey bread minis are so good! The flavors of butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, chocolate and coconut really come together. I hope you enjoy this portable, handheld miniature version of a fun (and somewhat decadent) breakfast treat!!! The recipe can easily be doubled, as well.  Really hope you will give these a try.

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Chocolate Chip-Coconut Monkey Bread Minis
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
17 mins
Total Time
27 mins
 

Chocolate Chip Coconut Monkey Bread Minis are a yummy, hand-held version of this breakfast treat! They're filled with chocolate chips, coconut, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon!

Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: monkey bread minis
Servings: 4 servings
Calories Per Serving: 479 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 4 large biscuit dough rounds (I used Grands because they are big)
  • 1/2 cup butter , melted
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (approx.)
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons shredded coconut flakes
  • 4 Tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips (plus a few more for top of dough)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter. Pour into a large mixing bowl.

  2. Cut each piece of biscuit dough in half, then cut each half into 3 pieces. (I used kitchen scissors). Toss the biscuit pieces into the butter. Stir to completely coat each piece with butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon, then add brown sugar. Stir to fully coat pieces of dough.

  3. Spray 4 muffin cups with non-stick spray. Place 3 pieces of dough into each of 4 muffin cups. Add 1 Tablespoon of coconut followed by 1 Tablespoon chocolate chips per muffin cup. Top each one with 3 more pieces of dough. If desired, poke a few extra chocolate chips into the top of the dough (point side down to make it stick into the dough). Spoon any leftover brown sugar/butter mixture onto top of each one.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for approx. 17 minutes (check them at 15 minutes since oven times vary). When done, they should be golden brown in color (and the top should be cooked through and not "doughy" looking). Let them cool in the pan for about 5 minutes, then carefully lift them out to a wire rack to cool. (I used a large serving spoon to scoop all the way under the finished mini monkey breads and to get them out in one piece). Let cool slightly, then serve. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This recipe is for 4 servings, but can EASILY be doubled, if you have more mouths to feed. Leftovers can be re-warmed in a microwave on a low temperature setting.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chip-Coconut Monkey Bread Minis
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 479 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 481mg21%
Potassium 189mg5%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 710IU14%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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