What is it about eating with your hands that’s just so darn fun? Any time I set something out for the family that they can go at with their hands, it instantly feels like a party. Serving this Chocolate Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread attracts them like moths to a flame.
It’s great for everyone to gather around, eat and enjoy. This easy recipe is a delicious and fun addition to a weekend brunch with friends or family.
What is a pull apart bread?
The term pull apart bread refers to any loaf of bread, sweet or savory, that has been cut into any variety of shape (squares, diamonds or slices) without cutting all the way through the bread. The cuts that you make in the bread are then filled with your choice of sweet or savory ingredients and baked just enough for the fillings to melt. Then, you can pull the bread apart in pieces.
Serving Suggestions for Pull Apart Bread
The options for pull apart bread are endless! Savory versions use crusty sourdough, Italian bread or even French baguette and are filled with any kind of cheese. You can also use fresh herbs and lots of butter in those crevices that you create in the bread.
Sweeter versions commonly use cinnamon but, in my family, t’s got to have chocolate to even have a chance. Hence, Chocolate Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread.
How to make Chocolate Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread
To make this sweet version of pull apart bread, you’ll want either a loaf of brioche or challah. These breads have a subtle, natural sweetness that makes them perfect for the job. Remember to buy your bread unsliced so that you can make the cuts yourself.
Slice the bread down but not all the way through. Leave about a half inch uncut. Take a few minutes to gently separate the pieces of bread so that you can fit the chocolate chips in all the little nooks and crannies.
Once you’ve placed all the chocolate chips in, you can easily drizzle the melted brown sugar butter in. Don’t forget to drizzle a little bit over the top too. It will caramelize in the oven and make an amazing sugary crust.
When this Chocolate Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread comes out of the oven, you’ll be tempted to dive right in. But I actually think it tastes better after it cools for 15-20 minutes. Then, rally the troops! It’s time to destroy this thing!
If you love this pull apart bread as much as we do, I’d love to hear about it! Leave a comment or drop a rating down below. Enjoy!
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Chocolate Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread
- 1 loaf brioche or challah unsliced
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
- 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Using a serrated knife, cut slices or squares in the bread, leaving the bottom half inch unsliced.
- Loosely wrap the bottom third of the bread with foil. This will catch any butter that leaks out. Place the bread onto a baking sheet.
- Carefully separate the bread and place chocolate chips into the spaces.
- In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the butter. Whisk in the brown sugar and cinnamon until smooth. Pour the butter mixture into the bread spaces, taking care to cover as much bread as you can.
- Cover the top of the bread will foil. Bake for 15 minutes. Uncover, and bake an additional 10 minutes. Cool before serving.