Muffin Pan Chocolate Brioches

These Chocolate Brioches with their crispy exterior and buttery, soft, chocolatey interior are a fantastic treat either for breakfast alongside a cup of coffee or milk or simply as a snack all day round. 

These Chocolate Brioches are baked in a muffin pan and are easy to pack in school lunches or simply take to go.

Muffin Pan Chocolate Brioches - Yeast Chocolate Brioches

How to make chocolate brioches. 

The recipe for these chocolate brioches is very easy. It requires only a few ingredients you usually have in your pantry. First, prepare the dough. Dissolve yeast in milk and let it rest for a few minutes to activate. 

In a large bowl combine flour with sugar and salt. Add milk, dissolved yeast, beaten egg and vanilla extract and start kneading the dough, for about 5 minutes, until smooth and slightly pulls away from the sides of the bowl. 

Add butter and continue kneading until well incorporated. Let the dough rise in a warm place for at least 1 hour or until doubled in size. 

Only now, after the first rising time, incorporate the chocolate chips. On a floured surface divide the dough into 12 equal pieces and shape into balls. Transfer to a greased muffin pan and let them rise again for 15-20 minutes. Brush with beaten egg, sprinkle the top with sugar and bake until golden brown. 

Let them cool slightly and enjoy while still a bit warm. These brioches are delightful. 

If you like sweet bread recipes you may also like this Nutella Pull Apart Bread or this amazing Estonian Kringle. These Knots made in 4 ways are also a great idea for kid’s school lunches. 

Hope you will try these satisfying Chocolate Brioches and let me know if you try them out or tag me on Instagram. Enjoy as much as we did!

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4.50 from 4 votes
These Chocolate Brioches with their crispy exterior and buttery, soft, chocolatey interior are a fantastic treat either for breakfast alongside a cup of coffee or milk or simply as a snack all day round. 
Servings 12 brioches
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour 18 minutes


  • cups (400g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup (70g) sugar
  • 1/2 tsp (3g) salt
  • tsp (7g) active dry yeast (or 25 g fresh yeast)
  • 1 cup (240ml) lukewarm milk
  • 1 egg , beaten
  • 1 tsp (5g) vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup (56g) butter , softened
  • 1 cup (170g) semisweet chocolate chips


Prepare the dough.

  • In a medium bowl add yeast, 1 tsp (5g) sugar and 1/4 cup (60ml) lukewarm milk. Let it rest for 5 minutes to activate the yeast.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar and salt. Add the remaining milk, dissolved yeast, beaten egg and vanilla extract. Start kneading until smooth, for about 5 minutes.
  • Add softened butter, incorporate it into the dough and continue kneading until well incorporated, smooth and pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
  • Transfer the dough into an oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap.
  • Let the dough rest for about 1 hour at room temperature (warm space) until doubled in size.

Prepare the chocolate brioches.

  • Add chocolate chips to the dough and gently incorporate them into the dough.
  • On a floured surface turn the dough out and divide into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into balls.
  • Transfer the dough pieces into a 12-cup greased muffin pan. Cover with a kitchen towel and let the brioches rest for 15-20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  • Brush each brioche with beaten egg and sprinkle sugar on top.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes until golden brown.
  • Let cool slightly and enjoy!



Serving: 1 briocheCalories: 265kcalCarbohydrates: 41.6gProtein: 4.8gFat: 8.9gSaturated Fat: 5.3gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 140mgPotassium: 66mgFiber: 1.8gSugar: 13.9gCalcium: 33mgIron: 2mg
Calories: 265kcal
Course: Bread, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: French
Keyword: brioche recipe, chocolate, chocolate brioche

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  1. Suzy Pike says:

    4 stars
    The link from facebook played the whole video but when I came directly here the video only plays for about 10 seconds then changes to another recipe. I made these tonight but I do not know how you got yours to be so full of chocolate inside and out with just 1 cup of chips. I used one and a half cups and was disappointed in the results. Also the dough was so sticky I must have used an additional 1/2 cup of flour getting it formed and cut, but it did make nice high muffintops! . I also baked for 25 minutes, the muffins but never quite browned and I did not want to dry them out But the taste and texture were outstanding. I wanted to post a pciture but could not figure out how. Thanks for the recipe I will try it again soon.

    1. Ella - Home Cooking Adventure Author says:

      Thank you Suzy for your comment. I have used 1 cup of Callebaut semisweet chocolate chips, I think they are a bit larger in size than the regular chocolate chips. As for the dough, it depends a lot on the flour used and its percentage of protein. I have used a regular all-purpose flour, type 550 but if you use cake flour you may need to add a bit more flour, so you did well. Did you brush each brioche with beaten egg before baking? This also ensures a beautiful golden top. I wish I could see the photos, maybe you can tag me on Instagram or even Facebook 🙂 As for the video player, I think you just needed to refresh the page or something, it plays all the video for sure. Let me know any time you have any questions and hope you will try some other recipes 🙂 Cheers, Ella.

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