Delicious easy Crockpot Monkey Bread made with refrigerator biscuits. The slow cooker makes this monkey bread so easy to make and it tastes amazing! This monkey bread in the crockpot is perfect for breakfast, brunch or a holiday celebration.
Crockpot Monkey Bread
Have you ever made a recipe and wondered why it has taken you so long to make it? That is how I feel about this Crockpot Monkey Bread.
Since we first made this recipe in 2013 more than 1 million people have made this recipe! That is so crazy cool and hard to imagine!
For some reason, I always think that Monkey Bread is going to take hours and hours to prepare. Making Monkey Bread in the Crock-Pot is so crazy easy!
Fair warning your house is going to smell crazy amazing when you make this recipe. I kept checking the timer for the Crock Pot Monkey Bread to be done. I was so ready to dive in and try it.
We had all of the ingredients needed for this recipe in the fridge and pantry.
One thing I love about making Crockpot Monkey Bread is the pieces are so soft and delicious. Sometimes when I make monkey bread in the oven the outside pieces seem dry and crunchy by the time it is done. By using the slow cooker the steam emitted from the dough keeps all of the pieces soft and chewy.
This slow cooker monkey bread is perfect for holidays especially Christmas! You can set up the crockpot to start cooking before opening gifts and when you need a sweet treat break it will be ready to go!
I tend to make this in the evening when I know we are going to want a dessert while watching tv but I don't want to deal with cooking/baking something that takes time. This easy recipe takes minutes to prepare and then I can curl up and relax while the slow cooker does all the work.
Ingredients to make Crockpot Monkey Bread
- Refrigerator Biscuits
- Ground Cinnamon
How to make Crockpot Monkey Bread
Cut biscuits into quarters with kitchen shears
Dip biscuit pieces into melted butter until it is coated on all sides
Put buttered biscuit pieces into the bowl of cinnamon and brown sugar and fully coat the pieces
Toss pieces into your Crock-Pot until you have all of the pieces layered in the crockpot. I poured the extra brown sugar mixture over the top of my pieces. Because really you can't have enough brown sugar and cinnamon.
If you have a hot spot in your crockpot try to keep the dough from touching it. I have one spot in my crockpot that gets a lot hotter than the rest of it. I try to push the dough to the other side so it doesn't get to hot.
Cook on low for 2 hours, check to see if pieces are done. I rotated a few of the top pieces to the bottom to make sure everything was cooked all the way through. The pieces on the edges cooked faster than the pieces on the top.
You can serve this slow cooker monkey bread directly from the crockpot or plate it on a platter or large bowl. The pieces will be hot when they just get done cooking! Make sure you give pieces a few minutes to cool down so the hot sugar doesn't burn anyone.
Make sure to spray the slow cooker with cooking spray so the biscuits do not stick to the crockpot.
If you want to make this even more decadent you can drizzle cream cheese icing over it but be prepared it will be super sweet.
Great Crockpot Dessert Recipes
Slow Cooker Crockpot Monkey Bread Recipe
- Cut biscuits into quarters with kitchen shears
- Dip biscuit pieces into melted butter
- Put buttered biscuit pieces into the bowl of cinnamon and brown sugar and fully coat the pieces
- Toss pieces into your Crock-Pot until you have all of the pieces layered in the crock pot. Top with remaining brown sugar/cinnamon mix.
- Cook on low for 2 hours, check to see if pieces are done
Originally posted on March 20, 2013, updated on April 28, 2020