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.
You can use slow cooker inserts if you want to make clean up easier. Another option is to line the crockpot with parchment paper.
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Slow Cooker Crockpot Monkey Bread Recipe
- 1 tube Biscuits refrigerator tube
- 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 1 cup Brown Sugar
- ¼ cup Butter Melted
- 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
If I double the recipe, should I cook it for the same time or a bit longer?
Have you ever doubled it? Or maybe even more?
We have not tried doubling the recipe. I am not sure how long it would take to cook.
I cooked on low for about an hour 45 min. Biscuits were still very doughy. Turned it on high for about at hour and came out okay. Wish I had cooked on high from the start.
I'm sorry, but these do not look like they are cooked. I would bake it in the oven.
Gonna definaetly include this recipe with my daughters' wedding gift,a multicooker.Thanks a bunch!
This recipe for Crock Pot Monkey Bread is one of the best things ever. It is so easy -- and SO yummy!!
Betty! You just made my day! I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe!
What in the world did I do wrong? I cooked it for hours and it was a pasty, soggy mess! Should I have cooked with the crock lid off? I wonder, because the build up of steam and condensation had no where to go, so how does it dry out enough? I have enough ingredients to try again, but I'm hesitant. Can you help?
what size crockpot do you use?
I use a medium size crockpot. I will look and see if I can find the exact quart size.
Sounds like fun but I have noidea what the biscuits are or where to buy them in Australia. Is there some equivalent available here? I can't see from the picture just what type of biscuit they are.
Hi Lainey, They are made with a tube of refrigerated biscuits. These were pillsbury I think. I am not sure if they are sold in Australia. I have not been in Australia in over 10 years sadly.
I tried making this recipe today, and it's been cooking for five hours now, still not done. In the future I'll probably just stick with making my monkey bread in the oven. The concept for this is very good, though.
I tried this recipe today but it has taken four hours to cook at this point and isn't done yet. I'm Not sure why this is an issue.
These look so good! I have got to give them a try on Saturday morning!
Im using a smaller 4 qt crockpot and doubled the recipe cause i used 2 cans of biscuits.Should I still only cook for 2 hours?
My daughter introduced me to Monkey Bread and this sounds so good. I am definitely going to try and believe have all the ingredients right in my kitchen, also an apple so may add that also. Thanks for sharing.
Definitely trying this! C
I have a Ninja 3 in 1 cooking system and am going to try this on the oven setting in it tonight. Brown sugar, cinnamon, and bread is the best marriage ever. Thanks for the quick and easy recipe.
I have a Ninja 3 in 1 cooking system and am going to try this on the oven setting in it tonight. Brown sugar, cinnamon, and bread is the best marriage ever. Thanks for the quick and easy recipe. I may put some apple in it as well.
I ended up making it. What a tasty treat! I didn't feel like going to the grocery store for one or two apples so I skipped them. I think a granny smith would help cut the sweetness a bit, and give it a nice flavour. Thanks again for the recipe.
I love the idea of adding apples to it. I have heard of a few people adding bacon to it also.
The recipe I have, which goes in a Bundt pan and bakes in the oven, gets raisins. I think they are essential to a successful Monkey Bread.
Are you able to double this recipe? Cook time same? I have 3 containers of biscuits and have a party coming up and this would be perfect.
Do you think this would work with canned cinnamon rolls???? That's what I have in the fridge, thinking about giving it a try......
Lana, That sounds like it would taste fantastic.
Absolutely love this! Simple, quick, and delicious! Thank you =) passing it on!!
I tried this recipe last night and I have to say it was AMAZING.
So easy to do and so good. The hardest part was waiting two hours for it to cook.
I will definitely be doing it more often.
Kayelyn, I am so glad you loved the recipe! Thank you so much for letting us know. I agree the 2 hour wait is the hardest part. The house smells so good and you have to wait and wait and wait for it to be done.
So you take ready made dough and put some sugar on it?
That, my dear, is not cooking. That is ASSEMBLY. THAT is why is only took a few minutes.
You might as well go and BUY the Monkeybread and stick it in the oven for 5 minutes,
I'm sure this recipe wasn't meant for advanced culinarians such as yourself. The ASSEMBLY required is simple enough for the novice cook & gives them the opportunity to utilize their own substitutions if they so desire, instead of just buying a ready-made product. It might even inspire them to try a more difficult recipe.
Pretty sure no one said this was something learned at culinary school. Don't like it? Don't do it! Talk about rude
Why take the time to comment and be rude about it? I think you need to stick to alladvancedrecipesforexperts.com, Dave!
Yes finally Monkey Bread recipe I can totally do!!!! Thank you xo
want to try something really amazing stuff the biscuits with a dab of cream cheese. only takes one 8ounce to do a full batch. Sometimes I even sweeten the cream cheese just alittle. It is AMAZING!!!! Cook the same.
Can u double the recipe and if so does it take the same amount of time
that looks soo good. i am going to have to try it!!!
how do you keep this after cooking? at room temp? thank you!
Hi, We did not have any leftovers when we cooked it. I would keep them in the fridge. I tend to put everything in the fridge though.
do you spray the bottom of your crock pot?
Yes, I sprayed it quite a bit to make sure that nothing stuck to the sides.
I did this tonight and it was delicious! I did a half recipe and it still worked beautifully. Super yumm!
Could you set the crock pot at night for 2hr then have it go to warm the rest of the night or do you think it will burn?
I have not tried setting it at night. I would worry that the bottom would burn while it sat in the crock pot.
I was wondering if I could share this recipe on my blog? I would link back to you?
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I AM WONDERING....BAKE THIS COVERED, OR UN--COVERED
I baked it covered to keep the heat in the crock pot.
I was wondering on the temp and how long to set the crock pot? Thank You
I cooked the crock pot monkey bread on low for 2 hours.
Thank You 😉
I am definitely going to be making this to go with dinner tonight. Thank you for the recipe!! 🙂
I never would have thought to make it in the crockpot!
Do you think you could double the amount of biscuits?
Hi, You could easily double the biscuits. just make sure you make up enough coating.
Can you prep this ahead? I'm thinking for Easter morning!
I would think you could prep it ahead. I would just not add in the extra sauce over it because it might get to gooey