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Slow Cooker Monkey Bread * *

Slow Cooker Monkey Bread

  • Cooking Time:

    2–3 hours on Low
  • Servings:

    12

Ingredients

16.3 oz. Pills­bury Grands bis­cuits
1/2 c. sug­ar
1/2 c. dark brown sug­ar
4 tsp. cin­na­mon, ground
8 oz. but­ter, stick, melt­ed — (use but­ter, not mar­garine)
1/2 c. chopped pecans (option­al)

Slow Cook­er Mon­key Bread is great for break­fast, brunch, after school snack, or even a dessert for some meals.

  1. Use a slow cook­er lin­er in a 5 quart slow cook­er and spray the lin­er with cook­ing spray.
  2. Melt but­ter in a microwave safe bowl. Mix sug­ars and cin­na­mon togeth­er in anoth­er bowl.
  3. Cut each bis­cuit into quar­ters. (Note: There have been ques­tions about what Grands bis­cuits are — see them HERE.)
  4. Line up the fol­low­ing ingre­di­ents in this order: bis­cuits, but­ter, sug­ar cin­na­mon mix­ture.
  5. Dip bis­cuits into but­ter then roll in sug­ar cin­na­mon mix­ture and put in one lay­er on the bot­tom of the slow cook­er. They will fit very snug­ly. (Note: If adding pecans (option­al) sprin­kle them in now.)
  6. Place paper tow­el over top of crock. (This will keep the con­den­sa­tion from drip­ping down on the mon­key bread.)
  7. Cov­er. Cook on Low for 2–3 hours. Each crock cooks dif­fer­ent­ly, so you will need to check!
  8. When bis­cuits are done, lift out the lin­er and trans­fer to a plate.
  9. A sim­ple way to remove from the lin­er is to roll it down over the sides of the plate, and slide off with a large spat­u­la!
  10. Mix a cup of con­fec­tion­ers sug­ar and a cou­ple table­spoons of milk for the icing. (Option­al)
  11. Driz­zle over the top of of the mon­key bread. (Optional…but very good)

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Crock Pot Monkey Bread

Jenn Bare is a Mom, Chef & the Crock-Pot® Girl. She hosts a weekly "Mom Monday" segment on ABC-15 in Phoenix. Jenn is the founder of GetCrocked, the #1 resource for slow cooking with over 1.5 million online followers. She innovates recipes daily with her favorite tool in the kitchen, the Crock-Pot® slow cooker.

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Danielle
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Danielle

This is good but I used only half the amount of but­ter you sug­gest­ed and still had some left over!

Erin
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Erin

What will hap­pen if you use mar­garine instead? If I could use mar­garine, I could do this with­out hav­ing to go to the store.

Krissie
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Krissie

Hey there. My local store doesn’t have crock pot lin­ers, and I was won­der­ing if there is any alter­na­tive that I may already have at home, or if the lin­er is REALLY a neces­si­ty.

Evelyn
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Evelyn

With this recipe do you not need to add extra “syrup”, like a brown sug­ar and but­ter mix­ture to make them remain moist like you do in the oven, in a bundt pan?

Steven Lee
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Steven Lee

I dont have a liner.…but an old and very faith­ful crock­pot. Will this recipe still work with­out the lin­er? BTW—-LOVE your stuff!

Jessika
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Jessika

Can parch­ment paper be used in place of a lin­er or tin foil?

Raewyn
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Raewyn

plse tell me are you Amer­i­can because we don’t have cans of bis­cuits here in NZ are these like scones

Lee
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Lee

You can also use tin foil — but — fold to make three or for long pieces like a star — and bring them up the sides of the crock pot, this way it will be easy to lift out.

Toni
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Toni

Can the recipe be dou­bled, putting anoth­er lay­er of bis­cuits on top of the first lay­er?

Melinda
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Melinda

What size crock­pot do you use?

Michelle
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Michelle

How many serv­ings are in this recipe? I love your recipes but serv­ing size is one thing I always have trou­ble pin-point­ing. Thanks:)

Alice Faßbaender
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Alice Faßbaender

Hi, I real­ly want to try this, but no way in Ger­many to get crock­pot lin­ers any­where.
Do you think it´s okay if I just use cook­ing spray right in the crock­pot?

Charlsie Alexandra Davis-Campbell
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Charlsie Alexandra Davis-Campbell

This looks amaz­ing by the way! Can you use parch­ment paper instead of alu­minum foil?

Betty Beumer
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I use to make this in oven, but with frozen yeast rolls or bread dough. This s0unds much eas­i­er. Could ii use yeast dough suc­cess­ful­ly in crock pot????

Nancy
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Nancy

I have a 7 qt crock­pot. Will this work with that size? I’m real­ly new to using crock­pots!

Brian
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Brian

You take 2–3 hours to make this. I can make my mon­key bread in 30 min­utes.

suzie
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suzie

I love your ideas, but a lot of the time we don’t have the ingre­di­ents as I am in the UK. Please can you give us this recipe in an Eng­lish ver­sion, as not sure what you mean about the cook­ies, are they raw ones that you use?

Thanks

Ali
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Ali

Suzie — Bis­cuits and cook­ies are two dif­fer­ent things in the U.S. Here, bis­cuits are a (most­ly) savory bread item, not a sweet dessert food. This is a good “copy­cat” recipe for the kind of bis­cuits this mon­key bread recipe calls for. Hope that helps! http://allrecipes.com/recipe/jps-big-daddy-biscuits/

Megan
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Megan

Suzie, Amer­i­can “bis­cuits” are basi­cal­ly plain rolls. Any raw roll dough would work. I know in UK “bis­cuits” refers to cook­ies, but in US they are savory.

Meg
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Meg

Suzie, bis­cuits in the U.S. are not the same as in the U.K., we call those cook­ies. Here bis­cuits are a form of non-yeast bread, often the leav­en­ing comes from bak­ing pow­der and also but­ter­milk.

Lyn
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Lyn

And yes they are raw. Here in the US you can buy bis­cuits (scones) in a round card­board tube (google the brand she men­tioned to see a pic) You unwrap the tube and they come stacked on top of each oth­er and you put them in your oven just like if you were to make them from scratch (or in this case your crock­pot for mon­key bread)

Katherine
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Katherine

I have Bisquick that I can make bis­cuits from, I can make the dough from it. Could I use that in place of the Pills­bury bis­cuits?

BusyMom
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BusyMom

I’ve made this, but not in a crock pot. I use a bundt pan and store bought piz­za dough. Every­thing else is the same. Do you think it’ll work in a crock pot with the piz­za dough?

Talie
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Talie

Looks deli­cious! I think the con­fu­sion is about the word ‘bis­cuits’ which to peo­ple in NZ and UK describes what you would call a cook­ie or even a crack­er in the UK . An Amer­i­can bis­cuit seems to be what we call a ‘scone’ from what I’ve tast­ed. Very easy to make the scone dough your­self which is what I might do.

Ruth
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Ruth

Have you ever tried putting this togeth­er the night before? I wasn’t sure if they bis­cuits would rise, or if they’d be fine since they’re in the refrig­er­a­tor.

Ruth
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Ruth

I think I just saw an answer to my ques­tion in one of your pre­vi­ous answers. This sounds great — I think I’ll give it a try! Thanks!

Mark Bush
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Mark Bush

New to this whole cook­ing thing, is there a diff. between Dark brown sug­ar and just brown sug­ar? Thanks this looks awe­some.

jen
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jen

For Euro­peans, their word for cook­ie is bis­cuit. That’s why some are hav­ing dif­fi­cul­ty under­stand­ing what you are talk­ing about. Looks like a great recipe!

Kim
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Kim

I don’t under­stand how you can “throw it in the crock and wake up to break­fast” if it only cooks for 2–3 hours. Do you use a timer with your crock to start cook­ing in the ear­ly morn­ing?

Janet
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Nev­er use mar­garine! What would hap­pen if you don’t have a lin­er?

Dianna Kelly
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Dianna Kelly

I make these and if you don’t want to wait 2 hrs for these to cook…I make mine in a tube pan sprayed with Pam, cook them until they are brown like you would bis­cuits and wa-la!!! They are ready in a few min­utes and they are so good.

Maegan
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Maegan

Hi Jenn,

I real­ize this makes 12 serv­ings, but what size are the serv­ings? (1/2 cup, 3/4 cup, etc.)?

Jenn
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Jenn

I’m try­ing to come up with nice things to make when vis­it­ing my hus­band (who is away from home for work) over Thanks­giv­ing. The hotel where he is stay­ing has a kitch­enette, but no crock pot and no oven. Is there a way this could be done on the stove in a large pot over very low heat? He loves cin­na­mon rolls and mon­key bread and miss­es home cook­ing a lot. I’m pressed for ideas and lim­it­ed to a stove.…

Connie
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Connie

Jenn, if you own a crock pot, why not bring it with you and just plug it in there? Your hub­by will love it!

Mike D.
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Mike D.

Hi Jenn,
You could cre­ate a makeshift stove top oven by putting a small­er pot inside a larg­er one. you will need to ele­vate the small­er one off the bot­tom of the larg­er one using small stones or small balls of foil.
This is done by campers all the time to cre­ate an oven on a camp fire.

Katie
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Katie

Hiya, im in the uk too and I think what she means is what bis­cuits can we use as we don’t have those you spec­i­fy in the recipe. Love to make his so can’t wait to find out what bis­cuits to use. To me they look like short­bread x

Sue
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Sue

I made this dish as an inex­pen­sive dessert for my hus­band almost forty years ago in a cake pan in the oven. It was a go to for years until I start­ed on insulin for dia­betes!

cecile
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cecile

Jenn just take your crock pot with u !!

Jody
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Jody

Hi! Do you know if you can start these before bed? So when you wake up they are done? Or do you have a reciepe that you can make and let bake overnight?
Thank you!

bridget
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bridget

Can you put a crock in the heat­ing part if it is cold from being in the fridge? Does that effect the cook­ing time since the crock has to warm up more? Thanks!

Chane
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Chane

I want to do this…but I don’t want it to be the sweet kind…what would you sug­gest for doing the gar­lic type?

Carolyn Salsberry
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I have made this before but mine always came out dry. Going to try yours. They look won­der­ful and moist. Will let you know how they come out.

Betty
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I have a small 1 1/2 quart crock pot can I make two dif­fer­ent batch­es

jess crawford
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jess crawford

i love mon­key bread my gram­ma use to make it when ias a lit­tle girl n i can nev­er make it the sm
ame she always let us help and i loved it now i have a easy recipe i can let my lit­tle one help me with which they love doing and its easy they each take turns mea­su­ing a cou­ple things its great i love all ur recipes i share them dai­ly on fb thank you

Brooke
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Brooke

How do you tell when they are done cook­ing?!? Is there some sort of mag­ic test, or do you just guess.

Carrie
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Carrie

can i use Cres­cent rolls

Kristie
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Hi,
I only have light brown sug­ar do I need to add any­thing for this to work cor­rect­ly? Thanks in advance and love this page!!

Kristie
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It’s in the crock­pot now I’m so excit­ed! Thanks!!!

Melissa
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Melissa

Ok I made this and had it ready for the kids and hub­by this morn­ing! I driz­zled a bit of syrup on top before I turned the crock pot on. It was so yummy…only one prob­lem.. the out­side burned by the time the mid­dle was done…has this hap­pened to any one else? Could it be stired to pre­vent that? Any ideas?

Dawn
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Dawn

Does it have to be DARK brown sug­ar?

Linda Worthington
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Linda Worthington

Do you have any recipe for a three qt crock pot? It just me and my hus­band now.

Laura
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Laura

Can I use light brown sug­ar instead of dark?

Kayla
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Kayla

Hel­lo! We tried mak­ing this recipe this morn­ing, and we are now going on 4 hours wait­ing for it to fin­ish! I think the recipe is a lit­tle mis­lead­ing when you say that it cooks in 2–3 hours, because I noticed in the com­ments that you let yours sit out to room tem­per­a­ture before cook­ing which obvi­ous­ly low­ers the cook­ing time. I think if you amend­ed the recipe to state that it needs to sit out before you cook it, or give an accu­rate cook­ing time for if it doesn’t sit out, it would be much less con­fus­ing. Thanks! Look­ing… Read more »

Angela
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Angela

I make this, but I also sprin­kle dry but­ter­scotch pud­ding on the bread before cook­ing. I guess in this recipe roll it in the pud­ding after the sug­ar mix­ture.

ninboot
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ninboot

if i added small bite size apple bits would it add to much mois­ture?

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