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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)

Happy Crocking!

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Crock Pot Monkey Bread

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Danielle
Danielle
7 years ago

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

Erin
Erin
7 years ago

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
Krissie
7 years ago

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.

Mike D
Mike D
6 years ago
Reply to  Jenn Bare

You can also use parchment paper. It can take the heat and won’t add any flavor. Bakers use it all the time in cake pans.

Evelyn
Evelyn
7 years ago

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
Steven Lee
7 years ago

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
Jessika
6 years ago

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

Raewyn
Raewyn
6 years ago

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

Lee
Lee
6 years ago

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
Toni
6 years ago

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

Melinda
Melinda
6 years ago

What size crockpot do you use?

Michelle
Michelle
6 years ago

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
Alice Faßbaender
6 years ago

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
Charlsie Alexandra Davis-Campbell
6 years ago

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

Betty Beumer
6 years ago

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
Nancy
6 years ago

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

Brian
Brian
6 years ago

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

suzie
suzie
6 years ago

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

Lyn
Lyn
6 years ago
Reply to  Jenn Bare

What we call cookies here in the US they call biscuits so she may be confused thinking when you say biscuits you mean cookies. Suzie she’s using American biscuits like you would eat with gravy or like a piece of sausage between two layers of a biscuit, what you guys would call scones in England (different than US scones)

Ali
Ali
6 years ago
Reply to  suzie

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
Megan
6 years ago
Reply to  suzie

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
Meg
6 years ago
Reply to  suzie

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
Lyn
6 years ago

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
Katherine
6 years ago

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
BusyMom
6 years ago

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
Talie
6 years ago

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
Ruth
6 years ago

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
Ruth
6 years ago

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
Mark Bush
6 years ago

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

jen
jen
6 years ago

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
Kim
6 years ago

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
6 years ago

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

Dianna Kelly
Dianna Kelly
6 years ago

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
Maegan
6 years ago

Hi Jenn,

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

Jenn
Jenn
6 years ago

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
Connie
6 years ago
Reply to  Jenn

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.
Mike D.
6 years ago
Reply to  Jenn

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
Katie
6 years ago

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
Sue
6 years ago

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
cecile
6 years ago

Jenn just take your crock pot with u !!

Jody
Jody
6 years ago

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
bridget
6 years ago

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
Chane
6 years ago

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
6 years ago

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
6 years ago

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

jess crawford
jess crawford
6 years ago

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
Brooke
6 years ago

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

Carrie
Carrie
6 years ago

can i use Crescent rolls

Kristie
6 years ago

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
6 years ago
Reply to  Kristie

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

Melissa
Melissa
6 years ago

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
Dawn
6 years ago

Does it have to be DARK brown sugar?

Linda Worthington
Linda Worthington
6 years ago

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

Laura
Laura
6 years ago

Can I use light brown sugar instead of dark?

Kayla
Kayla
6 years ago

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
Angela
6 years ago

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
ninboot
5 years ago

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

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