CrockPot Monkey Bread is a sweet pull apart sticky bread that is so fun to make and so much better to eat.

This dessert (or breakfast bread) uses premade dough that is covered with cinnamon, and brown sugar butter sauce. A slow cook in the crockpot turns this dough into a fluffy bread covered with sticky sweet goodness. It won’t take long to devour this bread!  

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Crock Pot Monkey Bread


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Favorite Crockpot Desserts

  • This pull-apart bread recipe is one of the best crockpot desserts. It calls for premade dough like Pillsbury biscuits making it so easy to prepare.
  • Making it in the crockpot or slow cooker makes this recipe so easy to set and forget!
  • Besides the ease of making it, the smell of cinnamon and warm bread while it cooks, will drive any sweet connoisseur wild with anticipation. It is so easy to pull together and even easier to pull apart!
  • Don’t be afraid to prepare a batch of monkey bread in the crockpot and then take it to work or to a potluck and plug it in and get it started! It’s also a perfect offering the morning after a sleepover! It’s a one-pot breakfast ready to go!

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Ingredients & Variations

DOUGH Use a can of Pillsbury biscuit dough like Pillsbury Grands. Just cut the dough into six pieces and place it in the bottom of the crockpot.

SAUCE The sticky sauce has so few ingredients and is so easy to make on the stovetop. Just cinnamon, butter, and brown sugar make this perfectly sweet and sticky sauce. 

The Best Monkey Bread Toppings

There are so many tasty toppings that are perfect to add to this breakfast recipe!

  • Baking Chips: Mini chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, or peanut butter chips
  • Sauce: A drizzle of caramel or chocolate sauce
  • Fruit: Grated orange peel, pomegranate seeds, or flaked toasted coconut
  • Sweets: Sprinkles, crushed Oreo cookies
  • Nuts: Chopped peanuts, or slivered almonds

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How to Make Monkey Bread

Let the warm smell of cinnamon and bread fill the house.

  1. Place biscuits in a greased crockpot.
  2. Top with cinnamon sugar sauce (per the recipe below).
  3. Cover with a paper towel and cook in the crockpot.

Serve warm straight from the slow cooker.

PRO TIP: To create that classic bundt pan look place an oven-safe jar in the center of the crockpot before adding the biscuits. Once the monkey bread is cooked, remove the jar, and Voila!

What To Serve With Monkey Bread

This gooey breakfast treat lends itself perfectly to fresh-cut fruit…especially bananas, right? Cut up pieces of cantaloupe, honeydew, or watermelon, some orange slices, strawberries, and a handful of blueberries.

If it is served on a breakfast or brunch buffet table, serve with a tray of scrambled eggs, some bacon, or sausage to round out choices for your guests.

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Best Shortcut Tip

Prepare this all in advance and leave it in the refrigerator. It will keep for a day or two without cooking. Just pull it out and plug it in.

This is great for sleepovers, or perfect for the holidays when guests are over for an early morning breakfast or brunch.

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Crockpot Monkey Bread

This easy Crock Pot Monkey Bread recipe is made with biscuits tossed in a crock pot along with butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon for the best pull-apart bread ever!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6
Author Holly


  • 2 cans refrigerated biscuits I used Pillsbury Grands
  • 1 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup white sugar


  • Mix cinnamon and white sugar in a small bowl.
  • Cut each biscuit into 6 pieces. Toss with cinnamon sugar. Place in the bottom of a greased 6 quart slow cooker.
  • Combine melted butter, brown sugar and any remaining cinnamon mixture. Pour over biscuits.
  • Gently cover the slow cooker with a double layer of paper towels. Ensure the paper towel isn't touching the food, it is to absorb moisture. Place the lid on top of the paper towels and cook on high for 1 to 1 ½ hours.


Place a heatproof jar with a bit of water in the center of the crockpot to mimic a bundt pan. This recipe can be made without this step. 
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 83mg | Sugar: 75g | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 0.6mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American

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Updated. Original recipe at McCormick


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  1. Mine didn’t turn out at all. Burnt on the outside, doughey in the inside. I used a big crockpot on low for three hours. Disappointed 🙁

    1. I haven’t tried this in a roaster oven. Please let us know how it works out for you if you do try it!

  2. this doesn’t turn out mushy? I had that problem with the crock pot oatmeal, it was mushy, it tasted good, just mushy.

  3. I spray my crock pot with Pam,or any cooking spray.
    Make for easy clean up,Spray pan before you put potatoes in for mashed potatoes