Gooey Crock Pot Monkey Bread

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Nothing is easier or more fun to make and eat than Gooey Crock Pot Monkey Bread! Just the name itself sounds like fun, doesn’t it? This recipe uses pre made biscuits that get tossed in the crock pot with butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon for the ooiest, gooiest, best pull-apart bread ever!

I love to use my slow cooker for easy meals and desserts like this CrockPot Cinnamon Roll Casserole or Crock Pot Apple Cobbler Recipe. And Monkey Bread is another wonderful easy crock pot dish that your family will love!

Monkey bread on a plate

Gooey Crock Pot Monkey Bread


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Don’t be afraid to prepare a batch of monkey bread in the crock pot and then take it to work or to a potluck and plug it in and get it started! Soon enough the whole room will be filled with the scent of luscious cinnamon sugar and everyone will be wanting a piece (or more!) of monkey bread for themselves. It’s also a perfect offering the morning after a sleepover! One pot breakfast ready to go!

Ingredients for Crock-Pot monkey bread on a marble board in glass bowls

How To Make Monkey Bread

  1. Make cinnamon sugar by mixing the sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl.
  2. Cut each biscuit into 6 equal pieces and toss in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  3. Grease a slow cooker and place a glass jar in the center. Place the coated biscuit pieces around the glass jar.
  4. Mix together melted butter, brown sugar and leftover cinnamon sugar and pour evenly over the biscuits.
  5. Cover the slow cooker with two layers of paper towels and place the lid on top. The paper towels will absorb extra moisture so the biscuits can cook and rise properly.
  6. Cook on high for 1 – 1.5 hours. Serve warm straight from the slow cooker!

Crock-Pot with paper towel

The Best Monkey Bread Toppings

So many tasty toppings are perfect to add to this breakfast recipe! Here is a list of my personal faves:

  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Mini butterscotch chips
  • Mini peanut butter chips
  • A drizzle of caramel or chocolate sauce
  • Grated orange peel
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Flaked, toasted coconut
  • Sprinkles
  • Chopped peanuts
  • Slivered almonds
  • Crushed Oreo cookies

Monkey bread in a crock pot with a mason jar in the middle

What To Serve With Monkey Bread

This gooey breakfast treat lends itself perfectly to fresh cut fruit…especially bananas, right?

If you plan on serving this as a breakfast pastry then fresh cut fruit is a great option! 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, then a tray of scrambled eggs, some bacon and sausage will round out choices for your guests.

Other Delicious Breakfast Ideas To Try!

No Yeast Cinnamon Rolls – using pizza dough!

Overnight Breakfast Blueberry Cake – perfect for holiday mornings!

Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes – oven baked breakfast.

Cinnamon Apple Bread – all those fall flavors!

Nutella Stuffed Monkey Bread – a delicious twist on an old favorite.

Monkey bread on a plate with pieces broken off
4.59 from 17 votes
Servings: 6
Gooey Crock Pot Monkey Bread
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
Author: Holly
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 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!

  • 2 cans refrigerated biscuits I used Pillsbury Grands
  • 1 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  1. Mix cinnamon and white sugar in a small bowl.

  2. Cut each biscuit into 6 pieces. Toss with cinnamon sugar. Place in the bottom of a greased 6qt slow cooker.

  3. Combine melted butter, brown sugar and any remaining cinnamon mixture. Pour over biscuits.

  4. 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 1/2 hours.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 310, Sodium: 76mg, Potassium: 83mg, Carbohydrates: 79g, Sugar: 75g, Calcium: 65%, Iron: 0.6%

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

Updated. Original recipe at McCormick

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Monkey Bread in a crock pot with a mason jar and writing
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15 comments on “Gooey Crock Pot Monkey Bread”

  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 🙁

  2. 5 stars
    Can I do this in a Roaster oven?

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

  3. Do you need the corn syrup?


  5. What size Crock Pot do you use? I have the mini, 4 qt. and 6 qt.

  6. I doubled the recipe for a large crockpot and cooked on high (4hr) setting and they were finished in 3 hours.

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

  8. Can you double it in the wide 6 qt crockpot?

  9. Yum! Thanks for sharing!! 😉

  10. A stick of butter (or margarine) is a half cup. This looks great!

  11. 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

  12. How much is a stick of butter in cups?

  13. do the buns around the edge of the crock pot get gooey? I had that problem with crock pot oatmeal.

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