Once you try this crock pot monkey bread made in a casserole crock pot, you will curse finding the recipe. One bite is never enough when it comes to monkey bread. Plus the fact you can fix it and forget it in the crock pot makes it even easier to make. Crock Pot Monkey Bread uses refrigerator Grands biscuits with sugar and cinnamon to create a warm and gooey sticky pull-apart bread.
Crock Pot Monkey Bread Ingredients
The ingredients for a monkey bread are biscuits, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter. The staples no matter how you make it.
- Pillsbury Grands refrigerator biscuits - These are the large biscuits that come 8 biscuits to a can.
- Butter - Real butter is a staple in this recipe. No imitation of the real butter will work. Salted butter will work just fine.
- Brown sugar - Light brown sugar is the go-to sugar for this recipe. However, if you have only dark brown sugar on hand, you can use that too.
- White sugar - Simple white sugar is key for anything that is coated in cinnamon and sugar.
- Cinnamon - Your favorite cinnamon is fine for this recipe.
- Pinch of salt - Table salt will work just fine. Or sea salt works too.
How to Make Crock Pot Monkey Bread
To start, quarter two cans of large buttermilk refrigerator canned biscuits. I just run a knife through a stack of them to quarter them. Then add them to a ziplock bag of cinnamon and sugar. Give them a good shake and set aside to get started on the caramel sauce.
Just like the oven-baked monkey bread, the caramel sauce just needs butter, brown sugar, a little water and salt, and a good boil.
Then you just pour half on the bottom of the greased crock pot and save half for the top of the biscuits. I then place a small bowl in the middle of the sauce to allow for more edges to help cook the middle of the monkey bread.
Get your coffee brewed and ready for a large plate of monkey bread to go along with your monkey bread. Now, the edges will be a little crustier than the inside, so eat around the edges before diving in the middle. If you like brownie edges, you will like monkey bread edges too.
Tips for Making Crock Pot Monkey Bread
- The center is the last thing to cook, so put a small bowl with water in the middle to give another hot edge for the biscuits to touch.
- If you want a less sticky top for a more crusty top, place a thin kitchen towel pulled tight under the crock pot lid.
- Want to make this in the oven? No problem! You can make this monkey bread recipe in a bundt cake pan and bake on 350° for 45 minutes.
Casserole Crock Pot Breakfast Recipes
Crock Pot Monkey Bread
- 2 cans of refrigerator large biscuits like Grands
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 stick of butter
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon water
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Cut biscuits into quarters and set aside. Pour sugar and cinnamon into a large ziplock bag and set aside with cut biscuits.
- In a small pan, melt butter, sugar, water and salt together. When mixture begins to boil, remove from heat and pour ⅓ of sauce in the bottom of a greased casserole crock pot.
- Place the cut biscuits in the bag of sugar and cinnamon. Shake to cover the biscuits and then put the biscuits evenly over the sauce in the crock pot.
- Finish by pouring the remaining sauce over top of the biscuits.
- Place the lid on the crock pot and cook for 2 hours on high heat.
- Serve immediately.