Crock pot monkey bread! Monkey bread was one of my most favorite desserts from my childhood and is currently pretty darn high on the list. I knew it was a recipe I wanted to make into a crock pot recipe. I tend to be in and out of the house picking up my family during the week so being able to make it in the crock pot is pretty convenient for me.
Being a dessert blogger, I tend to hardly ever make the same recipe twice unless it's requested. Dark chocolate no bake cookies and monkey bread are a couple of the most requested from the husband. Lucian normally says he wants brownies. They're pretty easy to please which I love.
That's the monkey bread after being cooked for two hours and 8 minutes. The biscuits look puffy, tender, and moist. It's ready to be turned out onto a platter with a small ledge to prevent the caramel sauce from spilling off the plate. Start by removing the inner bowl. Place the platter on top of the inner bowl insert and center it. Grab your oven mitts and quickly flip the bowl. That's it! The oven mitts are necessary. The bowl is hot and so is the sauce coming out of the bowl. If that doesn't burn you, holding the platter might.
I normally attack the monkey bread while it's still hot. I like it while it's all so soft and the caramel sauce is gooey. The sauce will set up making it harder to inhale. You have to actually chew it. Ohhhh no! It's still incredible even after it cools. I'll tell you what. If you have a microwave, you can warm it back up to the temperature that you desire it. I don't desire my food scalding hot, but I tend to always overdo it. Don't be me. Save your tongue a burn.
Crock Pot Monkey Bread
- ½ cup butter cubed
- 1 cup light brown sugar packed
- 4 store-bought tubes biscuits (7.5 oz tubes)
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 1 ½ T. ground cinnamon
- Spray your crock pot with non-stick cooking spray. The crock pot is 4 quarts.
- In a small saucepan, add in the butter and brown sugar. Heat on medium until the sauce is smooth, stirring often. It will take about 10 minutes.
- Pour the sauce into the bottom of the prepared crock pot.
- Remove the biscuits from the package. Cut them into quarters.
- Add the cinnamon and sugar into a large storage bag. Seal the bag and toss it around to mix the cinnamon and sugar.
- Add the quartered biscuits a handful at a time into the bag and toss it. Remove them and add them to the crock pot.
- Continue to coat the biscuits in cinnamon and sugar and adding them to the crock pot.
- Turn the crock pot to low and let cook for 2 hours - 2 hours 8 minutes. Mine was officially done at 2 hours 8 minutes.
- Remove the inner bowl from the crock pot.
- Place a platter with raised edges on top of the crock pot. Make sure the platter is centered. Grab your oven mitts and turn the inner bowl out onto the platter.
(Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.)