This easy crockpot cinnamon roll monkey bread casserole is perfect for dessert or breakfast! Use any pie filling you like and with 3 ingredients it’s done!
This crockpot cinnamon roll monkey bread with cherries is so yummy. Add apple pie filling if you’d rather for an easy Crockpot recipe you’ll love. (originally published 8/17, affiliate links present)
Slow Cooker Monkey Bread
I mean you can make Rhodes monkey bread in the oven all day long. BUT have you tried “baking” it any other way? If not you should!
Let’s talk a little bit about slow cooking shall we?? First off I have a few different varieties and I love them all. Each one has an occasion to be used like….
- This is my favorite 6 quart programmable one with a locking lid so it’s great for bringing to a potluck too.
- If you just want to serve a few appetizers you should get this one that sit side by side one another.
- I prefer not to use liners, but rather just spray olive oil inside before adding my food for easier cleanups.
Let me give you a peek of my pretty thang I bought recently. It goes with my kitchen so I can just leave it out on the countertop all the time. 😉
Just 3 ingredients for a morning treat! One of our favorite dessert crockpot recipes that never lasts long in this house! 😉 (originally published 9/17)
Yes just 3 ingredients to make Crockpot monkey bread recipe! Use your favorite pie filling to make it just the way you want.
We chose cherry but blueberry or apple monkey bread would be fabulous too.
Crockpot monkey bread
- 2 pkg. refrigerated cinnamon rolls
- or make into an easy Rhodes cinnamon rolls recipe using frozen rolls slightly defrosted
- 1 can pie filling
- or use homemade apple pie filling
- 1/2 cup of Vanilla frosting – optional to add to the top when done
- Cooking spray is helpful inside your slow cooker insert for cleanup purposes
I love an easy Christmas morning breakfast recipe. We usually make this easy crockpot breakfast casserole recipe too and since I have several slow cookers I can make both. Then we are set for not only the morning but into the early afternoon if someone gets a little hungry later.
Crockpot monkey bread Pillsbury
- If you’re making it for dessert just pop it in just before you are beginning to cook dinner and since it only takes 2-3 hrs cook time it will be ready when you’re done.
- I feel it turns out better on low vs. if you cook on high.
You can add vanilla or cream cheese frosting to the top if you want or just eat as is and it’s a sweet treat that is inexpensive to make and you can change it up with different flavors.
Sprinkle the top with a cinnamon sugar mixture to make it taste like a sweet french toast bake.
Cherry is wonderful as you can see but apple is amazing! That is also yummy with a small scoop of vanilla bean ice cream on top. We’ve made this in muffin tins too which is fun and easy to pick up.
- If you don’t have a few hours to make this just use our apple pie monkey bread muffins recipe and get the same taste in just 20 minutes!
- Serve with a large roll of paper towels since they’re sticky.
Crock pot monkey bread the perfect holiday breakfast or brunch option.
Here’s a video showing you how we make our crockpot cinnamon roll breakfast casserole.
- Best if served immediately, just scoop out on to a plate and you can pick it apart easily with your fingers since it’s monkey bread.
This one does need 5 ingredients, but still a super easy recipe. You just cut each biscuit into 4-6 pieces each and dip into a melted butter brown sugar mixture. Shaking pieces in a bag with cinnamon and sugar works too.
Throw them into a bundt pan and bake! Wonderful easy dessert recipe, or treat yourself at breakfast.
- Below is the printable recipe to follow including nutritional information.
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Time needed: 2 hours.
Crockpot monkey bread
- Prepare slow cooker
Spray the inside of your crockpot with non stick spray (I used my 6 qt). If using frozen Rhodes cinnamon rolls lay them on a piece of parchment paper to defrost for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
- Add ingredients
Cut 1 pkg. of your cinnamon rolls into 6 pcs. each roll and lay them flat on the bottom of your slow cooker. Pour your can of pie filling on top of that layer, spread out evenly.
Cut the remaining biscuits / rolls into 6 pcs. each cinnamon roll and spread evenly on top of your pie filling.
Pour the 2 containers of frosting that came in your cinnamon roll tubes on top of your top layer of the dough pcs.
Close your lid and cook for 3 hrs on low or until the middle pcs are no longer sticky (outside pcs will be more done than the middle, low setting is better than high for 2 hours).
Scoop out on to plates and serve with drizzle of frosting if desired.
Crockpot Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread
- Spray the inside of your crockpot with non stick spray (I used my 6 qt)
- Cut 1 pkg. of your cinnamon rolls into 6 pcs. each roll and lay them flat on the bottom of your slow cooker.
- Pour your can of pie filling on top of that layer, spread out evenly.
- Cut the last pkg. of your cinnamon rolls into 6 pcs. each cinnamon roll and spread evenly on top of your pie filling.
- Pour the 2 containers of frosting that came in your cinnamon roll tubes on top of your top layer of cinn. roll pcs.
- Close your lid and cook for 2 hrs on high or 3 hrs on low or until the middle pcs are no longer sticky (outside pcs will be more done than the middle, low setting is better).
- Scoop out on to plates and serve with drizzle of frosting if desired.