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Crockpot Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

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! You can even make as a frozen bread dough recipe with rolls thawed and cut into pieces.

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This crockpot cinnamon roll monkey bread with cherry pie filling is so yummy. Add canned apple pie filling if you’d rather for an easy Crockpot recipe you’ll love. Just 3 ingredients for a morning treat! One of our favorite dessert recipes that never lasts long in this house! 😉 (originally published 8/17, affiliate links present)

Slow Cooker Monkey Bread with Biscuits

I mean you can make our 5 ingredient easy monkey bread in the oven all day long with frozen cinnamon rolls that you had thawed, but this is even easier. If you have never tried “baking” in your slow cooker you are in for a real treat. You can use biscuits too but these are sweeter. Let us show you how and then you can tweak it all different ways with different fruits.

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I started with cherries, because who doesn’t love those. The first few times I used those rolls in the refrigerated sections but then I went into my freezer. I had a few bags of the frozen types so I attempted my Rhodes monkey bread this way.

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….

  1. This is my favorite 6 quart programmable one with a locking lid so it’s great for bringing to a potluck too.
  2. If you just want to serve a few appetizers you should get this one that sit side by side one another.
  3. 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. 😉

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Crockpot Monkey Bread

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.

  1. 2 pkg. refrigerated cinnamon rolls
    1. or frozen rolls that are slightly defrosted so they can be sliced
    2. biscuits work but aren’t as sweet
  2. 1 can pie filling
    1. or use homemade apple pie filling
  3. 1/2 cup of Vanilla frosting – optional to add to the top when done
  4. 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.

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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. Make sure you spray the inside with non stick spray so it slides out, if not it will be hard to get off. 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. In this post there is a video showing you how we make our crockpot cinnamon roll breakfast casserole.

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Rhodes Monkey Bread in Slow Cooker

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. To make an monkey bread in the oven, follow these directions instead. Our apple monkey bread is amazing too.

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!

If you do have leftovers you can keep it in a sealed container once it has cooled. Keep on the countertop, doesn’t need to be refrigerated, and will harden if you put it into the fridge. Wonderful easy dessert recipe, or treat yourself at breakfast. Below is the printable recipe to follow including nutritional information.

Easy Monkey Bread Recipe

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Time needed: 2 hours

Crockpot monkey bread

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Cook

    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).

  4. Serve

    Scoop out on to plates and serve with drizzle of frosting if desired.

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Crockpot Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

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!
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, casserole, cherry, cinnamon roll, crockpot, monkey bread, pie filling, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 154kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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.

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Nutrition Facts
Crockpot Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread
Amount Per Serving (4 oz)
Calories 154 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 70mg3%
Potassium 34mg1%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Sugar 22g24%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Jean Hardican

Wednesday 11th of July 2018

Sorry, I just reread the recipe, and you did mention a 6 quart size. I must have missed that. Jeanne

Jean Hardican

Wednesday 11th of July 2018

You probably need to specify the size of crock pot to use. I have several crock pots, and I tried the recipe with one that was too small. The bottom was hard and burnt, and the top was gooey and under-cooked. I have an oval medium sized crock pot that I will use the next time. :) Jeanne

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