Slow Cooker Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

A delishly unique twist on a classic breakfast favorite! Slow Cooker Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread takes the hands-on time away from this treat, making it the perfect breakfast or brunch recipe. 
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“Shut the ffffffffffffffffffffffront door!”

…………………………………………………….was Lincoln’s exclamation to some news recently. About half way through the ‘Shut the f…” I momentarily lost consciousness “what!?” my mind was saying. Thankfully, he didn’t say what I thought he was about to and my heart and lungs began operating as normal again.

Later in the day as I reflected on that, I was thinking about other funny sayings. Like: “I don’t give a rat’s ass.” Now, let me ask you, who, why, how did that saying ever come to be?? By the way, I love to say it when Wesley and I are disagreeing over an issue. (I think I got that from my mother!) It goes something like, “I don’t give a rat’s ass how much it costs, we don’t need xyz!” My mother would say, “I don’t give a rat’s ass if everyone’s doing it, if every body jumped off a cliff, would you?!” Hahaha, it still makes me laugh!

And what about ‘Slap yo Momma!” Most of the time ‘slap yo momma’ is used in reference to something being favorable. “It was slap-yo-momma good!”  Keeping that in mine this

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

is “Slap Yo Momma Good!!!”

It is really just too good to be true!

My weakness is Cinnamon Rolls. Any shape or form of Cinnamon Rolls and I’m like a kid on Christmas morning!

I recently had Slow Cooker week on the blog, which really got me thinking. A slow cooker is a great time-saving and electricity-saving appliance to have. I love the Slow Cooker Oats for breakfast. With that in mind, I set out to create something fantastic. (Trust me, if you follow me on instagram, my recent waffle experiment was a total disaster. I needed success here!)

These are Shut-the-front-door-slam-yo-momma good!!!

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread


Slow Cooker Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread
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Buttery and flaky, you'll never believe until you try how wonderfully easy and delicious this recipe is!
Serves: 4 to 6 servings
  • 2 can crescent rolls
  • ½ c cinnamon chips
  • 4 T butter, melted
  • ½ c white sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  1. Spray slow cooker with non-stick spray and heat on high while you're prepping the ingredients.
  2. Combine sugar and ground cinnamon.
  3. Unroll crescent roll and sprinkle cinnamon chips over the dough. Roll dough starting with long side. Pinch edges and ends to seal.
  4. Using a serrated knife, cut dough in center, cut each of those sections in the center continueing until you have 1 inch even slices.
  5. Dip each piece of dough in butter then in sugar cinnamon mixture, place in slow cooker evenly. Try not to have them bunched up in the middle. The rolls on the bottom and sides will cook faster. After making one layer on bottom, try to stack around edge of slow cooker leaving center open.
  6. Pour any remaining butter and sugar mixture on top of rolls.
  7. Turn the slow cooker to low and cook for 2 hours. Start checking them at 1½ hours, you may need to rotate some of them from the edge to the center using tongs or a fork.
When removing the lid, do let the condensation drip back into the slow cooker.
When the rolls are done, remove all of them from the slow cooker. Once they begin to cool, they'll stick.

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Looking for more Cinnamon Roll goodness?
Link below has all my Cinnamon Creations with pictures!

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I hope you’ll make my Slow Cooker Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread for your friends and family during the upcoming holidays!

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  1. Monkey Bread?? In a Slow Cooker?? “Shut Yo Mouth!” ;) Thanks for linking up on Wake Up Wednesdays!! Pinning!

  2. I am so making these, perfect for cool fall mornings, holiday breakfast, company sleeping over, wow. xo

  3. that is shut the front door good!! pinned
    thanks for linking up to wake up wednesdays


  4. Unfortunately in Australia there are no crescent rolls or even this kind of dough. Shocking, I know, and having grown up in OK I struggle with this :) Any substitute using baking mix like bisquick or Bob’s?

    • Do you have canned biscuits? I think canned biscuits wold do well too.

    • Paula, you are right about canned biscuits working for Monkey Bread. When I got my very first Monkey Bread recipe over 30 years ago it called for just your basic canned biscuits. I have enjoyed Monkey Bread for many years and have done some experimenting with it. I also had a recipe for it that involved instant pudding. Very tasty!
      Lis, where in OK did you grow up? I am also from OK which is why I ask. Also, the big advantage of using canned biscuits instead of ‘made from scratch’ variety is just convenience. Makes a big difference when you can just open a can instead of waiting for them to rise or whatever.

      • I grew up in Broken Arrow :)

        No canned, frozen or prepared biscuits or dough here at all. Everything has to be scratch I guess :)

  5. Paula, I love cinnamon rolls of any kind too! Yum, these look so delicious! Thanks for sharing – pinning and buffering!

  6. Great picture Paula! I’ve been wanting to try these in the slow cooker, now I have no excuse! I have never heard the “slap yo mamma” saying! But now I’m totally using it!

    • Lol, well, I do live in MS, there are prob a lot of saying here that you haven’t heard before ;) I was laying in bed last night and thought of another variation I want to try. Do you think about food all the time? tell me I’m not the only one!

  7. Slow cooker monkey bread! Uh YES PLEASE!

  8. I discovered Monkey Bread last year and fell in love. I’m always amazed by the number of combinations you can make with it and how they all turn out super yummy. Looking forward to trying this, thanks for sharing

    • Thank you and thanks for stopping by. Before I dozed off last night I was thinking what else I could do with it! lol. I hope I’m not the only one that thinks about food creations 24/7!

  9. Too good to be true! These look delicious!

  10. It ‘s so funny how the different parts of the country have different sayings, and kids are like sponges. They repeat everything like a parrot when you least expect it :) These look delicious Paula!!!

    • You’re right, Lisa, some sayings I hear older people say I’m like ‘what?’ and I grew up in the South!

  11. Oh YUM, Paula! This looks wonderful, and the fact that it is a slow cooker recipe makes it even better. I would love to smell THIS while it was cooking :)

  12. Stopping by from “Freedom Fridays”, your Monkey Bread looks so good!! =)

  13. What a fabulous recipe. Thanks for sharing — easy and delicious. Perfect!

  14. Well, I think you already know how I feel about my slow cooker… ;) Love this idea! Such an easy weekend breakfast idea, Paula!

  15. Oh yum! I need to make this for sure!!

  16. Yum! I love slow cooker recipes.

  17. I was so excited when I saw your Slow Cooker Monkey Rolls because every Friday i send rolls or something to work with my husband for his office and I get tired of waking up really early to prepare something. This is my dream come true! Trying it this Friday. Stopping by from What’d You Do this Weekend.
    Terri Henkels
    Easy Life Meal & Party Planning

    • Great! I hope they love them! One tip, try to stack as many as you can around the edge leaving a hole in the middle. The one’s in the middle take longer to cook, so I’ve started doing this and it helps.

  18. In the slow cooker!!! Sweet! Looks like a fabulous recipe!

  19. What a wonderful recipe!! I would never have thought to use my Slow Cooker to make Monkey Bread!!! Can’t wait to give this recipe a try~ My mom always said “I don’t give a rat’s ass if everyone’s doing it, but she always said jump off a bridge!!! She also would say, “I don’t give a fiddler’s flying fart:) lol Have a great week~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  20. I never thought to put them in the slow cooker like that.. Great idea!

  21. I love cinnamon bread/rolls/muffins of any kind, and never thought of making the monkey bread in the slow cooker! What a fabulous idea! Great for busy times like Christmas morning! Thanks for posting on the OBC Friday Pin Party! Deb @ Kneaded Creations

  22. I am so dying to try! Yum!! Pinned! Happy Sunday! Good to stop by! :)

  23. Kim Lowes says:

    This looks so yummy, I can’t wait to make them, but I don’t want to sound silly, I am not sure what you mean by cinnamon chips? Are you able to give a brand name? Thank You!

  24. Heather says:

    I live in a country town in Western Australia and I love the look and sound of your cinnamon monkey bread. The problem that I am having is the same as an earlier post also from Oz, but unlike her I have never lived in the US or even visited. We don’t have any of the prepackaged items in ur recipe and I’m not sure what to substitute them with. I probably sound silly but I don’t even really know what biscuits are

  25. I had no idea you could make monkey bread in the slow cooker! Seriously? That’s awesome!

  26. Paula,

    I love Monkey Bread and my crock-pot. What a great idea to cook the Monkey Bread in the crock-pot. Thanks for linking up at Saturday Dishes “CROCK-POT” blog hop.
    I pinned it.
    Diane Roark

  27. With only 5 ingredients, these look so easy to make. And they look delicious too. Thanks so much for sharing at Saturday Dishes.

  28. I am featuring this recipe on my blog. Stop by and check it out. Your picture links back to you.
    Diane Roark

  29. Monkey bread you can make in the slow cooker?? Shut the front door!!!!! Sounds amazing, and looks amazing too! :)

  30. In a slow cooker?! This is a brilliant idea!! Thanks for linking up to SNF :)


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