Slow Cooker Cinnamon-Pecan Monkey Bread

Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
6 to 8 serves


  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled, divided

  • 1 ½ cups light brown sugar, divided

  • ¾ cup chopped pecans

  • ¼ teaspoon coarse salt

  • 1 8-count can large refrigerated biscuits

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. Butter a 6-quart slow cooker with 2 tablespoons butter. Sprinkle ½ cup brown sugar evenly over the bottom. Top with 4 tablespoons butter, the pecans and ⅔ cup water. (If you plan to serve the dish immediately after cooking rather than keeping it warm in the slow cooker, reduce the water to ⅓ cup.)

  2. In a medium bowl combine the remaining cup of brown sugar, coarse salt and ground cinnamon. Cut each biscuit into quarters and roll it into a ball. Coat each ball in butter and then brown sugar mixture and place in slow cooker in an even single layer. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 1 ½ to 2 hours, or until dough is cooked through in the center. Keep warm up to five hours.

  3. To serve, uncover the slow cooker and place an inverted serving platter the same size or larger over top. Using kitchen towels if slow cooker is still warm, press the platter over the bowl of the cooker and carefully flip it over to release the monkey bread.

    Slow-Cooker Cinnamon Monkey Bread on a serving platter
    Thanks to the magic of the slow cooker, you can fill the house with the scent of this decadent breakfast treat while you sleep. But, note: if you plan to serve it immediately after cooking rather than keeping it warm, reduce the water called for in the recipe to 1/3 cup. Get the recipe. Heather Meldrom

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

700 Calories
37g Fat
90g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 700
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g 47%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 710mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 90g 33%
Total Sugars 59g
Protein 6g
Calcium 68mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Related Articles