I’m a huge fan of a good cinnamon roll. There’s something so comforting about the blend of cinnamon, sugar and sweet vanilla icing. Especially when it’s warm and gooey fresh out of the oven.
One of my guilty pleasures used to be the Cinnamon Melts from McDonald’s. And this Crockpot Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread reminds me so much of them.
This simple recipe is so quick and easy to make but it is so darn good! All you need to do is cut up some canned cinnamon rolls, toss them in cinnamon sugar then layer them with a brown sugar and butter mixture.
After only 2 hours, the monkey bread comes out so moist, fluffy and yummy. Just thinking about it makes me want to make this again asap!
The best part about using pre-made canned cinnamon rolls? The instant vanilla icing that comes with them! Warm it a bit in the microwave and drizzle it on top. OMG!
Oh and did I mention how good it smells while it’s cooking? Pure cinnamon heaven! I’m picturing this waiting for us in the crockpot this coming Christmas morning.
- 2 cans of Grands! Cinnamon Rolls
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- Open the cinnamon rolls and set aside the icing. Cut each roll into 6 pieces. (They will fall apart slightly but that is ok.)
- Put the sugar and cinnamon in a large Ziploc bag. Add in the pieces of cinnamon rolls. Close bag and toss until everything is coated.
- In a small bowl, stir together the melted butter and brown sugar.
- Spray the inside of the crockpot with non-stick cooking spray. Place half of the cinnamon roll pieces into the crockpot. Pour half of the butter, brown sugar mix on top.
- Layer the second half of cinnamon roll pieces and then the remaining butter/brown sugar mix.
- Cover crockpot with lid and cook on high for about 2 hours or until edges start to brown.
- Serve warm, drizzled with the icing that came in the Grands! cinnamon rolls.
* All crockpots cook differently so after the first hour, check it every 15 - 20 minutes.
* This sticks terribly to the crockpot after it cools so be sure to transfer any remaining to another dish.
From Crazy For Crust.
Made this for Easter. My guest could not believe it came from a crockpot. Clean up was easy, added water and turned oo, once water has hot, emptied and wiped clean. Now it is being requested for Mothers Day….
That’s awesome! So glad it was a hit.