Elevate your holiday baking game with this Monkey Bread. Perfect for cozy gatherings or a festive brunch, this gooey, sweet creation brings the warm flavors of the season to your table.

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This monkey bread is the ultimate dessert or breakfast for any occasion. It’s made in the crockpot, so you can check one less thing off your to-do list. 

Monkey bread is a classic pull-apart bread recipe. If you’re looking for a quick, no-fuss recipe to make on holiday mornings, this monkey bread is the way to go. With only 5 ingredients, you can make this festive treat in 2-3 hours, and it’s almost impossible to mess up. 

What Is Monkey Bread?

Monkey bread is made with bite-sized pieces of dough stuck together in the form of a bundt pan, kind of like a cross between easy cinnamon rolls and creole bread pudding. Smashing the biscuit dough together creates a delicious pull-apart bread perfect for Christmas morning or a weekend brunch. For this recipe, we’re making an eggnog version of monkey bread for a festive twist.

What you’ll love about this recipe:

  • EASY – You only need a crockpot for this recipe, making it the perfect dump-and-go dish.
  • FESTIVE – The subtle cinnamon sugar sweetness and that unmistakable eggnog flavor make this monkey bread a star during the holiday season. 

What You Need to Make Monkey Bread

  • Canned biscuit dough – Use regular or jumbo-sized biscuits, like Grand’s or store brand. 
  • Eggnog – Any premade eggnog is fine. If you have homemade eggnog, you can use that. 
  • Egg
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla

How to Make Monkey Bread

  • First, line a small 3 or 4-quart crockpot with a crockpot liner or aluminum foil and grease it. Next, whisk together the eggnog, egg, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Now, roll the dough balls in the eggnog mixture and stack them in the crockpot. Pour the remaining batter into the crockpot and sprinkle it with the remaining cinnamon.
  • Then, place a paper towel over the top of the crockpot and cover it with the lid. Cook on high for 2-3 hours, checking often after two hours, as not all crockpots heat the same.
  • After that, lift the monkey bread out of the crockpot and turn it out onto a serving plate. Top it with powdered sugar and syrup, or combine the syrup and sugar to make a glaze. Alternatively, you can add rum to make a serious glaze. Enjoy!

Expert Recipe Tips

  • Cut the biscuit dough in half to create smaller pieces. 
  • If you have the time, you can make your own homemade biscuit dough. 
  • Get creative with variations! Consider adding chopped nuts, dried fruit, or even a drizzle of caramel or chocolate sauce for a unique twist on the classic Eggnog Monkey Bread.

How to Store Leftovers & Reheat

Store leftover monkey bread in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can also freeze it for up to 2 months. 

To reheat, place a couple pieces of monkey bread in the microwave for 10 seconds. 

What to Serve With Monkey Bread

Since it’s the holidays, why not make a big holiday spread with some pecan cinnamon rolls, biscuits with creamy sausage and gravy, and a potato frittata. The holidays have never been more delicious. 

Serve up this monkey bread, and indulge in the irresistible combination of holiday flavors that will make your breakfast or brunch truly special. If you try this recipe, please rate the recipe card and leave a comment down below to help out the next reader! 


Slow Cooker Eggnog French Toast Monkey Bread


  • 3 containers refrigerated biscuits, cut in half (15 biscuits total)
  • 1 1/2 cup eggnog
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teas cinnamon, divided
  • 1 teas vanilla


Line a small 3 or 4 quart crock pot with a crock pot liner (or aluminum foil) and grease.

Whisk together the eggnog, egg, 1 teas cinnamon and vanilla in a medium bowl. Roll each biscuit in the eggnog mixture and stack in the crock pot. Pour the remaining batter into the crockpot and sprinkle with remaining cinnamon.

Place a paper towel over the top of the crock pot and cover with lid. Cook on high for 2 -3 hours – checking often after two as not all crockpots heat the same.

Lift the monkey bread out of the crock pot and turn out onto a serving plate. Top with powdered sugar and syrup. (Or combine the syrup and sugar to make a glaze)…. Or add rum and make a serious glaze. You know, keep the kids calm


Recipe FAQs

To prevent the monkey bread from getting too soggy, avoid oversaturating the biscuits with the eggnog mixture. Also, ensure your crockpot is adequately heated and monitor the cooking time to achieve the desired texture.

Absolutely! Prepare the monkey bread the night before by completing the assembly steps, covering it, and refrigerating it. Pop it in the oven the next morning for a delightful breakfast.

Yes, you can adapt the recipe to dietary preferences by using a dairy-free eggnog. Look for plant-based alternatives to achieve the same festive flavor without compromising dietary restrictions.


  1. I JUST got a slow cooker for Christmas. My first one ever. SO that means I need to start a Slow Cooker Pin board and put this as my first pin. I mean, obviously.

  2. You have got to be kidding me!! This looks like a sugar high waiting to happen, but well worth it!!!

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