Saturday, August 12, 2023

Cooking with Ornery Owl: Slow Cooker Butterscotch Monkey Bread


Hey Chow Hounds! I took the butterscotch monkey bread recipe from The Cookie Rookie and adapted it to the slow cooker. It made a fantastic dessert after a simple dinner of ham steak, mashed potatoes, and avocados.

You can find the original recipe here.


½ cup unsalted butter 113 grams (1stick)
3.5 ounces Cook ‘n Serve Butterscotch
Pudding Mix 99 grams (1 box)
½ cup dark brown sugar 107 grams
¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon (or Penzey's pie spice)
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup chopped pecans 113 grams
24 frozen dinner rolls

Microwave the butter, butterscotch pudding mix, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt on 50% power until butter has melted. Whisk together until incorporated.

Pour a little sauce into the bottom of the slow cooker. If you have chopped nuts, you can sprinkle 1/2 cup of those over the sauce. I didn't have any.

4. Place half the frozen rolls evenly over the pecans leaving a little space (¼-inch) between rolls.

5. Sprinkle the remaining ½ cup pecans and ½ of the butter/pudding mixture over the rolls.

6. Add the remaining frozen rolls on top of the butter/pudding mixture (cutting the rolls where needed).

7. Top evenly with the remaining butter/pudding mixture.

The original recipe calls for thawing the frozen dough in the fridge overnight. You can skip this step with the slow cooker. The bread will not become crispy on top when made in the slow cooker. This isn't a problem. It is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 200°F-205°F or an inserted toothpick comes out clean. 

Cook the monkey bread for 4 hours on low. The Instant Pot only has one heat setting. I've found it to be comparable to the low setting on other slow cookers.

Storage: Store butterscotch monkey bread in an airtight container at room
temperature for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Enjoy this tasty monkey bread with breakfast, brunch, or as a dessert. 

~Ornery Owl Has Spoken~

Image by Open Clipart Vectors
Ornery Owl sez:
"This is a tasty treat that's worth the wait. Try it!"

Pic by Clkr Free Vector Images

Hangry Wyrm sez:
"Hands off my monkey bread or I'll cut you!"

Pic by Clker Free Vector Images

Ghost Town Grover sez:
"I'm a ghost, Hangry. That li'l ole pigsticker ain't gonna hurt me none."

Image by Open Clipart Vectors

Cactus Clem sez:
"I just wanna drink a little of the syrup, Hangry. I'm a mutant cactus man. I can't eat no solid food!"

Get yourself an Instant Pot and get cookin'!
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