Crockpot cinnamon Biscuits (Gluten-free)
Sunday, July 29, 2012 | ∞
First off, I would never in a million years have thought that baking biscuits in a crockpot would actually work.
Secondly, I got so excited because it looked just like the version of monkey bread that my mom used to make when we were kids, and if you know anything, you know that food from one's childhood is the best. Food. Ever. End of story .
Of course, I had to try these, and I had to make them gluten-free.
I used my usual gluten-free biscuit recipe but added just enough extra flour so that I could roll the dough into a biscuit-ish shape with my hands so that I could dunk them in the butter.
At first, I was just going to drop spoonfuls of dough into the the cinnamon sugar, roll them around, and then drizzle them With the butter after they were in the crockpot. I still think that would work, and might try it next time just for kicks, but I was shocked with how well they turned out with the extra flour in them, and I was so impressed with how they baked up in the crockpot - not soggy, and they held together really well which has been a problem in the past (them being gluten-free and all that).
These biscutis are so good they're addictive!
Okay, okay. I'll quite talking (uh, typing?) and get on with the recipe.
Gluten-Free Cinnamon Biscuits
Grease the crockpot with butter
Melt butter on the stovetop and stir vanilla into it. Pour it into a small bowl.
Combine sugar and cinnamon in another small bowl. Roll a walnut sized piece of dough into a biscuit shape. (Note: rolling biscuits out onto a floured surface will incorporate too much flour into your dough making them very dense - thus, the hand rolling method.)
Dip biscuits into melted butter mixture, then into cinnamon sugar mixture. Put in crockpot in a single layer.
Turn crockpot on high for about 2 hours - depending on your crockpot of course.
You can glaze or frost these if want. I ended up making some icing for my icing-fanatic hubby.
Also, The original recipe says to cover the biscuits with a paper towel while they cook to reduce moisture, but I didn't, and the bicuits didn't turn out soggy at all.
I'm actually so impressed with the way they cooked up in the crockpot that I'm thinking of making all of our biscuits that way - at least for the rest of the summer. Gabriel will be happy to have biscuits and gavy for breakfast without heating up th oven.
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