Monkey and Gorilla Bread

Make each of these breads in separate bundt pans. For serving, layer the 2 cakes, with the Monkey Bread as the top tier and the Gorilla[ Bread as the bottom tier.]

Total Time:
1 hr 35 min
Prep:
1 hr
Cook:
35 min

Yield:
about 25 servings
Level:
Intermediate

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Ingredients
  • Monkey Bread (recipe may be doubled depending on the bundt pan):
  • Flour, for pan
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 30 buttermilk canned refrigerator biscuits
  • 1 stick butter, plus more for pan
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • Gorilla Bread (recipe may be doubled depending on the bundt pan):
  • Flour, for pan
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 20 buttermilk canned refrigerator biscuits
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, cut into 20 cubes
  • 1 stick butter, melted, plus more for pan
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts
Directions
Monkey Bread (recipe may be doubled depending on the bundt pan):

Butter and flour a bundt pan and set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine sugar and cinnamon. Cut refrigerator biscuits in half and toss in cinnamon and sugar mixture. Melt the 1 stick of butter in a saucepan and add brown sugar and bring to a boil; then add nuts. Line the bundt pan with biscuits and pour butter mixture over them.

Bake for about 30 minutes. Remove from the pan when it's still hot to avoid

Gorilla Bread (recipe may be doubled depending on the bundt pan):

Butter and flour a bundt pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine sugar and cinnamon. Separate biscuits and flatten each slightly with your hand. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of the cinnamon and sugar mixture onto each biscuit. Place one cube of cream cheese in center of biscuit and fold in half to resemble a half moon. Melt the 1 stick of butter in a saucepan and add brown sugar and bring to a boil; remove from the heat. Place 1/2 cup nuts on the bottom of the bundt pan and then line the pan with a row of cream cheese filled biscuits. Sprinkle with half of the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Drizzle half of the butter mixture on top and then repeat steps, beginning with nuts.

Bake for about 30 minutes. Remove from the pan when it's still hot to avoid sticking.

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    AMAZING!!!!!!!!!
    I recently made the gorilla bread for a family get together. I wanted something that would be different, but not so different that my traditional family wouldn't eat. Made as is, this recipe turned out wonderfully! It was devoured in a flash and I will definitely be making this again.
    made the gorilla bread as it looked more interesting, but even cooking it for 40+ minutes in a very good oven there were large spots where it was raw in the middle. i would like toask anyone out there if they could help rework this recipe, as it seems like both monkey and gorilla can't use the same oven settings/time cooking. thanks!
     
    I made the Monkey Bread for a Christmas celebration and had several people tell me it was the best they had ever had. It was super easy also!
    This is a wonderful recipe for Christmas morning or a ski trip. Everyone loves it and there is never any left. Can't go wrong :)
    2 buttermilk canned refrigerator biscuits not 30
    I've made this recipe several times (an especially nice Christmas morning treat!). I usually buy a 4-pack of smaller buttermilk biscuits and cut each biscuit into quarters. Yummy every time...
    Im 18 years old, the first time I made this was when I was 13 and I loved it so much. My grandparents are gone for the weekend and I got some piercings (My grandparents hate perciengs) so hopefully when they get here they love the monkey bread as much as I did and forgive me... they don't know I have the piercings just yet!
    I used the exact amount of biscuits, baked it at the correct temperature for the suggested time and when I pulled it out of the oven, it was raw all the way through. The only area that was cooked was the top layer.
    I made the monkey bread, it was very easy to make. Tasted sooo good. Its best when its hot though.
    THIS WAS SO DELICIOUS IT MADE ME GO BANANAS!
    This bread was delicious! Everyone at the New Year's Party loved it.
    and it is delcious!!! Not hard to make and my family thinks I am a hero!!! :)
    This is so amazing and so rich! extra walnuts make it even better
    A big hit with the Fire Fighters of Norwood MA. Easy to make as well
    Needs something....
    Selected this recipe to bring into group breakfast at work next day. Entire staff loved it asked for recipe!
    I made just the monkey bread layer and it was easy and very tasty. everyone in my family loved it- it didn't last even 24 hours!
    My son turned 13 today and after making this last week this was what he wanted for his birthday cake! Fast easy and so good!!!Thanks....
    its very easy to make and it comes out great
    This will absolutely be a returning dish at holidays. However I was not crazy about the gorilla bread, it almost tasted like it was not fully cooked through- but it was really just the cream cheese. Other than that it was probably the best dessert I've made in a while.
    When I saw this episode on Sugar Rush, I was so hoping there was a recipe & to my delite there was. I decided just to try the Monkey Bread not the Gorilla Bread. Oh My.....it was soooooooooooo easy and the finished product was wonderful. Everyone loved it and keep being asked when I'm making it again. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Remember to grease pan really good.
    We love these breads we make one of them at least twice a week.
    This is the easiest recipe and simply the best tasting....I would make it again and not feel bad at all about serving it to company!!! They think everything I make is from scratch, and usually it is.... but not this one.
    This is wonerful. I love this recipe. I made it for the first time and it was a success. There was nothing left!!
    This is an awsome recipe to bring to a brunch. I had only heard of monkey bread and decided to try making it. It was a huge hit. People are still talking about it 5 months later so I am going to make it again for a girls day brunch. I am sure that it will be a hit.
    Ok so this was completely awesome... so easy and came out perfect the first time!!! Everyone could not stop talking about this dessert... a huge hit! I think I may serve with a cream cheese icing for dipping next time!
    This was an extremely simple recipe to make. My 4 year old helped. She had a great time smashing the biscuits. And what fun would cooking or baking be if you couldn't get a little messy in the process! Anyway, I made it Saturday afternoon and it was gone by Sunday afternoon. (There are 5 people living in my house so I am proud to say it wasn't just me)
    Have had monkey bread a number of times, but never gorilla bread. EEEEKS! This recipe for monkey bread is delicious....the gorilla bread was horrid. I really thought I'd like the cream cheese "surprise" but it was ucka ucka. Couldn't stand it, through it away....sure wish I could rate these two recipes separately.
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