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

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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Oh wow this is so good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Gorilla Bread or as my family called it Gorilla Balls: Amazing, I made this and it was a hit, The cream cheese reduce the sweetness that I expected. It was a great little addition. The only thing I would do differently is roll the dough in the melted butter and then in the cinnamon and sugar and definitely needed more cinnamon. I think doing it this way will allow the butter and sugar to be spread out evenly. I can't wait to make it again and neither can my family....even though they accuse me of making them fat... LOL item not reviewed by moderator and published
AMAZING!!!!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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 :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
2 buttermilk canned refrigerator biscuits not 30 item not reviewed by moderator and published
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... item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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