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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