Gorilla Bread

Total Time:
40 min
10 min
30 min

12 to 14 servings

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
  • 2 (12-ounce) cans refrigerated biscuits (10 count)
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Spray a bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray. Mix the granulated sugar and cinnamon. In a saucepan, melt the butter and brown sugar over low heat, stirring well; set aside. Cut the cream cheese into 20 equal cubes. Press the biscuits out with your fingers and sprinkle each with 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon sugar. Place a cube of cream cheese in the center of each biscuit, wrapping and sealing the dough around the cream cheese. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the nuts into the bottom of the bundt pan. Place half of the prepared biscuits in the pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, pour half of the melted butter mixture over the biscuits, and sprinkle on 1/2 cup of nuts. Layer the remaining biscuits on top, sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon sugar, pour the remaining butter mixture over the biscuits, and sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup of nuts. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes. Place a plate on top and invert.

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I thought this recipe was fairly simple and it came out tasting great! Although I did make a minor adjustment, I didn't use brown sugar because I didn't have any. I made a cinnamon/sugar mixture and still used the same amount of butter and melted it all together. Next time though I will add a little cinnamon and sugar together and mix it in with the cream cheese as the cream cheese alone was a little strong! Such a easy recipe my family loved I'm sure I'll be making it again in the near future! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My teenage son is trying to figure out where to hide to leftovers! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this today, it was awesome. I only made a minor adjustment....I know from eating monkey bread, that amount of brown sugar makes it way too sweet for my taste, so I just drizzled 1/4 cup melted butter and 1 TBS brown sugar over it before baking. I don't like the "caramel" at all. It came out perfect. Even my pickly kids loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used 2 cans of Grand biscuits and cut them into thirds. I formed some of the sections into balls and coated them with the cinnamon sugar mixture with a pinch of nutmeg. I made the cream cheese into balls using a small cookie scoop with cold cream cheese. I coated the cheese balls with the cinnamon sugar, as well. With a rolling pin, I flattened out twenty of the biscuit balls and wrapped them around the cream cheese balls. I placed the balls on a wax papered cookie sheet and covered the sheet with plastic wrap and foil and refrigerated overnight. I coated the Bundt pan with butter, sprinkled the bottom with pecans and layered the bread, beginning and ending using the biscuit balls without the cream cheese. I sprinkled in raisins and drizzled the brown sugar butter sauce (which is incredible, btw after each layer. It baked beautifully in exactly 40-mins and rose to the height of the pan. It tastes great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome for breakfast! Instead of having French toast or pancakes a made this recipe, my boyfriend loved it! A few modifications...I halved the recipe, only using one can of buttermilk biscuits. I also flattened each biscuit, then cut them in half, then added cream cheese to each piece. All other ingredients I halved except for the butter, I used 3/4 of a stick of melted butter. This was quick, easy, and absolutely delicious. I think this would also go well with ice cream as a dessert. item not reviewed by moderator and published
very easy and very good item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love your Gorilla Bread I made it for my family and they loved it. From one of your kid cookbooks I got from my parents a few years ago: item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have been making this bread since I first saw Paula make it for Jimmy Carter and I love it. Over the years I have made a few changes: I use the canned Buttermilk biscuits (10/can, and in addition to the sugar/cinnamon mixture I add a dash of: vanilla powder, dark chili powder, ground sage (it adds a minty taste, Chinese 5-spice, and freshly ground nutmeg. I put a dollop of this mixture on the inside of the biscuit and roll the biscuit in the mixture to cover the outside. I cook it at 50 minutes in a non-stick Bundt pan at 325 degrees. My co-workers like it so much that one of them saves the nut/sugar mixture in the bottom of the box for their oatmeal/cereal the next day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so good!! I made it the night before and baked it the next morning. The recipe was easy to follow and my guests LOVED it. I did substitute pecans for the walnuts and I think that was a good choice. Not sure the cream cheese adds anything to the dish. I think I may leave it out next time. This is definitely a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
YUMMY!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I forgot to add...I used cinnamon rolls instead of biscuits. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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