Eat Drink & Be Mary: Gorilla Bread


Gorilla Bread

Monkey Bread.  Better known as Gorilla Bread around my house--delicious bite size 
balls of cream cheesy goodness.  The only difference (that I have found) between monkey bread & gorilla bread is that Gorilla Bread has cream cheese inside the biscuits--ummm yum!  My Grandmama and Bubby are the world's best bakers and chefs.  Hands down.  They can cook or bake anything you can think of and it will turn out nothing short of amazing.  They have made monkey Gorilla bread for many family occasions and it is a fan favorite in our house.  I love learning to bake from my Bubby and Grandmama.  They have a love for being in the kitchen, and some of my fondest memories with them are learning to bake different things.  One being Monkey Gorilla Bread.

Monkey Gorilla Bread   

  • 2 (12 oz) refrigerated can of biscuits-10 count (I've found that Grands works the best.)
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 (8oz) package of cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts--optional

 Preheat oven to 350°

Spray a bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray.  Mix together the cinnamon and sugar & set aside.  In a sauce pan melt down the brown sugar and sugar on low heat, stirring occasionally.  Set aside.  Place 1/2 cup walnuts in the bottom of your bundt pan.  Cut cream cheese into 20 equal cubes--one for each biscuit.

Take each biscuit and press it out with your fingers; flattening it.  Pour 1/2 teaspoon of the cinnamon sugar mixture in the biscuit.  Place a cream cheese cube in the biscuit.  Fold the biscuit up--wrapping and sealing the cream cheese and cinnamon sugar inside.  Place in the bottom of the bundt pan.  Continue you doing this until you have filled 10 biscuits--they should fill up the bottom of your bundt pan completing your first row.

 Sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top of the first 10 biscuits.   Pour half of the melted brown sugar/butter mixture on top of the biscuits & 1/2 c of walnuts.  Then finish preparing the biscuits.  

 Placing them in the bundt pan--on top of the first row of biscuits.
Sprinkle cinnamon sugar.  Pour the rest of the melted butter mixture.  Add 1/2 c of walnuts on top.

Bake for 30 minutes.  Cool for 5 minutes.  
Turn upside down to slide the Gorilla Bread out of the bundt pan. 
And stuff your face. :)

What are you waiting for?  Set out that cream cheese.  Measure out those ingredients.
Get to baking.  Your family will thank you.  It's super easy--even the kids can join in!

**In my personal opinion it is ten times better when warm--so enjoy while still warm.  You can also reheat individual biscuits in the microwave for 10-15 seconds & they are just as good.  ENJOY!!

So tell me, have you ever heard of this version?  Have you made monkey/gorilla bread before?  What do your family call this yummy recipe?  Do you plan on making this yourself?  Let me know how it goes:)

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  1. This looks really yummy! I have to try this next weekend.

  2. That looks delish.
    But I'm not a big cream cheese fan, so maybe without.
    Mmmmm. Husband will absolutely love this.

  3. Oh my goodness this looks sooooo delicious!

  4. Good Lord, this looks soooo yummy!!!!

  5. Oh my goodness...that gorilla just looks good enough to eat right off my computer screen! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I can't wait to try it. :-)


  6. Jon makes me make him monkey bread almost every weekend and for every special occasion! He is obsessed and I have to say myself, I never knew about it before I met him (you know my healthy mother) and I love it too! I love bread in general! I've never tried it with cream cheese though so I may have to attempt this!

  7. That looks so good. Probably doesn't fit into my diet right now though.

  8. WOW. This looks amazing!

  9. That looks and sounds amazing! I've never had monkey or gorilla bread.

  10. The cream cheese sounds like it adds another dimension to the usual monkey bread. :)

  11. This looks tasty and simple! I made a monkey bread mix a while back that was practically from scratch LOL that I swore to never make it again, but I can do this! :D Thanks! I LOVE that glass!

  12. Move aside monkey bread, I only see gorilla bread in my future! Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

  13. That looks absolutely amazing. I need some now!!


  14. O my G, my mouth is watering just looking at the pictures! I think I need to make this, like yesterday.


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