Gorilla Bread

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"Well Paula Deen, you sure out did yourself on this one! These have got to be in the Top 10 of the most delicious foods I have ever eaten. If you like Monkey Bread, this sends it to another level. Great when your having a crowd for breakfast or brunch, but you can serve it anytime and it will be enjoyed till the last nut is eaten!"

Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (97 g)
  • Calories 401
  • Total Fat - 25.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 41.1 mg
  • Sodium - 318.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 41.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.3 g
  • Sugars - 26 g
  • Protein - 5.2 g
  • Calcium - 46.7 mg
  • Iron - 1.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2

Mix granulated sugar and cinnamon.

Step 3

In a sauce pan, melt the butter and brown sugar over low heat, stirring well. Set aside.

Step 4

Cut the cream cheese into 20 equal cubes.

Step 5

Press the biscuits out with your fingers and sprinkle each with 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon sugar.

Step 6

Place a cube of cream cheese in the center of each biscuit, wrapping and sealing the dough around the cream cheese.

Step 7

Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the nuts into the bottom of a bundt pan.

Step 8

Place half the prepared biscuits on top of the nuts. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

Step 9

Pour half the melted butter mixture over the biscuits, and sprinkle on 1/2 cup nuts.

Step 10

Layer the remaining biscuits on top, sprinkle with remaining cinnamon sugar, pour the remaining butter mixture and sprinkle with remaining nuts.

Step 11

Bake for 30 minutes and then remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes.

Step 12

Place a plate on top and invert. Serve.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Just made this a few minutes ago for unexpected company coming. I cheated and grabbed a ball, which I shouldn't have done, because now I want to eat the whole thing! This is absolutely sinful!

review by:
(25 Dec 2020)


It is crazy that so few ingredients can result in such a delicious end product. It was family approved and had us hooked from the first nibble. The ooey gooey nutty coating on the monkey bread pieces is nothing short of fantabulous!!!

review by:
(7 Mar 2020)


First Christmas party of the year and I chose this to bring. Once one person tasted it there was a domino affect around the room gravitating right to this extra special dessert! So super yummy!

review by:
(8 Dec 2019)


I made this to bring to a friends and we all thought it was AH Maaa Zingggg! This is so good that it's hard to see the last crumb gone, and it was, in no time. Easy directions and simple ingredients. This will be made again and again and I can't wait to make it for Christmas morning at my folks!!

review by:
(21 Dec 2018)


Fabulous! One of the best ooey gooey nutty sweets we have ever had. Great for parties and company too. Expect the compliments to be thrown your way!

(5 Nov 2014)


This is one of those things that you will have once and know that you can't wait to make it again to share with everybody! I made it recently when I had friends staying for the weekend and it was fabulous! Everyone loved it and asked me for the recipe. Paula really knew what she was doing when she created this for us!

(13 Sep 2013)