Monday, December 26, 2011

Gorilla Bread {recipe}

As soon as I saw this, I knew we were meant to be.

This is actually a Paula Deen recipe that has 653 reviews and a 5 star rating. Count me in. The original recipe calls for a bundt pan and I don't have one of those. The original recipe also uses 2 cans of biscuits and well, a family of 3 doesn't need all that food. So, I halved the recipe and adapted it for use in a 9 inch round cake pan. 

Gorilla Bread

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Bake: 350 degrees for 30 minutes 

Cool: 5 minutes

Yield: 5 servings (2 biscuits per person)


  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 ounces (1/2 package) cream cheese
  • 1 (12-ounce) can refrigerated biscuits (10 count)
  • 1 cups coarsely chopped walnuts

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Spray a 9 inch cake pan with nonstick cooking spray. Mix the granulated sugar and cinnamon. In a small bowl, microwave butter until melted. Stir in brown sugar until dissolved; set aside. Cut the cream cheese into 10 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 cake pan. Place prepared biscuits in the pan, seam side down.

Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon sugar, pour melted butter mixture over the biscuits, and sprinkle on remaining nuts.

Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes.



Morgan said...

Wow! This looks and sounds so good! I want some. =)

WhyCuzICan said...

Sounds good and a fun twist to store bought Monkey Bread! :) Thanks for sharing :D

Visiting from More The Merrier Linky Party,
Suzanne at WhyCuzICan in NW Illinois

sue @ cakeballs, cookies and more said...

Oh it looks so good! I still would have made the whole thing and then hid it for myself;)

Carolina HeartStrings said...

This looks so delicious. A great snack for New Year's Eve. Thanks for sharing it. Come visit us. We have a terrific tortellini appetizer to share.

Anonymous said...

This reminds me of a cinnamon-ring recipe I sometimes make that requires refrigerated biscuits, yet I don't add the cream cheese or the walnuts.

-M. Wildflower, visiting from Deep Roots at Home link-up

karah said...

Holy Cow! I could easily find myself eating this for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Thanks for sharing.
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Holy cow! If you ever have left over, please consider inviting me over for breakfast. ;) Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday and have a Happy New Year!

Jacqueline @ said...

Allison, this sounds like it will melt in your mouth!! The cream cheese...ohh! I wounder if we can adapt this to the whole wheat artisan bread dough we are using currently. thank you so very much for sharing it with us here at Deep Roots At Home. Id love it if you contribute all the your blog!

Amy said...

Looks so delicious.mouthwatering here... Thanks a lot for linking with
Midweek Fiesta
Hope to see you on this Wednesday too

Trish said...

Wow that looks amazing! Never made gorilla bread before. Thank you so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday! I hope to see you back this week.

Trish - Mom On Timeout

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

Mmmm. I want to try this one!

Amy said...

That sounds delicious!! Thanks for sharing at shine on fridays!

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