Kick Butt Gorilla Bread "My Girl Paula"

Today's recipe challenge for My Girl, Paula is Gorilla Bread. If you are familiar with Monkey Bread then just imagine it about 100 times better and you will have Gorilla Bread!!!! All that ooey gooey goodness, it is just simply wonderful. I made this recipe for the first time last year and have made it a couple times since them. In no way is this recipe diet friendly at all. Each piece has a gooey cream cheese middle. Then drizzled with a cinnamon and butter syrup!!! add some nuts and it is just simply divine. Not that all that was bad enough, but I added a powdered sugar glaze on top. I think that took the list of ingredients over the top, but it was so good. I have to agree with Paula when she said that Gorilla Bread Kicks Monkey Breads Butt!!!!! This would be perfect for breakfast during the holidays or if you are having guests over. They will be so surprised when they pull off a piece and see that not so expected cream cheese filling.

Gorilla Bread

1/2 - cup granulated sugar
3 - teaspoon 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 - cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 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

* To make the powdered sugar glaze I just mixed powdered sugar, butter, vanilla extract and milk together. Mix until it is really smooth but still able to drizzle on top. Drizzle on top of the gorilla bread when slightly cooled.

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Tina, The Mom in Mommy's Kitchen


Ooey gooey is what I'm craving. Maybe that's why I haven't lost any weight. But I love monkey bread, so I know I'll love gorilla bread. Sounds delish.
Yes girl...that Gorilla bread was GOOD! We loved it :)
Krystal said…
I need to get me that cookbook so I can join the fun all you girls have cooking these recipes!

that just sounds so wonderful and comforting.
Christy said…
Oh...holy yum!!! This will be perfect served for breakfast next week while on vacation. I can't wait for the kids to try this one!! ;-)
yummy looks amazing I am sure she would be proud
Tina Butler said…
Krystal most recipe for my girl paula can usually be found online. has a recipe listing. Dont let that stop you come join the fun.
Erin said…
Thank you for posting this! I have made this before and it is excellent! You are right though, definitely not for dieters! :)
I really want to make this but I am the only one who eats cream cheese so most of it would be wasted. *sigh* One of these days. I love regular monkey bread and can eat half a pan of it by myself if I'm not careful so I don't have it too often.
Anonymous said…
Looks great! Thanks for the tips on mine. I will definately leave it in the oven longer next time.
Shawna said…
Ooooooo....Tina! I love this. I made it years ago for Christmas morning breakfast, it was delicious.

I attempted to make it again this past Christmas for our first married Christmas breakfast...I had been so sick and was feeling a little better..the pan ended up overflowing and smoke filling our oven/condo, me sobbing in the kitchen! hahah! Next time, I'm sure the gorilla bread will turn out MUCH better.
Sherri Murphy said…
My kind of recipe! Oooey, gooey, and easy!
Holly Hamrick said…
I am going to HAVE to make this!!! I know I'll like it and bet my daughter will, too! I can't wait to it fixed :)
Melissa said…
Tina, your bread looks great, especially with that glaze! And you're so right - it's way better than monkey bread!
Live.Love.Eat said…
Oh that's funny. I never heard of Gorilla bread and never tried Monkey bread even. Looks delish!
Diann Greene said…
Hi Tina, I'm going to make the Gorilla Bread for our Thanksgiving Brunch. I have two questions - the recipe calls for baking 30 min. - I watched Paula's video and she said to bake 50-60 minutes. How long do you bake yours? Also, I have to serve this room temp. because I have to make ahead. Will it still taste as good? Thank you for your input - love your site and recipes! Diann Greene
Tina Butler said…
The recipe I used only took 30 minutes. Here is the link:

I wouldn't let it sit too long or it won't taste as good. It's best served fresh.