Gorilla Bread is pretty similar to monkey bread, but each pull-apart piece is filled with a special ingredient… cream cheese! This delicious pastry has a caramelized cinnamon/sugar outside with a soft cream cheese center. It’s a simple recipe that takes only about 10 minutes to put together, making it a great Christmas morning breakfast (or after-dinner treat)!
Note: I made half of this recipe and placed it into a large loaf pan. Use two loaf pans or a bundt pan if making the whole recipe. This is an adaption of Paula Deen’s recipe.
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 8oz package cream cheese
- 2 cans refrigerated biscuits
Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray pan with nonstick cooking spray. Mix together the sugar and cinnamon. In a small saucepan, stir butter and brown sugar over low heat, until melted.
Press the biscuits out flat and sprinkle each with 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon sugar. Evenly distribute cream cheese onto the center of each biscuit. Wrap the biscuit around the cream cheese and press the dough together to seal. Place half of the prepared biscuits in the pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and pour half of the melted butter mixture over the biscuits.
Layer the remaining biscuits on top, sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon sugar and pour the remaining butter mixture over the biscuits.
Bake for 30-40 minutes, until biscuits are golden brown and sugar has caramelized. Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes. Place a plate on top of pan and flip over.
This Gorilla Bread can be served hot, right out of the oven, or at room temperature. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.