5 from 2 votes
Gorilla Bread - Low Carb, Grain & Sugar Free
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

Gorilla Bread is classic monkey bread with an amazing twist. Every ball of sweet, cinnamon dough is filled with cream cheese. This is the ultimate brunch indulgence!

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gorilla bread
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 382 kcal
Author: Taryn
Topping Ingredients:
Dough Ingredients:
Filling Ingredients:
  • 7 oz cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
Sauce Ingredients: (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Spread 1 t butter in the bottom of a pie plate. Mix the 1/2 cup sweetener with the cinnamon. Sprinkle 1 tsp of this in the buttered pie plate. Set aside the rest. Sprinkle the pecans on top (if using).
  2. (optional) Combine the first three sauce ingredients and cook over medium low heat until bubbly, slightly thickened, and lightly browned. This will takes about 5 minutes. It will thicken further during baking. Remove from the heat and add the salt and extract. Set aside.
  3. Put the mozzarella and one ounce of cream cheese in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave one minute. Stir. Microwave 30 seconds. Stir. At this point all the cheese should be melted. Microwave 30 more seconds until uniform and gloopy (it should look like cheese fondue at this point). Add the rest of the dough ingredients and the cheese to a food processor. Mix using the dough blade until a uniform color. If you do not have a food processor you can mix in a medium bowl with a wooden spoon but you may need to dump it onto wax paper and knead it by hand to thoroughly incorporate the ingredients. Once it is a uniform color wet your hands and press it out into a 9×12 ish rectangle on a piece of parchment.
  4. To assemble: Cut the dough into 24 pieces. Cut the cream cheese into 24 pieces. Sprinkle each piece of dough with 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon sweetener. Place a cube of cream cheese in the center of each, wrap and seal the dough around the cream cheese. Dip the dough ball in butter. Roll it in the cinnamon sweetener. Put it in the prepared pie plate. Repeat with all 24 pieces. (If you have extra sweetener sprinkle it on top. If you run out of the sweetener before you are done just mix up a little more).
  5. Drizzle the sauce over the top, if using.
  6. Bake at 350 45-50 min until the rolls are golden brown and the sweetener is bubbling. Cool for 10 minutes. Invert onto a serving plate. Try not to eat all of them by yourself.
Recipe Notes

Notes on Sweeteners: 

I use my own blend of xylitol, erythritol, and stevia in my recipes. This is twice as sweet as sugar. It is comparable to Trim Healthy Mama Gentle Sweet and Truvia.

To sub in Swerve use 1.5 to 2 times the amount of sweetener called for.
To sub in Pyure or Trim Healthy Mama Super Sweet use half the amount of sweetener called for.
Substitutions will work in most recipes. They may not work in candies, such as caramel.


Nutrition Facts
Gorilla Bread - Low Carb, Grain & Sugar Free
Amount Per Serving (3 pieces (with caramel sauce))
Calories 382 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g 52%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 99mg 33%
Sodium 356mg 15%
Potassium 262mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 2g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 17.9%
Calcium 26.2%
Iron 6.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.