Michelle’s Banana Chocolate Gorilla Bread

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Michelle’s Banana Chocolate Gorilla Bread Michelle’s Banana Chocolate Gorilla Bread

Servings: 8 servings
Prep Time: 25 min
Cook Time: 1 hr
Difficulty: Easy

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Nonstick cooking spray
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup packed light brown sugar
8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter
2 (12-ounce) tubes refrigerated crescent roll dough
6 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
2 bananas, sliced 1/4-inch thick
4 ounces (about 2/3 cup) semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts





Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a Bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Mix the granulated sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside.

In a small saucepan, melt the brown sugar with the butter over low heat. Break open the crescent roll packages and separate the triangles of dough. Brush each triangle with sweetened condensed milk and top with 2 banana slices and 1 teaspoon chocolate chips; fold the edges of the triangle together and seal. Repeat with remaining dough and filling. Sprinkle each with 1/4 teaspoon of the cinnamon sugar.

Put half of the walnuts in the Bundt pan and top with half of the dough packets. Pour half of the brown sugar-butter mixture over the dough and sprinkle with 2 teaspoons of the cinnamon sugar. Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Bake until puffed, golden brown, and firm to the touch. Bake for 1 hour. Remove the pan from the oven, transfer it to a rack and allow it to cool for 15 minutes. Put a platter on top of the Bundt pan and invert. Slice and serve warm.

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Reader Comments:


So Delish! For those asking about folding the triangle just roll each triangle and put it in the pan. Here's another trick, cook 25 degrees Lower, cover the top of the bundt pan Loosely with foil, and 10 -15 min longer . This will get the center to hold its shape + not be so runny and mushy. Another cool tip, make them in mini muffin tins. I always get these requested for parties. They're bite size and they go Quick! grin Thx Michelle

By Raquel on June 19, 2012


i love it simply i apreciate love u all thank you

By Anonymous on June 06, 2012



By Wanda Houchin on May 28, 2012


I really enjoy this bread.. My family made it over Labor Day weekend..

By Farah on September 03, 2011


Yummy can't qait

By Alesha on September 03, 2011


Paula have you every made baked fried allple pies? They are so good. If you have not tried these e-mail me and I will send you the instructions for making them. The are so easy.

By gloria green on May 27, 2011


I am a regular baker and often purchase the best bakewear available before trying a new recipe like in this case. I followed the instructions exactly, and it did not turn out very well. It came out extremely dry. I did check on it with about 18 minutes left on the timer and it looked beautiful, so maybe take it out after 40 minutes or so... I just now read another reviewer saying the same thing, so I don't think this was a problem with just my oven. I have never had a problem following the bake time on other recipes so I don't believe it's the oven/oven temp. but an issue with the instructions. Didn't work for us, good luck!

By Anonymous on April 12, 2011


This one did not work for me and I followed the directions EXACTLY! After cooking for 50 minutes (the recipe said 1 hour) it fell out of the pan like a frickin brick! It would have been totally been yummy though if it had not been so horribly overcooked. I should have taken it out earlier, (at 30 minutes) but I am not a baker, and I couldn't see removing it so early and disregarding the instructions on the recipe. I will probably try it again with a shorter baking time.

By ndp on March 16, 2011


Don't quite understand the directions of "fold the edges of the triangle (?) together. Can you explain it a little more clearly? thank you

By Mary Ocampo on January 28, 2011


OMG! This was fantastic! I have made it three times and I think I have a problem. I took it to work for someones birthday and we ended up having to pass out copies of the recipe.

By Anonymous on November 10, 2010


WOW! I couldn't stop eating it. Paula, you devil you!! I'm supposed to be on a diet. Forget that!

By Anonymous on September 23, 2010

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