Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Banana Cinnamon Rolls - #BreadBakers

When Stacy announced this month's Bread Bakers, I immediately pictured a quick loaf with alcohol-soaked raisins. Then my mind went to some form of marbled loaf. Yet, here we are with my best friend, yeast. I haven't made cinnamon rolls in ages and once I got the idea for a banana cinnamon roll in my head, I just couldn't get it out. 

Be sure to scroll down to see how the other bakers are using bananas in their bread this month!

Banana Cinnamon Rolls 


1/2 cup mashed very ripe banana
1/3 cup milk 
1/4 cup (50 grams) sugar
2 tablespoons oil 
1 egg
350 grams flour
2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoons ground nutmeg 

6 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar 
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 
2 ripe bananas sliced thinly


In a large mixing bowl, whisk together banana, milk, sugar, oil, and egg. Add all the remaining ingredients. 

Knead the dough until it is smooth and tacky (approximately 6 minutes). If it's sticky, add some flour a tablespoon at a time. If it's dry, add water a teaspoon at a time. 

Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover and let rise at room temperature until doubled. You can also allow it to bulk ferment in the fridge overnight. That's my preferred method. 

Grease a 9" round pan. 

When the dough has risen, roll out to a 10" x 14" rectangle. Spread the softened butter across the dough. Mix together the sugar, cinnamon, cornstarch, and nutmeg. Sprinkle evenly over the dough. Next, place thin slices of banana over the sugar mixture. 

Tightly roll up the dough starting along the shorter side.  Cut into 10-12 rolls. 

Place in the greased pan and cover and allow to proof at room temperature until doubled and puffy. 

While the rolls are rising, preheat the oven to 350 F. 

When the rolls are ready, bake for 25 minutes or until the rolls are lightly browned. Allow them to cool before devouring. If you want to frost them, frost them warm but let them cool for about 10-15 minutes before spreading it on. 

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We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

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  1. I was excited when I saw your recipe title, Kelly, and the actual rolls do not disappoint! My girls would be ALL OVER these!

  2. Great way to think outside the box Kelly. They sound and look amazing.

  3. Oh wow, what a treat! They sound amazing.

  4. Banana and cinnamon go so well together! These sound delicious. Great idea!

  5. These rolls look and sound YUM! I would love to try this recipe asap.