Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls

Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Imagine the delightful fusion of banana bread and cinnamon rolls. These Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls are the perfect treat for breakfast, brunch, or a cozy afternoon snack. With their soft, fluffy texture and rich cinnamon flavor, they’re sure to become a family favorite. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a newbie, this recipe is simple and rewarding.

Why You’ll Love This Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls

  • Unique Flavor: Combines the best of banana bread and cinnamon rolls.
  • Easy to Make: Straightforward steps and simple ingredients.
  • Perfect for Any Occasion: Great for breakfast, brunch, or a sweet treat.
  • Customizable: Add your favorite nuts or chocolate chips for a unique twist.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • For the Dough:
    • 1 cup warm milk (110°F/45°C)
    • 2 ¼ tsp active dry yeast
    • ¼ cup granulated sugar
    • 3 tbsp melted butter
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 3 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • For the Filling:
    • 1 cup brown sugar
    • 2 ½ tbsp ground cinnamon
    • ¼ cup melted butter
  • For the Glaze:
    • 1 cup powdered sugar
    • 2-3 tbsp milk
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract

How to Make Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls

  1. Prepare the Dough:
    • In a large bowl, mix warm milk and yeast. Let sit for 5 minutes until frothy.
    • Add sugar, melted butter, egg, salt, and mashed banana. Mix well.
    • Gradually add flour, one cup at a time, mixing until a soft dough forms.
    • Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 5 minutes, until smooth and elastic.
    • Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover, and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  2. Prepare the Filling:
    • Mix brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
    • Roll out the dough into a 15×9 inch rectangle.
    • Brush melted butter over the dough, then sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture evenly.
  3. Assemble the Rolls:
    • Starting from the long edge, tightly roll up the dough and cut into 12 rolls.
    • Place the rolls in a greased 9×13 inch baking dish. Cover and let rise for another 30 minutes.
  4. Bake:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
    • Bake the rolls for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown.
  5. Make the Glaze:
    • While the rolls are baking, mix powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth.
    • Drizzle the glaze over warm rolls before serving.

Variations and Tips

  • Add Nuts or Chocolate Chips: Incorporate chopped walnuts, pecans, or chocolate chips into the filling for added texture and flavor.
  • Healthier Option: Substitute half of the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour and use coconut sugar instead of brown sugar.
  • Make Ahead: Prepare the rolls the night before, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate. In the morning, let them come to room temperature before baking.

How to Store Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls

  • Room Temperature: Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
  • Refrigerate: Keep in the fridge for up to a week.
  • Freeze: Wrap individually and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw and reheat before serving.

Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Recipe by Rose HernandezCourse: Breakfast, Brunch, DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

12

rolls
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes
Calories

290

kcal

Ingredients

  • For the Dough:
  • 1 cup warm milk (110°F/45°C)

  • 2 ¼ tsp active dry yeast

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • 3 tbsp melted butter

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ripe banana, mashed

  • For the Filling:
  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 2 ½ tbsp ground cinnamon

  • ¼ cup melted butter

  • For the Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • 2-3 tbsp milk

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

  • Prepare the Dough
  • Prepare the Filling
  • Assemble the Rolls
  • Bake
  • Make the Glaze

Notes

  • Enjoy these delightful Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls, perfect for any occasion and easy to customize to your liking. Happy baking!

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