Cinnamon rolls with banana are a delicious and indulgent treat that combines the warmth of cinnamon with the sweet and creamy flavor of ripe bananas. These rolls are perfect for breakfast or as a delightful dessert. The recipe includes a luscious caramel topping, crunchy nuts, and a creamy glaze, making them even more irresistible. Follow the simple steps below to create these mouthwatering cinnamon rolls with banana.
Cinnamon Banana Rolls

Cinnamon Banana Rolls

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes


For the rolls

  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1/3 cup of unsalted butter
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons of yeast
  • 2 bananas (slightly ripe)
  • 1 egg
  • 5 cups of flour
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp salt

For the filling:

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the glaze (optional):

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


    1. In a small bowl, combine the mashed bananas, milk, melted butter, yeast, honey (or maple syrup), and vanilla extract. Let it sit for 5 minutes until the yeast activates.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the whole wheat flour, salt, and ground cinnamon.
    3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well until a dough forms.
    4. Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead for 5-7 minutes until the dough becomes smooth and elastic.
    5. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a clean kitchen towel, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1-2 hours or until it doubles in size.
    6. Once the dough has risen, punch it down and roll it out into a rectangle shape on a floured surface.
    7. Spread the softened butter over the rolled-out dough. Drizzle honey (or maple syrup) evenly and sprinkle ground cinnamon on top. Sprinkle the chopped nuts over the filling.
    8. Starting from one long side, tightly roll the dough into a log shape.
    9. Cut the log into 12 equal-sized rolls using a sharp knife.
    10. Place the rolls in a greased baking dish, leaving a little space between each roll.
    11. Cover the baking dish with a kitchen towel and let the rolls rise for another 30-45 minutes.
    12. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
    13. Bake the rolls for 25-30 minutes or until they are golden brown and cooked through.
    14. If desired, prepare the glaze by whisking together powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract in a small bowl. Drizzle the glaze over the warm rolls.
    15. Serve the Whole Wheat Banana Nut Rolls warm and enjoy!

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