Banana Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Banana Cinnamon Rolls: With Delicious Caramel Filling

Today’s recipe is a nutrient-rich mix of delicious Cinnamon Rolls and soft Banana Bread.

Today’s recipe is a nutrient-rich mix of delicious Cinnamon Rolls and soft Banana Bread.

Today we come to you with yet another magnificent cinnamon roll recipe. If you have read our Strawberry Cinnamon Roll Recipe, you will know that in making Banana Cinnamon Rolls, you are in for a quick, delicious, and first-rate experience. Today’s recipe is a perfect mix of creamy Cinnamon Rolls and soft Banana Bread.

With their moist and fluffy texture, Banana Cinnamon Rolls are considered as best absolute home-made breakfast especially now that the holiday season is approaching. It doesn’t matter whether your family loves waking up to a Puerto Rican Flan or nutrient-rich Egg Bites, no one can resist the sweet temptation of getting their hands on Banana Cinnamon Rolls. 

In fact, this recipe is a perfect way of utilizing the bananas that otherwise will keep sitting on your counter for days and rot.

What’s special about this Banana Cinnamon Rolls Recipe?

Some people are fond of banana flavor, while some relish taste of cinnamon rolls. This recipe introduces a delicate balance between both of these desserts in such a way that none of the flavors is too overwhelming. This cinnamon roll recipe does not involve eggs either.

Furthermore, not only will you be getting the best of all the nutrients but the ingredients involved have vegan, dairy-free substitutes to keep it as healthy as possible. With fresh bananas placed inside each cinnamon roll, the caramel syrup topping, and creamy cheese maple frosting, this recipe is a must-try.

Things to Remember while trying out the Cinnamon Rolls Recipe:

  • At the time of the baking, don’t try to fit all of the cinnamon rolls inside the same pan. Leave some space between the rolls. This is because the dough will rise and if the cinnamon rolls are overcrowded they will not get enough fluffy.
  • During half of the baking process, check on the color of the cinnamon rolls. If you think the tops of the rolls are turning brown too quickly, turn off the over and cover the pan with aluminum foil. Then bake for another 10 minutes.
  • You can store the cinnamon rolls overnight but before the baking process. After you have sliced the dough, place it inside an airtight container and store it in the fridge. Take it out 30 minutes before preheating the oven.

Tips for making the best Banana Cinnamon Rolls:

Use Ripe Bananas:

In order to get the best banana bread flavor, make sure you are using ripe mashed bananas. Also, be sure to accurately measure the quantity used since you will be replacing eggs with this.

Use Bread Flour for the Dough:

Instead of using All-purpose flour, we recommend using bread flour. The difference is that bread flour will result in a much softer and fluffy dough compared to All-purpose flour. You can get bread flour from any retail store. It has more protein as well.

Use the Floss Slicing Method:

Mostly, cutting the cinnamon rolls can cause the dough to be smushed. A much better method is using floss.  Wrap the floss around the dough roll and pull the strings to smoothly cut the cinnamon rolls with banana slices still intact inside.

How to Make Banana Cinnamon Rolls?

Banana Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Banana Cinnamon Rolls

Yield: 12 Rolls
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Today’s recipe is a nutrient-rich mix of delicious Cinnamon Rolls and soft Banana Bread.


For Dough:

  • Instant yeast: 1 Pack
  • Standard milk or Almond Milk: 1 Cup
  • Ripe Bananas: 4
  • Standard butter or Vegan Butter: ½ stick
  • All-purpose flour or Bread Flour: 4 ½ cups
  • Sugar: 1/3 Cup

For Filling:

  • Unsalted butter: 4 tablespoons
  • Granulated Sugar: ¼ Cup
  • Cinnamon: 1 tablespoon

Caramel Sauce:

  • Brown Sugar: ½ Cup
  • Vanilla Extract: 1 teaspoon
  • Honey: ¼ Cup
  • Chopped Walnuts: 1 Cup

Frosting (Optional):

  • Cream cheese
  • Maple Syrup
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Cream cheese
  • Heavy Cream


Step 1)

Banana Cinnamon Rolls Step 1 First, we need to work on the dough.

In a bowl mix yeast, and sugar. In this mixture, pour moderately warm milk. Too hot milk will kill the yeast. If the yeast mixture does not become foamy, it means the yeast is not active and the dough will not rise.

In the same mixture, add the banana puree and room temperature butter.

Step 2)

Banana Cinnamon Rolls Step 2 Gradually add ½ cup bread flour to the mixture at a time and stir.

Once the dough starts getting sticky, stop adding more.

Knead the dough into a ball shape for 5 minutes

Place it in a greased bowl and cover it with plastic wrapping or a wet towel. Wait till the dough rises, it can take about an hour.

Step 3)

Banana Cinnamon Rolls Step 3Roll out the dough on a floured surface into 15 inches long and 9 inches wide rectangular shape.

Step 4)

Banana Cinnamon Rolls Step 5Layer the bottom of a Cinnamon Roll Pan with this caramel sauce. Tilt the pan while doing so to ensure that sauce has been evenly layered.

Spread warm butter on the dough and sprinkle cinnamon and sugar. Add walnuts and banana slices.

Roll up the dough and using the floss method cut it into 12 cinnamon rolls of 1 inch.

Step 5)

Banana Cinnamon Rolls Step 4In a separate saucepan, prepare the caramel sauce by combining honey, brown sugar, butter, and vanilla extract.

Heat over medium flame until the mixture comes to a gentle boil.  

Step 6)

Preheat the ovenCover the baking pan with aluminum foil and leave the pan for 15 minutes so that the dough can rise for the second time.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Once the dough is fluffy, remove the aluminum foil and bake for about 40 minutes until the color of the cinnamon rolls becomes light brown.

Step 7)

Banana Cinnamon Rolls Step 7Let it then cool for 15 minutes and then invert the baking pan onto a platter so that the caramel syrup comes drizzling down the top.

You can also add maple cream cheese frosting by mixing softened room temperature cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, heavy cream, and maple syrup.

White granulated sugar can give your frosting a grainy texture which is why we prefer powdered sugar.

Once done, your Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls are ready to be served. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Rolls Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 433Total Fat: 20gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 145mgCarbohydrates: 29gSugar: 25gProtein: 6g

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Fakhra Ahmad
Hi there! This is Fakhra. I treasure the art of cooking and learning delicious recipes and sharing them with others on daily-basis because nothing brings people together like good food.
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