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Banana Cinnamon Rolls

A sweet treat perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dessert! These cinnamon rolls are made with a banana flavored dough, cinnamon filling, and cream cheese frosting.
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Course: Breakfast and Brunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 325kcal

Ingredients

Banana Dough

  • 1 . 25 ounce package or 2 ¼ teaspoons yeast
  • ½ cup milk warm
  • cup sugar
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-2 medium bananas mashed (¾ cup mashed banana)
  • 4 ⅓ cups flour measured correctly

Filling

  • cup butter softened
  • 1 ½ tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup brown sugar

Frosting

  • 4 tablespoons butter softened
  • 4 tablespoons cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar

Instructions

Dough

  • Dissolve yeast in warm milk with 2 tablespoons of sugar. Let stand for 10 minutes until the mixture is foamy.
  • In a stand mixer (see notes for doing this without a stand mixer), using either the paddle attachment or dough hook. Mix in the yeast mixture with the remaining sugar. Then add in the eggs, butter, salt, vanilla, and mashed bananas.
  • Add in flour and knead into a large ball. The dough will be very soft and sticky, just keep scraping down the sides, and knead for a few minutes.
  • Place dough ball in a large greased bowl. Cover bowl in plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour, dough should have doubled in size.

Filling & Assembly

  • While dough is rising, mix together all filling ingredients until smooth.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. When dough is done rising tip dough on to an oiled surface. Oil up your rolling pin and roll out your dough into a rectangle that is 15 inches long and 10 inches wide.
  •  Spread your filling evenly across the dough and tightly roll your dough into a long tube.
  •  Slice into 12 even rolls, each slice will be approximately 1 ¾” wide. Place slices into a greased 9x13 inch pan and let rise again for 10-15 minutes.
  • After the second rise has finished place pan in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.

Frosting

  • While cinnamon rolls are baking make your frosting. Cream together butter and cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add in your vanilla, salt, and powdered sugar, cream together until smooth.
  •  I like to let my cinnamon rolls to cool for a few minutes, and then frost them while they’re still a little warm so that the frosting melt into all the little crevices. 

Notes

  • You can do this without a stand mixture too. If doing this without a stand mixer use a large spatula to mix the ingredients together. Grease your hands liberally and use your hands to knead the dough into a ball. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 325mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 38g
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