Banana Cinnamon Rolls

Pat Duran


These banana rolls are very tasty-just as they are-but, I always have to have butter on them anyway. I like them the next day when the banana has set in good with all the other flavors. I hope you give them a try...and you can replace the bourbon with other liquor or with apple or cranberry juice. I have made these with cranberry relish drained and orange juice and a little vodka- these are delicious too!


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makes 9 x 13 pan of rolls
30 Min
8 Hr 10 Min


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1/2 c
warm milk
2 tsp
instant yeast (2 packets)
4 1/2 c
all purpose flour ,divided
3 large
1 1/2 tsp
1/2 c
granulated sugar
1/2 c
unsalted butter, room temperature, not melted


4 medium
bananas, cut into chunks
1/2 c
bourbon or other liquid (rum is good)
2 tsp
cinnamon more or less to taste
1 c
light brown sugar,packed


3 Tbsp
2 tsp
1/4 tsp
1/3 c
granulated sugar
1/2 c
powdered sugar , more or less to make a glaze

How to Make Banana Cinnamon Rolls


  • 1Filling:
    Make ahead and let cool.
    Cut the bananas into big chunks and cook in a saucepan with the bourbon and brown sugar until all liquid is absorbed and sugar has melted. Pour banana mixture into a bowl and mash with the cinnamon. Add 1/2 chopped nut ,if desired. Set aside to cool.
  • 2Dough:
    Dissolve yeast in the 1/2 c. warm milk and let set for 10 minutes.
    In a large bowl add flour, yeast mixture,and eggs; with a wooden spoon, mix together until combine.
  • 3Let mixture set for 20 minutes then add the salt and mix until combine. Knead dough for 10 minutes or until smooth. Add 1/2 the sugar and keep kneading until blended then add the remainder of the sugar.
  • 4Now add the butter in 2 additions ; Mix in the remaining flour (1 1/2 c.)and knead into dough until smooth and satiny.
    Place dough in a covered container; in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours and up to 48 hours.(I love this make ahead dough).Or you can set in a non-drafty place and let double in size.
  • 5Making the rolls:
    Heat oven to 325^.Spray a large round baking dish or pan with non stick butter spray( I use my 9x13 inch pan). Make sure the the banana filling has cooled.
    Remove dough from fridge and let set 30 minutes, then on a floured surface, roll dough 1/2 inch thick into about 14x9 rectangle. Spread banana mixture over dough and roll up dough like jelly roll ;starting at wide side.
    Cut this log into 1 1/2 thick slices and place in the prepared pan with cut side down.
    Let rise 30 minutes. Bake in 325^ oven for 30 to 35 minutes until golden brown on top. Turn oven to 350^ and brush top with butter and bake for 30 minutes more. Cool on wire rack. When cool
    Frost with Cinnamon Buttery Glaze:
  • 6Cinnamon Buttery Glaze.

    Place all ingredients in a small microwave bowl. Except powdered sugar. Cook for 15 seconds until butter melts and sugar has dissolved. Cool. Stir in the powdered sugar. Brush mixture over hot rolls. Enjoy!

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About Banana Cinnamon Rolls

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Hawaiian/Polynesian

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