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Roasted Banana Cinnamon Rolls

Yipee, it’s Thursday!! So glad the weekend is a comin’!

Don’t know about you guys, but I am a sucker for cinnamon rolls. This recipe is a no fuss, easy peazy version that you can whip up in no time….. AND it tastes like warm cinnamon banana bread! Go find yourself a roll of Pillsbury French Bread Dough in the refrigerated section on your grocery store. It can be tricky to find, I picked up mine at a Safeway store. This dough makes incredible cinnamon rolls!

Now, don’t be intimidated about the whole “roasted banana” thing, all it is, is sliced bananas, butter and brown sugar baked until bubbly. That’s it! After they cool, mash them with a fork and you are ready to get started!

Take a look at these bad boys…..I’m drooling all over again!

Roasted Banana Cinnamon Rolls

2 ripe bananas cut into 1/4 inch slices

2 Tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces

2 Tablespoons brown sugar

1 roll Pillsbury French Bread Loaf

4 Tablespoons softened butter

1/2 Cup brown sugar

1 1/2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon

1 Cup powdered sugar

3-4 Tablespoons heavy cream

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Place banana slices and cut up pieces of butter into a small baking dish. Sprinkle with brown sugar and bake for 25 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Remove and let cool for 10 minutes. Next, use a fork to smash roasted bananas until well combined.

2. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F. Unroll Pillsbury French Bread dough into rectangle. Spread with softened butter and sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon. Place dollops of roasted banana mixture evenly over top. Starting from long end, roll up into log shape. Using a sharp knife, cut 1 inch slices and place onto a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until just turning golden brown. Remove and let cool for 10 minutes.

3. Whisk powdered sugar and heavy cream until combined; drizzle over top of warm rolls.

12 rolls

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  1. 1

    You have the best ideas!! I love anything banana, so these sound incredible.

  2. 2
    Regan Jones says:

    Looks like a GREAT weekend brunch add’n!

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    Debbi says:

    Looks great! I have some banana’s I need to bake with, now I have to decide, whole wheat banana muffins or oooey gooey cinnamon rolls? If I asked my kids it would be a no brainer! Thanks!

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    Sharlene says:

    I just made cinnamon roll muffins last night and the whole time stared at a banana I had on the counter wondering how I could put it in. Great minds think alike! I’m all for easy recipes.

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    Maria says:

    Amazing breakfast treat!

  6. 6
    Pam says:

    They look great and I would love one for breakfast right now! I must try this! Thanks!

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    Heather says:

    Oh my! These look wonderful! I love anything having to do with cinnamon rolls. These are on my list to try this weekend!
    Happy Thursday!

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    Siggy Spice says:

    Holy YUM lady! These look scrumptious!

  9. 9
    marisa says:

    Looks so good, I will have get some french bread dough today.

  10. 10
    Heather Fermin says:

    Great idea w?the french bread I am soooo trying these this weekend! Oh I made your chicken soup recipe, everyone loved it!!

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    Kristin says:

    Oh my, those look beautiful!

  12. 12
    LilSis says:

    These rolls look like they would melt in your mouth! I wish I had one for breakfast!

  13. 13

    Looks absolutely delicious to me! Roasted bananas in a cinnamon roll- perfect!

  14. 14
    Rachelle says:

    I made something from roasted bananas once, because of you! (I forget now what it was lol)But they smelled great roasting in the oven.

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    Tracy says:

    I’ve had cinnamon rolls on the brain lately. These are wonderful!

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    Oh my goodness…these look amazing! This recipe is definitely going on my “to bake” list!

  18. 18
    Melissa says:

    You are a genious! You come up with the best most easy delicious sweet things ever! I am putting this on my list this weekend to make for breakfast! Thank you!

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    Jessica B. says:

    Did you bake the rolls at 425 as well? I went ahead and did…but def. overbaked a bit. Still yummy but need to reduce my baking time. Mind you the timer going off while changing the baby’s complete diaper blow-out was a bit of wrench in the recipe 🙂

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      Jenny says:

      This is totally my fault!! I forgot to add, reduce heat to 350 degrees F in my recipe! My deepest apologies for ruining your recipe. I owe you a new batch of rolls!! I will email you 🙂

  20. 20

    Can you bring some over now???? please!

  21. 21

    These look easy and delicious! What a pretty plate you served them on.

  22. 22
    joanne says:

    I roasted plantains for the first time a few days ago and fell in love. Bananas are going to be next! These look amazing.

  23. 23
    Fuji Mama says:

    I am LOVING the combination of roasted bananas and sweet rolls! The 2 things alone are enough to get me drooling, but together? Oh. My. Goodness.

  24. 24
    Heather says:

    What a great idea! Must make some now!

  25. 25
    Amanda says:

    These are gorgeous, bet they are delicious!

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    Carrie says:

    WOW, those sound wonderful and different. We have family coming into town in a few weeks I am going to have to make these for them.

  28. 28
    Maggy says:

    YUM! I want one of these for breakfast with a cup of coffee!

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    Natasha says:

    These look delicious! And so simple too. Thanks for the recipe.

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    Beckyros says:

    These look fantastic. I have yet to venture making cinnamon rolls but this recipe might just get me baking some this weekend.

  32. 32
    herchelp says:

    just tried these…awesome..couldn’t find the french bread dough.. so I used croissant dough instead.. they turned out more akin to turnovers, than rolls..still delicious though.

  33. 33

    Love roasted bananas and who doesn’t love cinnamon rolls! Great combination!

  34. 34
    zara says:

    Really like the step by step pics.

  35. 35
    zoom yummy says:

    Oh, oh, oh, does that look yummy! I’ve never tried banana-cinnamon combo. It has to be AWESOME. Great idea!


    Petra 🙂

  36. 36
    Suzanne says:

    Whoa! Those look amazing. And you’re right, doesn’t get much easier than that. YUM!

  37. 37
    Mrs. L says:

    This sounds like an awesome brunch idea for this Sunday, especially since my husband loves bananas and is always asking me to do something with them. Thanks for posting this!

  38. 38
    Jana says:

    Made these rolls this morning–huge hit with the hubby! Thanks for a great recipe.

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    Jamie says:

    I am so making these Jenny! I wish I could just pick one up off that pretty plate and bite into it. Thanks for sharing another great recipe…can’t wait to try it.

  40. 40

    simply luscious and an awesome idea banana!

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    Jessica says:

    This is added to my grocery list for the week. I am just bummed that I will wait until next weekend to make them…I want them sooner!

  42. 42
    Kim Adams says:

    You are KILLIN me with these decadent desserts! Can you come to AZ SOON please…we miss you guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!xoxoxoxooooxxxxooxoxoxoxooxoxoooooxxxxoxoxooxoxoxoox

  43. 43
    Ember says:

    I cannot wait to try this with the soon-to-be mushy bananas in my kitchen! Thanks for sharing!

  44. 44
    Hampton Crabber says:

    i have the banana’s roasting right now and am anxiously awaiting the sweet aroma! i love your site and have cooked quite a few recipes. keep them coming.

  45. 45
    Cheryl Wilson says:

    These were wonderful. I had to run an extra 2 miles on Sunday just so I wouldn’t feel guilty about eating them! I wasn’t crazy about working with the French bread dough; it was hard to roll out. I would use my regular sweet bread dough next time. The roasted bananas were soooooo good! In the words of my 4-year old, “Yummy!” I love your site and check it often!

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    Annette W says:

    I KNOW my husband would not like the banana in these…would you recommend making these without the banana or do you have a similar super easy recipe? Thanks!

  48. 48
    Lynne says:

    Try using dental floss to cut the log. Slide floss under log, cross over floss & pull. Cuts each slice clean & doesn’t smash it. Also try cream cheese & powdered sugar for icing. Exra yummy!

  49. 49

    Looks SO good! I can’t wait to try one 😉

  50. 50
    Stephanie says:

    I can’t wait to try these! My daughters and I love anything with bananas 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  51. 51
    angee says:

    Found you through Make and Takes.

    These look YUMMY!!!! What’s totally ironic is that I have 2 ripe bananas I need to use, and was thinking about searching for a new recipe. But the recipe came to me!!!

    I am totally trying these for dessert tomorrow night! Thank you!

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  53. 53
    Yudith says:

    I am making these tomorrow. I *love* everything w/ bananas. Thanks for the idea!!!

  54. 54
    Leigh says:

    I made these this morning, and it tasted great. But it made a HUGE mess. The ‘sauce’ just squirted out of the roll when I started cutting. I think I’ll try it again to try and figure out what happened.

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    I tried this recipe, and the cinnamon rolls were delicious (not to mention banana is my favorite)! I will definitely put this recipe in my “frequents” file! Thank you!

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    Frank Jovine says:

    I love banana recipes as it’s one of my favorite fruits.

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    candace says:

    i’m in the the middle of making these now. i had a problem rolling out the dough their wasnt really a way to do that and i used the right french loaf dough from pillsbury. i had to rip it and roll it out with a pin.

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    bakesAlot says:

    OMGooooooodness!!!! These were fantastic!! Made a batch they didnt last 30 minutes!!! And I didnt even get to put the glaze on! Makeing my second batch right now…..adding another banana and only using one Tbl. of cinnamon as per family requestst 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing!

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    Carla says:

    In the end these tasted divine…but working with the dough was a nightmare! It could not be unrolled and when I tried to stretch it with a roller it just keep shrinking back to the original size. So I ended up with a long 4-inch wide strip of dough. The ingredients were too much to fit onto that size dough so I put as much as I could. I was only able to roll to one or two spirals, so they did not look much like the nice cinnamon rolls in the picture… more like globs of dough with banana sticking out, but in the end they were super yummy. The icing really was the finishing touch.

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