Monday, March 2, 2015

Banana Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

How about some Banana Cinnamon Rolls?!

Banana Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting
2/3 cup warm water (around 110-115 degrees Fahrenheit)
1 tablespoon yeast
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
2 cups mashed bananas
1 egg
1/3 cup olive oil or melted butter
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
5-6 cups flour (I use whole wheat)

(Cinnamon Filling)
1/4 cup melted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon

(Cream-Cheese Frosting)
1 8oz. block cream cheese
1/4 cup softened butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Step 1. Combine water, yeast, and sugar in a medium-large bowl and let sit for 5-10 minutes to foam.
Step 2. Add remaining dough ingredients to yeast mixture, except for 3 cups of flour. Mix well. Stir in remaining flour a half cup at a time until you can no longer stir the dough, then knead in remaining flour. I used around 5 1/2 cups, but just add enough so that it is no longer sticky as you knead it.
Step 3. Knead the dough for 5 minutes and then cover with a towel and let rise for an hour.
Step 4. Roll out dough into a 24x14 inch rectangle. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Roll up and slice into 24 one-inch rolls.
Step 5. Place rolls on a greased baking sheet and let rise for a half hour. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 6. Bake for 20-25 minutes. While rolls are baking, blend frosting ingredients together.
Step 7. Allow the rolls to cool slightly for five minutes, then spread with cream-cheese frosting.

If you make these ahead, store them in the fridge. When ready to serve, reheat briefly in the microwave, if desired. Enjoy!


P.S. I shared this on some of my favorite blog hops.