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.


  1. We love cinnamon rolls with whole wheat flour. Need to try these. This is the second time I have tried to leave a message. Hope it works this time.

    1. Thank you for commenting! Enjoy them!
      Have a good week!

  2. Cream cheese makes everything taste great. I love cream cheese on carrot cake. Thank you for coming to the Inspire Me Monday Linky party. I'm Janice, one of your hostesses.

    1. Yes, it does! Thank you for commenting! Have a great week! God bless you!