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Ultimate Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls

Banana bread meets cinnamon rolls! Made with an ultimate simple dough recipe, add this to your weekend breakfast rotation.
Ultimate Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls
Yield 12 rolls



  • 3/4 cup (150g) packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine salt
  • 4 tablespoons (57g) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 large banana, thinly sliced


  • 1 cup (125g) powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup


  • Make the ultimate simple dough through the first rise (through step 4).
  • Generously grease two 9-inch pie pans or one 9x13-inch baking pan.
  • Prepare the filling: In small bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon and salt.
  • On a lightly floured work surface, roll the dough out into a 9x15-inch rectangle.
  • Brush the melted (filling) butter all over the dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border along the edge. Sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture evenly over the buttered dough. Arrange the banana slices in even rows, spacing each row a couple inches apart, over the dough. Starting with the long edge, roll the dough up tightly then press the seam to seal. Use a sharp serrated knife or unscented dental floss to slice into 12 equal pieces. Place in prepared pan(s).
  • Loosely cover and allow to rise for 30 minutes to 1 hour, or until puffy.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Prepare the glaze: In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar and maple syrup until a thick glaze forms. Drizzle over the warm rolls. Enjoy!


Recipe by Handle the Heat.