Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls


Looking for a delightful twist on classic cinnamon rolls? Our Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls recipe combines the comforting flavors of banana bread with the gooey, cinnamon sweetness of traditional cinnamon rolls. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or a sweet treat, these rolls are soft, fluffy, and topped with a rich cream cheese icing that will make your taste buds sing. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a kitchen newbie, this recipe is easy to follow and promises delicious results every time. Let’s get baking!


classic cinnamon rolls
  • Author: Hannah
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes



For the Dough:
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 23 bananas)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup milk, warmed to about 110°F
2 1/4 teaspoons (1 packet) active dry yeast
2 large eggs
4 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
1 teaspoon salt
For the Filling:
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
For the Cream Cheese Icing:
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Activate the Yeast:
In a small bowl, combine the warm milk and a pinch of the granulated sugar. Sprinkle the yeast over the surface and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes, or until foamy.
Prepare the Dough:
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the mashed bananas, remaining granulated sugar, melted butter, and eggs until well combined.
Add the activated yeast mixture to the banana mixture and stir to combine.
Gradually add the flour and salt, stirring until a soft dough forms.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for about 5-7 minutes, or until smooth and elastic.
First Rise:
Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap, and let it rise in a warm, draft-free place for about 1-2 hours, or until doubled in size.
Make the Filling:
In a small bowl, mix together the softened butter, brown sugar, and ground cinnamon until well combined. Set aside.
Roll Out the Dough:
Punch down the risen dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll it into a large rectangle, about 1/4 inch thick.
Fill and Roll:
Spread the prepared filling evenly over the surface of the dough, leaving a small border around the edges.
Starting from one long edge, tightly roll up the dough into a log.
Slice and Arrange:
Using a sharp knife or a piece of dental floss, slice the rolled dough into 12 equal-sized pieces.
Place the cinnamon rolls in a greased baking dish, leaving a little space between each roll.
Second Rise:
Cover the baking dish with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let the cinnamon rolls rise in a warm place for another 30-45 minutes, or until puffed and nearly doubled in size.
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Once preheated, bake the cinnamon rolls for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.
Make the Cream Cheese Icing:
While the cinnamon rolls are baking, prepare the cream cheese icing. In a mixing bowl, beat together the softened cream cheese, softened butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.
Ice and Serve:
Once the cinnamon rolls are done baking, remove them from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes.
Spread the cream cheese icing over the warm cinnamon rolls.
Serve the Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls warm and enjoy the irresistible combination of banana, cinnamon, and cream cheese icing!


  • Serving Size: 12 rolls
  • Calories: 320 kcal

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There you have it—warm, soft, and utterly delicious Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls! These rolls are the perfect blend of sweet bananas and cinnamon, finished with a luscious cream cheese icing that makes them irresistible. Whether you’re serving them at a special brunch or enjoying them as a comforting dessert, these cinnamon rolls are sure to become a favorite in your home. Happy baking and enjoy every bite of these delightful treats!

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