Banana Stuffed Cinnamon Buns

Updated: Sep 5, 2020

I’ve been seeing all the quarantine banana breads going around and although banana bread is a go-to snack for me, I wanted to change it up. And I’m happy I did! These are a TREAT and I will be making these for Mother’s Day for sure. They’re pillowy and soft and have chunks of banana in the filling 🍌 ⁣


Makes 10-12 buns.⁣⁣


What you'll need:

For the dough:⁣⁣

•1 cup unsweetened almond milk⁣⁣

•3 tbsp butter/vegan butter⁣⁣

•1 pack of instant yeast⁣⁣

•1 tbsp coconut sugar⁣⁣

•1/4 tsp salt⁣⁣

•1/2 cup ripe banana (mashed)⁣⁣

•3 cups all-purpose flour (plus extra)⁣⁣

For the filling:⁣⁣

•1/4 cup butter/vegan butter⁣⁣

•1/3 cup coconut sugar⁣⁣

•1 tbsp cinnamon⁣⁣

•15-20 thin banana slices⁣⁣

•1/3 cup pecans (chopped)⁣⁣


What you'll need to do:

1. Heat almond milk and butter in microwave until warm and melted. Do not overheat as you will kill the yeast! Pour into a large mixing bowl.⁣⁣

2. Sprinkle yeast and let activate for 10 minutes. Next, add sugar and salt and stir. Add in mashed banana.⁣⁣

3. Add in flour gradually. If 3 cups of flour yields a sticky dough, add more flour until you can form a ball of dough that is formed but springy.⁣⁣

4. Coat a large bowl with oil and add dough. Cover with a damp towel and leave in a warm spot for 40 minutes to rise.⁣⁣

5. Roll out dough on a floured surface so that it is 1/4” thick. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Place the banana slices and pecans evenly.⁣

6. Tightly roll up the dough with the seam side down. Using a serrated knife, carefully cut into 10-12 buns and place in a greased 8x8 baking dish.⁣⁣

7. Cover with damp towel and place on top of oven as you are preheating to 350F.⁣⁣

8. Bake for 30 minutes or until slightly browned. Let cool and then frost with your favourite frosting recipe. I eyeballed powdered sugar, almond milk and vanilla for this frosting!⁣⁣

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