Friday, July 8, 2011

Banana Nutella Cinnamon Rolls

Do you remember my Banana Nutella Muffins? Well, I do. Because I *love* bananas and nutella together! 

I also happen to love Cinnamon Rolls. It's been one of my favorite desserts since I was a child.

There's just something about them. 

The smell that comes from your oven while they are baking.

The delicious flavorful first bite you take.

And, my favorite part. The middle of the bun! Who else doesn't just love that middle part? It is the most moist and most flavorful! 

Makes 14 

Cinnamon Rolls Ingredients:
  • 4 1/2 cups All-Purpose (Plain) Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Butter
  • 1 cup Milk
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 packet of Active Dry Yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 2 bananas, sliced into 1/4 inch pieces
  • Cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons Butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar

Vanilla Glaze Ingredients:
  • 1 cup confectioners' (icing) sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla 

♥ Mix 2 1/4 cups of flour and yeast in a large bowl

♥ In a small saucepan, heat the milk, 1/3 cup butter, 1/3 cup sugar, and salt until warm and the butter is melted. Stir constantly.

♥ Add to flour mixture

♥ Add the eggs and beat for 30 seconds on a low speed with an electric mixer

♥ Beat on high speed for 3 minutes

♥ Using a wooden spoon, mix in the remainder of the flour until you have a dough that is soft and not sticky

♥ Sprinkle flour on a surface and knead dough until it is smooth. You will need to add additional flour to get it this way

♥ Shape dough into a ball and place it in a greased bowl. Cover and let it rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size in a warm place

♥ Preheat oven to 220C / 425F

♥ Place sliced banana pieces into a baking dish and add butter and brown sugar

♥ Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until bananas are golden and bubbling. Let it cool for 10 minutes, then smash up with a fork

♥ Once dough has risen, punch down and turn onto a lightly floured surface. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes

♥ Roll the dough into a rectangle and spread the nutella all over it. It might help to microwave it for a few seconds to make it easier to spread. 

♥ Spread the roasted banana mixture on the dough

♥ Sprinkle cinnamon all over

♥ Roll the dough and slice it into however many slices you want. The thicker, the better.

♥ Place dough slices, cut side up, on a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cover loosely with cling film for 1 hour

♥ Bake in a 190C / 375 F oven for 10-15 minutes or until light brown 

♥ Mix the confectioners' (icing) sugar, milk, and vanilla in a small bowl and pour over the cinnamon rolls while still warm

Smooches! xoxo


Maureen said...

These rolls look beautiful!!

Hannah at FleurDeLicious said...

What a great idea! My favorite crepe filling is nutella ad banana...this is like the American version! Yum :)

Jo said...

So decedent and delicious! Love it!

Shelbi Keith said...

Whoa! I love banana and nutella as well! Plus cinnamon rolls! Looks divine!

Medifast Bars said...

Your cinnamon rolls are going to be a real hit at my nutella loving table, thanks for the recipe to try.