Baby Friendly Banana Cinnamon Rolls

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These baby friendly banana cinnamon rolls are sweetened with just bananas! They are only 3 ingredients and will have your whole house smelling like fall goodness!

Banana cinnamon rolls served on a wooden tray

Cinnamon adds so much warm flavor to baked goods and when it is combined with a ripe banana and baked inside of a sheet of puff pastry, you end up with delicious, refined sugar-free goodness. The layers of butter within the puff pastry expand as it bakes, resulting in a light and flaky treat!

If you’re looking for other recipes that use puff pastry as the base, be sure to try out these savory broccoli cheese pinwheels for lunch or these cinnamon apple croissants as a sweet treat!

What You’ll Need

Here is what you’ll need to make these baby-friendly banana cinnamon rolls:

Ingredients to make banana cinnamon rolls. See recipe card for detailed ingredient quantities.
  • Puff Pastry: Use a good quality puff pastry dough.
  • Banana: The main source of sweetness for these rolls. Try to use a banana that is very ripe with several brown spots. The riper the banana, the sweeter the cinnamon rolls!
  • Cinnamon: Cinnamon helps enhance the natural sweetness of the banana.
  • Vanilla: For added flavor.
  • Egg: Used to create an egg wash to brush on top of the cinnamon rolls. Egg-free alternatives also work here.

Step By Step Instructions

  1. Mash the banana in a bowl with a fork until smooth.
  2. Add in the cinnamon and vanilla and mix until combined. 
  3. Spread filling on top of a sheet of puff pastry dough, leaving some space off on the ends.
  4. Once spread out onto the dough, roll it into a log.
  5. Slice the log into pieces and place the pieces on a parchment-lined pan.
  6. Whisk one egg with 1 tablespoon of water to brush on top. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.
Step by step photos demonstrating how to make banana cinnamon rolls. Specifics provided in recipe card.

Ingredient Substitutions

  • Puff pastry: The puff pastry may be replaced with slices of bread. If you are using bread, you will only need to bake for around 5 minutes. You may also air fry them!
  • Egg: The egg in this recipe is used for an egg wash and may be omitted, or replaced with melted butter.
Banana cinnamon rolls fresh out of the oven

Storage Instructions

Once cooled, store the cinnamon rolls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To freeze, store in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag with parchment paper-lined between each roll to prevent sticking for up to 1 month. To reheat, bake at 350 degrees F for a few minutes until warmed through. I do not recommend microwaving these to reheat as the puff pastry will become soggy.

Banana cinnamon rolls served with strawberries and yogurt

Recipe Notes

  • Do not overfill the puff pastry with the banana mixture as it will be hard to roll up and slice into pieces.
  • Make sure that your pastry dough is thawed, but not too soft. If it is too soft, it will be difficult to work with.
Banana cinnamon rolls served on a wooden cutting board

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Banana cinnamon rolls served on a wooden tray
5 from 7 votes

Banana Cinnamon Rolls

These baby friendly cinnamon rolls are sweetened with just bananas! They are only 3 ingredients and will have your whole house smelling like fall goodness!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 rolls

Ingredients 

  • 1 sheet puff pastry dough
  • 1 ripe banana
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, for egg wash

OPTIONAL GLAZE

  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk or water

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C).
  • Mash banana in a bowl with a fork until smooth.
  • Add in the cinnamon and vanilla and mix until combined.
  • Spread filling on top of a sheet of puff pastry dough, leaving some space off on the ends.
  • Once spread out onto the dough, roll it into a log.
  • Slice the log into pieces and place the pieces on a parchment-lined pan.
  • Whisk one egg with 1 tablespoon of water to brush on top. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until golden brown.

Notes

  • Do not overfill the puff pastry with the banana mixture as it will be hard to roll up and slice into pieces.
  • Make sure that your pastry dough is thawed, but not too soft. If it is too soft, it will be difficult to work with.

Nutrition

Calories: 190.41kcal, Carbohydrates: 17.34g, Protein: 3.09g, Fat: 12.24g, Saturated Fat: 3.14g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.61g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6.82g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 20.46mg, Sodium: 84.24mg, Potassium: 79.8mg, Fiber: 0.91g, Sugar: 2.07g, Vitamin A: 39.81IU, Vitamin C: 1.29mg, Calcium: 8.15mg, Iron: 0.93mg
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Until next time, Lily!

About Lily Payen

Hi, I’m Lily! The mama behind Feeding Tiny Bellies. I’m here to help you take some of the stress out of meal times for your little ones. My goal is to create simple recipes with baby in mind that can easily be adapted for the entire family.

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14 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Delicious, easy, and baby liked them! I used crescent roll dough as the store I was at didn’t have actual puff pastry, and it worked well too.

    1. Hi Kaitlyn! You can definitely omit the egg, it is just to give the rolls a little color, you can also brush them with oil or milk instead😊

  2. Both times I’ve tried to make these the dough in the middle was still semi raw and I’m so disappointed. I literally don’t know what’s going wrong? Any tips would be much appreciated.

    1. Hi Allison! I’m so sorry that happened! I would suggest trying to put less of the banana filling inside and also trying to bake at a higher temp (400 degrees F) since oven temperature can slightly vary to see if that helps! I hope it works out if you try them out again!

    1. Hi Ally! Once cooled, store the cinnamon rolls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To freeze, store in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag with parchment paper-lined between each roll to prevent sticking for up to 1 month.

    1. These rolls are suitable for babies ages 6 month+ (granted all signs of readiness for starting solids are met). The puff pastry also melts in the mouth when eaten, even for a baby without teeth😊

    1. Hi Celia! The dufour brand puff pastry is a great brand that uses real butter, but it can sometimes be hard to find. If I cant get that one I usually use pepperidge farm! I hope that your little one likes them if you try them out!😊