PB Banana Nut Cinnamon Roll Cake

I did something really bad this weekend.

Or really good.

It depends how you look at it.

We all know the holidays are coming up. It’s the time of year to wear your stretchy pants, put on a couple extra L-B’s and no one will judge you for it.

Seriously though, I swear everyone cooks 10 times better on the holidays than they do the rest of the year.

I’m not complaining. {I love food.}

I would be the size of my house if I didn’t watch what I eat on the regular basis. I’m a total foodie at heart. #nolie

Growing up we always had breakfast traditions with my family.

Often times mom let us in on the good stuff – cinnamon rolls.

Our favorite, Pillsbury.

They have cinnamon rolls figured out, friends.

Lightly crusted on the outside and perfectly soft and chewy on the inside. And that frosting glaze..It’s that lick-your-fingers-and-everything-it-touches kind of goodness.

I’ve teamed up with Platefull Co-Op and Pillsbury to bring you this indulgent pan of heaven.

Oh ya ladies and gents. I’m taking your cinnamon rolls to a whole new level!

It may not be the least caloric, but it’s darn good and totally worth making. Ps.. I made sure the ingredients I added to the recipe were healthy.

So healthy add ons = a healthy dish. Right? Good. I knew I liked you.

Now, bust out those stretchy pants and treat your family to a recipe that may turn out to be a staple of your family’s holiday season for many years to come!

PB Banana Nut Cinnamon Roll Cake

Serves 9

– 1 can Pillsbury cinnamon rolls
– 2 very ripe bananas
– 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
– 1 tbsp melted coconut oil*
– 1.5 tbsp coconut sugar*
– 3 tbsp all natural peanut butter
– 1/4 cup + 1/8 cup chopped walnut pieces
– pinch of salt

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly coat a 9×9 square cake pan with nonstick spray.
2. In a medium size bowl, mash the bananas with a fork.
3. Add all remaining ingredients except the cinnamon rolls and 1/8 cup of walnut pieces. Stir until combined.
4. On a cutting board, cut each cinnamon roll into quarters. (Reserve the icing).
5. Gently fold the cinnamon rolls into the banana mixture until they are all coated.
6. Evenly distribute it into your pan and top with remaining walnuts.
7. Bake for 13-17 minutes or until golden brown.
8. Cool 5 minutes.
9. Remove lid from icing and microwave for 5-10 seconds then drizzle over the cake.
10. Serve immediately.



Looking for a different cinnamon roll recipe?

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Do you eat cinnamon rolls with your fingers or a fork?

I’m all about the fingers. Gotta get every bit of that frosting!

**Edited to add: if you don’t have coconut oil or coconut sugar you can replace them with butter and brown sugar but you could also purchase them from iherb and get $5 OFF your first order with code COZ833.


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6 Responses to PB Banana Nut Cinnamon Roll Cake

  1. LindsayNo Gravatar says:

    pillsbury makes GF dough now… um… I’m giddy for this!

  2. Laura @ Sprint 2 the TableNo Gravatar says:

    Oh gooooood night, this looks good! I adore cinnamon rolls. I make something new every year for Christmas brunch and did a berry cinnamon roll from scratch one year… this (or something like it) may need to happen this year!

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