We present you our irresistible recipe for banana cinnamon strudel! These delicious rolls are perfect to satisfy your sweet cravings. But wait, there’s more! With this recipe you can make not just one, but two servings of these heavenly treats. Simply freeze a portion and you will never have to go without a delicious treat again. Whether you enjoy them fresh or from the freezer, these whirls are sure to delight your taste buds. So get ready for a lot of fun in the kitchen and treat yourself to these delicious rolls!
- 225 g strong white flour
- 225g malted grain bread flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp powdered sugar
- 7g sachet of yeast for easy mixing
- 150 ml warm milk
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 100-150ml warm water
- 50g unsalted butter, melted
- 4 medium bananas
- 200 g dried apricots, chopped
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 100g light muscovado sugar
- Zest of 1 orange
- 4 tbsp liquid honey
- Mix flour and salt in a large bowl, then stir in sugar and yeast.
- Make a well in the center of the flour and pour in the warm milk, beaten egg, olive oil and enough water to make a soft, moist dough.
- Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for 10 minutes until smooth.
- Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with oiled cling film and let rise in a warm place until it has doubled in size.
- Lightly butter a square baking pan (20 cm).
- Roll out the dough on a floured work surface into a rectangle measuring approx. 30 x 25 cm and brush with melted butter.
- Cut the bananas into thin slices, put them in a bowl and mix in the apricots, sugar, cinnamon and orange peel.
- Pour the mixture over the dough, leaving a finger-width edge.
- Roll the dough toward you from the long side of the rectangle, tucking in the banana that falls out. Pinch the ends together to seal.
- Using a sharp knife, cut into 9 pieces and place in the mold, cut side up, so that they just touch each other.
- Cover loosely with oiled cling film and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6.
- Heat the honey in a pan or in the microwave on high for 5 seconds, then brush on half of the rolls.
- Bake until golden brown, 20-25 minutes.
- Allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
- Brush with the remaining honey.
- Pull apart to serve.
Equipment and tools
For this recipe you will need the following equipment and tools:
- mixing bowl
- Measurement scales
- Whisk or fork
- rolling pin
- Basting brush
- parchment paper
- cutting board
Please note that this recipe may contain the following allergens:
- Gluten (from flour)
- Dairy products (from butter)
Storage and leftovers
These banana cinnamon strudels are best enjoyed fresh. However, if you have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. To reheat, simply place them in the preheated oven at 180°C for 5-10 minutes until warm.
Health Benefits of Banana and Cinnamon Rolls
These delicious banana cinnamon swirls not only taste amazing but also offer several health benefits. From providing essential nutrients to aiding digestion, here’s why you should incorporate them into your diet:
1. Excellent source of fiber
The combination of malted grain bread flour, bananas and dried apricots in these swirls ensures good fiber content. Fiber supports digestion, prevents constipation and promotes a healthy digestive system.
2. Nutrient rich
These swirls are packed with nutrients from various ingredients. Bananas are a great source of potassium, vitamin C and vitamin B6. Dried apricots provide the important vitamins A and E and cinnamon provides a healthy dose of antioxidants.
3. Support heart health
The presence of unsalted butter, which is low in saturated fat, combined with the use of olive oil contributes to the heart-healthy nature of these whirls. Additionally, the potassium content in bananas supports cardiovascular health.
4. Energy boost
The combination of flour and sugar in these whirls provides a quick energy boost. The malted grain bread flour provides complex carbohydrates, while the light muscovado sugar provides a natural source of sweetness and energy.
5. Rich in antioxidants
Cinnamon, orange peel, and honey used in these swirls are excellent sources of antioxidants. Antioxidants help fight oxidative stress and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
6. Promotes the feel-good factor
Bananas are known to contain the mood-regulating neurotransmitter serotonin, making them an excellent choice for elevating mood and promoting well-being.
By incorporating these banana cinnamon swirls into your diet, you can enjoy their delicious taste while reaping the numerous health benefits. So treat yourself to this delicious treat without feeling guilty!