Banana Toffee Cinnamon Rolls – These banana toffee cinnamon rolls are a great project to get the kids involved in baking. I’m a firm believer if you want your children to enjoy cooking when they’re grown you need to start the training young. To make these easy cinnamon rolls I always let my son help, because the ingredients are simple, and he loves to stir and taste. [mainly taste] I really enjoy being in the kitchen with him anytime he’s willing so, the tasting is always allowed and half the fun of cooking and creating goodies together.
Banana Toffee Cinnamon Rolls
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 3 Tbsp softened butter
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon
- 1 8 oz can crescent rolls
- 1 medium banana
- 1/4 cup English toffee chips
- For the icing:
- 2 oz softened cream cheese
- 1/2 cup prepared dulce de leche or caramel ice cream topping
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup toasted pecan pieces
- Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray a 9" round baking dish or pie pan with cooking spray.
- In a small mixing bowl mix together the brown sugar, butter and cinnamon.
- Unroll the crescent rolls to form roughly a 9 x 13 inch rectangle. Press the perforations together and roll until smooth.
- Spread the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon mixture evenly over the crescent rolls from end to end.
- Cut the banana through the middle lengthwise, then cut into chunks. Arrange over the crust.
- Sprinkle the toffee chips over the bananas and begin to roll starting with the widest edge.
- Cut the roll into 12 one inch pieces.
- Arrange each piece in the baking dish, leaving even spaces between each roll.
- Bake for 18 minutes or until golden.
- While the cinnamon rolls are baking, beat together all of the ingredients for the creamy caramel topping. Set aside. [The topping pours more easily if heated in the microwave until the consistency of a thick syrup. Heat in 20 second increments and stir until thin enough to spread on top.]
- Remove from the oven and spread the caramel cream cheese icing on top while warm. Sprinkle with toasted pecans if desired.
Dulce de Leche is a luscious thick caramel. It's readily available in most grocery stores in the Hispanic foods section. It often comes in a [13.4] oz can that looks much like sweetened condensed milk, but, it's very different, so, read carefully.