Cinnamon rolls anyone?!? These 4 ingredient cinnamon rolls are vegan, gluten-free & guilt free! Breakfast, snack or after-dinner dessert this is the perfect, simple plant-based recipe for you! Do I even need to mention their gooey, melt-in-your-mouth texture or naturally sweet, cinnamony flavor? These baked banana cinnamon rolls are worth snacking & serving to share!
Vegan I Gluten-Free
Serves: 5 - 7 cinnamon rolls
Time: 45 minutes
8 - 10 bananas
1 cup dates
1/3 cup nut butter
1 tbsp. cinnamon
Nut butter drizzle
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat, parchment paper, or slightly grease with coconut oil.
Pit your dates and place them in a bowl. Cover with 1 - 2 inches of water and let soak until soft, 10 - 20 minutes.
Slice your bananas in half, lengthwise. Place them face up on your prepared baking sheet.
Bake your bananas until soft, 25 - 30 minutes.
To prepare the cinnamon mixture - Drain your soaked dates, reserving the water. Add all ingredients + 1/2 cup reserved date water to a food processor or blender. Mix on medium-high speed until smooth and creamy, 1 -2 minutes. Taste and adjust as needed.
To form cinnamon rolls - Let your bananas cool until you are able to handle them. Transfer your bananas onto a plate, side by side. Use a spoon to spread the frosting over the bananas and evenly coat them.
Take a banana slice and begin to roll it over itself. When you near the end, 1 - 2 inches remaining, tuck a second banana slice in and continue rolling. Use 2 -3 banana slices per cinnamon roll.
Continue the rolling process until all banana slices are used.
To serve - Place your cinnamon roll slices on plate and garnish with toppings. Serve with extra frosting if available.
Best served fresh or store leftovers 1 - 2 days in the fridge.
Watch this demo video below for a quick and easy reference to the recipe!
I loved cooking this recipe together with Libby Levy, a nutritionist from Isreal who specializes in digestive problems. Check out her blog and delicious recipes HERE! Her content can easily be translated in a click of a button. For Libby's instagram, click here!