I was at Trader Joe’s when I stumbled across these beautiful dried banana pieces! I didn’t know what I was going to do with them just yet but I was going to try and come up with something!
And then I was at a coffee shop earlier this week and there in the display case were big fat ooey gooey cinnamon rolls…and in that moment I realized my need for a healthy guilt free version of those devilish sugar packed treats.
I made up a sweet gooey caramely filling with dates, raisins, and a little coconut water.
Spread the love filling on and then roll them up.
The dried banana can be tough, kind of like a banana jerky so I found it more eater friendly to cut them up into little bite sized bits.
Now it’s time for the frosting! For this I used the meat of one young thai coconut, some pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, and a little coconut milk to get it to blend nicely.
Don’t hold back! Lay it on thick. I could (and did) eat this ‘frosting’ with a spoon!
Raw Cinnamon Rolls with Pumpkin Coconut Frosting
Dried Flattened Banana’s (I used THESE from Trader Joe’s. You could also dry them yourself if you have a dehydrator.)
1/2 cup dates
1/4 cup golden raisins
Coconut water (add as you blend until you get the consistency you desire. Should be thick)
Blend all these together in a food processor and set aside.
1 cup of fresh coconut meat
1 Tbsp pumpkin puree
1/4 tsp pumpkin spice
1/4 tsp vanilla or vanilla bean
1 Tbsp maple syrup (optional if you like a little sweeter)
coconut milk (add as you blend until you get the consistency you desire)
Blend all these together in a food process and set aside.
1. Peel apart the dried bananas. Do this slowly so they don’t tear.
2. Spread on the date filling.
3. Start on one end and roll inward.
4. Spread on the frosting (if you haven’t already eaten it all)
5. Top with extra pumpkin spice and a raisin if you desire.
6. Sit back. Eat. Be happy and guilt free 🙂