Have a healthy feast with these banana cinnamon rolls! Guaranteed to make YOU ooh and aah!
Tip: use bananas up in this recipe before they go bad! The riper they are, the more sugar they contain. That pertains to all fruits, not just bananas.
I gobbled these up in record time. Warning! Warning! Warning! They are VERY good AND healthy too! Just remember, when eating more fruits—you need to cut your fat intake to 10 - 15% of your total calories. Why? So that the sugars that our bodies need to live off can get through your bloodstream and give you the energy nature provided. Plus, you don't want to get diabetes. After being "raw" for a few years, I switched over to a low-sugar/carb Keto Diet (see my sister-site: Finally-Keto.)
The dates I used are dried dates, as the photo shows. If you have juicier fresh dates, there's probably won't be any need to re-hydrate them. Keep on scrolling down to see the sliced bananas on the dehydrator!
Remember to chill your bananas first if they're VERY ripe and a bit on the squishy side. Bananas are best eaten when they have speckled skins, about 40% covered with speckles at a guess. I used FOUR dehydrator trays (read more HERE why four trays are the minimum to use).
In the photo below, you'll see the bananas after they've been on the dehydrator for a couple of hours. Next, we mash up the dates, and then add the raisins. Now it's time to put the mixture on the bananas and roll 'em up!
Actually, the stuff is pretty sticky, so it was easier to do than I imagined it would be.
Don't worry if your bananas split apart; the mixture and the banana at this stage are quite sticky and acts like glue. I actually used my fingers to put on the spread.
Now they go BACK on the dehydrator on the TOP tray of my Nesco with the three empty trays below it. Why? Nesco states you should NOT use their dehydrator with less than four trays SO THAT THE AIR can circulate properly.
As stated earlier, if you have an Excalibur dehydrator, this is not a problem, as their trays are easily removed, so you can create plenty of "headroom" between trays.
Admittedly NOT as pretty as Chef Alicia's, but absolutely every bit as delicious!