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Banana Brûlée Pull-Apart Bread

Banana Brûlée Pull-Apart Bread
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 12

A sweet pull-apart bread filled with caramelized bananas and drizzled with more caramel is the breakfast, brunch and dessert of your dreams, all rolled into one. ...MORE+ LESS-

Cheeky Kitchen Cheeky Kitchen
October 23, 2017

Ingredients

2
cans (12 oz each) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Big and Buttery Crescent Dinner Rolls
2
ripe bananas, sliced
1/4
cup sugar
1
tablespoon cinnamon
1/2
cup butter
1
cup brown sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray a fluted tube cake pan with nonstick baking spray.
  • 2
    Open crescents, cut rolled dough into 1/2-inch slices, then cut each slice into four small bite-sized pieces.
  • 3
    In a large bowl, stir together sugar and cinnamon. Toss crescents and bananas in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  • 4
    Place crescents and bananas in prepared pan. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, microwave butter, brown sugar and vanilla for 1 minute. Stir and microwave for 2 minutes more. Drizzle over dough in pan.
  • 5
    Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until top layer of bread is medium golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  • 6
    Invert pan on a parchment-lined serving platter. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

  • We’re declaring bananas the official fruit of Pinterest. They’re everywhere! Bananas on your smoothie bowls. Bananas as your ice cream. Bananas in your coffee. And now, bananas in your monkey bread. Because what’s not just perfectly, exactly right about that combo? Sweet, ripe bananas are mixed with fluffy crescents and baked in a rich caramel sauce until the most perfect loaf of golden-brown pull-apart bread emerges from the oven. We made this one for breakfast, but, let’s just be honest here—this is the dessert of your dreams. It’s exactly what you’re craving morning, noon or midnight. Because every moment is better with brûlée, don’t you think?

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
26%
Saturated Fat
9g
44%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
510mg
21%
Potassium
100mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
53g
18%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
24g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Brûlée, meaning “to burn” in French, is a cooking method where food is sprinkled with sugar then placed under a broiler to caramelize. In this pull apart bread recipe the bananas are given the brûlée treatment resulting in a sweet, toasted flavor and satisfying crunch. And since there’s no such thing as too much banana bread, see all our delicious banana bread recipes here.

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