We serve up around 11,000 banana cinnamon rolls every year at Woodstock. Yep– 11,000!
For those of us in colder climates, sticking to a fruit-based diet can be a challenge. Especially with the pressure to engage in holiday food traditions. On that note, we'd like to share the recipe to one of our most sought after Woodstock treats: Banana Cinnamon Rolls!
These sweet treats are 100% raw, and if eaten right of the dehydrator, they’re warm, gooey and oh-so comforting on cold holiday nights!
Time to impress your friends and family with just how delicious and diverse a fruit-based lifestyle can be. Put on your cinnamama apron and let’s do this!
1) Peel as many bananas as your heart desires, and slice them lengthwise into thirds, creating long, thin, even strips. Lay them out on trays in your dehydrator. Dehydrate for about 6 hours at 118°F, or until pliable enough to roll without breaking.
2) Make your date paste by adding dates, cinnamon and some water to a high speed blender. Start on the lowest setting, quickly adding in speed, and finish on the highest setting. The consistency should be paste-like, and cinnamon-y according to your preference :)
3) Take banana strips out of the dehydrator lay them flat on a cutting board. Feel free to gently flatten them out if needed, sometimes things curl up a bit in the dehydrator.
4) Slather on your date paste and sprinkle with a few raisins.
5) Gently roll each banana slice and pop them back into the dehydrator at for another hour or so.
6) Serve them as is, or use as a garnish for banana nice cream with some date caramel sauce!
7) Try to save a few for your loved ones! ;)
Banana cinnamon rolls are a crowd pleaser every year at Woodstock. Switch things up by adding lemon or carob (or maybe even pumpkin pie spice) to your date paste! Check out the cinnamamas in action :)
Hope to see you at our 10 year anniversary this year for all-you-can-eat banana cinnamon rolls and infinite hugs and laughs!
P.S. Think you've got the rolls down, but wanna learn how we make the perfect banana nice cream? Just 2 ingredients!