Freshly baked, soft, warm, cinnamon rolls are a real treat. Sticky and moreish, it’s not surprising they are packed full of calories.

However, we’ve found a quirky recipe that combines all the delicious qualities of a traditional bun, but the end result is much healthier for you.

Instagram foodie @cakeontherun is known for her quick and easy concoctions and her latest recipe does not disappoint.

Perfect for breakfast or a weekend brunch, her cinnamon roll banana pancakes are a game changer and they even count as one of your ‘five a day’. They can easily be made gluten-free simply by swapping standard flour for a gluten-free option.

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Plus, as they contain no eggs, they can be vegan-friendly if you use a non-dairy milk such as soya or almond. Traditionally, cinnamon buns are smothered in a thick, sweet icing.

However, this healthy recipe uses yoghurt and maple syrup and is just as satisfying.

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Cinnamon roll banana pancake recipe (serves 2)


  • 200g mashed over-ripe banana
  • 100g self raising flour
  • A squeeze of lemon juice
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 150ml any milk
  • Filling – 1 tsp ground cinnamon and 2 tbsp sweetener


  1. Chop banana and microwave for 1 minute until mushy (over ripe bananas are best and even better if you’ve got some from frozen as when microwaved they create a natural sweet juice).
  2. Put everything into a bowl and mix until smooth.
  3. Spray cooking spray/oil into a pan and fry pancakes on each side for a minute or so.
  4. Transfer onto a plate. Mix the sweetener and cinnamon together and then spoon onto each pancake.
  5. Roll up each pancake and slice to make roll ups.
  6. Serve with plain yoghurt and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Love cinnamon rolls?

Then you need to give this unbelievable cinnamon roll recipe a go.

Just as healthy and great for breakfast, the squidgy, soft buns take just 60 seconds to cook in the microwave.

Low in fat and sugar, the recipe can easily be made gluten-free and vegan-friendly as well.

The healthy cinnamon roll banana pancake breakfast recipe that’s super quick to make

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