Don’t you always have bananas on your counter that are screaming to be used? Well, somehow I always find them looking at me and begging to be used…as a matter of fact we are not buying them at Costco anymore because it is too many for us, so we just buy by units at Trader Joe’s. Once in a while I find myself stuck with a couple of them…
This time I decided to make banana jam, sort of, with some cinnamon and fill the crescent rolls with it…and if you have left over, these are delicious over vanilla ice cream, on a toast, pancake…almost like banana foster.
2 ripe bananas
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 tube of crescent rolls
Cut the banana into approximately ½ inch size.
In a small pan place all the ingredients except for the crescent and turn the stove to medium low heat. Stir occasionally until the banana mix is slightly thick, cook for about 6 minutes.
Remove from the heat and let it cool.
In the meantime, preheat oven to 350F.
Remove the crescent dough from the tube and gently separate the triangles.
Place about 2 to 3 tablespoon of the banana jam on the crescent roll, spreading evenly.
Roll from the wider side of the triangle tip.
Place the rolls on a silicon mat and bake for approximately 14 minutes or until slightly golden brown.
Serve warm or cold.
Did you know that banana contains dietary fibers? And it is a good source of vitamin C, potassium and manganese, but the majority of the calories are derived from sugars.