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2 Ingredient Banana Bread Rolls (No Yeast, Butter, Oil, Sugar, Dairy or Eggs)

These banana flavored bread rolls are just 2 ingredients! This recipe doesn’t require any yeast, butter, oil, added sugar, dairy or eggs. These bread rolls are quick and easy and can be made in about 30 minutes from start to finish.
overhead shot of bread rolls.

I’ve been baking a lot of quick breads lately. I just love the taste of freshly baked bread and it’s been really fun to see what kinds of breads I can make with just a few ingredients. These rolls have a texture and taste similar to traditional bread rolls but they are made without yeast and have a strong banana flavor.

Ingredients

  • Overripe Bananas
  • Self Rising Flour (or you can easily make your own with flour, baking powder and salt)

This recipe works best with very ripe or overripe bananas. They are pureed down to a liquid consistency.

This recipe also uses self-rising flour. If you don’t have self-rising flour, you can make your own using all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt. The details for the exact amounts needed are in the recipe card at the end of the post.
close-up of a roll sliced in half.

Texture of Banana Bread Rolls

When you think banana bread, you might be thinking of the sweet banana bread that is more like a cake baked in a bread loaf pan. This is not that kind of banana bread. The rolls have a texture similar to yeast rolls and are soft and chewy like bread.

The rolls are unsweetened (they do have a hint of sweetness from the natural sugars in the bananas) but you can also sweeten them with sugar and they make delicious sweet bread rolls. I did brush the tops with honey to give them a slightly sweet finish but that is completely optional.
banana bread rolls lined up on parchment.

More Banana Recipes

2 Ingredient Banana Bread Rolls

Servings: 6 rolls
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
These banana flavored bread rolls are just 2 ingredients and don't require any yeast, oil, butter, eggs, dairy, or sugar.
5 from 10 votes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (4 oz) pureed overripe bananas
  • 1 cup (130 grams) self-rising flour see notes for making your own self-rising flour

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, add flour and pour in banana puree. Use a spatula to scrape the sides of your measuring cup to release the puree stuck to the sides of your measuring cup to ensure all the banana ends up in the bowl. Use spatula to mix the banana puree into the flour. Continue to stir until a dough forms. Your dough may be very sticky, too sticky to hold, but that is okay.
  • Using a cookie scoop, scoop heaping balls of dough. You should have enough dough for 6 rolls. Space rolls 2 inches apart on baking sheet.
  • Use slightly damp fingers to smooth the surface of each dough ball.
  • Bake bread for about 20-22 minutes or until tops are browned. If desired, brush breads with warm honey.

Notes

  • The bananas should have their peels removed and should be pureed in a food processor or blender until they reach a liquid consistency. The 1/2 cup (4 liquid ounces) is measured after the bananas are pureed. You'll need 2 bananas to make the recipe (you won't use the full 2 bananas though). 
  • To make your own self-rising flour, add 1 cup all purpose flour, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt to a bowl. Whisk to combine. Measure out 1 cup for the recipe (you'll have just a little leftover).
  • I used a cookie scoop to scoop out the dough because it has a trigger to release the dough. You can also use an ice cream scooper with trigger. 
  • The bread is not sweetened. I warmed up some honey to brush on the top to give the bread rolls a little bit of sweetness. If you want a sweet bread, you can add a few tbsp of white or brown sugar to the dough. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1roll, Calories: 83kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 240mg, Potassium: 91mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, NET CARBS: 18g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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52 comments on “2 Ingredient Banana Bread Rolls (No Yeast, Butter, Oil, Sugar, Dairy or Eggs)”

  1. This satisfies my craving for bread without the empty-calories carbs! I would send pictures, but I always eat these too fast. 🙂 Two things to mention – first, I don’t shape them nicely. I leave them lumpy, and enjoy the crispy peaks and valleys. Second, I don’t like to use blenders/dough attachments if I don’t have to, and a single batch of these seems hardly worth the cleanup for those items. I use a dough cutter which works beautifully on this! It cuts all of the ingredients together easily, makes it easier to tell when the dough is thoroughly blended (it pushes off the cutter easily), and cleans up quickly. The only problem with these rolls is how quickly I can eat them – so I share them with my neighbors, who also love them. These rolls convinced me to keep self-rising flour in the house! Thanks for these great, easy recipes.

  2. This recipe turned out great! I did add 1 Tbsp brown sugar and 1/8 tsp cinnamon. Just the thing for using up those overripe bananas! Have you tried this recipe, using any other overripe fruits?

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