These scrumptious homemade Banana and Cinnamon Buns are the perfect treat for your breakfast over the festive period. This recipe can be made and frozen so you always have a yummy treat to hand. Tag @beckettsfarm in your creations we would love to see them. Merry Christmas!
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Ready in: 40 mins plus time for rising
225g strong white flour
225g malted granary bread flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp caster sugar
7g sachet easy-blend yeast
150ml warm milk
1 egg, beaten
1 tbsp olive oil
100-150ml warm water
50g unsalted butter, melted
4 medium bananas
200g dried apricot, chopped
2 tsp cinnamon
100g light muscovado sugar
zest 1 orange
4 tbsp runny honey
Using a large bowl mix the flours and salt together, then stir in the caster sugar and yeast. Make a well in the centre of the flour and pour in the warm milk, beaten egg, olive oil and enough of the water to form a soft, wet dough.
On a floured surface, knead dough for 10 mins until smooth. Put the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with oiled cling film and leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in size.
Lightly butter two 20cm square baking tins. On a floured surface, roll half the dough into a rectangle approximately 30cm x 25cm and brush with melted butter. Repeat with the other half.
Thinly slice bananas into a bowl and mix in apricots, muscovado sugar, cinnamon and orange zest. Spoon mix over the two rectangles of dough, leaving a finger-width border.
Take one rectangle of dough at a time and roll it towards you from the long side of the rectangle, tucking in any banana that falls out. Press ends together to seal. Using a sharp knife, cut the rolled dough into 9 pieces and place, cut side up, in the tin, just touching each other. Cover loosely with oiled cling film and set aside in a warm place to rise for a further 30 mins.
Heat oven to 200C/fan180C/gas 6. Warm the honey in the microwave on high for 5 seconds, then brush half over the buns. Bake for 20-25 mins until golden. Allow to cool in the tin for 10 mins before removing to a cooling rack. Brush with the remaining honey then pull apart to serve.