banana & pistachio rolls…

Are you looking for something sweet but not too sweet? Quick and easy to make? And a different enough to impress dinner guests?

This desert recipe will have them coming back for more I promise – even those dieting guests who we cooks love to hate 🙂

 Ingredients to serve 4

  • 6 sheets of filo pastry
  • 50g melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 cup finely chopped pistachios
  • 4 bananas  – straight ones are easier to work with!
  • honey to serve
  • Natural thick greek yogurt to serve
  1. Preheat your oven to 180°c.
  2. Lay one sheet of filo on the bench & brush with melted butter. Repeat with the another two(2) layers of filo pastry. Repeat with the other three (3) sheets of filo. Cut in half so you have 4 large squares each three (3) sheets thick.
  3. Brush the top layer of filo with melted butter, sprinkle with the cinnamon and brown sugar, and the sprinkle over the pistachios.
  4. Place each banana, widthways in the middle of each filo square. Do what you have to bend the banana to fit 🙂 Firmly roll the pastry around the banana, making sure no pistachios escape!
  5. Place the rolls on a lined baking tray (I always use baking paper) with the pastry seam underneath. Brush with melted butter and bake for about 20 minutes or until golden and crisp.
  6. Drizzle over honey and more pistachios. Serve rolls hot with a spoonful of yoghurt or if you are being indulgent and not watching the waistline a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.

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If you have not used filo pastry before this is a good recipe to try it out on. Filo is a healthier option  – and it cooks up really crunchy and is just plain yum! 

Happy Baking xx



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Hi, my name is Sharon, and I live in Albany on the North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand. I started my cooking blog as a hobby during my 'gap year' - 'lessonstodate' to share my family recipes and some personal accounts that come with being a mum, and grandmother - and corporate worker. My love of taking photos had taken a back-seat but recently after spending time on my own while my husband travelled, I found myself picking up my camera again. It really is good company! Looking out at the world and watching it unfold; you don't have to participate in it, just watch and wonder. Sharon

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