Banana Split Cheesecake Rolls

Looking for a new breakfast or snack idea?  These Banana Split Cheesecake Rolls are perfect with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk.

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Banana Split Cheesecake Rolls - banana, strawberry, and chocolate wrapped up in a delicious pastry roll

I hope you have enjoyed this fun Banana Split inspired week.  Aimee and I definitely had a blast making you treats that had the traditional banana split flavors incorporated into new and delicious goodies.

I still have a few more recipes that I want to try out.  But after a week of all banana I am ready to change it up a bit in my kitchen.  Be prepared to see a random Banana Split recipe here and there over the next few months though.  #youhavebeenwarned

The rest of the ripe bananas have been frozen for future breakfast smoothies.

Banana Split Cheesecake Rolls - banana, strawberry, and chocolate wrapped up in a delicious pastry roll

Speaking of breakfast…we couldn’t have a themed week and not include a breakfast treat, now could we?

I love making easy danishes and rolls as a special breakfast.  And yes, these are considered breakfast and snack around our house.  I also let them eat marshmallow cereal and drink chocolate milk.  Whoops :-)  Now before I get hate mail from you saying that I am horrible for letting my children eat these as breakfast, let me ask you a few questions.

1.  Do you eat donuts and pastries for breakfast sometimes?
2.  Why is soaking pancakes in syrup an acceptable breakfast?
3.  Aren’t some muffins just cupcakes without frosting?
4.  Do you really think my kids eat these kinds of things every single day?

We am a firm believers in moderation and healthy eating.  Fruit and veggies are main staples in our house.  I have had quite a few people tell me how impressed they are that my kids will eat salads for lunch and dinner.  We started them young on these kinds of foods, and they are used to eating healthy food every week.  #theythinkitsnormal

They are also used to a dessert blogger mom who can’t stay away from baking sugar bombs all.the.time.  Teaching them moderation in what they eat has been an important lesson for all of us to practice.  Yes, even me.  Personally I would love to eat sprinkled and chocolate goodness 24/7, but we all know my pants would kill me for that.  Not to mention what does that say to my kids?  “No sweet darling children you must eat your veggies.  Now excuse me while I scarf down this piece of cake.”  Yeah, that’s probably not going to go over so well.

Now that I got that out, let’s make some cheesecake rolls.  Banana Split style!

Banana Split Cheesecake Rolls - banana, strawberry, and chocolate wrapped up in a delicious pastry roll

These rolls are really easy to make.  Mix your softened cream cheese with a ripe banana and a little bit of sugar and flour.  Set it in the refrigerator while you get the crescent rolls ready.

Open the can and separate the rolls into 4 rectangles.  There are 8 triangles in each can, but you are going to press 2 triangles together to form a rectangle.  You will use 2 cans of rolls to get 8 rolls total.  Make sure all the seams are pressed together very well.  Try not to press your dough too thin.  We don’t want the cheesecake goodness escaping during baking.

Spoon the cheesecake batter down the center of each roll.  Drop a little bit of strawberry preserves into the cheesecake.  Fold over the dough and press the ends together.  Gently press the center seams together and flip the roll over so the seam is on the bottom.  Bake and let cool.

To finish off these pastries, add some chocolate drizzles and sprinkles.  I mean if you are going to eat a pastry for breakfast, you might as well go all out :-)

Make sure to visit Shugary Sweets and see the fun Banana Split Round Up she has put together.

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Banana Split Cheesecake Rolls

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 8 cheesecake rolls

Banana Split Cheesecake Rolls

Banana and strawberry inside an easy to make cheesecake roll. Chocolate and sprinkles give it a fun flair.


2 cans refrigerated crescent rolls (8 oz. each)*
1 package cream cheese, softened (8 oz.)
1 ripe banana
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons flour
1/2 cup strawberry preserves
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1 teaspoon shortening


  1. Beat the cream cheese and sugar together. Mash the banana and add it to the bowl with the flour. Beat until it is all incorporated. Place in the refrigerator.
  2. Open the cans of crescent rolls. Press together 2 rectangles to form a rectangle. You will get 4 rectangles per can. Spoon a large Tablespoon of cheesecake batter down the center. Drop a teaspoon of preserves into the cheesecake. Dot it down the entire length of the roll.
  3. Fold the sides of the crescent roll up and over the batter. Press together the seams on top and at the ends. Flip over gently so the seam is on the bottom.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-11 minutes. Remove and let cool on the tray for 15-20 minutes. Refrigerate until set.
  5. Place the chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 1 minute. Stir and heat for 15 seconds at a time until melted and creamy. Spoon into a ziplock baggie and cut one tip off. Drizzle over chilled rolls and top with sprinkles. Makes 8 rolls. Keep refrigerated in a sealed container.


*If you can find the seamless crescent dough, use that and cut each can into 4 rectangles.

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Try this Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Cake for breakfast one morning and watch the smiles start to happen.

Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Cake - an easy spice crumble cake with peanut butter cups baked on top

I may or may not be responsible for creating muffin and coffee cake snobs out of my children.

They have become so used to me adding chocolate chips to just about everything I bake.  So, now when I make a fruity or plain dessert I get looks.

Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Cake - an easy spice crumble cake with peanut butter cups baked on top
You know the looks?  One eyebrow raised, wide eyed, and a hip stuck out…oh, wait I think that’s just the look my almost teenage daughter gives me on any topic.  Naaaah, she’s a good kid, but don’t leave the chocolate chips out of the muffins and cake.  

I started to get the looks when I admitted that I did not add chocolate chips to this coffee cake.  Lucky for me, I DID add an entire bag of mini peanut butter cups to the cake.  That got some smiles from my girl!  She is definitely my child!

This coffee cake is really just an easy spice cake.  Save a little bit of the dry ingredients to sprinkle on top for a streusel.  After spreading the batter in a pan, sprinkle it with peanut butter cups and the streusel.  Go ahead and cut the peanut butter cup minis in half.  It makes them go a little bit farther, and the peanut butter melts into the cake as it bakes.

Any day that you can call peanut butter cups breakfast is going to an awesome day!

What have we learned today?
1.  Don’t mess with teenage girls and their chocolate chips.
2.  Coffee cake made with peanut butter cups is an awesome breakfast.

I think you need to add peanut butter cups to your shopping list right away :-)

Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Cake - an easy spice crumble cake with peanut butter cups baked on top

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Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 24 pieces of cake

Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Cake

A homemade spice cake topped with peanut butter cups and a crumb topping is a delicious way to start the day.


2 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup oil
1 egg
1 cup butter milk
1 bag Reese's Minis, halved (8 ounce bag)


  1. Combine the flour, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Remove 1/2 cup for topping.
  2. Add the baking soda, oil, egg, and butter milk and stir until combined.
  3. Spread in a greased 9x13 pan. Sprinkle with the peanut butter cups and reserved topping mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool. Serve warm. Cut into 24 squares.

 A few more breakfast recipes that we enjoy around here:

Berry Coffee Cake 1-1

Berry Coffee Cake

Coffee Chocolate Chip Muffins 1

Coffee Chocolate Chip Muffins

Sour Cream Coffee Cake 1

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Cappuccino Chip Granola Bars

No bake granola bars are a welcome treat any time of day.  They are great for on-the-go breakfasts, delicious in lunch boxes, and perfect to munch on after school or work.  Chocolate and coffee gives these Cappuccino Chip Granola Bars a delicious mocha flavor.

Cappuccino Chip Granola Bars - coffee and chocolate chips give these easy, NO BAKE bars a delicious cappuccino flavor

We go through granola bars like crazy around here.  I used to buy a couple boxes of the bars each week, until I realized how much cheaper it was to make homemade ones each week.  Over the years, I have created quite a few versions of baked and no bake bars.

The no bake granola bars are definitely my favorite for obvious reasons.  10-15 minutes tops is all it takes to have a pan of yummy bars waiting to be devoured.

Cappuccino Chip Granola Bars - coffee and chocolate chips give these easy, NO BAKE bars a delicious cappuccino flavor

Is anyone else in shock that the end of the year has come up so quickly?

I seriously feel like we just got over winter, and now the kids will be out of school in just 2 days.  They are so excited to be done with all things school related.

Bring on the sun and shine and the lazy days at the pool.  Hhhhmmm pool days means I should ramp up those work outs.  Or not.  At this point I kind of don’t care…I just want to enjoy the sunshine!  Of course, ask me that again when I actually have to put a swimsuit on.  My answer will probably be slightly different!

Cappuccino Chip Granola Bars - coffee and chocolate chips give these easy, NO BAKE bars a delicious cappuccino flavor

With the end of school year staring me down in the face, I wanted to come up with a cute snack/gift that could be used for a Thank You for our school teachers.

I have had this Drink Sleeve die cut sitting in my office for a while now.  With my current trend of using coffee in all my treats, I knew that this would be the perfect little gift.  You can pick up a few clean coffee cups from the coffee shop the next time you stop in.  The die cut package also comes with cute label die cuts for the front of the sleeve.  Use your computer to print out the words “thanks a latte” and cut it to fit inside one of the shapes.  

Make sure you check out We R Memory Keepers/Lifestyle Crafts for more cute packaging options.  The code BRUCREW will save you 20% off your purchase!!

Adding coffee and cocoa powder to these no bake granola bars gives them a delicious mocha flavor.  Stir the instant coffee and cocoa powder into the melted butter and honey until it dissolves.  Then just stir in the oats and cocoa krispies until completely coated with the chocolate goodness.

Note:  Do not stir in the chocolate chips until the mixture has cooled.  The little chocolate chips melt very quickly if your oats are warm.  Give it at least 5 minutes to cool off before stirring the chocolate in.  Then press everything firmly into a buttered pan.

I told you these bars were easy.  15 minutes and you can be out of the kitchen and planning fun things to do during summer vacation.  Just make sure you have lots of caffeinated granola bars to keep you going.

Cappuccino Chip Granola Bars - coffee and chocolate chips give these easy, NO BAKE bars a delicious cappuccino flavor

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Cappuccino Chip Granola Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 10-12 granola bars

Cappuccino Chip Granola Bars

Coffee and chocolate add a delicious flavor to these easy NO BAKE granola bars. Perfect for breakfast, lunch boxes, and after school snacks.


1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons instant coffee
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
2 1/4 cups cocoa Rice Krispie cereal
1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips


  1. Place the butter, honey, and sugar in a saucepan. Heat over low-medium heat until melted. Remove from heat. Stir in the instant coffee and cocoa powder. Stir until dissolved.
  2. Add the oats and stir until covered. Slowly add the cereal and stir until completely coated. Let cool for 5-7 minutes. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  3. Press the mixture firmly into a buttered 8x8 baking pan. Let set. Cut into 10-12 bars. Store in a sealed container.


*You can leave out the instant coffee if you do not like the taste of coffee in your treats.

 More delicious coffee flavored treats to get you going for the day:

Chocolate Mocha Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Mocha Chip Banana Bread

Coffee Chocolate Chip Muffins

Coffee Chocolate Chip Muffins

Coffee Chip Oreo Truffle Bark

Coffee Chip Oreo Truffle Bark


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