These leftover pastry almond banana pinwheels are a tasty way to use up the pastry. You can easily adapt the recipe to use whatever is in your store cupboard. Read on to find out how to make them.
Isn’t it annoying that whenever you make something with pastry there is always some leftover? When I made Chicken, Leek, Prune and Caerphilly Pie recently I had a whole sheet of puff pastry left. I could have frozen it but instead made these almond banana pinwheels.
If you are looking for something quick and fuss free these are ideal. You can make them in minutes then just leave them to bake. The finished pinwheels are great for breakfast or for an any time snack when you are feeling peckish. You will be wondering why you didn’t have more pastry to make a bigger batch.
These almond banana pinwheels are really easy to make . First, roll out the pastry into a thin square. Next, hunt in your cupboard for something to put on them. I had a jar of Nutural World Nut Butters smoked almonds spread so I used that. A thin layer was spread over the pastry. As I had some bananas that were starting to look a little ripe I mashed them. This was spread on top of the smoked almond butter.
Once the toppings are on just roll up the pastry into a sausage. Slice this into segments about a centimetre wide. This will make the pinwheels. Finally, place on a baking tray. I put a sheet of baking parchment on the tray first to stop them sticking. Brush the pinwheels with egg wash and bake for about 20 – 25 minutes in a preheated oven at 180 C, Gas Mark 4.
These can be eaten warm or cold. When cold they are ideal for a quick breakfast or a packed lunch. The great thing is you can use any topping you like on the pinwheels. Jam and peanut butter, tomato purée and ham, make them sweet or savoury, the choice is yours.
Recently I was lucky enough to be chosen to take part in the Tried & Tested Taste Test Panel. Tried & Tested search for the best in food and drink innovation from around the world and send bundles out to their panel to test. One of the products was a smoked almonds spread from Nutural World Butters.
Nutural World Butters make their spreads with no sugar, oil or artificial flavours. The smoked almond spread combines cold-smoked almonds with a dash of Himalyan salt. The result is a savoury spread which has overtones of smoke in the flavour.
The flavour was a surprise as I was expecting the spread to be sweeter. It is delicious, a grown up version of peanut butter. My son did not like the taste as much so I think this spread is definitely one for adults.
The smoked almond flavour combines really well with the sweetness of the banana in these pinwheels. You will only wish that you had made more.
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