Leftover Pastry Banana Nutella Pinwheels

Leftover Pastry Banana Nutella Pinwheels - Fab Food 4 Alll, puff pastry, pastry scraps ideas, banana, Nutella

My favourite way of making quiches is with puff pastry and I always have some left over. Often I’ll make some extra egg mixture to make mini quiches for the children’s packed lunches or maybe do some cheese straws. The other day though I decided I would make some peanut butter and jam pinwheels I’d read about in The Guardian. I always have peanut butter in the house and was really looking forward to doing something different with my leftover pasty until the store cupboard let me! Someone had eaten all the peanut butter (it wasn’t me, honest) most likely my son so I was left scratching my head as to what to make instead. Whatever it was I wanted it to be ultra quick and easy as I wasn’t in the mood for fuss and fiddle.

Leftover Pastry Banana Nutella Pinwheels - Fab Food 4 Alll, puff pastry, pastry scraps ideas, banana, Nutella

I looked in my cupboard and saw the Nutella staring back at me and then a sideways glance at the fruit bowl offered up bananas. Ha, ha, I thought, I wonder if they would work? Well about 25 minutes later out from the oven came the cutest little pinwheels (yes they are definitely finger food, not Danish pastry size) and the smell was just divine. My family happily tucked into these Leftover Pastry Banana Nutella Pinwheels after dinner and my daughter asked why I hadn’t used all the pastry up to just make them. They really are fabulous and the banana adds a gooey texture a bit like the custard in a Danish pastry whirl.

These pinwheels were never intended as a blog post but when they tasted so good I hastily took a few quick shots! So if you have a bit of puff pastry left over and fancy a little sweet treat with a cuppa then I urge you to make these pinwheels. You don’t need to fuss over exact measurements and you’ll probably only need half a mashed banana but I happily ate the leftovers.

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Leftover Pastry Banana Nutella Pinwheels
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A dainty Puff Pastry Pinwheel flavoured with Banana and Nutella - so quick and easy to put together and so delicious!
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: British
Serves: 4 +
  • Leftover Puff Pastry
  • Mashed banana
  • Nutella
  1. Roll the pastry out to a thickness of about 2mm (like in a pre-rolled sheet), don’t worry about a neat shape, mine looked like an amorphous blob!
  2. Slather on a thin layer of Nutella.
  3. Then spoon on the mashed banana for form a thin layer too.
  4. Cut the pastry into strips, roughly 1cm wide or slightly more.
  5. Gently roll each strip up and place on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
  6. Bake for about 20 – 22 minutes until baked through and golden. This timing based on lengths of about 13cm if shorter lengths used decrease the baking time or if longer you may need to increase.

Leftover Pastry Banana Nutella Pinwheels - Fab Food 4 Alll, puff pastry, pastry scraps ideas, banana, NutellaI asked some fellow bloggers for their leftover pastry ideas and here is what they came up with:

Cheese & Mustard Pinwheels – Jen’s Food

Prosciutto Puff Pastry Twists – Fuss Free Flavours

Caramelised Puff Pastry Biscuits – Franglais Kitchen

I’m entering my Leftover Pastry Banana Nutella Pinwheels into the following challenges:

Credit Crunch Munch which I run with Fuss Free Flavours and hosted by Baking Queen 74 this month.

Treat Petite where the theme is Eurovision and as I’m half Danish and these pinwheels look like miniature Danish pastries I’m entering them – oh and I’m the biggest Eurovision fan going to I just had to enter – run by Cakeyboi (who is hosting) and The Baking Explorer.

No Waste Food Challenge run by Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary.

The Pastry Challenge where the theme is picnics run by United Cakedom and Jen’s Food who is also hosting this month.

Credit Crunch MunchTreat Petite newno-waste-food-badgepastry_challenge






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  1. Maya Russell

    How yummy do these look! I need to acquire some left over puff pastry! Or I’ll get some out of the freezer.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Maya, they really are yummy-)

  2. Naimah

    These look so yummy

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Naimah, they are really good:-)

  3. Paul Wilson

    Great idea. My Mum does a similar thing, but with mincemeat as an alternative to mince pies.

    1. Camilla

      Great idea:-)

  4. Elizabeth

    Gorgeous! I’ve just defrosted some freezer puff pastry overnight last night – I might have to do something like this with it! Thank you for sharing with the No Waste Food Challenge 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Elizabeth, I also tried it with the peanut butter and jam which inspired me but this varient was horrible and non of us like it!

  5. Ursula Hunt

    These have gone down a storm with the grandchildren

    1. Camilla

      Excellent Ursula – so glad they like them:-)

  6. Sarah T

    Wow, I have a feeling my kids would love these!

    1. Camilla

      I’m sure they would, my daughter went crazy for them:-)

  7. Jen

    Great for a quick snack, I’m with your daughter, why not make a whole batch as they sound delicious. Thanks for sharing with The Pastry Challenge 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Well I think that would be a great idea for a party but for just 4 of us would be pastry over-load LOL:-) They were delicious though:-)

  8. Munchies and Munchkins

    These look great, I’m always looking for ways to use up leftover pastry and it’s always a fun activity with my eldest daughter x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Becky, I think I will be checking into either Bananas or Nutellas Anonymous soon:-)

  9. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    Great idea!! I always end up with little scraps of pastry, these are a brilliant way to use them up.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Becca:-)

  10. Lucy

    Yum yum, must try these soon, Nutella is wonderful! #creditcrunchmunch

    1. Camilla

      Yes Lucy you must:-)

  11. Ursula Hunt

    Tasty use of leftover pastry

  12. Yet Another Blogging Mummy!!!

    This sounds a much better idea than the cheese twists I always do to use up leftover puff pastry. And as you say, so many other possible combinations for flavours.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, but having now tried the Peanut Butter and Jam they were actually horrible so I’m sticking with these now:-)

  13. Byron

    These look so delicious for only three ingredients… yummy!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Byron, I tried them with the peanut butter and jam yesterday but these are way better so will stick with these as they were so good:-)

  14. Sarah Lewis

    Such a good idea which I’d thought of it!!!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sarah:-)

  15. Stuart Vettese

    I love your Danish pastries. A great idea for leftover pastry and these could be for either Denmark or Italy with the inclusion of Italy! Hope you enjoyed the show.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Stuart, yes I enjoyed the show much more now I realise GB will never win and just enjoy it for the togetherness it brings:)

  16. Ellen Stafford

    Wow these look lovely.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Ellen and so easy:-)

  17. buzylizzy

    Those look brilliant and so easy to do am going to have to give them a go 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Great, do let me know what you think;-)

  18. Sally - My Custard Pie

    Inspired to start pinwheeling – not with palm oil laced Nutella though I’m afraid. They do look delicious though.

    1. Camilla

      There are so many different chocolate spreads out there I’m sure any of them would be equally good Sally:-) I’m even thinking Biscoff could be fab:-)

  19. tiggerific1973

    I was going to make jam tarts with the left over pastry, now I am not! Great recipe 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Great stuff:-)

  20. Heather Haigh

    What a good idea for using up pastry bits – and I know my lot would love them.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Heather:-)

  21. Food Glorious Food

    Perfect snacks for kids and adults alike 🙂 x

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, yes and good for kids to make too:-)

  22. Kate @ Veggie Desserts

    What a great way to use pastry scraps. These sound gorgeous!!!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kate, I’ll be making many more of them:-)

  23. Ursula Hunt

    These sound delicious, banana and chocolate is a great combination

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Ursula, yes I think I have a banana and chocolate addiction:-)

  24. Keep Calm and Fanny On

    Great way to use up extra puff!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks you, it’s going to be a regular here now:-)

  25. Jan @GlugofOil

    Love the idea of these – bananas and nutella – yum!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jan, they’re really yummy:-)

  26. Laura@howtocookgoodfood

    I love all the ingredients you have used here and think this is a perfect way of using up some pastry. I would love to eat these with some vanilla ice cream, a lovely quick pudding!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Laura, yes that would be a great idea too:-)

  27. Nayna Kanabar

    These look so tasty and simple to make.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Nayna;-)

  28. Leila Benhamida

    Wonderful! Special treat to make with kids.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Leila, yes perfect for kids to make:-)

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