Bacon Banana Pastry Cups (Gluten Free)

First of all, THANK YOU to everyone who participated and shared Amanda’s FEED10 Fundraising Bake Sale. She raised almost $500. Enough to feed 3000 lunches. That is AWESOME! And I am so glad Healthy bites could be part of it. Go check out where you can donate and her discount for the #run10feed10 Race here.


Second of all, I did it. I actually turned on the oven last night to bake even though it was 104F outside and all I wanted to do was jump in a cold pool!


It WAS SO WORTH IT! And I will be baking more this weekend, for sure. You see, Pillsbury just came out with a new line of gluten free dough.

pilsbury GF

NEW Pillsbury Gluten Free Dough is available in three varieties, found in convenient tubs in the refrigerated aisle:

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
•    14.3 oz. tub for easy storage
•    Makes approximately 16 2” cookies
•    Classic Chocolate Chip variety
•    110 calories per serving

Thin Crust Pizza Dough
•    13 oz. tub for easy storage
•    Makes one 10” pizza crust
•    170 calories per serving

Pie/Pastry Dough
•    15.8 oz. tub for easy storage
•    Makes 29” pie crusts
•    250 calories per serving

To say I was excited would be an understatement, in fact, I might have SQUEELED with excitement. I haven’t had pastry dough in YEARS and gosh darn it I wanted some of that flaky goodness.


So when I was asked to create a recipe for their new line, I jumped at the opportunity! .

Of course I to snuck a peek under each lid, trying hard not to eat the cookie dough straight from the tub (fail), and finally decided to go with the pastry dough. I just had to satisfy my pastry craving I had been yearning so long for. The ingredient list is not perfect, but definitely not that bad either. Plus i believe in the 80/20 rule. Although this week it’s been more 70/30. Haha


And with that being said, here’s my gluten free PASTRY recipe. Worth every ounce of sweat standing by the oven. Winking smile

Cover Photo Bacon Banana Cupe

[print_this] Ingredients:

  • Pillsbury Gluten Free Pastry Dough
  • 1 large banana or plantain
  • 1/3 cup cured and salted bacon bits
  • Maple Syrup
  • cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extra
  • 1/4 tsp butter extract (optional)
  • 1/3 avocado (optional)
  • 2-3 tablespoons regular or non dairy cream
  • 2 eggs
  • oil


  • First roll out your dough on wax paper. Then fold into greased muffin cups. I used silicone cups for easy clean up. Oil the bottom of each dough cup. Set aside. Next preheat your oven to 425F
  • Second, combine your banana (or plantain), eggs, avocado (optional) and cream into a blender. Blend until smooth. Transfer into a mixing bowl and add in a few tbsp bacon, 1 tbsp maple syrup, a dash of cinnamon, and your extracts. Mix again.
  • Pour the batter into each muffin cup. You can either top each with a slice of banana or leave them plain. But be sure to add another spoonful of bacon on top of each muffin before baking.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, give or take.
  • Let cool then feel free to add a scoop of greek yogurt or cream fraiche on top. Drizzle each with maple syrup to complete.
  • EAT UP – Makes 8 cups [/print_this]

yogurt topping Pastry

Ahhh… Gluten Free Baking Success!

Disclosure: This article is sponsored by Pillsbury® All opinions are my own, always.


Pillsbury would like to share this new GLUTEN FREE Line with you!  You’ll get a chance to win a premium baking set and free product vouchers. Just be sure to leave a comment below. See Raffliclopter for details.


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Also, be sure to check out the Pillsbury Gluten Free Dough website,, for more info on each product.

Happy Baking! And if you’re in Texas, be sure to down this with an EXTRA class of Milk.



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  1. Jessica To says:

    I would love to try an apple pie with this!

  2. Julie Raye-Rod says:

    I would give this to my sister so she could make something wonderful. I’m not the best cook

  3. Vera Khule says:

    i would make grilled veggie gluten free pizza!

  4. I would love to be able to make gluten free pizza.

  5. This is awesome because my mother-in-law can’t eat gluten so I could make her these when she comes over!

  6. Denise Fedor says:

    I hope I can grill pizza with this dough.

  7. apple pie or just plain or cinnamon/sugar butter mixture would be awesome on this.

  8. just the ease of making gluten free cookies excites me!

  9. So far I’ve been an utter failure at gf baking.. this would help immensely!

  10. We have increasingly been buying gluten-free, and this would be a great addition. I am primarily interested in the cookies so I could use them to make ice cream sandwiches.

  11. Robin Wilson says:

    Our version of strawberry shortcake!

  12. I’m most excited about trying the gluten free pizza crust dough. I love homemade pizza and would really like to make calzones with Pillsbury’s gluten free pizza dough crust. It would make life so much easier than making the dough from scratch!

  13. Do you deliver to the Isle of Man plus how much is the pastry Dough and how many tubs do you have to order at once. Thanking you Barbara


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