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Healthy Cinnamon Rolls

December 1, 2016
Healthy cinnamon rolls made with date filling and served with Oatbox granola
Healthy Cinnamon Rolls
  • 30 minutes
  • Rest 45 minutes | Cook 25 minutes
  • 10 cinnamon rolls

Ingredients

  • For the dough:
  • 1 cup of hot water
  • 2 tsp of yeast
  • 1 tbsp of your choice of oil
  • 2 tbsp of maple syrup
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 pinch of salt
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  • For the date mixture:
  • 1 1/2 cup of pitted Medjool dates
  • 1 cup of almond butter
  • 1 cup of Gingerbread Oatbox granola
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of ground ginger
  • 2 tsp of water, or more
  • 2 tbsp of milk or rice milk
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  • For the topping:
  • 2 tbsp of coconut sugar or maple sugar

Preparation

  1. 1. In a one-liter measuring cup, mix hot water, yeast, oil and 1 tbsp of maple syrup together and let rest for 15 minutes.
  2. 2. In another bowl and using a fork, mix flour, salt and yeast preparation together.
  3. 3. Empty the bowl’s content onto your work surface and knead for 5 minutes or until smooth. Place dough in a well-oiled bowl, covered with a clean and humid cloth, and let rise about 30 minutes at room temperature.
  4. 4. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  5. 5. In a food processor, blend all ingredients for the date mixture until a uniform consistency is obtained. Add a bit of water if the mixture is not smooth enough.
  6. 6. Once it has doubled in size, transfer the dough to a floured work surface. Roll the dough out as a rectangle to about ½ cm in thickness. Top evenly with date mixture. Roll the dough over itself and cut into 10 pieces.
  7. 7. Oil or butter your muffin moulds generously and put a piece in each of them. Using a brush, cover your rolls with a bit of milk or rice milk and sprinkle with coconut or maple sugar.
  8. 8. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until buns are golden.

These healthy cinnamon rolls are made of a bread dough instead of an egg dough, so expect those to be less soft, but just as delicious.

Healthy cinnamon rolls made with date filling and served with Oatbox granola
Healthy cinnamon rolls made with date filling and served with Oatbox granola

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