Saturday, February 23, 2013

Grain-Free Cinnamon Rolls

Two posts in two days? What is this? I have two more lined up for the next two days as well, so hold onto your seats!

I usually wouldn't be in such a hurry but these seem to be some popular recipes with my friends, so here you are! The following recipe from a Paleo website endured some minor tweaking from yours truly. But I must say, although not quite like the real thing, to someone who isn't eating many grains, this is quite a treat for weekend brunch and is also quite easy to throw together with little hassle and mess!

For the Rolls 
makes 8

1 and 3/4 c almond meal, fine
1/4 coconut flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 tbs honey
1tbs cinnamon

For the Glaze

4 tbs melted butter
2 tbs honey
dash of vanilla

- If making right away, preheat oven to 325. If making next day, ignore that step. Combine the dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl then add in the 2 eggs. The dough should form a large, wet ball. It should be manageable and not gloopy!
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly brush with oil. Lightly brush oil onto another piece of parchment and place the dough in between. Squish into a rectangle shape about 1/4 inch thick overall. Drizzle with the honey and coat with cinnamon. With the assistance of the parchment, roll into a log carefully, piecing together inevitable cracks in the dough as you go!

- After a tight log is formed, take a fresh piece of parchment and gently wrap around the log, place in a ziplog bag and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until the next morning. Remove the log from the fridge, cut into eight pieces with a greased knife. Place all pieces on a parchment or silpat-lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes at 325 or until golden brown.
- Mix the Glaze ingredients together and allow to sit and make a paste. Place dollops onto each roll and serve while warm!

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