Cinnamon Rolls

I know a lot of you have been WAITING patiently for this little number!  My three months of no desserts has come to an end!  Hallelujah!! And Merry Early Christmas to you all!  These are perfect for the holiday and would make great fun breakfast treats for Christmas!!  These are definitely different than your typical cinnamon roll you’re used to!  They are not gooey, but are more “biscuit” like.  But don’t let that deter you!  Thems is GOOOOOD!  Promise!

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Above is the coconut palm sugar option.  They are more dainty.

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These are the honey filling version with nuts!  These came out a little bigger because of the nuts.

***There have been a few people who have had some disastrous outcomes on the rolling portion.  Be sure to use parchment paper!!  The dough won’t stick to it, and you have to be patient to roll it out in the beginning.  Use the parchment as your guide to roll and once you get a nice roll going it should be smooth sailing from there!!***

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Cinnamon Rolls

Makes 13 rolls ~ 1.5P, 1.4C, 7F (Calculations without nuts….though the addition of nuts is roughly an additional 3F)

Dough

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1/4 c. coconut oil, melted
  • 2 1/2 c. almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • Heaping 1/2 tsp baking soda

Instruction

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs, vanilla, honey, and coconut oil together.
  3. In a small bowl, combine almond flour, salt, and baking soda.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well.
  5. Plop (yes, plop!) dough on a piece of parchment paper.
  6. Flatten dough to make a square/rectangle shape.
  7. Place another piece of parchment paper over the top, and roll dough out.  Roll the dough out to the edges (width) of the parchment and then as far lengthwise as it will go to about 1/4 – 1/2″ thickness.
  8. Remove top parchment paper & spread filling.
  9. Roll up the dough.
  10. Cut into 1 1/2″ pieces and place in a 9×13″ baking dish.
  11. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until done.
  12. Let cool and frost if desired!
  13. Consume….slowly!

Filling

I have two options for you!  I was testing different ways and both were very good, and they both zone basically the same (well except for the fats)!!!

Option 1

  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 2 Tbsp. cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp. coconut palm sugar

Mix together and spread.  This mixture will be kind of gritty, but after baking it smooths out.

Option 2

  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 c. pecans, chopped (or other nut…optional)

Beat together all ingredients, except nuts, with a hand mixer.  Spread.  Sprinkle with nuts & roll.

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Frosting

I tried THREE (3) different frostings before I found the right one.  This one is simple and taste good!

  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil (solid & straight out of the jar!)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Mix all ingredients together and spread on top of rolls.

~Treasure

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4 thoughts on “Cinnamon Rolls

  1. When you blocked it out, was it with nuts or without? Frosting? I’m in a Zone challenge at my box and want to be consistent. Thanks!

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