A few weeks ago my youngest sister came to visit. She was raving over the frosting for this gooey cinnamon roll recipe. Well, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to try it. I whipped it up in just a few minutes. Yep, delicious. Well, you might guess what came next. I HAD to make the gooey cinnamon rolls and super easy to throw together.
Amazing cinnamon rolls and are just as amazing when reheated.
The recipe came from Nourishing Flourishing blog. I doubled Katie's recipe.
Here's my adaptation which makes 4 rolls:
Gooey Cinnamon Rolls
- 1 cup almond flour (Honeyville Grains brand is recommended)
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 14 tsp sea salt
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 Tbs ground flax seed/meal
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 Tbs agave or maple syrup or coconut nectar or honey
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 10 + or - diced dates, I used cali dates but majool dates left in larger pieces
- **Variation to date/cinnamon filling....sub in dark chocolate pieces for the dates and sprinkle of cinnamon
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix water and ground flax seed/meal in a cup and set aside to thicken.
- In medium bowl mix together dry ingredients.
- Create a well in the dry ingredients and pour all the wet ingredients in it and whisk them together with a fork slowly incorporating the wet and the dry ingredients.
- You'll have a sticky dough now so wet your hands in order to handle the dough.
- Divide the dough into 4 equal portions and shape into rectangles on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Sprinkle chopped dates on to the rectangles and sprinkle the dates generously with extra cinnamon.
- Wet your fingers again and roll each rectangle from the short end.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Watch closely the last 10 minutes to avoid over cooking.
- Frost if desired (I did). Recipe below.
- 1/4 cup coconut butter (I used artisan brand) Coconut oil is NOT a sub for coconut butter
- 2 Tbs maple syrup or agave or coconut nectar or honey
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract(optional)
This pastry is just what I needed to satisfy the desire for a familiar breakfast treat. Store it in the refrigerator or freezes nicely too.
Let me know how your cinnamon roll turns out!