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Spelt & Oat Cinnamon Rolls

These clean eating cinnamon rolls are so much healthier than conventional cinnamon rolls. They are made with nutrient-dense wholemeal spelt flour and wholegrain porridge oats, filled with a coconut cinnamon sugar and topped with a drizzle of dark chocolate. The ingredients used in these cinnamon rolls all contribute nutritional value to the body, for a healthier sweet treat. See pictures of these rolls being made in this blog post: How to Make Healthy Cinnamon Rolls.

Method

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the warm almond milk (slightly warmer than tepid but not hot), 1 tbsp olive oil, honey, salt and yeast. Give the mix a stir and then leave it for 15 minutes to activate the yeast.
  2. After 15 minutes, the yeast should have bubbled up and thickened the mixture. Give it another gentle stir and then add in your spelt and oat flour. Use a spoon initially, and then your hands, to bring mix the ingredients together and form a dough.
  3. Once it’s come together in a ball, knead it gently on a lightly floured surface for a few minutes. Put the dough back in the mixing bowl and leave to rest for 20 minutes.
  4. Make the cinnamon sugar filling by mixing together the cinnamon and coconut sugar in a small bowl.
  5. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to form a rectangle shape, approximately ¼ inch thick.
  6. Brush the dough with olive oil, then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Leave an inch of dough un-sprinkled at one short end of the rectangle.
  7. Roll the dough up into a swiss roll, starting with the short edge covered with cinnamon sugar and rolling towards the short edge with no sugar.
  8. Cut the dough into 8 evenly sized rounds. Place the rounds in a baking or brownie tin that has been lined with parchment paper.
  9. Cover with a tea towel and leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in size (usually between 30 and 45 minutes).
  10. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes at 180°C. Cool on a wire rack.
  11. When cool, you could either brush the tops of the buns with a little maple syrup, or drizzle with dark chocolate.

 

See pictures of these rolls being made in this blog post: How to Make Healthy Cinnamon Rolls.

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