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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Make the cinnamon sugar filling by mixing together the cinnamon and coconut sugar in a small bowl.
- Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to form a rectangle shape, approximately ¼ inch thick.
- 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.
- 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.
- Cut the dough into 8 evenly sized rounds. Place the rounds in a baking or brownie tin that has been lined with parchment paper.
- Cover with a tea towel and leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in size (usually between 30 and 45 minutes).
- Bake in the oven for 30 minutes at 180°C. Cool on a wire rack.
- 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.