Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Paleo Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls were a Christmas tradition in our house. We haven't done that in a few years now, but I wanted to restart the tradition with a healthier paleo twist. I used the biscuit recipe from Elanaspantry.com as the base for these rolls. I hope you like them as much as we did!

Paleo Cinnamon Rolls

2 eggs
1 tbsp maple syrup or honey
1/4 cup ghee or coconut oil
2 1/2 cups almond flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp baking soda

2 tbsp ghee or coconut oil melted
2 tbsp cinnamon
3 tbsp maple or coconut sugar

1/4 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup maple or coconut sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 tsp arrowroot

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In large bowl mix eggs, maple and ghee. Add almond flour, salt and baking soda. Mix until well combined. Dump dough onto a piece of parchment paper. Place another piece of parchment on top and roll dough into a rectangle shape about 1/4-1/2 inch thick. In small bowl combine filling ingredients. Spread filling over the biscuit dough mixture. Roll to dough starting at one end (the longer side of the rectangle). Using a sharp knife cut individual rolls from the rolled up dough making each about 1-1 1/2 inch thick. Place on parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes until lightly golden brown. While baking mix the icing ingredients in a small bowl. Remove the rolls from the oven and drizzle with glaze. Serve warm and enjoy!

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  1. This looks amazing!Im going to make these this weekend!

  2. I hope you like them! My 4 year old was a huge fan! As was my hubby. :)

  3. OK, I'm late to the party but these were awesome! Totally restored my faith in paleo baking...this is the first paleo baking recipe I've ever liked.

    I made them less paleoish with cream cheese icing: quarter of a block of cream cheese, a dash of honey, vanilla, and a glub of coconut oil. Highly technical and very very delicious!

  4. Great !! Thanks for sharing. :)

    I've recently posted one at my blog below (and hope to be adding more soon), do check it out if interested:

    Lemon Meringue Pie (Paleo Dessert)

  5. I just made these. Let me say, they did NOT turn out like your picture, however, these are REALLY GOOD!

  6. Do you think I could make the 'roll' the night before then get up to slice and bake?

  7. I just made these and they didn't hold their shape! They flattened out and looked more like cookies! :(

  8. You probably could make them the night before and keep them in the fridge. You may have to bake them a bit longer if they are cold. The flattening may have occurred due to too much moisture in your batter. Did the batter seem wet?

  9. I made these. Half of the recipe to be exact, was running low on almond flour. They were so good! Especially when I topped them with all natural cocoa powder and topped it with warm coconut cream and more cinnamon and pecans, that I salted. I quickly cleaned off a plate of 6 in just one episode of Orange Is The New Black.

  10. I bet coconut butter on them is divine! I haven't made these in a while. I may have to do that this weekend. :)

  11. These did not work out at all for me :( Dough was too sticky. I tried adding more flour and that didn't work. I turned these into cinnamon roll 'squares' with the dough as the base and the cinnamon filling as the topping. It wasn't bad.

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