Okay, so I think we all know Cinnabon’s aren’t the definition of health. But, I wanted to devise a recipe which was just as yummy, but didn’t use up half my daily caloric intake (the average store-bought cinnabon has 880 calories).
When my cinnabon craving first hit, I was scrolling through recipes that took about 3 hours to prepare and bake. That was simply too long and I knew I had to find a (cheaters) quicker version.
So, here’s the cheat sheet to my 45 minute, Plant Based (and still delicious) Cinnabons:
- 2.75 cups of all purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 package instant yeast = 2.25 teaspoons
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp ground chia seeds + 3 tbsp water
- 0.5 cup pureed dates (1/4 cup water)
- 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup chopped almonds
- 1 medium apple finely chopped
- coconut oil as a base
Time: 45 minutes, Serves: 8, Calories: 294 each.
preheat oven to 100C
mix flour, sugar, salt and yeast together in a bowl
heat water, almond milk and coconut oil in the microwave for 30 seconds
add chia seeds, milk/oil mixture and flour mixture together and knead with hands until dough forms – set aside for 5 minutes
Roll out the dough on baking paper into a rectangle
Spread the coconut oil and pureed dates on the rolled out dough
Sprinkle the apple and almonds on top
Roll the dough into a log, and cut into 8 even segments
Put each segment into greased baking tins.
Put into the oven, and turn the oven off. Leave in rolls there for 20 minutes.
Turn the oven to 200C and bake for 20 mins