Real Healthy Cinnamon Rolls

These are to-die-for!

Cinnamon rolls are one of my all time favorites, so naturally I crafted a grain and sugar-free replica of the sweet treat. These rolls are dense, sweet and oh-so-cinnamon-y!

Real Healthy Cinnamon Rolls
A Recipe by Diana Keuilian
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INGREDIENTS

For the Cinnamon Rolls:
  • 8 cups almond meal
  • 1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • 1 cup raw honey
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 4 organic, free range eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
For Filling
  • 3 cups pitted dates
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 cups ground walnuts
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash of nutmeg
INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two baking sheets with coconut oil, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine almond meal, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Melt the coconut oil and honey over low heat. Mix into the almond meal mixture. Add the eggs and mix well. Add the vanilla and almond extracts.
  3. Place the dough in freezer while you prepare the filling.
  4. Put the dates and water in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds. Mash with a fork then microwave for an additional 30 seconds.
  5. Place the date and water mixture in a food processor and pulse until creamy.
  6. In a medium bowl combine the ground walnuts, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
  7. Remove dough from freezer, separate into two equal parts. Roll each half out between two pieces of wax paper into a large rectangle, keeping the dough ½ inch thick. Spread each rectangle with half of the date mixture and then sprinkle with half of the walnut mixture. Remove the top wax paper and use the bottom wax paper to assist you in rolling the dough up. Place each roll in the freezer for 5-10 minutes.
  8. Remove rolls from freezer and cut into 1 inch slices. Place each roll on prepared greased cookie sheets. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden.
  9. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before transferring to wire rack.

 

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