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Friday, October 24, 2014

Raw Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

You won't feel nearly as guilty eating one of these cinnamon rolls. Unlike your average cinnamon rolls, these guys are packed with protein and good fats. They are an excellent way to start the morning, so ditch the processed pastries and give this incredibly easy recipe a shot!


1 cup of walnuts 
1 cup of pecans
1 cup of ground flax seed.
1/2 cup of agave

2 tablespoons of coconut oil (in store)
4 tablespoons of cocoa powder (in store)
3 tablespoons of agave

And of course:
Saigon Vietnamese cinnamon (the best cinnamon for any sweet treat)


First soak the pecans and walnuts over night (it makes the nuts easier to digest). Once you've got that down, grind your flax seeds in a coffee or spice grinder. Now that you have all your dough ingredients ready, dump everything into the food processor and blend away! Add water if needed and stop once you've got a nice doughy consistency. 

Next, sprinkle some cinnamon on some parchment paper. The cinnamon acts like flour and keeps the dough from sticking (also cinnamon is kind of the key ingredient in cinnamon rolls). Flatten out your dough into a rectangle.

Now it's time to make your chocolate filling! Dump all those ingredients into the food processor and blend away (again)! Spread the filling onto your dough and sprinkle on some more cinnamon (I didn't do this and, but would have liked to looking back on it now).

Then, gently roll your dough (some chocolate filling might ooze out, but a little mess doesn't hurt anyone). Lastly, slice up your log, stick your rolls in the fridge overnight and enjoy the next morning! 

This recipe was inspired by:

This post is part of our series on cinnamon. For others in the series check out:
A Short Summary of Cinnamon
What’s the Difference? Ceylon, Korintje, and Saigon Cinnamon
Orange Pomander Balls with Ceylon Cinnamon and Cloves
Cinnamon Spiked Tomato Sauce
Raw Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

Sara is currently studying romance languages at the University of Maryland, College Park. As a student and a team member of Bazaar Spices, she is able to fuel her interest in understanding different cultures. For Sara, understanding different cultures is key to connecting with people, and there is nothing more gratifying to her than that. 

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