two-bite cinnamon rolls.

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i’ve been trying to make cinnamon rolls with healthy, good-for-you ingredients for the past three days!  today i tried for the third time and they came out PERFECT.  they are sticky, gooey, sweet, doughy, buttery, cinnamon-y, brown sugary… THEY’RE JUST SO GOOD.  i made them bite size because although they are delicious… it’s important to try to not eat the whole batch…….. no really.


for the rolls:

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

2 tablespoons Justin’s vanilla almond butter

1 tablespoon Earth Balance butter spread

3 cups Kodiak Cake’s mix

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 packet instant yeast

in a small sauce pan, heat the almond milk, butter and almond butter until melted together but not boiling

transfer to a mixing bowl and let cool until it’s slightly warm, but not hot

add yeast packet and set aside for about 10 minutes to activate yeast

add brown sugar, salt and vanilla extract and mix

add in Kodiak Cake’s mix, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing after each addition

the dough will become sticky and thick

take out of the bowl and begin to kneed until it forms a ball

put the ball of dough in a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap and wait an hour for the dough to rise

for the filling:

2 tablespoons Earth Balance butter spread

1 tablespoon cinnamon

2 tablespoons brown sugar

mix all ingredients together in a bowl until smooth and creamy

once dough is risen, flour a large surface and roll out to form a big rectangle so the dough is about 1/4 inch thick

spread the filling evenly on top of the dough

sprinkle way more cinnamon on top!

cut the dough into long strips, about 1 inch wide for each strip

roll each strip until it forms a half dollar size cinnamon roll

lay all the rolls out evenly into a greased cake pan

bake at 350 for about 20 minutes until the rolls have risen slightly and they’re a little firm to the touch, not too soft


for the topping:

1 tablespoon Earth Balance butter spread

2 tablespoons powdered sugar

1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk

mix together until smooth and top the warm cinnamon rolls

serve immediately & enjoy!


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