Who can resist the delicious smell of freshly baked cinnamon rolls? Just thinking of the fluffy pieces of cinnamon goodness melting in your mouth makes you want to run to the nearest bakery in Kirkwood.  Great Harvest in Kirkwood  brings a recipe that  we found that may not be completely diet friendly, but it’s as close as it can get. Everyone needs a sweet treat once in a while. How much on the healthy side you want to go is completely up to you.

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Rolls

  • 3 ¼- ½ cups of whole wheat white flour, plus some more for rolling the dough
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut or brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons of instant yeast
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup of milk (or your pre non-dairy milk of choice)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or butter
  • ¼ cup coconut or brown sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons softened coconut oil or butter
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ tablespoons coconut oil or butter
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
What to do:
  1. Grease a baking dish with coconut oil and set aside
  2. Mix 3 cups of flour, 2 tablespoons of sugar, yeast and salt together. Stir until well combined.
  3. Heat milk, water and coconut oil together, until it’s hot to touch but not boiling.
  4. Slowly add the milk mix to the flour and stir until fully combined. Add the egg and keep stirring.
  5. Knead the dough for about 5 minutes, you should add more flour if it’s too sticky. When ready, the dough should be elastic and not stick to the bowl.
  6. Oil a large bowl, shape the dough into a ball and place it in the bowl. Let it rise until it has doubled in size.*
  7. Meanwhile, make the filling. Just mix the sugar, cinnamon and coconut oil (or butter), until it forms a paste.
  8. With a rolling pin roll out the dough into a rectangle. Be careful not to add to much flour when rolling, it will make the dough stiff. Spread out the filling throughout the rectangle.
  9. Tightly roll the dough and cut into 12 pieces.
  10. Cover rolls and let them rise for another 30 minutes. **
  11. Make vanilla icing by mixing vanilla, milk, oil or butter and powdered sugar.
  12. Preheat the oven at 350 F and bake for 20-25 minutes, until lightly browned.
  13. Let them cool for a bit and top them off with vanilla glaze.
*Place the bowl in the trunk of the car, the heat helps it rise. ** Turn on your oven at 200 F then shut it off and place the rolls inside to rise. Need to satisfy your bread craving in Kirkwood now? Visit our store, where we prepare delicious bread with freshly milled grains daily. Check out our website to know our monthly specials or call us at our store at: 314-821-1848  Recipe adapted form Fit Mitten Kitchen