Saturday, January 19, 2013

Cinnamon Rolls - Gluten/Dairy/Soy/Egg free

Before really taking a look at our food intake, our family ate canned cinnamon rolls toooo much!!   At least 4-5 times a month.  I cringe now when I look at all the preservatives and chemicals they add to those cans.  So I needed to come up with an alternative to the canned cinnamon rolls that we could all eat because of allergies and that would be a healthier substitute.  

I started thinking about the Bob Mills Pizza Crust mix that I had been purchasing and thought...why not give it a try.

1 package Bob Mills GF Pizza Crust
White sugar (no haven't found a way to get rid of this yet)
Coconut oil (I substitute this for the olive oil.)
Baking powder
Milled Flax Seed
Extra rice flour for dusting.

Prepare pizza crust as labeled, except I leave out the eggs and use flax seed as a replacement.  I also add an extra 3 TBS of baking powder and 1 cup of white sugar.  I use coconut milk in this recipe also.  

I allow the crust to rest for 20 minutes.  I then split the dough in half and roll it into a flat sheet on wax paper.  You will need to dust the paper with rice flour and possibly add some to the dough to keep it sticking to your roller.  I then take some coconut oil and brush it on the flattened dough and sprinkle it with cinnamon and sugar mixture.

Lifting the wax paper, I start to roll the dough over.  And when done, I then slice it with a serrated knife into about 1/2 inch pieces.  You can make the rolls thicker also.  I then lay them out on aluminum foil lined pans and bake for about 15 minutes at 400 degrees.

Repeat with remaining dough.  It is just easier to work in two batches.

When I remove them I either put an orange glaze or maple syrup on them.  And serve warm, the kids like with hot cocoa.

Orange Glaze recipe:
2-3 cups of Powdered sugar
1/2 cup Orange Juice
Mix the ingredients above until a glaze texture that can be spread on with a knife.  If needed add a bit more powdered sugar.

This is so easy, and I regret waiting so long to make these.


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