|Date-Pecan Cinnamon Rolls|
|photo by recipe author|
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
- 6-8 large dates, soaked in hot water for 30 minutes
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
- 2 cups almond flour*
- ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ cup whole cane sugar
- pinch sea salt
- ½ cup finely chopped pecans (reserve 1/4 cup to sprinkle on the outside of roll)
- Whisk together a little milk with some whole cane sugar
Preheat oven to 325 °F
For the filling, add hydrated dates + a few teaspoons date water and cinnamon to a mini food processor and puree. Set aside
Whisk together the eggs, coconut oil, vanilla, and honey (or maple syrup) in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, combine almond flour, coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda, sugar and salt. Then combine dry and wet ingredients to form dough.
Roll out the dough on parchment paper and create a long rectangle. Spread the date and cinnamon mixture evenly across the rolled out dough and sprinkle with finely chopped pecan pieces. Using the parchment paper, carefully roll up the dough into a log. Use a sharp knife to cut 1-inch thick rolls.
Place sliced cinnamon rolls on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper. Bake for about 15-18 minutes – until lightly brown.
Remove from oven and drizzle with prepared glaze + sprinkle with reserved pecans.
Best served warm!
*You can grind your own almond flour by placing whole almonds in a blender/food processor and blending until you get a fine meal.
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