Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Raw Vegan Cinnamon Rolls with Vanilla Frosting and Caramel Raisin Filling

Cinnamon Rolls with Coconut Frosting and Caramel Raisin Filling: 
makes 6-7 servings Adapted from a recipe @ This Rawesome Vegan Life Blog.  


3/4 cup almond meal
3/4 cup ground flax seeds
3/4 cup raisins 
3/4 cup dates
Pinch of salt (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon water
Dash of cinnamon 

coconut frosting:

1 heaping cup young coconut meat
3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
4 tablespoons raw agave syrup (or other preferred sweetener) 
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Water, as needed

caramel raisin filling:

1 cup dates
1/4-1/2 cup coconut water 
Cinnamon powder, to taste
1/4 cup raisins

To make the dough: pulse the almond meal and ground flax in your food processor until they become a rough flour. Add the rest of the ingredients and process until it all begins to stick together. Roll the dough into a square about 1/4-1/2 cm thick.

To make the frosting: blend all the ingredients together until it's smooth and drizzly. Set aside.

To make the cinnamon caramel filling: blend all the ingredients together - except the raisins - until smooth and thick like a paste. Set aside.

Cut the dough into strips and spread the filling evenly on each one, then sprinkle on the raisins and gently roll the strips up. Cover with the frosting and celebrate your healthy creation!

I enjoyed these treats immensely!  And, I enjoyed knowing that they were incredibly nourishing as well.  Read more about dates on my previous post, "10 Reasons to Make a Snack Date with a Date."


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