Best. Thing. Ever.
This adaptation from the Urban Poser came about simply because I am cheap and slightly lazy. Parchment paper is expensive, and when you work with almond flour the consistency is completely different than wheat flour, it's really not workable at all. Therefore rolling the dough out just didn't appeal to me. Also that takes baking to another level. You see, I can mix batters and pour it into pans all day long just to pop it in the oven and -boom- finished product. But to roll, and then mix separately, and then spread, and then roll again, and then cut, and then place, and then finally bake, I've done that before, and I honestly didn't like it. So, me, wanting all of the flavor and none of the work decided to put my own spin on cinnamon rolls. Instead of rolling the dough up and slicing into individual servings this is more of a cinnamon roll cake of sorts. Holy cow though, did it deliver! I have only made it once, so I'm not sure if this is a glitch in baking timing or what, but the top was perfectly brown and soft and the inside was gooey like heaven. Perfect sweetness, perfect taste. It took all I had to stop myself from eating more than my portion. Next time a special occasion rolls around THIS is what I am making.
"Rolls" or bread-stuff:
2 cups almond flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup oil (I used coconut oil)
2 Tbsp honey
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 dash allspice or nutmeg
Healthy dousing of cinnamon (I'd say about 4 Tbsp but I don't measure)
Healthy drizzle of honey (again, I don't measure but enough to cover across the pan in a thin stream
1/2 cup raisins
2:1 ratio of Greek-strained yogurt to honey (1/4 cup each, try, & make sure yogurt is dripped for at least 12 hours)
*For dairy-free/Paleo use 2:1 ratio of coconut cream concentrate (aka coconut butter) to honey.
Mix honey and yogurt together, spread on top of cooled roll-cake. EAT.
By the way, this is my 100th post! Yay! I honestly was not sure what would become of this blog when I started it last year, but thanks to all my regular readers & Vitamix shoppers, I can say it is a success! THANK YOU! (yes, you!)