Friday, 12 September 2014

Paleo friendly cinnamon and apricot buns

As my regular readers know, I am embarking on a lifestyle change, and trying paleo eating. I NEED to make my food taste delicious for me to stay on track, as I am a real foodie, and can not stomach salad day in day out. I was told about some cinnamon and date buns and was tempted to try, but only had apricots in the house... I tried them for a comforting lunch, but could be had for a breakfast too.
What you will need:

For the dough
2 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
1 egg
1 tbsp. honey
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups almond flour
1 tbsp. coconut flour
1 tsp. baking powder
Pinch of salt
For the filling
1 tbsp. cinnamon
Honey, for drizzling
1/4 cup finely chopped dried apricots
1/4 cup mixed nuts, finely chopped
For the glaze
2 tbsp. honey
2 tbsp. coconut cream
Pinch of cinnamon
To start with you will need to whisk the honey, egg, vanilla and coconut oil together, and then stir in the flours, baking powder and salt. Until it has all combined.

Transfer the dough to some grease proof paper, and cover with another sheet to roll out until a rectangle shape, not to thin, as it needs to be rolled!
 It is very sticky so needs the paper! Once rolled out to desired thickness, peel off top sheet and drizzle the filling on.
Then comes the tricky part, or the bit I found hard, roll the dough up, into a swirl, it is sticky, so may break in places. I found pulling the paper up and letting it fall to roll was best.
Once in a log, place in the freezer for 10-15minutes, meanwhile preheat the oven to 180'C.
I then made the glaze by mixing the coconut cream, and honey together.
Once the log has come out the freezer, cut it into mini buns and place on a baking tray, and place in the oven for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown.
Then drizzle with the glaze and serve....
Was a hit with me and my 2 year old! If you are craving a sweet treat then this is the one for you. :-)  Enjoy!

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