Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Caramel Cream Cheese Cinnamon "Rolls"

    This recipe was adapted from and inspired by a friend's Facebook sharing( Thanks, Jada!):
My spin turned out so tasty that I had to share it with you! They are quick and easy...I made them for breakfast this morning and everyone gobbled them down!

Caramel Cream Cheese Cinnamon 'Rolls"
From Kristi's Kitchen

Cinnamon Mixture
1/4 c. coconut palm crystals
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ground nutmeg

-Mix together and set aside

Roll Dough
2 1/2 c. fresh milled whole wheat pastry flour (you could use spelt)
2 tbsp. coconut palm crystals
2 tsp. aluminum free baking powder
1 tsp. sea salt
1 1/2 c. + 2 tbsp. organic heavy cream OR "Milk & Honey" flavored Amasai (increase as needed if using spelt flour)

-Preheat oven to 400 degrees
-Combine dry ingredients
-Pour in cream or Amasai
-Stir until dough ball form
-Using your hands, turn dough over several times in the bowl until smooth
-Place dough on lightly floured surface and pat dough out into 1/2 " thick rectangle
-Melt 1 tbsp. unsalted organic butter and brush the flattened dough with the exception of last 1/2" closest to you
-Sprinkle with cinnamon mixture - leaving 1/2" plain
-Starting from the long end farthest away from you, jelly roll the dough like a traditional cinnamon roll dough
-Once rolled, cut into 16 even pieces
-Place rolls in greased baking dish
-Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes
-At 15minute mark, spoon each roll with a bit of the Caramel Sauce (below)
-Return rolls to the oven and continue cooking 10 more minutes
-Remove from oven, cool slightly and ice with Whipped Cream Cheese Icing (below)
-Serve warm

Caramel Sauce
3 tbsp. unsalted organic butter
1/4 c. coconut nectar (see for info.)
1/4 tsp. sugar free vanilla
2 tbsp. organic heavy cream
dash of sea salt

-Melt butter
-Add coconut nectar and salt
-Bring to a boil over medium heat
-Simmer for 3 minutes
-Stir in Cream and simmer for 3 more minutes
-Remove from heat and mix in vanilla
-Spoon over half baked rolls

Cream Cheese Icing
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 c. xylitol OR equivalent in stevia, raw organic honey, coconut palm crystals or coconut nectar
1/2 tsp. sugar free vanilla
3/4 c. organic cream

-Whisk cream cheese, sweetener and vanilla together with handheld electric mixer
-Slowly incorporate cream while continuing to mix
-Whip until soft beaks begin to form
-Spoon over the top of slightly cooled rolls

These are completely yeast free and have a slight biscuit texture -they are fabulously delicious!

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