Cassava Cinnamon Bunzzz

This cinnamon bun recipe I created together with Kathryn Kos, of Primal Bliss Nutrition. It’s been years since we have had a good tasting cinnamon bun that is clean, yet still has that amazing taste and texture that only cinnamon buns can deliver. We are both gluten free, and wanted to give cassava Flour a whirl. We created this recipe, and they came out amazing! These make for the perfect Christmas morning treats with coffee.


These cinnamon buns came out amazing!!! They have a slightly crispy outside, and chewy inside. They are rich, buttery, and flavorful!! Although they do contain sugar (as most holiday treats do), we tried to switch over to cleaner ingredients without sacrificing flavor and texture! We were both pleasantly surprised with how easy cassava flour is to work with.


Ingredients


Dough:

1 (1/4 -ounce) package yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup of almond or vanilla coconut milk unsweetened, warmed up
1/4 cup sucanat or coconut sugar
1/3 cup grass-fed butter, melted
1 teaspoon himalayan salt
1 pasture raised egg
2- 2 ½ cups of Otto’s Cassava Flour


Filling:

1/2 cup grass-fed butter, melted
3/4 cup sucanat or coconut sugar
2 tablespoons ceylon cinnamon
3/4 cup walnuts, or pecans, soaked and chopped


Glaze:

4 tablespoons grass fed butter, melted
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar (we used organic 365 brand)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 to 5 tablespoons hot water


Directions:


Heat oven to 350 degrees F.


In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside. In a large mixing bowl or standing mixer with paddle, mix the coconut or almond milk with the sugar, melted butter, salt and egg. Add 1 1/2 cups of flour and mix until smooth. Add yeast mixture. Mix in remaining flour until dough is easy to handle. It will be between 2 – 2/ ½ cups total. You don’t want it to get too dense, but it needs to come together and be workable.



Knead dough on lightly floured surface for 5 minutes, or you can use the dough hook attachment in the standing mixer, for 5 minutes on low. Place in a greased bowl, cover and let rise for about an hour. It will not double in size like with traditional flours, but will rise slightly.


Make the filling mixture. Mix sugar and cinnamon with the melted butter.


Roll dough out on a floured surface into a 15 by 9-inch rectangle.


Spread the filling mixture over rolled out dough.



Sprinkle with chopped nuts, if desired. Beginning at the wide side of the rolled out dough, roll up dough, slowly and carefully. Cut into 12 to 15 slices.




Place each slice parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Place cinnamon roll slices close together in the pan and let them sit for about 20-30 min. Bake for about 30 minutes or until nicely browned.





Meanwhile, mix melted butter with powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Add hot water one tablespoon at a time, until it reaches a glaze consistency. Spread over slightly cooled cinnamon rolls.


-Enjoy!




Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cake Smoothie

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Yo guys!


Hope everyone is having a great week and crushing it big time on their craft and big passions!


So I don’t know about you, but there is just something so euphoric about peanut butter in smoothies or desserts. While I’m a big fan of most nut and seed butters. There is something so amazing about peanut butter when it clashes with other smoothie ingredients like frozen bananas, dates and various spices. Something pretty legit happens and that’s what happened when I put together this divine smoothie elixir. Before I unveil the smoothie recipe. I want to shed light on a hot topic in regards to peanuts and toxin issue.


While some folks might have peanut allergies or are looking to avoid toxins like aflatoxin, which is associated with much of the peanuts in today’s world. Here are a few brands of peanut butter that are free of this common toxin. I personally used the Maranatha Foods here. They source and use Valencia peanuts, which are aflatoxin free.


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If you didn’t know, peanuts are one of the most commonly sprayed crops in the world. This potential carcinogen called aflatoxin, is a type of fungus that grows on the shells of the peanut. This is why it’s imperative in choosing the right brand and looking for organic when possible.


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If you are on a particular diet protocol or don’t respond well to peanuts regardless of brand. Feel free to substitute for a different nut or seed butter. It will taste fantastic regardless! With that being said, lets move onto the juicy bits and unveil the recipe


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-1 1/2 cup coconut milk
-1 frozen banana
-1 Tbsp PB2 peanut butter powder
-1 Tbsp Gelatinized Maca powder (brands I like Healthforce & Navitas Naturals)
-1 Tbsp Organic Peanut butter (brands I recommend are Maranatha Foods and Santa Cruz organic)
-1 packet or scoop of Amazing Grass Chocolate Peanut Butter Nutritional shake mix or Vega Sport Protein Chocolate
-2 medjool dates
-1 tsp ceylon cinnamon
-1/8 tsp cardamon


***Add everything into the blender and blend till desired consistency. It will be rich and creamy!**


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