Protein Cinnamon Scrolls
This healthy ‘Protein Cinnamon Scrolls’ recipe will not only delight your taste buds, but is a much more friendly version of the regular cinnamon scroll that’s packed with refined sugars and processed ingredients like those ones on supermarket shelves.
- ½ cup vanilla or cinnamon whey
- 1 cup almond meal
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup/rice malt syrup
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- pinch of Himalayan sea salt
- 7 medjool dates (soaked in hot water for 10 minutes then drained)
- ½ cup organic coconut cream
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- handful of your fav nuts, I have used walnuts and pecans
- Heat (fan forced) oven to 185 degrees
- Line a flat tray with non-stick baking paper
- Gently fold the pastry ingredients together until a nice dough forms
- Place dough in a cool place (ideally fridge) for 10 minutes
- For your filling, blitz all ingredients except your nuts until a deliciously smooth textured date spread forms.
- Place filling ingredients a small bowl and set aside.
- Once your pastry has cooled, using a rolling pin (or wine bottle) gently roll the mixture out until about 15cm long, and cut to size..
- Keep 2 tablespoons of the cin-a-filling mixture to the side and spread the rest evenly across the pastry.
- Sprinkle your nuts and a pinch more cinnamon. Gently roll the scrolls up and place up so the swirl is facing the top of the oven.
- Place in oven for 13 minutes
- When beautiful and golden, remove the scrolls from the oven, drizzle the remaining date sauce over and a touch more cinnamon or serve on their own! Scrumptious either way!
Did you know?
Cinnamon actually has some amazing health benefits such as:
- Help regulate blood sugar (great for diabetics)
- Reduces cholesterol levels
- Immunity boosting (thanks to the anti-infectious compounds)
- Digestive support (thanks to the fibre)
- Promotes strong bones (thanks to the calcium)
What a wonder-spice, huh?! Now save this recipe to your computer or smart phone and go source these ingredients (did we mention it’s really easy to make too)!
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