Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Bike around town food inspiration: Coconut Cinnamon Rolls
Somehow I convinced myself to keep riding on home and whip up a batch myself. I needed to make bread anyway so I made a double batch of my regular bread, then cut the dough in half. One half I put in a loaf pan and let rise. The other half I rolled out to a large rectangle and made just two small tweeks to a normal cinnamon roll recipe.
Instead of butter I used coconut oil, and instead of nuts I used some small dehydrated chunks of coconut. These two substitutions along with the normal cinnamon, sugar, and sprinkle of cornstarch were sprinkled all over one side of the rectangle then rolled up in to a log. I sliced off pieces about 1 1/2 inches thick then let them rise in a high walled baking dish for about two hours. Bake 350 for about 22 min and they are perfect!
The one down side about making them myself (besides time): I made way more than I ever would have gotten at Ikea and in turn, have eaten way more than I should have.