Apple Butter Cinnamon Rolls
A cozy spin on a classic, this sprouted flour Cinnamon Rolls recipe uses apple butter to create a warming flavor that will stay with you and your guests long after a sweet breakfast start, afternoon snack, or concluding dessert. As a bonus, our One Degree Organics Sprouted Spelt Flour adds fiber and delicious taste to this plant-based dough.
Yield: 8 cinnamon rolls
2 cups One Degree Organics Sprouted Spelt Flour (or One Degree Organics Sprouted Whole Wheat Flour)
1/4 cup cane sugar
1 1/4 cups non-dairy milk, lukewarm
2 1/2 tsp yeast
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1 cup organic white flour
1/3 cup apple butter (we used Eden Organics)
2 tsp cinnamon
Apple Frosting (optional):
2 Tbsp apple butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 to 2 Tbsp non-dairy milk, to thin vegan frosting to desired consistency
1/4 to 1/2 tsp cinnamon, to taste
To make the dough, combine the sugar, warm milk and yeast in a large bowl. Let sit for approximately 5 minutes until the yeast begins to bubble.
Add coconut oil and salt and whisk to combine. Slowly add the flour, adding the last 1/2 cup a little at a time until a soft dough has formed.
Turn out onto a generously floured surface and knead for 3–5 minutes, until the dough is smooth. Form the dough into a ball and place in an oiled bowl. Cover and set in a warm place for 45 minutes to an hour, until doubled in size.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and lightly grease two 8-inch square pans.
Working on a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 8-inch by 12-inch rectangle. Spread with the apple butter and sprinkle with cinnamon.
Starting at one of the shorter sides, tightly roll up the dough, pinch the seam at the end to keep the rolls well formed. Slice into 8 buns and arrange in prepared pans. Bake for 25–30 minutes until set and bottoms are light golden brown.
If you’d like to add frosting, whisk together the apple butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. Add milk as needed to achieve spreadable or pourable consistency based on your preference. Let the sprouted flour cinnamon buns cool slightly before drizzling or spreading with the apple butter frosting.