October 06, 2018

Clean Simple Eats Sweet Honey Cinnamon Rolls

This is a healthier spin on my Mom’s cinnamon roll recipe that she has been making for years! Hopefully she approves 🙏🏻 Pair one of these with some CSE Protein Powder mixed with water and your macros will be spot on.

Makes 24 servings
185 calories / 6F / 29C / 4P

ROLLS:

  • 2 ½ tsp instant yeast 
  • ½ cup warm water {100-115 degrees} 
  • ½ cup grass-fed butter 
  • ½ cup honey 
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • 1 cup cooked sweet potatoes 
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 
  • 2 beaten eggs 
  • 5 cups white, whole-wheat flour 

FILLING: 

  • 2 Tbs. grass-fed butter, melted 
  • 2 Tbs. coconut sugar 
  • 1 Tbs. cinnamon 

ICING: 

  • 1 cup powdered sugar 
  • 2 Tbs. pasteurized egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp. butter extract (optional) 

Directions:

1. Beat eggs. Set aside. Dissolve the yeast into the warm water and whisk together until completely dissolved. Pour eggs into the water with yeast; Set aside. 

2. Remove the skin from the sweet potatoes and beat with hand mixers until smooth. Set aside. 

3. Heat the almond milk in a pot over high heat until small bubbles form around edges. Remove from heat. Add the cold butter, honey, salt and sweet potatoes. Stir until all the butter is melted and the the mixture is smooth. 

4. Pour into a bread or kitchen aid mixer. Add the egg mixture with the flour and knead for 10 minutes. Dough should be sticky. Cover & let rise in the fridge for 2 hours. 

5. Split the dough in half. Place the dough on a floured surface and roll both pieces into large, thin rectangles. 

6. Mix the filling ingredients together and then spread evenly all over dough. Slice each rectangle into 12 strips, then roll up and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. 12 rolls per baking sheet. Cover with a dish towel and let rise for 5+ hours or overnight. 

7. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. 

8. Beat frosting ingredients together and drizzle over the top. Enjoy!

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