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Healthy Vegan Cinnamon Buns

Delicious naturally sweetened cinnamon buns with no added oils! These buns are truly amazing! They are sticky and amazing when warm. This healthy spin on a classic is to die for. 
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chia seeds, cinnamon, dr greger, maple syrup, whole wheat flour
Servings: 12
Author: Hayden Peddle

Ingredients

Dough

  • 4 cups Whole wheat flour
  • 3 1/4 tsp Quick rise yeast
  • 1/4 cup Milk Warmed to 110f
  • 1/4 cup Avocado (or 4tbs apple sauce)
  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup or sweetener of choice
  • 2 tbs Chia Seeds
  • 7 tbs Warm Water

Filling

  • 3 tsp cinamon
  • 1/2 tsp Nitmeg
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp Corn startch

Instructions

  • Start by warming milk to 110f, then in a large bowl whisk in the yeast and allow to sit for 5-10 minutes or until frothy. In a separate small bowl combine the warm water and chia seeds together and allow to sit for the same amount of time.
  • Add the chia seed "egg" to the yeast mixture along with the maple syrup and pureed avocado. 
  • slowly begin to mix in the flour leaving 1/4c behind for kneading. 
  • Once you have created the dough, dust some of the leftover four onto a large surface and begin to knead the dough, adding more flour as needed. You should knead the dough for the entire length of Don McLean's song "American Pie" (8 minutes)
  • Set the dough into an oiled large bowl and place a warm damp cloth on top of the bowl and place in a warm draft-free area or warm your oven to 170f and then shut it off and place the bowl inside. The dough will take roughly 30-60 minutes to rise.
  • In the meantime, in a small saucepan whisk together your filling ingredients and place on medium-low heat. Whisk continuously until the filling begins to thicken. Once thick remove from heat and set aside. 
  • Once the dough has risen, punch it down and roll it onto a 12"x16" cutting board and cover the surface with the filling. Leaving 1" around the edges filling-free.
  • Roll the dough to create a long cylinder. Cut this into 12 pieces and place each piece onto a baking sheet. 
  • Heat oven to 400f and cook for 15-20 minutes. Allow cinnamon buns to cool and drizzle additional maple syrup on top.