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Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls

Had to share!  These were a hit…

While it’s not quite as easy and poppin’ open a can of biscuits, these delicious rolls didn’t make our tummies cry!  I made two packages full –  (because really, the mess is worth just doing it that way) – and you can always freeze them so you just have to bake them if you don’t think you can eat them all…

We knew we could eat them all.

Who knew that THIS package…could lead to amazing cinnamon rolls? Thanks to a good friend… I learned something new!

Here is what is hidden on the side of the package! Could they be good?

The answer is a resounding YES!

My kids were so stoked… this is our first cinnamon rolls of this style (old school) since April…  they were SO good!  We used vegan butter and dark coconut sugar… and just made a simple glaze with pure orange for the icing with some vegan butter, powdered sugar, milk and vanilla.  Very easy – even for this first timer.  We have gotten this at Vitacost.com and also at our local HyVee and Dillons.  Dillons had them on sale for $2.65 a package.  WE bought them all.  We also made it as pizza crust – and one package will cover an entire large baking sheet – easily.  The crust is delish!

“The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the Lord.”

Proverbs 21:31

Processed Food, That Doesn’t Process.

We have this little running joke at our house.  It stems from a trip we took in our first year of marriage.  My husband’s family owns retail stores, and we used to travel to a yearly convention, where we set up shop for a week.  Meals were scarce – as were bathroom breaks… we stood on our feet a lot!  We ate TERRIBLY back then.

When we stood in line at a Burger King for breakfast… Yes, I said Burger King and breakfast – together. *YUCK*  One of the menu items to order was a mini-cinnamon roll set of 4, in  box made for a hamburger no doubt.  As the orders were placed, the staff person kept saying “CINNA-MINI” into the microphone, to let the back “cooks” know to put another round in the microwave.  {That way they were nice and FRESH you know.}  Yeeeeeeeah.  Not. So. Much.

Ever wonder why you feel so poorly after eating fast food? We saw this at the HS conference in April. It’s 5 years old… Makes you wonder how your body is supposed to “use” stuff like this and process it – after we consume it?? Just say no.

Anyway… the whole mono-toned “CINNA-MINI” makes me giggle…  but the idea of what we ate or what was in that food, makes me a little sick to my stomach.

I used to LOVE cinnamon rolls.  Our local bakery made the best.

They probably still make the best, I just don’t eat them… obviously.  I stopped eating them 6 years ago when I stopped eating many cake-like breads.  However, my kids still REALLY wanted some cinnamon rolls – and I wanted to make that happen for them.  I present to you – gluten-free cinnamon rolls in cute little muffin cups! (I’m sure you can make these with whole wheat/white flour too…)

GLUTEN FREE CINNAMON ROLLS

3/4 cup luke warm water
2 packages active dry yeast
3/4 cup almond milk
3 T sugar
2 T canola/grape seed oil
1 tablespoon honey
3 1/2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour (I used Almond flour mix by Gluten
Free Mama)
2 t. salt
1 t. baking powder
1/4 cup GF carbonated water
3/4 cup sugar
3 T. ground cinnamon
1/2 cup gluten-free or organic butter, cut into 12 squares
Pecan halves (optional)

Preheat over to 375 degrees. Grease 12 muffin cups. Set aside. In a large
mixing bowl, stir lukewarm water into yeast until dissolved. Add milk, 3 T.
sugar, oil and honey and mix well. Let stand for 5 minutes.

In a small mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking powder. Add flour
mixture to milk mixture and beat until combined. Stir in carbonated water.
Fill muffin cups only HALF FULL with a glob of dough.

In a small bowl mix 3/4 cup of sugar with cinnamon. Sprinkle batter in
each cup with about 1 Tablespoon sugar mixture. Top with square of butter.
Fill with remaining batter.

Use a skewer or knife to make a swirl at the top of batter in each cup. Top
with remaining sugar mixture. Bake 20 minutes or until golden brown. Top
with pecan halves if desired. Serves 12.

Stressed OUT??  Someone IS listening.  Talk to Him!

“In my distress I called to the Lord; I called out to my God.   From His temple he heard my voice; my cry came to His ears.”

2 Samuel 22:7

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