Raw Cinnamon Rolls

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Raw Cinnamon Rolls


Marquis Matson of Real Raw Kitchen gives us a little something to dream about....ooey gooey sweet and chewy raw vegan cinnamon rolls served warm right out of the dehydrator, with a drizzle of melted stone ground coconut butter and chopped pecans to top. The best thing about this recipe, aside from its decadent deliciousness, is the fact that it doesn't rely too heavily on nuts. Instead Marquis uses soaked dried figs to create a nice cinnamon-roll texture. Gluten free and all raw!

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1 cup dried figs, soaked

1/2 cup pecans, soaked

1 T cinnamon

1/2 T nutmeg

1-2 T maple syrup, non raw

1/4 cup chopped pecans

2-3 T coconut butter


The Crust:

1) Soak your dried figs and pecans, separately, in warm water for about 30 minutes. When the figs are soft, drain them and plop them into a food processor (leave the pecans in their soak water until you're ready to use them). Whirl the figs until they are broken down and sticky like a dough. Do not process too much, we do not want a paste!!

2) Dump the contents out onto a cookie sheet lined with plastic wrap. Next, cover the dough with another sheet of plastic wrap and then use your rolling pin to roll it out to about 1/4". (no rolling pin? get creative! I've been known to use a round vase ...) Place this in the fridge to harden up a bit.

The Filling:

1) Drain the pecans and place them in your processor. Process them until a mousse, and almost a nut butter, forms. You will have to stop and scrape down the sides throughout. It took me about 5 minutes. Next, add the maple syrup, nutmeg and cinnamon. Process until it's incorporated.

2) Dump contents onto crust and cover with the plastic wrap. Roll it out until the crust is covered evenly. Sprinkle some chopped pecans over the layer if you'd like.

3) Place back into the fridge to harden while you clean up.

The Rolling:

1) Much like sushi, use the bottom plastic sheet to guide the crust up and begin rolling as tightly as you can without squishing everything. Continue until the whole thing is rolled. Leave the plastic wrap around the outer part of the log and place back in the fridge to firm up.

2) After about 10-20 minutes you can take out and gently cut into rolls.

Drizzle with melted coconut butter and top with chopped pecans. YUM!




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