Easy Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls with Vanilla Maple Icing
Recipe type: Dessert
Dry Ingredients:
  • 3½ c. spelt flour (reserve ¼ c.)
  • 1½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • dash of salt
Wet Ingredients:
  • 1 scant cup of vanilla almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp. vinegar
  • ¼ c. agave or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 2 c. apples, small diced
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg
  • 4 Tbsp coconut oil (for brushing)
  • 3-4 Tbsp. coconut sugar
Maple Frosting:
  • 1 pk. silken tofu
  • ¼ c. maple syrup**
  • 3 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
For the buns:
  1. Preheat oven to 425F and spray a 9.5' pie pan with a non stick spray.
  2. In a small bowl combine the almond milk with the vinegar and set aside for a few minutes.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, sift the 3 ¼ c. spelt flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  4. Once the almond milk has set for a few minutes, add in the rest of the wet ingredients to the almond milk mixture and mix to combine. Pour into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix lightly to combine. Be sure not too over mix. Spelt is a bit delicate. Dough will be a bit shaggy and this is ok.
  5. Lightly dust surface and dump dough out. Roughly knead together for 2-3 minutes until the dough starts to come together. If you feel it’s too sticky slowly add in the reserved spelt flour as needed. Dough should not stick to your hands while kneading. Once you get a nice round dough ball, place in a bowl that has been sprayed with a non stick spray and set aside for a few minutes.
  6. While the dough is resting combine the apples pieces, lemon juice and spices. Mix well. Now we are ready for the dough.
  7. Place a large piece of parchment down on your work space and lightly sprinkle with flour. Using a rolling pin, roll out dough into a large rectangle about ¼" thick. Brush dough with coconut oil and sprinkle with coconut sugar. Top with diced apple mixture. Roll up dough length wise so that it forms a long roll. Then using a serrated knife, gently cut cinnamon rolls into pieces.
  8. Place pieces into pie pan and bake roughly 15 minutes.
  9. Once buns are done, top with icing and serve warm.
  1. Combine all ingredients into food processor and blend until desired consistency.
*these buns are best eaten on the same day.
**If you like a sweeter icing just add more maple syrup.
Recipe by Pure Thyme at http://purethyme.com/2015/09/easy-apple-pie-cinnamon-rolls-with-vanilla-maple-icing.html