I've mentioned more than twice that I'm kicking off a Whole30 soon. This Saturday, May 19 to be precise. Thus I'm still justified in sneaking in this delicious indulgence, which I prepared as part of a Mother's Day brunch yesterday. While the recipe is free of grains, dairy and refined sugar it's certainly still a special occasion treat.
|dough & filling before rolling|
My admiration and respect again go out to Brittany Angell at Real Sustenance for this recipe. I have to say, she is your woman if you need a Paleo-friendly treat or want to prove to your S.A.D. diet-eating friends that it IS possible to make crazy-good sweets that are free of processed junk.
I used granular xylitol in both the dough and cinnamon sugar filling. I was making these rolls mainly for my two kids and their three cousins, so used the amount Brittany recommended. I honestly think, though, you could probably cut back on the added sweetener a little. I also used Kerrygold butter, but coconut oil would work perfectly instead.
These were such hits that this morning, as she munched on a leftover roll for breakfast, my daughter kept extolling its deliciousness. I will most definitely be making these again for times like Christmas morning or a special weekend breakfast for my kids.
For those of you who are looking for slightly heartier, healthier Paleo fare... stay tuned! You will have a blissful, sweets-free month coming up. For the rest of you, though, who want an amazing indulgence to add to your repertoire: bake these babies up! Preferably when you have others to whom to serve them, so you don't eat the whole lot yourself ;)