Saturday, 14 February 2015

Scrolls... Mmmm

Howdy folks! Who's having a good day! All of you? Great! (I assume ;) For some reason my morning's going pretty well and.... drum roll... I have a recipe for today!! Yay!

I was thinking to myself the other day about all of my favourite foods before I cut back on sugar/ wheat/ dairy, remember some of the good and the bad... and the ugly (hello mass volumes of sugary juice and iced tea and nutella with a side of toast) and as I was scrolling (pun= so not intended!) a few images of happy food memories popped up. One was out with friends at the shopping center, stopping for sustenance at a doughnut shop and buying my absolute favourite- cinnamon scroll. The other was at school excursions/ athletics/ swimming carnival days, opening my lunch to find a Baker's Delight Cheesymite scroll.

Never had I realised just how much I liked scrolls! So this morning for breakfast I wanted oatmeal! a scroll! I was feeling the cinnamon too (seriously I have a cinnamon problem!!)

Half an hour later I was sitting down to this:
An oven baked, warm, ooey, gooey scroll, encased in crumbly 'pastry' with a sweet oozing filling generously spiked with soul-warming cinnamon.

How's that for a description? I didn't even mention that it is vegan, wheat free, egg+ dairy free, refined sugar free with only natural ingredients-   boo-ya!

Wanna know how to make it? Of course you do!

40g wholemeal spelt flour
10g flax flakes (or simply add 5g more of rolled oats)
10g oat bran
15g rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Sprinkle of chia seeds
1/4 cup milk of choice (I used almond milk)
optional- 1/2 tablespoon psyllium husks

3/4 medium banana
1 heaped teaspoon cinnamon (more/ less depending on preference) 
1 teaspoon coconut oil

1.Preheat oven to 180 degrees clesius and line a tray with baking paper
2. Place all the dry ingredients in a bowl for the 'pastry' and stir together. Add the milk and stir together until the mixture starts to form a ball (add more milk if necessary). Leave to sit for about 5 minutes:
3. Make the filling by mashing up the banana and then adding the cinnamon and coconut oil and stirring to combine:
4. Flatten the casing mixture between your hands and then continue to flatten out on baking tray (may need to sprinkle with flour) until it is long and thin:
5. Spread on the filling and carefully roll up into a scroll:
6. Bake for around 12-15 minutes until outside is hard and slightly golden:
7. Transfer to a wire rack to cool for around 5 minutes and then cut in half and enjoy!!
These are probably most divine eaten warm from the oven, but I'm sure eaten cold would be just as good too! Also- coconut oil. Why don't I use this more often? Y.U.M!
Also, I think next time they need a glaze like my childhood favourite cinnamon scrolls from the doughnut shop. Melted coconut butter anyone?
Healthy enough to be eaten for breakfast and delicious enough to make any morning a good one!
They may not taste exactly like the ones I used to savour and unravel bit by bit, but different doesn't mean worse- it means differently delicious!
I mean check out that cinnamon action!
I didn't unravel this one bit by bit though.... I was a little too hungry for that guys! It was breakfast- I had spent half an hour cooking this- I was ready to eat it!
Well, I may have unraveled the end bits :)

Ahh, there's nothing like the feeling of a partly-digested cinnamon scroll sitting in your tummy (wow. Just wow Steph)

Your turn:
What are/ were some of your favourite foods that may not be the best for you?
Favourite doughnut/ favourite scroll?
Do you ever unravel your food/ pull apart your biscuits (sorry Oreos) / take it all apart? For some reason some foopds taste better for me when I do that- weird..

I hope you all have a lovely relaxed Sunday! Bye friends! :D

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