Cinny buns with a twist… banana is a key ingredient to keep these babies moist. And you don’t feel bad eating multiple at a time 😉
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 cup mashed banana (or you can use squash or pumpkin)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2.5 cups flour (either a GF mix or regular flour or the following combo: 1+1/4c brown rice flour, 3/4c tapioca flour, 1/2c coconut flour, 1/2c almond flour)
- 1/4 cup ground chia seeds (or flax seeds)
- 2 Tbsp coconut suger
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- 4-5 tablespoons brown sugar or coconut sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- Combo of the following, about 1/3c each: coconut flakes, raisins, pecan pieces
- 1 Tablespoon coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 c maple syrup
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a small bowl, combine the water, banana, coconut oil and apple cider vinegar.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, ground chia seeds, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Pour the liquid into the dry bowl and stir well. Stir well until a uniform dough is created. It should be slightly sticky to the touch, but not too wet. If it’s too wet, add some more flour.
Line your counter with a large piece of parchment paper and put the dough out onto the paper. Sprinkle the top of the dough with a tablespoon of flour and press it out into a large rectangle, about 10-inches by 15-inches. Use more flour as needed to press out the dough evenly and roll it out with a rolling pin.
Brush melted coconut oil over the top of the large rectangle to cover the surface of the dough, then sprinkle the yummy filling overtop.
Starting from the long side of the rectangle, use the parchment paper to help roll the dough into a long log.
Use a serrated knife or some toothfloss, slice the log into about 2″ pieces. Arrange the rolls in a greased baking dish or cast iron pan.
Bake at 350ºF until cooked though, about 25 minutes.
Pour the maple glaze overtop and as soon as it’s cool, eat them while they’re warm. So good! Store them on the counter for a few days if they even last that long!