Friday, March 13, 2009

Cinnamon Sticky Buns

Cinnamon Rolls have always been a Christmas tradition for us. It was hard not having them this past year. I have had this recipe laying around since the holidays and been putting off making it. I usually find it very discouraging to replace one of our favorite 'bread' recipes for a GF version. I decided there was only one way to find out if we were going to like these new cinnamon rolls....I had to dive in and make them. They definitely don't replace our old favorites, but they do taste good. I made mine in a pan with 12 mini bundt molds.
This is what they look like right out of the oven.

This is what they looked like after I turned them over and drizzled them with cream cheese frosting.

This recipe comes from The Gluten Free Gourmet Bakes Bread, Cinnamon Pecan Sticky Buns. I made the cinnamon version. Also, instead of buying Almond meal (because it is very expensive), I just bought a small bag of slivered almonds and blended them in my food processer.

Cinnamon Sticky Buns

Margarine or butter melted ¼ C
Brown sugar ¼ C
Cinnamon 1 tsp
Pecans, chopped ½ C

Dry Ingredients
Featherlite flour 2 C
Xanthun gum 1 ¼ tsp
Salt ½ tsp
Unflavored gelatin 1 tsp
Sugar 1/3 C
Almond meal or nut quick 3 TB
Dry yeast granules 2 ¼ tsp

Wet Ingredients
Potato pearls of flakes 2 tsp
Warm water 1 C
Margarine or butter, melted 1/3 C
Dough enhancer or vinegar ½ tsp
Honey 2 tsp
Eggs 3

Prepare your tins by dividing the butter into the cups and adding brown sugar blended with the cinnamon. Sprinkle on the nuts and set aside.
In mixing bowl, place the dry ingredients and blend with mixing whisks. Blend the potato pearls with the water. Add to the dry ingredients with the butter, vinegar and honey. Blend together. Break in the eggs and beat on high for 2 ½ minutes. Divide the dough into the prepared tins. Let rise for a bout 25-35 minutes or until almost doubled. Bake at 375° in preheated oven for 20 minutes. Turn out from the tins while still warm. Serve either warm or cold.

**Cinnamon Rolls: Omit the pecans and add 1 tsp more cinnamon to the topping ingredients. Drizzle slightly melted cream cheese frosting over the top while still warm.

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