>> Wednesday, September 25, 2013
On crisp, cool mornings, cereal + milk just doesn't cut it. I prefer warm, hearty breakfasts like oatmeal, pancakes, waffles, etc. Cinnamon buns are a special treat I usually save for holidays because making an entire batch can be overwhelming if it's just our family of three. I mean, I won't lie -- I could put away half of them myself, but I know that's not ideal from a nutritional perspective.
(Psst: Did you see 9 Foods w/ More Sugar Than Doughnuts on Mother Jones?)
Yesterday morning, I was freezing when I woke up. Shivering, in fact. I tied an old blanket around my waist, cranked the heat, and preheated the oven. That nagging voice inside my head begged "cinnamon bunsssssssss!" So, I figured why not take the whole half dozen concept I've used with cookies in the past . . . and apply it to another indulgence?
CINNAMON BUNS FOR 2
vegan, no-rise time required!
What you'll need . . .
For the bun:
- 1/4 cup + 1-2 tablespoons soy milk (or almond, etc.)
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup white-whole wheat flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- splash vanilla extract
- 1/2 tablespoon Earth Balance
- 1-2 tablespoons hot soy milk (almond, etc.)
Method . . .
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil two ramekins and set aside. (Alternatively, you can also use a muffin tin.)
- Make your buns by combining the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a dish. Then in another bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients (leaving out the extra tablespoons of soy milk at first) and then add to the dry. Dough will be firm, moist -- but not sticky. Add more soy milk accordingly.
- Divide dough into two equal sized pieces and then roll out into an oblong shape.
- Make your cinnamon filling by combining all ingredients in a small dish. Then divide the mixture in half and spread onto your flattened buns.
- Roll buns with the filling on the inside and then place each one in a prepared ramekin.
- Bake for 20 minutes, until lightly browned.
- Let cool slightly while you combine the ingredients for the glaze. Then divide + drizzle evenly (depending on how much glaze you like) over your cinnamon buns and ENJOY!
More small batch recipes:
- Half Dozen Brownie Cookies
- Half Dozen Chocolate Chippers
- Half Dozen Peanut Butter Cookies
- Half Dozen Gluten-Free Chippers