Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Pistachio and Dried Cranberry Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Delight the special moms in your life with these scrumptious vegan Fluffy Pistachio Chewy Bite Cinnamon Rolls. Created by Jenny Engel and Heather Goldberg of Spork Foods, this dish is perfect by itself or as part of a brunch menu.

Fluffy Pistachio and Dried Cranberry Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
Yields about 10 cinnamon rolls

1 package fresh pizza dough (refrigerated)
Filling Ingredients:
*1Ž2 cup Setton Farms Pistachio Kernels, roughly chopped
*1Ž4 cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped
*2 tablespoons brown rice syrup
1Ž2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Dash nutmeg, freshly grated
Dash sea salt
2 tablespoons melted non-dairy butter, divided
Frosting Ingredients:
1/3 cup organic powdered sugar
1 teaspoon soy creamer
1Ž2 teaspoon maple syrup
1Ž2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Dash sea salt

*For a shortcut, substitute 6 finely chopped Setton Farms’ Pistachio Chewy Bites.

Roll dough out into a large rectangle shape on a floured cutting board.

In a mixing bowl, combine pistachios, cranberries, brown rice syrup cinnamon, nutmeg and sea salt. Set aside. Brush dough with melted non-dairy butter and sprinkle with pistachio, cranberry filling mixture. Roll into a coil. Cut into 1 1Ž2 inch rounds and place rounds in an 8 x 8 square baking dish.

When rolls are in dish, brush with more melted non-dairy butter. Cover and let rise until rolls are almost doubled in size, about 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350° and bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

To make frosting, whisk powdered sugar, almond milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and sea salt together until mixture is smooth. Drizzle over cinnamon rolls when they have cooled.

About the Chefs: L.A.-based sisters and celebrity chefs, Heather Goldberg and Jenny Engel of Spork Foods are vegan chefs that own a Los Angeles-based gourmet cooking school. The culinary duo are also cookbook authors and work with some of Hollywood’s elite including Emily and Zooey Deschanel, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, Kristin Bauer van Straten and Alicia Silverstone.

1 comment:

jopb said...

I like the combination of pistachios and cranberries. I think I Might add a little cardamom to the recipe too.