Ever been to the mall and got hit by a huge whiff of the better-than-sex Cinnabons?
Those Cinnabons, as delicious and decadent as they are, are huuuuge diet wreckers. A classic cinnabon contains 880 calories (more calories than you need in a meal), a whopping 58 (58!!!!) grams of sugar, and 85% of your daily value for saturated fat….ew.
When I went to NYC and tried out Juice Press’s fabulous “Sin-o-bun” I found the perfect replacement that is healthy and tasty. Juice Press’s version is vegan, raw, and gluten-free, and TOTALLY easy to remake at home. (No need to shell out $4 over and over again…)
I saved the box so I could try to recreate my own, and after a few attempts I’d say mine comes pretty darn close! This healthier sin-o-bun contains wayyyyy less saturated fat and includes more unsaturated fats (the healthy kind!). It also contains only 11g of sugar, about 4 times less than Cinnabon’s roll.
- 2 cups buckwheat groats, soaked overnight in water
- 6 pitted medjool dates
- ⅛ cup golden flax, ground
- dash of cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (or 1 vanilla bean)
- dash of sea salt
- 5-10 drops of liquid stevia or other sweetener
- ½ cup raw coconut butter, softened
- ¼ cup maple syrup or VitaFiber syrup (less caloric)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (or ½-1 vanilla bean)
- 2 TBSP water
- After soaking the buckwheat groats overnight in water, pour out the water, and add to a food processor or blender with 5 of the dates, flax, cinnamon, vanilla extract, stevia, and dash of sea salt.
- Once a dough is formed, divide dough into 6 sections and form cinnamon-like buns and place on a dish.
- To make the icing, mix together coconut butter, maple syrup, vanilla, and add water as needed to create the proper icing consistency.
- Using a spoon, spread icing on each bun.
- Sprinkle cinnamon on top, and add ⅛ of a date in the middle.
- Let buns sit in the fridge and enjoy!
Another great thing about these treats? They contain no eggs or dairy, so they are great to freeze! That way you can make a big batch and keep them in the freezer for whenever you get those cravings.
Store these in the fridge and let them sit out to soften for 5-10 minutes before
gobbling them up savoring. You can thank me later for this incredible recipe. Try it out now! XO