Ever been to the mall and got hit by a huge whiff of the ever-so-delicious Cinnabons?
Those Cinnabons, as delicious and decadent as they are, may not make you feel super good. High in sugar, they’re sure to spike your blood sugar and leave you crashing soon after. So if you want to incorporate these treats as more of an “everyday” food, there are some ways to make your won version at home that won’t leave you crashing.
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 super 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 yummy “sin-o-bun” contains heart-health fats that leave you feeling happy and satisfied, and contain natural sugars from dates (which also come packaged with other nutrients like potassium and fiber!) to keep your blood sugar levels more steady. Buckwheat is a heart-healthy whole-grain – which is beneficial for our gut health and keeping us full and satisfied due to its fiber content.
- 2 cups buckwheat groats, soaked overnight in water
- 6 pitted medjool dates
- 1/8 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
- 1/2 cup raw coconut butter, softened
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (or 1/2–1 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 1/8 of a date in the middle.
- Let buns sit in the fridge and enjoy!
- Category: Dessert
Oh my goodness…I have no words for how delicious these babies are. These healthy cinnamon buns are flavorful, dense, savory, cinnamon-y, filling, not-too-sweet, and overall the perfect yummy treat that makes you feel good.
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