It’s been over a week now since we visited the apple orchard… and we STILL have apples. Are you surprised though? We got 10 pounds of apples for two people. That’s a little much. I’ve still been enjoying every bite of it though. Apples with peanut butter. Apples in salads. But the master of all apple concoctions is…. (drum roll please) APPLE SPICE CINNAMON BUNS. Oh yes. I went there.
I found this recipe initially on one of the food blogs I follow called Honeystuck. She is a vegetarian who also shares a good amount of vegan recipes. She is also located in Charlotte! Imagine that. :-) I decided to blend her recipe along with a recipe from my Chloe Coscarelli cookbook for regular cinnamon buns that I have made before. They were delicious but a pain in the butt to make because the freaking yeast took hours to rise. I guess I had forgotten how long it took because this time the yeast did not rise AT ALL. It sat in my kitchen for the entire afternoon and nothing happened. It ended up being spilled by Eric accidentally after cleaning up dinner. So that was that. Find an alternative.
Lucky for me I also own a Breville bread maker who happened to have a recipe for cinnamon buns. Okay guys… back in action. So I took the recipe from my Breville bread maker and used the apple mixture for the inside of the cinnamon buns from Honeystuck. I actually doubled the amount of apple mixture because i wanted it oozing with apples. I still used the icing recipe from the Chloe Coscarelli recipe. You can’t mess that up: water and sugar.
What resulted was mouth watering, gooey, apple deliciousness. My mouth is literally watering just thinking about those. I decided to make two batches.
We are having lots of folks from other offices visiting our office this week so I thought what better way to welcome them! I also have my dad coming in town to help a neighbor with painting so I’m sure he will munch on a few and take some back home to my mom. Who would deny cinnamon buns? Even Eric who is not a fan of cinnamon flavored foods loved it. They are THAT good.
I also found via YouTube that Chloe Coscarelli also has a recipe for pumpkin cranberry cinnamon rolls with maple frosting. Those will definitely be made for Thanksgiving.
If you don’t have a bread maker, I would suggest popping over to Honeystuck’s blog for the dough mixture.
Otherwise see below:
Apple Spice Cinnamon Buns
Breville Dough (turned vegan):
1 cup non-dairy milk (at 80 degrees)
2 servings of egg replacer (2 tbsp egg replacer powder & 3 tbsp water)
1/4 cup Earth Balance (cut bite sized pieces to throw in)
1 tsp Salt
1/3 cup sugar
4 cups bread flour
2 1/4 tsp active yeast
1.) Throw ingredients based in order above into bread maker bowl.
2.) Set to Dough-Bread setting on Breville Bread Maker and done!
Apple Filling from Honeystuck (1 serving):
- 1 large apple, diced (should be one heaping cup)
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
*Note: You could also probably use margarine instead of the coconut oil for a more cost friendly version. Coconut oil is expensive if you don’t already have it on hand.
1.) Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
2.) Microwave for 1 minute then stir until coconut oil is melted.
Putting it all together:
1.) Roll out the dough into a good sized rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Breville says 13 inches long and 6 inches wide. I did it a little more than that to get 17 cinnamon buns.
2.) Add apple filling on top of dough.
3.) Roll into a tight roll.
4.) Using a sharp knife, cut into 12 or however many buns.
5.) Place buns close together in a casserole dish.
6.) Let it sit for 45 mins to rise.
7.) Bake at 350 for 30 mins or until golden brown on top.
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 tbsp of water
1.) Place sugar in a mixer or bowl.
2.) Stir in water until you’ve reached your desired consistency.
3.) Drizzle icing over top the cooked buns until you are satisfied.
Lastly… ENJOY! I know my co-workers are going to be happy to see me! :-)