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Eggless Whole Wheat Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls #BreadBakers


For this month's Bread Bakers, Kalyani of Sizzling Taste Buds suggested to bake our favorite holiday breads made with whole grains as the theme. I chose to make these chocolate and cinnamon rolls made with whole wheat from Amy's Healthy Baking.

The recipe sounded easy with only one rise after the rolls are shaped and very healthy with whole wheat, coconut sugar and just 1 tablespoon of butter. I ran short of whole wheat, so added half cup all-purpose flour instead. I also increased the amount of butter and sugar, and added melted chocolate in the filling to make the rolls more decadent. The rolls turned out light and the chocolate filling was so delicious -  you don't need any glaze or icing. The rolls are great as a snack or with a cup of coffee.



Eggless Whole Wheat Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Ingredients:

For the dough:
¾ cup warm milk
2 tbsp / 28g unsalted butter, melted
2 tbsp brown sugar
½ tsp salt
2 ¼ tsp instant yeast
2 cups whole wheat flour
½ cup all-purpose flour

For the filling:
50 grams cup butter
3 ½ tbsp brown sugar
3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
100 grams chocolate

Method:

1. Lightly coat a 8" or 9” springform pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

2. Add the wheat flour, all-purpose flour, yeast, sugar, salt to the food processor bowl and combine. Add the warm milk, butter and combine till it forms a dough.

3. Transfer the dough to a well-floured surface and knead for 5 minutes or until the dough springs back when you gently press your finger into it.

4. Cover the dough with cling warp and let it rest in a warm place for 30 minutes.

5. To make the filling, melt the butter and chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Once cool, add the brown sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon and combine.

6. On a well-floured surface, roll the dough into a 16x10” rectangle. Spread the chocolate-cinnamon mixture, leaving a 1” border on the two longer sides.

7. Carefully roll up the dough into a log, starting at one long edge and rolling towards the other one. Pinch the free end onto the roll to seal.

8. Slice into 12 pieces using a sharp knife. Place the rolls in the springform pan, and cover with a cling wrap. Keep in a warm place for 30-45 minutes or until doubled in size.

9. Preheat the oven to 180 C | 350 F. Bake for 17-20 minutes or until the filling is bubbling and the sides feel firm. Cool in the pan for at least 10 minutes.



Notes and Tips

  • If you are using dry yeast,  proof the yeast in warm milk and sugar before adding to flour.
  • If the dough won’t stick together, gently brush the second longer edge with water before pinching to seal.

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Check out other ‘Wholegrain Holiday Breads’ that our Bread Bakers baked this month:

11 comments:

  1. Hello Sona, your rolls look so perfectly shaped and beautiful. Would love to have one with a steaming cup of coffee. Addition of Whole wheat makes it guilt free.

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  2. You are a girl after my own heart Sona....adding butter and sugar....Love it!!

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  3. More butter, sugar, and chocolate makes everything better! These look great!

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  4. Wow, those rolls look amazing. Love the combination of chocolate and cinnamon. They are beautifully shaped.

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  5. What gorgeous looking cinnamon rolls! Love that filling of chocolate in it... that's definitely my next trial!

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  6. Looks so tempting perfect breakfast with a cup of tea/coffee

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  7. yummm ! ground cinnamon and chocolate make these rolls addictive ! thanks for sending these, Sona ! am bookmarking to try your low fat version soon !

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  8. I love anything with chocolate. These chocolate cinnamon rolls look so festive and easy to make. Bookmarked them.

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