Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls
The last couple of years for Christmas breakfast we have made it a tradition to eat cinnamon rolls. Since I have been working with sourdough this year, it appeared seamless to transition my normal sourdough bread into sourdough cinnamon rolls. It works great, and it makes them egg-free and dairy-free if you substitute coconut oil for butter!
If you have a favorite bread dough recipe, you could probably easily adapt this recipe to use your dough by starting at Instruction #4 below.
You can do fun things with the cinnamon rolls. You can arrange them to make a wreath. You can make one big cinnamon roll, putting the roll together with long strips (you do have to bake it about 15 minutes longer so the center gets baked). Or you can make one big loop, creating a different kind of Christmas wreath garnished with grapes and cranberries. I think strawberries and kiwi would also be a great garnish. I have also seen the rolls arranged to make a Christmas tree.
I love that the sourdough cinnamon rolls are soaked overnight so they are easier to digest, making it more simple for the body to take in the nutrients of the wheat.
This is a great recipe to make for a holiday since you need to start the prep work at least the day before baking. I often start my dough on day 1, then form the cinnamon rolls on day 2 placing them in the fridge, and bake them on day 3.
My family loves this frosting recipe, and I do too, but I need something dairy-free. I usually make a glaze with powdered sugar and water or almond milk.
The Verdict: We have these maybe once a month, and I have been making these for about nine months. I have experimented with butter, olive oil, and coconut oil. I like the butter best, but since I am dairy-free, I used the olive oil for awhile, but it is heavier. Then I switched to organic coconut oil, and I was surprised at how much sweeter I noticed the cinnamon rolls to be.
The entire family is in love with this recipe!
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