Amazing healthy Paleo Cinnamon Rolls (grain-free, gluten-free, reduced-carb)

Here’s a recipe for the best tasting freshly baked Paleo Cinnamon Rolls you’ll ever eat... They're grain-free, gluten-free, reduced-carb, and chock full of healthy fats!

Now I say they're "reduced-carb" and not "low-carb" per se, because they do use natural sweeteners like coconut sugar and honey, which are fine in moderation and actually have some micronutrients that refined sugar doesn't have.  But the point is that they have a MUCH lower blood sugar impact than your typical cinnamon roll that's made with wheat flour and sugar, and also don't have the gut-damaging gluten or inflammatory vegetable oils or trans fats that most cinnamon rolls have.

In fact they’re so good that you won’t believe they have no refined sugar or wheat in them…Yes, these are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

Paleo Cinnamon Rolls (grain-free, gluten-free, reduced-carb)

For the Dough

•    2 ½ cups blanched almond flour
•    ¼ cup coconut flour
•    ¼ teaspoon baking soda
•    ½ teaspoon sea salt
•    ¼ cup coconut oil
•    2 Tablespoons raw honey
•    2 eggs at room temp
•    1 Tablespoon vanilla
•    ¼ cup coconut sugar

For the Filling

•    ½ cup coconut sugar
•    2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon
•    2 Tablespoons coconut oil
•    ¼ cup raisins
•    ¼ cup pecans, chopped

For the Glaze

•    ¼ cup raw honey
•    ¼ cup coconut oil
•    ¼ teaspoon almond extract
•    2 teaspoons vanilla

1.    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a pan with coconut oil.
2.    Combine the dry dough ingredients in a medium bowl and mix to remove any lumps. Combine the wet dough ingredients in another medium bowl and mix well. Combine the wet and dry ingredients together and mix well.
3.    Cut two rectangular pieces of parchment paper and place the dough in between them. Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough evenly into a large rectangle. Remove the top piece of parchment paper.
4.    In a small bowl combine the filing ingredients. Sprinkle the filling mixture over the flattened dough, then carefully roll it up. Use a serrated knife to cut the roll into 9 pieces. Carefully place the pieces on your prepared pan.
5.    Bake for 20 minutes.
6.    In a small bowl combine the glaze ingredients. Drizzle over the cinnamon rolls. Sprinkle with chopped pecans. Enjoy!

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Diana has a TON of incredible recipe ideas that are quite different than typical recipe manuals... it's very creative and gives you ideas for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and desserts you've never thought of before, or didn't know that it was possible to make healthy.

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Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer


Do this EVERY morning with coconut oil (unusual trick)‏

Let’s face it, we are exposed to an alarming amount of toxins on a daily basis. From the BPA that lines your canned goods to the pesticides liberally sprayed on anything alive these days, our bodies are constantly absorbing an outrageous amount of chemicals.

Even though you may try to live as pure a life as possible, sneaky sources of dangerous metals are everywhere, even in the so-called “all natural” products that fool consumers into believing these ingredients are safe. Over time, high concentrations of metals build up in our systems and can lead to a wide variety of conditions, including, but not limited to:

•    Anemia
•    Dizziness
•    Fatigue
•    Dry skin
•    Joint or muscle aches
•    Loss of appetite
•    blood pressure issues
•    Nausea
•    Vitamin and mineral deficiencies

Try as you may, there’s just no getting around the obscene amounts of toxins we are exposed to daily.

Introducing the Coconut Oil Pulling Method:

Modern naturopathic practitioners are joining with ancient Ayurvedic health practitioners in an understanding of just how powerful a detoxification and healing tool oil pulling really is. Although coconut oil is not the only oil that can be used to oil pull (others include sesame, sunflower and olive), we love its long list of health-promoting properties (for both oil pulling and/or coconut oil ingestion), listed below:

•    Antibacterial—stops bacteria that cause gum disease, throat infections, urinary tract infections and ulcers in their tracks.
•    Anticarcinogenic—keeps dangerous cancer cells from spreading while boosting immunity.
•    Antifungal—destroys infection-promoting fungus and yeast.
•    Anti-inflammatory—suppresses inflammation and repairs tissue.
•    Antimicrobial—inactivates harmful microbes and fights infection.
•    Antioxidant—protects from free radical damage.
•    Antiparasitic—can help rid the body of tapeworms and other parasites.
•    Anti-protozoa—kills protozoan infection in the gut.
•    Antiviral—helps to kill dangerous viruses that cause influenza, measles, hepatitis and more.

Some positive side effects of oil pulling may include the following:

•    Overall strengthening of teeth, gums and jaw
•    Plaque prevention
•    Prevention of halitosis (bad breath)
•    Prevention of cavities and diseases such as gingivitis
•    Prevention of lip, mouth and throat dryness
•    Possible remedy for jaw soreness and TMJ
•    Relief of migraine headache
•    Hormone imbalance correction
•    Inflammation reduction
•    Support of normal kidney function
•    Relief from sinus congestion
•    Relief from eczema
•    Improved vision
•    Pain reduction
•    Aids in detoxification
•    Helps with insomnia

Follow these instructions to perform the oil pulling method:

1.    Oil pulling should be done on an empty stomach (preferably first thing in the morning)
2.    Use one tablespoon of organic virgin coconut oil – you may want to start with ½ tablespoon and work your way up to a tablespoon.
3.    Swish the oil around in your mouth slowly and be sure that the oil reaches all parts of your mouth – do not swallow.
4.    Swish for five to ten minutes. Try to work up to twenty minutes if you can.
5.    Spit out all of the oil when you are done and rinse your mouth with water.
6.    Brush with a natural toothpaste afterwards.

Note: Some people may feel a bit ill during or after oil pulling – this is generally a good sign that your body is removing toxins and should dissipate as you become healthier.

Daily oil pulling with organic coconut oil along with consuming a healthy diet, getting plenty of exercise and sleep will help your body stay sharp and ready to defend the onslaught of toxins you face each day!  And your dentist just may be amazed at your next appointment in a few months at how much better your oral health is becoming!

Not only is coconut oil a great oral health and detox tool, its other benefits will amaze you...

Click here for 9 more reasons to use coconut oil every day

PS -- if you liked today's article on coconut oil pulling, please fwd this email on to any of your friends, family, or co-workers that would enjoy it.

Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer