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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!
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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

Instructions:
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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Here’s a secret that most people don’t know… You CAN eat healthy without giving up your favorite foods.  This cinnamon roll recipe is a perfect example!  Plus hundreds more like it are crafted by my good friend and recipe hacker Diana Keuilian.

And if you like sweets, comfort foods, and tasty desserts, then check out what else she’s cooking up here.

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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PS -- if you liked today's recipe for amazingly healthy cinnamon buns, 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

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