No Knead, No Sugar, 1 hour Fruity Cinnamon Rolls- Fire up your Oven, Day 12

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Cinnamon is my favorite spice, I  love  cinnamon rolls!! Ahh, the mere smell of it makes me happy. When i decided on these series of No Knead breads, there came a list of cinnamon rolls that falls in this category. Oh man, how can i resist them when i see them almost in every search. But i decided to do a fruity cinnamony, chocolatey rolls. 
The original recipe uses All purpose flour, i have substituted half the flour with spelt and for the filling i have used one old, attention-calling banana and sweet and cute small apple. Another speciality of this recipe, it doesn't use any sugar. 
I had some mini chocolate chips, which i got from one of my Blogger buddies during the july meet, one half of it i used it Turban challah, the leftover i used it these cute rolls.
I baked this last Thursday afternoon. My Elder one, while entering home after his school, literally sniffed cinnamon in the air, asked me "Amma, did you make cinnamon rolls ?" I was one happy mommy when my kiddo identified the spice smell and literally floated like those cartoons into the kitchen. Next came "Can i have one?". I pounced and saved some for the clicks and gave him his share. The rolls vanished the same day after his daddo entered home, with the same question "did you make....?". 
 Now what more excuse you need ? These rolls are part wholegrain, contains loads of fruits and contains no sugar and they get ready in an hour.  Come on get ready to bake!!!

1/2 cup  - 1 tbsp spelt flour
1/2 cup - 1 tbsp bread flour
2 tbsp all purpose flour
1 tbsp honey/sugar
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp milk
1 tbsp butter + 1 tbsp for coating the pan
pinch of salt
1 over-ripened banana ( i used Chiquita brand)
1 tbsp butter @ room temperature.
1 no apple 
1 tbsp cinnamon powder
1 tsp sugar (i skipped as my banana was sweet enough. you can adjust according to the fruit sweetness)
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
3 tbsp silvered almonds
  • Take milk in a microwave safe mug, heat for 30 seconds, it should be hot, not scalding hot, but hot that is bearable and can be touched. Add the honey and butter to it mix well.
  • Take both the flours in a bowl, add yeast and salt, whisk well to combine. To this flour mix add the warm milk and mix well with a spatula. Fold the dough into itself about 5-6 times using the spatula.
  • Cover the bowl with a tea towel and let this sit in a warm place for about 10 minutes. While the dough is waiting, peel the banana, mash it well with a fork, add  the butter to it and mix well. Wash and chop the apples. 
  • After 10 minutes, remove the dough to a flat surface. Sprinkle flour and roll it into a rectangle of  10 inches width. Spread the banana+butter mixture generously on top. Sprinkle the chopped apples, followed by cinnamon and sugar. finish with  chocolate chips and almonds.
  • Roll the dough tighly into a log. pinch the edges to seal. Using a sharp serrated knife cut 1 inch slices of the log. Grease a muffin pan with butter, place the rolls cut side down, sprinkle any remaining chocolate chips and silvered almonds on top. I used one 6 cup muffin pan and a small bowl for the remaining 4 rolls.
  • If you wish to have a bit more raised rolls, cut the log into 6 pieces that way it will snugly fit into the muffin pans itself . Let the rolls sit for 30 minutes covered with a tea towel. During the last 10 minutes of the raise, preheat the oven to 180 C, bake the rolls for about 20 -22 minutes or until the top turn golden brown.
  • Remove the rolls from the oven, to a cooling rack. Serve them warm and watch them disappear. 

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  1. That is a very interesting and fruity filing, Priya.

  2. My kids are also part of the happy 'Cinnamon rolls' loving club. :) That is one interesting filling for cinnamon rolls.

  3. So you got everyone hooked onto cinnamon rolls! 😃. Fruits & chocolate filled rolls with s touch of cinnamon must have smelled heavenly.

  4. Priya these look awesome , know what I have been bookmarking like crazy then i think i have to cut down my wish list else the waist ... And guilt both will be on top rank of Gods wish list;)))

  5. This is amazing!!! Really apt for an easy breakfast weekend... bookmarked!

  6. Interesting rolls Priya!Nice filling too. I am not a huge fan of cinnamon and the kids are following my footsteps....

  7. Wow that will be a perfect breakfast.. Delicious filling...

  8. That is great motivation to keep trying new things. Don't you love it when kids follow their nose to the kitchen?

  9. i am not big on cinnamon, but ur recipe is super inviting...i like it mildly flavored with apples in it

  10. My house is just the opposite. Cinnamon is banned here :-(. Your kid reminded me of my younger brother in our school days. He was the sniffer/identifier at our place :-)

  11. Ah love how your rolls cute and inviting..priya..I am so worried on how am I ever going to bake all these dishes!..:)

  12. Those sugar free rolls are just what my husband would love ! I don't get spelt flour here but can i sub with anything else ?

    And anything for cinnamon in my family :))

    1. you can use bread flour kalyani, i had some spelt so used it!! you can every try whole wheat flour too!!

  13. the filling is interesting using both microwave oven and conventional is great

  14. That sounds like an interesting would love it for sure...

  15. Wow, fruits, cinnamon and chocolate, all in one place..Watelse we need, can have some rolls without any guilt.

  16. Wow, chocolate topped cinnamon rolls--that too no knead--they look super tempting and delicious.

  17. The filling sounds so delicious. And you have made it into nutritious rolls too...

  18. Simply love the flavors you have used in the rolls! So healthy and no one will miss the sugar in the rolls for sure.

  19. Love all the chocolate and fruits in there. Too good Priya


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