There is something quintessentially satisfying about these gooey morsels of loveliness that nothing else gets close to. Not quite breakfast, not quite dessert, but they are definitely a delight every time!
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup maple syrup, dark
¼ cup oil
2/3 cup milk, or non-dairy alternative, warmed
2 ½ cups Anita's Organic All Purpose White Spelt Flour
1 ¼ cups Anita's Organic Sprouted Spelt Flour
2 ¼ tsp yeast
1 tsp cinnamon
¾ tsp salt
¼ cup butter, or non-dairy alternative
¼ cup brown sugar, or coconut sugar
2 tbsp cane sugar
1 tbsp Anita’s Organic All Purpose Flour
1 tbsp cinnamon
GLAZE & TOPPING
½ cup icing sugar
splash of milk
½ cup pecans, chopped (optional)
½ cup raisins (optional)
In a stand mixer with the dough hook attachment mix the water, maple syrup, oil, and warm milk together. In a separate bowl whisk together the flours, cinnamon, and yeast. Stir in the salt.
With the mixer running on slow add the flour mixture to the wet mixture ½ cup at a time until all the flour has been added. Let the mixer knead the dough for about 5 minutes, until the dough is smooth and elastic. The dough is ready when it pulls away from the bowl. The dough should be smooth and just a little sticky. Don’t add any extra flour unless the mixture is too sticky to handle. Place the dough in a clean bowl, cover and allow to proof (rise) in a warm spot until doubled in volume.
While the dough is rising prepare the filling by mixing the butter, sugars, cinnamon and flour together until soft & creamy. Also make the glaze by mixing the icing sugar with a little milk to produce a smooth glaze. Lightly oil a 9 x 12-inch pan.
When the dough has doubled lightly flour a clean work surface and roll out the dough into a 12 x 18-inch rectangle. Gently spread the filling over the surface leaving a ½ inch gap along one long edge. Brush the edge without the filling on with a little water. If you want to add the optional raisins & chopped pecans sprinkle them over the top. Roll up the dough from the opposite long edge to form a long roll. Cut into equal pieces and place them into the oiled pan. Cover and allow the rolls to proof again, until doubled. Pre-heat the oven to 375F.
When the rolls are ready bake them in the centre of the oven for 18 to 20 minutes. When cooked remove from the oven and allow to cool down for about 20 minutes before drizzling over the glaze.
Anita's Organic Mill is a Canadian based organic mill specializing in high quality always organic flours, grains and cereals. Anita's believes that baking has the power to disconnect us from the hustle, and reconnect us with one another.