Whole Wheat Cardamom-Pecan Buns

September 24, 2018 0 Comments

Whole Wheat Cardamom-Pecan Buns

A few months back, while trolling food blogs, I came across a site called Citrus Tree Kitchen. When the homepage opened I immediately knew I had hit the jackpot- recipes for cinnamon buns and baba ghanoush on the same page?!? Who was the genius curating such a collection? I had to read more…

healthy baking whole wheat cardamom cinnamon buns
I found exploring Citrus Tree Kitchen a true journey for the senses. Browsing the recipe index, developed by the multi-talented Ananda Edelstein, will undoubtedly leave your mouth watering and stomach growling. Ananda’s recipes are thoughtfully created to reduce waste and encourage seasonal, vegetable-based eating. In a nutshell, Ananda’s recipes are the right kind of healthy; the kind that tastes amazing, fills you up and nourishes you from the inside out. These recipes are like the ones you would find dog-eared, hand-written and smudged with coffee from years of use, with a slightly updated twist.

healthy delicious whole wheat cardamom cinnamon roll buns homemade easy
Now back to those buns. I am an absolute sucker for cinnamon rolls. I have tried to recreate my mom’s recipe, which she, of course, knows by heart, without much luck. The yeast-free recipe from Citrus Tree Kitchen for whole-wheat cardamom & walnut buns seemed right up my alley. I was able to whip these buns up in no time and am enjoying one while typing this… so good!

Whole-wheat cardamom pecan buns

makes 12 buns 

Ingredients: 

Filling:
1 cup walnuts, chopped (I used pecans as I had them on hand)
5 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted, plus more for greasing pan
½ cup coconut palm sugar or organic sugar, plus more for dusting
1 tsp. ground cardamom
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
½ tsp. fine sea salt 

Dough: 
1½ cups whole-wheat flour, plus more for dusting
½ cup all-purpose flour
3 tbsp. coconut palm sugar or organic sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. fine sea salt
¼ tsp. ground cardamom
¾ cup almond milk or milk of choice
2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2½ tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
1 egg, beaten 

-Grease 10” cake pan and preheat oven to 350 F.

-Combine all ingredients for filling and mix well using one medium flat sauté.

-Whisk together flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cardamom for dough. Mix milk, lemon juice, and butter together; slowly add to dry ingredients. Knead dough on floured surface several times then roll into a 12”x8” rectangle using a French rolling pin.

-Spread filling onto dough leaving a 1” border on the long edges. Gently roll dough away from you forming a log then slice into 12- 1” pieces.

-Place dough in greased pan leaving room in between each portion. Beat one egg and brush onto buns. Dust lightly with sugar if desired. Bake until golden brown.

healthy easy whole wheat cinnamon cardamom rolls

I hope you enjoy these hearty, tasty treats!

healthy easy cinnamon cardamom roll buns with walnuts or pecans





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