Spelt orange pecan sugar-free cinnamon buns [Sugar-free, whole grains]
 
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These stevia-sweetened healthy spelt orange pecan sugar-free cinnamon buns are a special treat that will make you forget about those mall court Cinnabuns.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: German
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
Yeasted dough:
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 2 ¼ tsp yeast
  • 1 TB sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cups white spelt flour, if dough is too sticky, you may need to add a little more
  • 10 drops flavored orange Flavorall stevia
Filling:
  • 5 TBs butter, melted
  • 12 heaped teaspoons granulated stevia
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
Cream cheese icing:
  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 1 oz sour cream (if looking for a lighter spread; otherwise, use another 1oz of cream cheese)
  • ¼ cup milk (start with ⅛ cup and add until desired consistency - fairly thick but spreadable)
  • 10 drops orange-flavoured Flavorall
  • Zest of one orange, for topping
  • Additional chopped pecans, for topping
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, combine milk and butter and heat gently until butter is fully melted. Let cool until mixture reaches temperature of a warm bath (110C).
  2. Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl. Add yeast. After 10 minutes, check that yeast has activated (it should bubble and smell a bit). Add sugar, salt and liquid stevia and stir.
  3. Add flour to mixture one quarter cup at a time, stirring gently. Dough should be sticky. When it is too thick to stir, transfer to floured counter and knead a couple of times, just until dough comes together – be careful not to over-knead. Coat a clean bowl with oil and add your dough ball. Cover with plastic wrap and set in a warm place to rise for about 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
  4. When dough has risen, roll it onto a floured surface. Using a rolling pin, roll it out gently into a thin rectangle about 1-inch thick. Brush with 3 TBs of melted butter, sprinkle with granulated stevia, cinnamon and pecans.
  5. Starting at one end, roll up the dough tightly into a roulade and place seam-side dough. Using a serrated knife, cut into 2-inch pieces. Arrange in a buttered and floured round pie pan or a square 9X9 inch pan. Brush tops of cinnamon buns with remaining melted butter.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap, place on top of your oven and let rise a second time while your oven is preheating.
  7. Preheat oven to 350F.
  8. While oven is preheating, prepare cream cheese frosting: whip cream cheese with sour cream, milk and stevia.
  9. Once oven reached desired temperature, bake cinnamon buns for 25-30 minutes, until slightly golden. Let cool for a few minutes, then dress with cream cheese frosting, sprinkle with grated orange zest and pecans. Serve immediately.
Recipe by At the Immigrant's Table at http://immigrantstable.com/2017/06/22/spelt-orange-pecan-sugar-free-cinnamon-buns-stevia-flavorall/