Try This---(Paleo) Cinnamon Roll in a Mug

Try This—(Paleo) Cinnamon Roll In A Mug

Mmmm. Cinnamon Rolls. You guys! This recipe is all kinds of amazing. Picture this…a lazy Sunday morning, cup of coffee, piping hot cinnamon roll in a mug, scrolling through instagram and twitter. That was me yesterday and it could be you too! Word. Just try this!

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Ingredients

Serves 1

Cinnamon Roll

2 tablespoons coconut flour (find it here)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of fine grain sea salt
Pinch of nutmeg
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 egg (or 2 ***flax eggs)
2 tablespoons milk of your choice (this was made with almond milk)
1 ½ tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon coconut oil (or butter), melted
½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Icing

1 tablespoon (find it here)
1 tablespoon milk of your choice
1 teaspoon coconut sugar (find it here)
½ teaspoon lemon juice

Directions

Mix all cinnamon roll ingredients in mug, adding the baking powder last.
Microwave on high for 2 minutes.
In the meantime mix all the icing ingredients in a small bowl.
Drizzle icing over hot cinnamon roll.

***Flax eggs are the perfect vegan baking substitute and they’re super easy to make. Process 1tbsp of raw flax seed in a coffee grinder or food processor until you have a fine powder. In a small bowl, add flax powder first and then gradually 3tbsp of cold water stirring as you go (use a fork for this part so you can work on any lumps). Place the mixture in the refrigerator for about an hour so the flax eggs can set. Do not skip that step!!! When your flax egg sets, use it just as you would a regular egg.

Source: The Iron You: (Paleo) Cinnamon Roll In A Mug

Toasted Banana Bread With Ricotta, Strawberries, Honey, and Toasted Almonds

Try This—Toasted Banana Bread With Ricotta, Strawberries, Honey, and Toasted Almonds

Toasted Banana Bread, Ricotta, Berries, and Honey

The other day I was in Midtown, and I stopped by Little Collins on Lexington Ave. Little Collins is one of a few Australian coffee shops that have been cropping up around the city for some time now. If you’ve been following along with me, you already know how I feel about Australia! Crazy, I know, but if Little Collins is any indication of the kind of food those Aussies are serving up, I need to book a flight immediately.

Anyway, prepare to have your mind blown. I ordered the Sweet Uncle Fred at Little Collins: Toasted banana bread topped with ricotta cheese, berries, honey, and toasted almonds. This is probably the most amazing breakfast dish I’ve had in a long time. I knew I had to try to recreate it at home. After some experimentation, I think I finally have it down.

Sweet Uncle Fred---Toasted Banana Bread With Ricotta, Strawberries, Honey, and Toasted Almonds

What You Need:

  • Banana bread (you can just get a loaf from your local baker or take a crack at this recipe)
  • fresh berries (any berries will do, but I used strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries)
  • finely crushed toasted almonds (optional)
  • 3 tbs honey
  • 1tbs raw sugar
  • 2c ricotta cheese
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla

Directions:

  • Blend cream cheese, ricotta cheese, honey, sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  • Transfer mixture to a bowl and let it chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes (I have never been able to wait the full 30 minutes for this to set and it’s still delicious so, you know, your call).
  • Slice your banana bread into about 8 pieces and toast under a medium grill until the edges are slightly browned.
  • Spread the ricotta cheese mixture over the banana bread slices.
  • place a handful of fresh berries on top
  • drizzle with honey and sprinkle with toasted almonds

I’m pretty sure that any kind of bread or muffin will work with this ricotta cheese mixture. It’s so good I honestly plan on spreading it on everything from toast to graham crackers, and even dumping a spoonful onto ice cream. Mmmm…ice cream topping…I just thought of that. Move over Nutella!

Image Credit: littlecollinsnyc.com

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