Warm Your Soul….

Simple Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients:

2 3/4 of flour

3 Tablespoons of unbleached granulated sugar

2 1/4 teaspoons of quick rise yeast or a packet

1/2 cup of water

1/4 cup of milk of your choosing

2 Tablespoons of salted butter (if using unsalted butter use 1 teaspoon of salt instead)

1 large egg

Prepare the dough by mixing flour, sugar, and yeast together. In another bowl place water, milk and butter, heat until butter is melted. Stir the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients and add the egg. Knead together for about 4 minutes either by hand or mixer. Allow dough to rest 5 minutes while you make the filling. Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes and shut off.

Filling:

1/4 cup of butter, softened

2 Tablespoons of ground cinnamon

1/4 of brown sugar

Mix butter, cinnamon and brown sugar altogether and set aside.

Roll Dough to about 15 inches by 9 inches. Spread the filling throughout the flattened dough and roll. Using a string or dental floss, cut roll about an inch thick and place them in your 9 by 13 inch pan that has been lined with unbleached parchment paper. Place them in the oven for 20 minutes to proof.

After 20 minutes simply turn your oven onto bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15-20 minutes.

Frosting:

1 cup of powdered sugar

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

2-3 Tablespoons of Milk

Stir together and top after the cinnamon rolls have come out of oven.

Enjoy!


Today’s Breakfast Forecast

Sunday Morning Banana Waffles

Ingredients:

1 cup of Unbleached White Flour (can be substituted for Whole Wheat)

½ cup of Rolled Oats

2 teaspoons of Baking Powder

½ teaspoon of Cinnamon

¾ cup of Milk

2 eggs

¼ of Greek Vanilla Yogurt

1 teaspoon of Vanilla

1 large banana

2 Tablespoons of Avocado Oil (can be substituted for any oil)

Add-Ins

Walnuts or Mini-Chocolate Chips

In a blender add rolled oats, milk, eggs, yogurt, vanilla, banana, oil and cinnamon, blend well.  Add in baking powder for a quick spin.  Pour batter into a bowl and finally stir in the flour without over mixing.   If you would like the add-ins, when the batter hits the hot waffle iron I sprinkle them in as requested by my very distinguished kid’s tastes.

Serving ideas

Additional sliced bananas on top with warm honey or maple syrup, whip cream with additional chocolate chips on top or simply eat them with your favorite syrup.  Powdered sugar.

Today my choice is Huckleberry Syrup from Montana.


Happy Sunday Morning!

Happy Sunday!  Today, I decided to make donuts for the kids.  Super easy and a fun recipe that takes only minutes to make.  If you do “nut” have a donut pan you can use a mini muffin pan too!

IMG_2305Donut Recipe

2 tablespoons of canola oil

1 large egg

1/2 cup of milk

1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract

1/3 cup of unbleached granulated sugar

1/2 cup of whole wheat flour

1/2 cup of unbleached white flour

1 teaspoon of baking powder

1/2 teaspoon of salt

Topping

1/4 cup of unbleached granulated sugar

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

 

Preheat oven to 350 F.  Grease your pan with non-stick cooking spray of your choice.

In a large bowl whisk together oil and egg until combined.  Add the milk and vanilla until they have all come together.

Stir in the dry ingredients, until combined, do “nut” over mix.  Fill your pans 3/4 full and bake about 8 minutes or until the donuts spring back.

While they donuts are baking, mix the cinnamon sugar topping in a plate.

Let the donuts cool about 5 minutes in the pan and roll or dip them in the cinnamon sugar.

Simple, fresh Sunday morning donuts!  Enjoy… and please share this recipe and all of Creative Caribe’s creations with your friends and family!!!