Rewind to Saturday morning. It was pretty typical, except for a few changes.
We worked out. But instead of running, Brady let me hold bootcamp for the two of us. We started with a 12 minute run around a few blocks then did some weights and bootcampish exercises in the garage until Anna got bored watching us (about 20 minutes) and finished with another 12 minute run. It was a great workout that left us both sore on Sunday and still a little today. Anna was a trooper!
2. Instead of our typical breakfast I made a treat! I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter recently sent me a great new frying pan, a gift certificate and a coupon for a free product to try and use in making brunch. When trying to think about what to make, I immediately thought about Mama Pea’s cinnamon buns! They are the perfect brunch treat to go along with the usual eggs and toast. Since I am a huge fan of spray butter , I knew it would fit in my cinnamon rolls and on our toast! My cousin Emily and her bf Bill joined us in eating!
Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls
1 cup almond milk, warmed
1 packet yeast
1/4 c. unsweetened applesauce
2 c. whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 c. unbleached all purpose flour
1 T. baking powder
1/4 c. turbinado sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 t. salt
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 T. cinnamon
2 T. I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, spray or softened
2, peeled, chopped apples
1 c. powdered sugar
3 T. water or almond milk
splash of vanilla extract
pinch of salt
**I am posting Mama Pea’s directions because I did not follow them very closely and ended up letting my yeast sit for too long. My cinnamon rolls didn’t rise like hers did so I think you should do it her way. I will take my own advice and try harder to follow her directions next time (soon!)!
Dissolve yeast in warm almond milk. Set aside. Combine whole wheat flour, spices, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, combine filling ingredients minus the apple and set aside.
After yeast and milk is foamy (about 5-8 minutes or so), stir in applesauce. Add wet ingredients to dry and stir until a dough forms. Turn dough out onto floured bread board and knead for a minute or so (about 20 times). Knead in as much extra flour (~1/4 c.) as necessary so that dough is no longer sticky.
Roll out the dough and cover with filling and apples.
Roll dough up firmly to make a log. Cut the log into eight equal pieces and place in a loaf pan sprayed with cooking spray.Either cover rolls and place in the refrigerator overnight, or if planning to bake immediately, let dough rise in a warm place for at least 40 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake rolls for 23 minutes.
Combine icing ingredients in a small bowl. Drizzle with icing.
They were delicious but they would have been much better if I would have done what I was supposed to!
Eggs and toast were also served! Thanks again to I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!