When I was in college I had awesome roommates, like seriously awesome! One of my roommates used to make us pull apart Monkey Bread, and I was pretty sure she had completed my life. It was so good! She said that it is what her mom would make their family on Christmas morning, and I could see why, it was insanely delicious.
I have never made the monkey bread myself. I don’t have the recipe, and I have never been that ambitious…but I have never forgotten it, like I said it completed my life :). In fact, I was going down memory lane the other day, which made me think about that bread..so I decided I would make my own healthier and simpler version, and that is how these Cinnamon Clover Rolls came to be.
Wow, I am so glad I was ambitious enough to come up with this recipe, because they are GOOD! They are only lightly sweetened, instead of dripping in sweetness like the life completing college bread, BUT I am ok with that, and actually prefer the lightly sweetened version, uh what (yes, you heard that right, I prefer a little less sugar for this particular recipe :). These rolls are also grain, nut, and gluten free, being made with high fiber coconut flour, and surprisingly have a very similar taste and texture to original bread. Plus they are super simple to make, and require no rising, yeast, or any of those other complicated ingredients.
These provide the best results when served warm out of the oven. If you have leftovers, place them in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for 1-2 days, and warm before eating…BUT seriously, they are the tastiest right out of the oven.
- 1 Cup Arrowroot Flour
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 cup milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)
- 2 Tbsp coconut sugar
- 1/2 heaping tsp cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Sift together the coconut flour, arrowroot flour, baking powder, and salt
- Stir in the eggs, coconut oil, and milk and mix until a dough forms
- Combine the coconut sugar and cinnamon in a separate bowl
- Roll the dough into individual tablespoon sized balls and roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture
- Place 3 balls into each cup of a well greased muffin tin
- Bake 15-20 minutes and serve warm
- These provide the best results when served warm
- Calories: 174 Fat 9 grams Carbs: 24 grams Protein: 3.6 grams