Why do I hate cooking?
I’m terrible at it.
I have a very specific diet, eating mostly Raw Till 4.
However, inspired by Trader Joe’s Whole Wheat Cinnamon Rolls and living at a petsit without a working oven, I attempted to make my own relatively Raw Till 4 Vegan Stovetop Cinnamon Buns with these guidelines:
- No fat
- No salt
- Oil free
- Fruit infused
- Sweet tooth fulfilling
- Simple ingredients
- Can add a boost of filling protein by adding 2 scoops of protein powder to recipe
First, boil 2 cinnamon sticks with a banana, and a cup of water for 5 minutes.
Next transfer this to a mixing bowl and add apple sauce and vanilla.
Flour your work surface.
Roll out your dough.
Mix cinnamon with sugar and sprinkle mixture all over dough surface and smooth it out until evenly distributed.
Roll up the dough into one hunkin’ chunk.
Slice dough into 1-2 inch thick pieces, depending on how thick you want your buns.
Tuck buns tightly next to each in your pan, after liberally spraying the pan with cooking spray, if it is not non-stick.
Place a damp paper towel or towel over the buns to keep them moist.
Place a lid or a similar sized pan on top to trap in heat.
Heat them slowly over a low flame, so they have time to cook from the inside out. As one side starts to brown, flip them over, so both sides cook. You can flip them again on their sides for more coverage.
I might have cooked them a little too long on one side. Oops!
But they are delicious, and it was too cold for me to leave the apartment – and I wanted to make this with what ingredients I had – so I made these without yeast! Gasp! With yeast, they would have turned out even less dense, more fluffy!
I’m going to try making them again, but if you’re ever in a pinch – without an oven or yeast – cinnamon rolls are a distinct possibility.
- 1 cup water
- 1 ripe banana
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 3 cups flour
- 1/3 cup apple sauce
- 1 T cinnamon
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 t vanilla
And here is Sandy’s review of the Vegan Stovetop Cinnamon Buns!