Hello loves!

I hope that you all enjoyed your fourth of July this weekend! I spent some time at my mom’s home in East Texas, of course eating a ton of grilled veggies and chilled fruits. And what is fourth of July without some red, white & blue desserts?? Luckily for me I had a delicious recipe in mind for this past weekend….blueberry cinnamon roll muffins! Yes they do exist.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

-Thomas Jefferson

Now, I had always wanted to make my own cinnamon rolls from scratch but am reluctant with dough recipes…more like the process of moving the rolled out dough…not a fun task for me. Anywho, I made this recipe a few weeks back for Shane and his coworker’s. However, I did not add icing because we were cutting back on sugar for a while…hey it’s an addictive food {read about the dangers of sugar here}. However to create a red, white & blue effect this last time, I sprinkled a tiny bit of powdered sugar on top with some homemade strawberry syrup. Yum!!

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Since it is no longer the fourth, I will leave the topping decision to you!! I have heard that honey was used from one of Shane’s coworkers. These guys are so flavorful that you might not even want a topping. The juicy blueberries are a treat for the crispy outer layers. I loved baking these in muffin tins because they shaped so wonderfully while cooling down. They are more of a POP right at your face instead of a short wide cinnamon roll.

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The recipe I found online was from PortandFin, I always love to see people baking with fruits and berries and just had to try it. I made a few tweeks here and there and am very pleased with the outcome {both times} and I hope that you will be just as pleased! Thank you Chelsea for  your delicious recipe, and sharing for all the world to see! I would recommend checking her blog out as well, lots of cool stuff and great pictures!!

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Blueberry Cinnamon Roll Muffins


Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 Cups Flour, plus more for surface area
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 3 Teaspoons Baking Powder {make sure to get non-aluminum}
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Vegan Butter {softened}
  • 3/4 Cups Coconut Milk
  • 1 Egg {have not tried egg sub yet}
  • 1/4 Cup Vegan Butter {melted}
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Palm Sugar {brown}
  • 4 Teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 Cup Fresh Blueberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Get out your kitchen aid with your mixer attachment and dough hook. Now mix together your dry ingredients {flour, sugar, baking powder and salt}.
  2. Now switch to your hook and mix in your softened butter, once blended in add your milk and eggs until you get a sticky dough. {Note: I have not yet tried an egg substitute for this just yet, but will update with the outcome soon!}
  3. Flour your surface area and roll dough into a {somewhat} rectangle about 1/4 inch thick.
  4. Now Baste your dough with the melted butter and coat with sugar & cinnamon.

  5. Sprinkle your delicious blueberries.

  6. Using a pizza cutter, slice 12 strips of dough and roll each into the form of a cinnamon roll.

  7. Place each roll in a medium to large muffin tin.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes, let cool for 5 then transfer to wire rack.

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And that’s it! Put your choice of topping on and enjoy! Please share your opinion, thoughts, experiences or questions, I would LOVE to hear them! && Be sure to check back on Tuesdays for more recipes or you can always subscribe to my newsletter located at the top of the page {sidebar}. Also if you decide you’re up for the challenge of replicating this, please post a picture on the comments down below, my Facebook / google+  page or instagram {don’t forget to #omlivin & @omlivin}. Let’s spread the plant based love!

Ashleigh is a stay at home mom who enjoys blogging about balancing the mind through meditation and conscious parenting, the body through plant based eating and yoga, and the soul through up cycling and sustainability. Keep your life balanced & subscribe to her weekly emails, like OmLivin’ on FB or check her out on Google+ for more.

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