Ditch the store-bought pastries and make your own healthier alternatives!

MAPLE BROWN SUGAR PASTRIES

1/3 cup coconut oil

1 1/2 cups ground oats, divided

1/2 cup flour (regular or gluten-free)

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 cup Truvia Brown Sugar Baking Blend

1 tablespoon maple syrup

coconut oil baking spray

 

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, mix 1 cup ground oats with the flour and a dash of sea salt. Fold in the coconut oil until crumbly. Use a mixer to stir in 2 tablespoons chilled water, and continue to mix until the dough turns into a ball (add more water if needed). Wrap the ball of dough with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. While the dough chills, prepare the filling by combining the remaining 1/2 cup ground oats with the cinnamon, brown sugar and maple syrup. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and use a rolling pin to flatten it on a flour-dusted surface. Cut the dough into 8 rectangles (you may have enough dough to make more), and place half of them on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Lightly spray the coconut oil then scoop 1/4 of the filling onto each rectangle. Cover each brown sugar topping with the remaining 4 rectangles of dough and pinch the edges to seal the pastries. Spray the tops lightly with the coconut oil. Use a fork to gently prick the top of each pastry. Bake for 12-15 minutes, then allow the pastries to cool slightly. Enjoy immediately or store in the refrigerator. Serves 4-6.

 

CINNAMON ROLL

1/4 cup (gluten free) flour

2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk

1/3 banana

2 packets stevia

1/8 teaspoon baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

nonstick coconut oil spray

 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, almond milk, banana, 1 packet stevia, baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon to create a ball of dough. Press the dough into a flat rectangle and spray evenly with the nonstick coconut oil spray to lightly coat. Sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 packet of stevia. Roll the dough and pinch the edge to seal. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 20-22 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven and cut in half widthwise. Optional: top with Slender Seven Cream Cheese Frosting. Makes 2 cinnamon roll bites.