#AD I’m delighted be a Hemp Ambassador for Manitoba Harvest and have found many good ways to enjoy the health benefits of hemp seed. I discovered Flatout flatbread at Today’s Dietitian Expo in New Orleans. Like the hemp seed, the Flatout flatbread is something I found of value, both in taste and nutrition. Although I wasn’t paid for this post, I did receive product.
Per request from my Instagram followers, I am happy to share my simple recipe for my Apple Cinnamon Rolls. Thank you for your patience as my recipe has been updated to an even tastier, nutrition-packed version.
When it comes to simplicity, that’s my game. With 2 young kids (twin girls), a 90-something MIL, my busy, overworked hubby — all under one roof — and a business to grow, the hours in the day seem to get shorter and shorter (despite the fact that Summer is here and “the days are longer”). So I like to keep my recipes with just a few ingredients (and easy-to-create), like these Cinnamon Rolls that pack in nutrition. Above, I’ve created a basic version and below I’ve dressed it up a bit for a little more pizzazz!
A Simple, Tasty Nutrient-Packed Treat!
I received a package of Flatout Protein Up flatbread and could think of lots of ways to build a wrap (sandwich). And BTW: I’m so delighted that this flatbread is not only tasty and easy to use, it’s packed with (you guessed it) protein! And that is something I’ve been trying to get more of. I thought about a sandwich, and then my creative side (and sweet-tooth) kicked in…. and out popped these mini treats: I call them “Cinnamon Rolls”. Although my hubby kept calling them Rugula (a Middle Eastern treat) as he popped them in his mouth.
Note: Below is my first incarnation this Flatout wrapped cinnamon roll. It was made with nutbutter & honey, stewed apples, cinnamon and walnut filling. I topped with wild blueberries for a little more appeal (visually and taste-fully). But I since created a delightful Maple-Sweetened Almond-Hemp Butter. And a newer recipe was born!
Now the seeds in my revised recipe (below) aren’t just any seeds. These are raw shelled Hemp seeds from ManitobaHarvest. They are a source of protein, B vitamins and heart-healthy Omega 3’s. As a #hempambassador I’ve received plenty to try out in my simple combos and recipes. And sure it’s easy to just sprinkle on my salads, add to my smoothies and mix into my oatmeal. But again, I wanted to be creative. So with Flatout flatbread and ManitobaHarvest hemp seeds, I took to the kitchen and whipped up this yummy treat.
Putting it All Together!
- I started with my hemp butter. Just 3 simple ingredients:
1) Raw unshelled hemp seeds 2) Maple Syrup 3) Almond meal (you can grind it yourself or buy packaged).
- Then I peeled, chopped and stewed my apples.
- Ready to roll, I spread my flatbread with my maple almond hemp butter, added a layer of stewed apples and topped with cinnamon.
- Once rolled, I brushed with a little olive oil and put in 350ºF oven for 10-15 minutes (until slightly golden).
- Finally, I let it cool and sliced it into 8 pieces.
- Now here’s the only bit of fussing (and to be honest, it really isn’t more than a press with both thumbs). I shaped each individual bite to resemble the shape of cinnamon roll by spreading out the circumference and leaving a slight peak in center to let the yummy filling show through.
Cinnamon Rolls with Apple, Hemp & “Cottage Cream”
- 1 piece Flatout flatbread
- 1 large apple, peeled, chopped,stewed
- 2 Tbsp Hemp Seeds, raw, shelled
- 4 teaspoons Maple Syrup
- 2 Tbsp Almond Meal
- ¼ cup cottage cheese, low fat, 1-2%
- 1 Tbsp sour cream (or Labne kefir cheese)
- 1 tsp vegetable oil
- Mix 1 Tbsp hemp seeds with maple syrup and almond meal; set aside.
- To make "cottage cream" cream cottage cheese and sour cream; side aside.
- Lay out flatbread on cutting board and spread hemp, maple, almond mixture evenly on top.
- Place apple chunks on one side of the bread.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon.
- Roll carefully the flatbread so apples stay inside.
- Brush entire roll with vegetable oil and place on foil-lined baking sheet.
- Heat in 350ºF oven for 10-15 minutes until slightly golden.
- Let cool.
- Slice into eight equal rolls and place each on a flat board, pressing outer edges with your thumbs to better resemble cinnamon roll shape with filling exposed in center.
- Sprinkle on cinnamon.
- Top each with rounded tsp of "cottage cream".
- *Optional: Top with blueberries and sprinkle on hemp seeds
Serving Suggestion: Enjoy 2 rolls for 6g Fiber, 8g Protein and just 160 calories!! Serve with 1/2 cup antiodant-rich wild blueberries and you’ve got a delightful, nutrient-packed breakfast.