In my pursuit of very healthy bread alternatives, I have come upon a fantastic discovery: rolls made with oat flour are delicious, and it's like eating healthy cake! I came upon a simple recipe which I then played around with, and for a first run, the results were more than good enough to share with you here! And even my 11 year old daughter, who is not looking for low gluten bread substitutes, loved these piping hot out of the oven. The thing about oat flour is that while quite delicious on its own its difficult to use for making bread loaves, as it doesn't hold together on account of no gluten. So making batter and using a muffin tin is perfect!
This shabbat, while my guests and family are enjoying white challah, and a new edition, Moroccan frena, I'll be enjoying these oat flour rolls. The only problem is that they're a little bit too delicious, oh and that they're not vegan, since there is one egg in the recipe, but I'm going to try making them without the egg, next batch, coming up soon!
Oat Flour Apple Cinnamon Rolls With No Sugar Recipe:
- 2 1/2 cups oat flour (mine was not certified gluten free, and I haven't tried that oat flour yet)
- 1 cup quick cooking oats
- 1 egg
- 1 tblspoon olive oil
- 1 apple peeled and cored and made into apple sauce, (or roughly 1/2 cup sugar free applesauce)
- 4 teaspoons aluminum free baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (or a bit more if you like cinnamon)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup slightly diluted coconut milk (or almond milk, or soy milk)
- 1 cup water
Mix together ingredients and spoon batter into a muffin tin, this amount filled the cups in my silicone 12 muffin pan. Bake at 200C for roughly 30-45 minutes, until nicely browned.
Enjoy! Now I'm off to try this recipe with no egg and with the edition of psyllium husks, so excited to try something totally new!
ps: If you'd rather make these rolls such that they do not qualify as "bread" but rather "cake", one simply replaces the majority of the liquid with all natural fruit juice. Check with your local rabbi to determine what exactly "majority" means, as at the moment I'm not quite sure myself.