Hello MoFo'ers. Are you already 102% overwhelmed at the number of blogs to read? Cuz I am, but let's forge ahead; it's only Day Two! Today's recipe is from Isobelle blogging at VGANJAR, and you might want to add her to your "to-check-out" list.
Isobelle is a new blog friend but her talents are already quite evident, in photography, paper art, and recipe-ing. She posted these Raw Apple-Cinnamon Rolls not too long ago, but they've been on my mind ever since.
Hm, go check out her page, since my pictures can't really compete with a photographer's!
Cinnamon and apples are two more perfect fall flavors, but I love that these are raw, acting as a great late-summer heat to cool morning transition food. I do try to eat high-raw as much as possible since it makes me feel so good. I find that "un-baking" is a lot harder to screw up than baking, too, haha. I'm also a fan of spiral designs for some reason. You look into the Eye and are somehow compelled to make these...
And do! They're less sweet than the baked counterpart and not much work, though you do need to pre-soak your dates and cashews. These ended up being a pre-lunch snack, due to that and my forgetfulness. The only problem I had was that I had a bit of leftover "cream" filling, which I'll probably put on top of some oatmeal later in the week.
Also of note with this recipe is that it calls for optional (but recommended) coconut oil, which I've read a lot about and was curious to try, since it's supposed to be healthier than other oils and impart a really nice flavor. I don't typically like to add oil to anything I make but I figured that MoFo called for something special, so I picked a jar up.
This stuff smells so amazing! There are a couple more recipes throughout the month that call for coconut oil, so I'm looking forward to using it more. Thanks, Isobelle, for the prompt!
Have you guys cooked with coconut oil?