Recipe Directions

1. Combine the almond meal, ground flax seed, cayenne pepper, 1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon, and sea salt in a bowl and set aside.

2. In a food processor or blender, process dates, water, and vanilla into a paste. Remove half of the date paste and add it to the dry ingredients, along with olive oil and agave.

3. Mix these ingredients with your hands until it forms into a dough. Add a little water and/or agave if it is too dry, but be careful not to add too much.

4. Spread the dough out on a piece of parchment paper. Flatten/shape it into a 1/4-inch thick square.

5. Add 1/4 cup raisins and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon to the rest of the date paste left in your food processor or blender. Process until smooth.

6. Spread a thin layer of the paste onto the dough square, making sure to cover the whole surface, and top with a sprinkle of extra raisins and chopped walnuts.

7. Using the parchment paper to help hold everything together, carefully and tightly roll the square into a log. Chill in the refrigerator, and then slice into about 1-inch thick rounds.

Shannonmarie's Thoughts

By shannonmarie

Just in time for the holidays, this cinnamon roll recipe satisfies the sweet tooth and the desire to continue a tradition.

My family always eats traditional cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning. Since I am the only one who eats raw, the rest of them will continue to indulge with their usual breakfast treat this year. But I don’t have to miss out with this tasty solution.

And it doesn’t have to be reserved for a special occasion. I have them for breakfast frequently, eating two of them with a side of fresh fruit. They also make a great snack or dessert.

These cinnamon rolls can be eaten right out of the refrigerator or warmed on a dehydrator.

I top mine with a generous icing of raw almond butter mixed with agave, vanilla, and sea salt (or if I have more time, I make a cashew and coconut whipped cream icing, as seen in the photo). Yum-O!

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This is how my cinnamon look like. The 3rd pic with the strawberries

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I made them too.They turned out really good but i recomend more cinnamon.And i dehydrated them for 2 to 3hours instead of puthing them in the freezer/frige.MMMMM delicios.Thank you for posting this recipie

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Sweet fancy moses these are amazing! I am a ditz and left out the olive oil and agave and they were still great. The almond butter frosting idea is simple and delicious. WOW.

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Sweet fancy moses these are amazing! I am a ditz and left out the olive oil and agave and they were still great. The almond butter frosting idea is simple and delicious. WOW.

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Sweet fancy moses these are amazing! I am a ditz and left out the olive oil and agave and they were still great. The almond butter frosting idea is simple and delicious. WOW.

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I'm addicted! Thank you for creating these - they made me feel like a raw chef and came out so pretty!

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Absolutely great!!! Thank so much :-)

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I didn't have any dates so I threw an apple in the food processor instead and it worked really well.

I think that these are delicious, but they should definitely be reserved for a special date. Maybe it's just me, but the sugar-rush that I'm feeling after eating one is intense. I wouldn't want to eat these too often-- but cherish them as an annual treat instead. Thank you so much for posting the recipe!

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I'm thinking that these would be awesome with some raw cream cheese topping as well! Off to make a batch of these!!!

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These are so good! Thanks so much for sharing. It's so much easier to make a transition when I can make a batch of something delicious to leave in my fridge for when I need a quick breakfast or snack. Thanks!

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These are wonderful-I had mine with no icing and no dehydrating. I did use almond meal from the health food store. Thanks for sharing this one:)

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Lovely! These taste wonderful with a bit of softened coconut butter as the icing.

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Holy cow! I just finished off the batch (2 hours later)! I think I liked them better pre-dehydrator, cuz the cinnamon taste was stronger & so it covered up the flax taste better. Obviously still good either way - I kept eating :) Good stuff!

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Not dehydrated, no icing - AMAZING! I made the date paste a little runnier, so it's gooey & yum :) I have the rest (I think I ate 3) in the dehydrator & I'm going to attempt an icing before I eat them all! Orange icing is making my mouth water; maybe I'll try that...

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I make these every Saturday! They're like an energy bar!!

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These were very good. I just ground up some soaked almonds instead of using the meal and it was good. I've been bringing a "roll" to work with me to have with my tea and I don't need the dressing or dehydrating. Quite satisfying and filling for a mid morning snack. These will probably be a staple since once they're made, it's a real quick thing to grab when you're hungry and you don't want to prepare anything.

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I just made these. Unfortuneatly, I put in too much cinnamon but they are still good. They have a little "bite" too them. My non-raw husband was so impressed but wants to know a good substitute for flaxmeal since he is allergic to flax. any ideas?

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Wow... what an incredible recipe. I made an icing with almond butter, agave, cinnamon and vanilla and slathered it on. After turning my back for a few minutes, my non-raw family had gobbled up half the batch! I'll definitely double the recipe next time. Thanks!

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I also made these with leftover almond pulp from my milk. I put in hemp oil instead of olive oil and dehydrated them for a couple of hours, to warm them up. I put sweet cashew cream on them and sprinkled walnuts and raisins on top. They were delicious.

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I just made these. I love that you included cayenne in the recipe! You can barely notice it, but makes it unique. I think I will warm one up in my dehydrator now. YUM!!!

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I made these using the pulp from a batch of almond milk, so they are quite moist but oh-so-yummy! I haven't taken the time to dehydrate since there are delicious as is. Thanks for a wonderful recipe.

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Thank you for this recipe. I have made them multiple times different ways and they are wonderful!:o)

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Thank you for posting! I made them with my leftovers from making almond milk and they are really good - I used this icing [http://www.therawtarian.com/community/recipe/creamy-cashew-icing] to top them off.

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This looks AMAZING!!! I am definitely making this for my boyfriend & me!! :) btw, I adore your blog~

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I made this with slight variations, and it's incredible. This is great to make for a really special occasion. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

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