Fluffy Pistachio and Dried Cranberry Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Let’s celebrate Mother’s Day with a delicious recipe!

Did you know that 50 countries around the world celebrate Mother’s Day?  Yup, so in celebration of Mother’s Day (Sunday May 10), I want to share with you this delicious Fluffy Pistachio and Dried Cranberry Cinnamon Rolls recipe that is easy to make and perfect for Mother’s Day!

This picture and recipe is being shared with you courtesy of Jenny Engel and Heather Goldberg of Spork Foods. The recipe is nutritious, gluten free, vegan, and something you will want to make all year long. To prepare the dish even faster, substitute the pistachios and dried cranberries with six Pistachio Chewy Bites

Delight the special moms in your life with these scrumptious vegan Fluffy Pistachio Chewy Bite Cinnamon Rolls. This dish is perfect by itself or as part of a brunch menu (which is what I’m planning to use them for). Let’s get on with the recipe.

Fluffy Pistachio and Dried Cranberry Cinnamon Rolls

Yields about 10 cinnamon rolls

 Ingredients:

1 package fresh pizza dough (refrigerated)

Filling Ingredients:

*1/2 cup Setton Farms Pistachio Kernels, roughly chopped

*1/4 cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped

*2 tablespoons brown rice syrup

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Dash nutmeg, freshly grated

Dash sea salt

2 tablespoons melted non-dairy butter, divided

Frosting Ingredients:

1/3 cup organic powdered sugar

1 teaspoon soy creamer

1/2 teaspoon maple syrup

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Dash sea salt

*For a shortcut, substitute 6 finely chopped Setton Farms’ Pistachio Chewy Bites.

Directions:
Roll dough out into a large rectangle shape on a floured cutting board.

In a mixing bowl, combine pistachios, cranberries, brown rice syrup cinnamon, nutmeg and sea salt. Set aside.  Brush dough with melted non-dairy butter and sprinkle with pistachio, cranberry filling mixture. Roll into a coil. Cut into 1 1Ž2 inch rounds and place rounds in an 8 x 8 square baking dish. 

When rolls are in dish, brush with more melted non-dairy butter. Cover and let rise until rolls are almost doubled in size, about 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350° and bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown. 

To make frosting, whisk powdered sugar, almond milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and sea salt together until mixture is smooth.  Drizzle over cinnamon rolls when they have cooled.

© Spork Foods, 2015

Let me tell you a little about the chefs:

L.A.-based sisters and celebrity chefs, Heather Goldberg and Jenny Engel of Spork Foods are vegan chefs that own a Los Angeles-based gourmet cooking school. The culinary duo are also cookbook authors and work with some of Hollywood’s elite including Emily and Zooey Deschanel, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, Kristin Bauer van Straten and Alicia Silverstone.

Here’s More About Pistachio Chewy Bites

With two main ingredients, Pistachio Chewy Bites provide healthy snack lovers the amazing benefits of pistachios and cranberries in a delicious and nutritious bite-size bar.  Pistachio Chewy Bites are heart-healthy, 100% all natural, gluten and dairy free, low in sodium, GMO free, vegan and a great on-the-go protein snack.  They also have no cholesterol, zero trans-fat and are a good source of dietary fiber.  These nutrient-rich snack bars provide a great balance of carbohydrates, protein and fat for sustainable energy. With 7 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber and healthy fat, the individually wrapped bars are the perfect one stop shop. 

Available in major grocery store chains across the country such as: Fairway, Shoprite, A&P, Roundy’s, HEB, Safeway, Ingles, Gelson’s, King Kullen, Earth Fare, Price Chopper, Wegmans, Save Mart, Lucky, Hy-Vee, Shop n’ Save, etc.  They are also available online at Amazon.com and Puritan.com.

Pricing: 6-Pack $5.99 and 16-Pack $12.50

Website: http://www.pistachiochewybites.com

Disclosure: My Silly Little Gang didn’t receive any compensation for this post.

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