1 yeast packet
1 cup + 2 Tbsp warm water (or warm tea of your choice)
1 tsp organic sugar
1/4 cup rolled oats
1 tsp flax seeds
2 1/2 cups organic white flour
1/2 cup organic sugar
2 Tbsp vegan buttery spread, softened
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
+additional pinches of flour as needed
1 pint blackberries, organic
1/4 cup organic sugar
1/2 cup raw walnuts, chopped
1/2 tsp almond extract
3-5 Tbsp vegan buttery spread
1 tsp maple syrup
+additional drizzle maple syrup
1/3 cup vegan buttery spread
1/2 cup unrefined organic virgin coconut oil
1 1/2 cups organic powdered sugar (more or less for desired thickness of frosting)
1. You can make the frosting first and place in the fridge. It hardens up quite a bit, but that is the perfect temperature to slather onto the warm rolls since the frosting easily melts and softens when it warms. Add all the ingredients to a large bowl and beat with a hand mixer until fluffy. Do not over beat or the coconut oil will start to melt and get oily. Add more sugar if you like a thicker, sweeter frosting. Set in fridge.
2. Add the yeast packet, teaspoon of sugar and warm water or tea to a large mixing bowl. Swirl the water until the yeast dissolves. Let sit for about 2 minutes or so.
3. Add in the ingredients for part two (flour, sugar, salt..) Start folding together and as dough thickens, begin to knead in bowl. I usually add in a few more pinches of flour to help with kneading. Knead until a smooth ball forms. Keep the ball in your floured bowl and place in a warm spot, covered, for about an hour - or until dough doubles in size.
(preheat the oven to 400 degrees.)
4. Punch out dough and transfer to a floured work space. Roll out to about a 1/2 inch or thinner thickness. Sprinkle the sugar over top evenly. Then add bits of the butter - scattered all around - . Add the blackberries - scattered. Then drizzle the almond extract over the dough is an even scattering. Lastly, chop the walnuts and add them - with a swift drizzle of maple syrup over top.
5. Roll the dough up tightly.
6. Quickly prep your baking dish. You can used a round 9" cake pan - glass. Generously slather 2 tsp vegan butter along the insides then flour the inside as well. This adds a very nice texture to the exterior of the rolls.
7. Slice the rolls and transfer, spiral side up, to the baking dish. Drizzle an additional 1-2 tsp of maple syrup over top.
8. Bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes, then lower temperature to 350 and bake for an additional 30 minutes - or until the edges of the rolls start to brown and the center becomes slightly toasted.
9. Remove the rolls from the oven and let them cool at least 20 minutes before serving. The warmth from the just-baked rolls pairs perfectly with the chilled, hardened frosting. Add the frosting - it will melt onto the rolls.