Featured Recipe: Paleo Sticky Rolls

This week Celia has come up with quite a delicious paleo treat. It reminds me of a cross between my Grandma’s pinwheel cookie and a traditional cinnamon roll! I honestly can’t believe there are NO grains in this recipe because the crust is REALLY good!! Try it for yourself and let us know what you think…
For the Dough:
  • 1 T coconut oil, melted
  • 2 T pasture butter, melted/soft
  • 1 egg
  • 1 T raw organic honey
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 c almond flour
  • ½ c hazelnut meal
  • 1 T coconut flour
  • 1 t baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 t cinnamon
For the Filling:
  • 1 T cinnamon
  • 3 T pure maple syrup
  • 1 T pasture butter
  • ¼ c pitted Medjool dates, finely chopped
  • ¼ c walnuts or pecans, finely chopped
For the Glaze:
  • 2 T pure maple syrup
  • 1 T raw organic honey
  • 2 T pasture butter, softened
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • ¼ c chopped pecans or walnuts
Step 1: Preheat oven to 325F. Whisk all wet dough ingredients together in a small bowl.
Step 2: Pour them into the dry ingredients and stir until well blended.
Step 3: Form dough into a ball.
Step 4:  Roll dough between 2 pieces of wax paper into rectangle shape.
Step 5: Shape up the sides, remove any uneven areas, and place dough on baking sheet and into freezer for a few minutes while you make filling.
Step 6: For the filling, place all ingredients into a food processor and blend well. It will have a rough texture to it and be extremely sticky.


Step 7: Remove Dough from freezer. Smear filling across as dough as evenly as possible. Don’t scrape the dough and try to be gentle.


Step 8: Take end of long side and begin to fold or roll up. Use the wax paper to help you do this. Pull, lift, roll.


Step 9: Place roll in freezer and let set 10 minutes to firm up.


Step 10: Remove from freezer, slice into ½ inch pieces, and place in preheated oven for 11-13 minutes.


Step 11: While rolls are cooking, combine all ingredients for the glaze. Once cooking is complete, add the glaze immediately to the top of each roll.


Step 12: Plate and serve. Enjoy!


Make these mini rolls for your next get together and be sure to impress your guests all while sticking to your no-grain diet! For easy printing, click here.

In Health,


Kristen Barkley
Kristen Barkley
Kristen is a happily married mom to four beautiful and active children and is the co-founder of Marpé Wellness. She has a BBA in Marketing from the University of Houston and completed extensive coursework in the areas of nutrition and fitness. She is excited to be putting her education to use in an industry that she is passionate about where she can help others live a healthier and happier life.

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