I haven’t made cinnamon rolls in a long time! I love carrot cake so hey, why not? This is the 2nd recipe I chose for the blogging challenge week 1: Carrot Cake Sticky Rolls. I’m unsure of why they are called sticky rolls though. I always consider sticky rolls to have a sauce on the bottom when baking and then flipped upside down to reveal the amazing sticky stuff when serving. These are more akin to rolls, like cinnamon rolls.
The dough was kind of a pain in the butt. I finally got a good dough going and let it rise for 90 minutes. It took a lot of finesse, probably due to the moisture in the carrots and the whole wheat flour not really playing well. I decided on just using my cinnamon sugar as a filling with the walnuts, raisins, earth balance and maple syrup. There were a lot of walnuts. No complaints from the husband, he loves walnuts! I also made a half batch and I baked them in texas muffin tins, my normal method since I don’t like buns touching.
Yeah, they needed a topping. I went just plain boring (hey, I wanted to eat!) with some confectioners sugar and almond milk. It gave a great sweetness to the buns. The bottoms got a little extra done but hey, who cares? There’s sugar and cinnamon and carrots dammit!
They got inhaled and I was kind of wishing I had made a full batch. However, this challenge is 10 weeks and I’ll be baking a lot. So moderation is going to be key here! Moderation, one sticky bun at a time.