Activated charcoal cinnamon rolls

Activated charcoal cinnamon rolls

Well… I know. It doesn’t SOUND very appealing but what else could I title it ? All occasions are good to add a little bit of « healthy » in our everyday life.

Why activated charcoal ? If you have digestive or guts problems, it really helps. It also detoxifies the body, good point. It lowers your cholesterol level. I mean, amazing! Right?

Charcoal doesn’t really have a taste so it is really easy and interesting to add it to your daily food : a smoothie, a pancake batter…Etc. It’s black, kinda spooky and fun! So why not? You’ll find it in most health food stores. I use this one.

Cinnamon rolls (12 rolls) :

For the dough :

  • 1/2 tbsp yeast
  • 2,5 cups water
  • 5-6 cups flour
  • 1/2 brown sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • Vegetable oil

For the filling :

  • 50g butter
  • 2 tbsp activated charcoal
  • White sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Cinnamon

In a big mixing bowl, add luke warm water and yeast. Let it activate for 5 minutes. Add half of the flour and stir well.

Add sugar and salt. Mix. Starting from there, add your flour a little at a time until it starts to form a really sticky dough. Transfer to a floured surface and knead, adding flour as needed until you get an elastic and smooth dough. Knead for 10 minutes.

Oil a bowl and let the dough rise for 2 hours.

Melt your butter. Lighty flour a surface and punch your dough to get the air out. Roll it in a rectangle shape, quite thinly. Spread melted butter with a brush on one of the surface of the dough. Sprinkle cinnamon, activated charcoal, brown sugar and white sugar.

Roll it tight starting from one of the largest side of the rectangle. When it’s done, pinch the end to make a closed roll.

Cut your rolls (2cm approx) and put on a parchment paper covered baking tray. Let it sit for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven at 180°C (360°F).

Bake for 15-20 minutes, keep an eye on it. It must be golden on top!