Life is often about compromising, about having to choose one thing over another one, even if we like both. Take sweets and veggies, for example. When is the last time you gave in to your sweet tooth despite your best efforts to stick to that diet plan? Today, we put an end to that. Say hi to our vegan zucchini cinnamon rolls!
Classic cinnamon buns are a beloved treat, but like most sweets, they are not very healthy. We changed this, and selected a fantastic mix of ingredients to turn the traditional rolls into a diet-friendly snack!
We did this by making the filling of our rolls more nourishing. Instead of the traditional sauce made with butter and sugar, we used date paste and grated zucchinis. Plus the cinnamon.
Courgettes are such a delight. They have a sweet and delicate taste that blends perfectly in both savoury and sweet recipes. Moreover, they are an excellent source of vitamin A and C, and of critical minerals like manganese potassium and magnesium, to name a few.
Zucchinis contain potent antioxidants that help our bodies fight against the evil free-radicals. This green veggie may also improve heart health, keep our digestive system in check, and help with weight-loss .
You can have all of this while eating cinnamon rolls. Amazing right? But we haven't stopped here.
The date paste is equally impressive, and a fabulous replacement to refined sugar.
Dates are naturally sweet, rich in fibres, and they have a low glycemic load (GL). Low GL foods are ideal for people on a weight-loss diet and those who have diabetes because they don't raise blood sugar levels excessively. Compared to white sugar, this fruit is a good source of minerals and antioxidants .
Our zucchini cinnamon rolls have half the calories and ten times fewer fats compared to the traditional recipe.
If you want to learn more about this recipe, check out our FAQ section after the recipe steps. There we talk more about how to make these cinnamon rolls suitable for diabetics, and other neat facts. But now let's get baking!