Healthy Croissants recipe!

Well, I have just 3 words for this recipe; Yummy and healthy. Just perfect!

This croissants are crispy and the flavor is fantastic and yes this is a healthier option, for this persons that are trying to eat healthier! Well I always think a healthy diet/lifestyle has healthy and unhealthy food, but this is another topic that I pretty much think I will talk about. But now let’s see this amazing recipe!

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Ingredients:

Fat layer:
100 g unsalted butter
125 g plain cream cheese

Dough:
250 g whole wheat flour
1 egg (vegan option: 1 tsp. yeast+1 cup lukewarm water)
4 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt

Note: Maby you will need some extra water to make the dough workable, make sure this water is not cold just at room temperature.

Instructions:

Softened the butter and cream cheese, and stir together to combine. Roll into a large, flat square about 6″ (~15 cm) wide between two pieces of plastic wrap. Store on a flat surface in the fridge for 15 to 30 minutes to let it firm up.

Meanwhile, prepare the dough by stirring all ingredients together and kneading it into an smooth, elastic ball. Roll out into a rectangle about 7″ by 14″ or 17.5 by 35 cm large. The idea is to get it slightly larger than twice the size of the butter layer.

Place the chilled butter layer on one side of the rolled out dough and fold the other side over so that the butter is sandwiched between two layers of dough. Make sure there are no air pockets between dough and butter and pinch the sides to seal the butter in.

Roll the dough out a bit so that it becomes a rectangle with one set of edges longer than the original mesure. Fold into three like a letter, wrap loosely with plastic wrap and place in the fridge to chill for anywhere between 1 to 8 hours. Repeat this roll, fold, and chill process again three to four more times.

When the final dough has had time to chill and rise slightly in the fridge, it is ready to be rolled out, cut, and shaped into a croissant. On a floured surface, roll out dough into a layer just less than 0.5″ or 1 cm thick.

Cut into triangles and add a small slit at the base of the triangle to help with even baking. Roll into crescents starting at the base, and place on a lined baking sheet. Allow to rise at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours and bake in a 350F or 175C  oven for 20 – 25 min. Let it cool just 5-8 min and enjoy!

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Healthy Cinnamon Rolls recipe!

I know, I actually was taking a break of posting… But I missed you! Haha, I think I will post recipes but not that often as before this little break. Maby 1 recipe each week or maby 2, but not more because I have to focus on my recovery as well!

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But anyway today I’m here with this fantastic recipe,  wich is; Healthy Cinnamon Rolls! They are really good and taste almost like the original ones! Actually this is a healthier option, but anyway let’s start with the recipe!

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Ingredients:

-2 cup white whole wheat flour

-2½ teaspoons baking powder

-½ teaspoon salt

-5 tablespoons applesauce, vegan butter or margarine

-¾ cup unsweetened almond milk

-1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

-6 tablespoons brown, divided

-1 tablespoon melted vegan butter or margarine

-2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Instructions:

1-Preheat oven to 400 Fahrenheit or 200 degrees. Grease an 8-inch pie pan and set aside.
2-In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Using pastry blender, cut the applesauce, vegan butter or margarine into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal. I you don’t have a pastry blender just use a fork to cut in to butter. Chill for ten minutes.
3-Combine 3 tablespoons brown sugar and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside.
4-After the ten minutes, fetch the bowl from the fridge and add in the unsweetened almond milk or soya milk, apple cider vinegar, and 3 tablespoons brown sugar and stir until combined, making sure not to overwork the dough. If the dough is too dry to incorporate all the flour, add in one more tablespoon of milk. Turn out the dough on a clean, lightly floured surface and knead 4 times. Again, make sure not to overwork the dough.
5-Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough to a large rectangle of ¼ inch thickness. Brush the dough with 1 tablespoon melted butter or margarine. Evenly sprinkle the sugar cinnamon mixture over the dough. Starting with the long side, gently roll the dough up into a log. Using a sharp knife, cut the log into 12 equal rolls. Place the rolls into the prepared pie pan and bake in the oven at 400 Fahrenheit for 12 minutes, or until golden. Let cool and enjoy!