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Date pecan rolls without yeast
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Healthy whole wheat rolls filled with pecan and date paste ready in 50 minutes.

Servings: 12 rolls
Author: Gaspar Carreira
Ingredients
Dough
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 180g
  • 1/2 cup ap white flour 60g
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 Tbsp coconut or muscovado sugar
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk of your choice
Filling
  • 2 cups pitted dates 400g
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted peanut butter
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup pecan nuts, chopped 80g
Glaze
  • 1/4 cup light cream cheese 60g
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt, unswetened 50g
  • 2 Tbsps honey
  • 1 tsp vainilla extract
Instructions
Filling
  1. Soak the dates in hot water for 30 minutes. Drain and put in the food processor. Process until obtaining a creamy and homogeneous paste, if necessary add a tablespoon of water, add the peanut butter and the melted coconut oil. Process, add the nuts, mix and set aside

Dough
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F)

  2. In a large bowl mix the flours with the baking powder, add the salt and sugar and mix. Form a hole in the middle, add the egg and integrate, add the milk little by little and mix until you obtain a soft, moldable, non-sticky dough, if necessary add 1 more tablespoon of milk or a little more whole wheat flour .

  3. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to a thickness of 1/2 cm, in the shape of a rectangle of approx. 40x20cm. Cut the dough widthwise, 10-12 strips of dough 4 cm wide by 20 cm, spread the filling on the strips and roll each one.

  4. Put the rolls in a well-buttered roasting pan, paint them with beaten egg or milk, and bake until firm and golden brown (about 30-35 minutes)

Glaze
  1. Mix all the ingredients and spread over the rolls, enjoy !!!