Grain-Free Raw Cinnamon Roll with Cashew Cream Frosting

Serving size is 1-2 slices.  Although this is a healthier alternative, it is a treat and should be eaten in moderation.


  • 1 ¼ cups almond meal
  • 1 ¼ cups ground flaxseed
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 ½ tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 cup soft pitted dates
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 1/8 cup maple syrup or honey
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup chopped nuts

Cashew Cream Frosting

  • 1 cup raw cashews or pine nuts soaked 4 or more hours
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 6 tablespoons honey or dates
  • Juice of 1 small tangerine and the entire peel
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

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  1. Combine the almond meal, ground flaxseed, dash of cayenne pepper, ½ tablespoon cinnamon and pinch sea salt in a bowl and set aside.
  2. In a food processor or blender, process dates, water and vanilla into a paste. Remove half of the date paste and add it to the dry ingredients, along with the olive oil and maple syrup or honey. Mix these ingredients with your hands until it forms a dough. You may need to add a little water if it is too dry, do not add too much.
  3. Spread the dough out on a piece of parchment paper, and flatten/shape it into a 1/4-inch thick square.
  4. Add ¼ cup raisins and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon to the rest of the date paste left in your food processor or blender. Process until smooth.
  5. Spread a thin layer of the paste onto the dough square, making sure to cover the whole surface, and top with a sprinkle of extra raisins and the chopped walnuts.
  6. Using the parchment paper, carefully roll the square into a log. Chill in the refrigerator, for at least two hours.
  7. Make cashew cream frosting while the roll is in the fridge: Add all cashew cream ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.  Add a little extra water if desired.
  8. Slice roll into about 1-inch thick rounds.
  9. Spread cream cheese frosting onto cinnamon rolls before serving.
  10. Store left-over cinnamon roll in the freezer and thaw before serving.