Wow! Just WOW. These Christmas Fruit Mince Cinnamon Scrolls are SO incredibly delicious. They’d be a perfect treat to eat on Christmas Eve.. but since Christmas Eve is 156 days away perhaps you can just make some this weekend? Go on, I know you want to!
The fruit mince mixture doesn’t take too long at all to make, and it has such a deliciously sweet Christmas aroma! You make it a couple of hours in advance, but best if it sits in the fridge for a few days to let the flavours really infuse! Don’t forget to take the star anise pods out when you spread the mince on the dough, or someone might get a bit of a shock biting into one!
Don’t be too fussed about getting all the rounds perfect – as you can see from the picture, they are all just kind of higgledy piggledy (ha! I love those words!) in the baking dish, but they’ll expand, and look really beautiful…
See? Then it’s time to pour some icing over these babies! I’ve just used about 1 cup of icing sugar and 1 Tablespoon of plant based milk (more if needed), whisk together, and you have a delicious icing perfect for these Christmas Fruit Mince Cinnamon scrolls. Cinnamon powder is also a really great addition – and, I just thought some lemon or orange zest would work really well too! Make sure you let them cool down before you put the icing on, or it’ll melt all over the place!
This recipe would go perfectly with a Golden Turmeric Milk for an after dinner treat! If you’ve still got a sweet tooth after these Christmas Fruit Mince Cinnamon Scrolls, then try out our Nutmeg Spiced Cookies!
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- 1/4 cup sultanas
- 2 medjool dates pitted and chopped
- 3 prunes pitted and chopped
- 1/4 cup pineapple chopped finely
- 1/4 cup papaya chopped finely
- 1/2 tsp lemon rind
- 1/2 tsp orange rind
- 2 TBsp shredded coconut
- 1 tsp fresh ginger grated
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla paste or ground vanilla
- 2 pods of star anise
- 3 Tbsp water
- 1 cup of warm plant based milk
- 1 sachet of yeast (or 2 Tbsp)
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil
- Pinch of salt
- 1 Tbsp coconut sugar
- 3 cups flour
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Let sit for at least a couple of hours, or a couple of days in the fridge to let all the flavours infuse together
Add the coconut oil to the warm milk and then the yeast and let sit for 10 minutes
Add the salt and sugar and three cups of flour gradually, kneading into a dough. Place in a bowl that you have lined with coconut oil. Let sit for an hour or two until doubled in size
Once the dough has risen, knead a few more times, sprinkle a bench with flour and roll the dough out into a rectangular shape
Spread the fruit mince on top of the dough evenly. Starting from a long edge, roll the dough into a cylindrical shape. Then cut into rounds a couple of inches long
Place the rounds vertically in an oven proof dish. Brush with coconut oil
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180℃ for around 25 minutes or until slightly browned
Let cool for a good while. Drizzle with icing and dig in!!