Vegan Orange Cardamom Spelt Bread Rolls (Dairy-free, Egg-free, & Refined sugar-free) | © 2017 |

A slightly sweet, aromatic bread (sweetened with maple syrup and erythritol) flavored with the unique scent of cardamom and orange peel for the New Year or for a mid afternoon snack or lunch-box treat. You can bake this braided or in a cake pan. For a more traditional cardamom bread, use walnut instead of the raisin filling.

  • 4 g Dried yeast
  • 200 ml Coconut milk, warmed
  • 1 tbsp Maple syrup
  • 100 g Whole spelt flour
  • 200 g Spelt bread flour
  • 1 tsp Cardamom powder
  • 1/3 tsp Fine sea salt
  • 2 tsp Finely grated orange rind
  • 75 g Coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tbsp Hemp seeds, for topping, optional
  • White chocolate, melted for topping, optional
  • 150 g Raisins
  • 100 ml Freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 3 tbsp Erythritol granules
  1. The night before preparing the rolls, soak raisins in orange juice or rum in your refrigerator.
  2. Whisk the dried yeast, coconut milk and maple syrup in a jug. Set aside for 10 minutes or until frothy.
  3. Combine the flours, cardamom powder and salt in the mixing bowl of your stand mixer fitted with a dough hook. Make a well in centre. Add the yeast mixture, melted coconut oil, and orange rind. Stir at low speed until the ingredients roughly combined, about 3 minutes. Increase speed to medium, and knead the dough until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
  4. Place in a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Set aside to let rise for 60-90 minutes or until doubled in size. Punch the dough down and let rest 10 minutes.
  5. Combine cardamom, cinnamon and erythritol granules in a small bowl. Drain the soaked raisins and reserve 1 tablespoon of the soaking liquid.
  6. Roll the dough out to approximately a 36cm x 24cm rectangle. Sprinkle the rectangle with the spice mixture and raisins.
  7. Roll up, starting at the long side, and pinch edges firmly to seal. Cut the roll into 8 slices. Place the slices, cut side down, in a 26-cm round pan lined with parchment paper. Let rise in warm place until doubled in size, about an hour.
  8. Preheat oven to 190C/375F. Brush the top with reserved soaking liquid and sprinkle the hemp seeds over. Bake for 25 minutes or until light golden brown. Drizzle the melted white chocolate over warm rolls. Enjoy! | © 2017 | | © 2017 |


Unknown 28/12/17 05:03

I would love these buns for breakfast, they look so good!!

Hester@Alchemy 28/12/17 07:25

Yum, a light treat, full of spice. (I'd like to make these for my sister but she is allergic to coconut. Any suggestions of what could replace the coconut oil?)

Meanwhile, Happy New Year, Angie. I hope 2018 brings wonderful things.

Nancy Chan 28/12/17 08:21

This would be great with my favourite coffee!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 28/12/17 12:13

my mouth is drooling for one of these tasty sweet rolls yum! Many blessings in 2018 !

Tricia Buice 28/12/17 14:02

These buns look so soft and fluffy Angie - a beautiful treat for anytime. Love the orange soaked raisins! Hope you have a very happy New Year!

Unknown 28/12/17 14:48

Oh Angie, these look amazing! I can only imagine the wonderful aroma as they bake!

Shashi 28/12/17 14:49

Wow - Angie! I wish I had seen these before Christmas as I would have made this healthier version of breakfast rolls rather than the cinnamon rolls we had - these look fantastic! Happy New Year to you and yours! :)

Natalia 28/12/17 16:11

Yum,they look so good,I love homemade rolls☺

Evelyne CulturEatz 28/12/17 17:10

These bread rolls look so inviting. And cardamom and orange peel is a great flavor combo. Perfect for parties or breakfast. Happy new year Angie!

Unknown 28/12/17 19:24

These sound so good and healthier version. Definitely something i'd love love.
Have a great week!!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 28/12/17 22:56

I can see what a beautiful crumb they have! I love using cardamom and the cinnamon and orange spice sound perfect for a frigid morning like we are having.

Tisa Jacob 29/12/17 03:52

Cardamom and coconut milk:-) This bread seems awesome, Angie!

Anne@ASaladForAllSeasons 29/12/17 06:04

These look wonderful, Angie! Love the scent & flavor of oranges and cardamom together! :)

Gloria Baker 29/12/17 18:07

Looks wonderful ANgie! Love cardamom!

Alida 29/12/17 19:49

These rolls look so yummy and spiced with the cardamom must be fab. I wish you a wonderful new year!

Sue/the view from great island 30/12/17 06:59

Cardamom is one of my favorite spices, Angie, but I never think to pair it with orange, love these rolls! Happy New Year!

Rafeeda AR 31/12/17 11:22

They look like a nice healthier version of cinnamon rolls! Sounds delicious, especially the flavors of cardamom and orange rind along with the coconut milk...

Amy (Savory Moments) 31/12/17 12:57

These look amazing, Angie! I love the flavor combination of orange + cardamom. Happy New Year!

Karen (Back Road Journal) 31/12/17 21:12

I like the flavor of cardamom in baked goods and your rolls sound yummy.

Pam 31/12/17 21:51

They look great, Angie! Love cardamom in baked goods and I'd love one for breakfast or any time!

tigerfish 31/12/17 22:15

I absolutely love the aroma of cardamon,so these warm rolls must be smelling so good while they are being baked. Happy blessed 2018 to you!

Debra Eliotseats 31/12/17 22:26

I love cardamom, especially with orange.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 31/12/17 23:35

Bill adores orange rolls! And cardamom is a fabulous addition. These look like the perfect breakfast treat!!! Happy New Year, Angie!!!

Jean | 1/1/18 03:21

Angie, these rolls look and sound delicious. I can just taste the cardamom and orange. Beautiful combination.

Adina 1/1/18 12:27

Delicious looking buns, perfect for a cold Sunday. Happy New Year!

fimere 1/1/18 20:15

ils sont si bons et bien parfumés parfait pour mon petit dej
bonne et heureuse année 2018

Nava K 2/1/18 01:05

Amazing. As always. I love to admire your baking goodies. Happy New Year Angie. Keep baking. I will keep admiring.

Sharon D. 2/1/18 04:32

Hey, Angie ..Happy 2018! ^.^
Wishing you a year of joy and love.
These bread rolls look awesome, by the way. You inspire me!

judee 2/1/18 14:46

When I see cardamom in a recipe, I'm interested. It is one of my favorite spices. The combination with the orange flavor sounds divine. What a great treat

grace 2/1/18 20:54

i love rolls like this, and these are something i wouldn't feel the least bit guilty about eating! delicious!!

Kitchen Riffs 3/1/18 02:24

These look terrific! Wish I had one right now. Guess I should get into my kitchen and make some, huh? :-)

Evi 3/1/18 15:06

What an awesome recipe, can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing :)

Ashley@CookNourishBliss 3/1/18 18:04

I LOVE cardamom this time of the year!! These rolls sound delightful!

Pam 3/1/18 19:31

Yum! They look delicious.

Marcelle 5/1/18 15:47

These rolls made my tummy growl. They look light, fluffy and delicious Angie! Amazing that they are low in sugar!

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 6/1/18 04:12

These rolls look yummy! I love combining the flavor of cardamom and orange.

nadia 6/1/18 21:51

They look so delicious Angie :D Cardamom and orange is such a delicious flavour combination!

Paula | Vintage Kitchen 7/1/18 03:33

Orange and cardamom are so great together! Love these rolls Angie! Much healthier than my usual version...

noobcook 8/1/18 03:56

an aromatic and healthy bake. Happy New Year :)

GG 9/1/18 13:36

DELICIOUS! I just love cardamom in sweet rolls. GG

Unknown 9/1/18 17:34

These look so easy to make. and so tasty!!

Katerina 10/1/18 08:48

I love this healthier tweak on classic rolls!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies 11/1/18 03:17

Perfect for the afternoon snack! I love the orange in the bread, and the filling.

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 12/1/18 05:44

These look super Angie, what a wonderful flavourful breakfast these would make.

My Inner Chick 13/1/18 19:44

--The taste of cardamom reminds me of church! I Love!

Agness of Run Agness Run 24/1/18 17:15

These rolls seem so palatable and appetizing, Angie! Seems like an excellent dessert recipe!

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 26/1/18 16:48

I'm reading more about spelt based recipes lately and have even seen it now in my local (small town) stores. I am so glad that you introduced me to spelt! What a wonderful recipe to use it in!

Sophie Sportende Foodie 27/1/18 10:03

Beautiful filled bread rolls! Love the filling too!

Katerina 5/2/18 10:29

These bread rolls are totally mouthwatering!

mary anderson 14/2/19 21:22

i saw a lot of cardamom recipes and this one turn out to be the healthier and the easiest one to make good job angie! :)


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