Cinnamon Raisin RollsBread - Cinnamon Raisin Rolls with Sunflower Seeds
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Bread - Cinnamon Raisin Rolls with Sunflower Seeds
4 tsp. Dry Yeast
4 cups Whole Wheat Bread Flour
1 tbsp. Cinnamon (ground)
1/8 tsp. Stevia Extract (optional for added sweetness)
4 tsp. Soya Lecithin, liquid*
1/4 tsp. Ginger, ground*
1/4 tsp. Vitamin C, crystals*
1/4 cup Molasses (unsulphured)
1 cup Water, warmed to 52C. (125 F.)
1 cup Apple Juice, warmed to 52C. (125 F.)
1 cup Raisins (seedless)
1 cup Sunflower Seeds, whole, shelled, raw
* Optional Dough Enhancer

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Cinnamon raisin bread rolls with sunflower seeds are a delicious and healthy vegan recipe that is great for making sandwiched, for breakfast, or for any other time of day. Preparation time is about 30 to 40 minutes; rising time is about 45 to 60 minutes, and baking time is about 30 to 35 minutes.

Add the ingredients, with the exception of the raisins and sunflower seeds and 1/2 the water, to a mixing bowl or to the bread maker container. Once the flour has been added, hollow out the center of the flour slightly and place the other ingredients in the depression. (NOTE: If you fresh grind the grain, and the flour is warm, do not preheat the apple juice or water.) Mix and knead the mixture adding water as necessary.  The total kneading time should be approximately 20 minutes.

A few minutes before the end of the mixing time, sprinkle in the raisins while the mixer is running until the raisins are uniformly mixed into the dough.

Place a thin layer of Sunflower Seeds on a bread board or clean counter top.  Place the dough on the Sunflower Seeds and form into a cylinder about 1/2 m. (18") long.  Cut in half, and then cut each half into half and then begin cutting each quarter cylinder into 3 pieces and reform into a rolls making sure that the entire surface, including the ends are coated with the Sunflower Seeds.  After you form each roll place it on a baking pan, arranging them equally spaced to that you get uniformly shapped rolls.


Set the warming drawer of your oven to low, or the oven to warm setting 45C (120F).  Be careful that the oven does not overheat.  Place the cinnamon raisin bread pans in the warming drawer or oven to raise to dough.   When the dough is slightly over double the size, turn the heat up to 175-180C (350-360F). 

Bake for approximately 35 minutes.  When the crust is firm, but not crispy, the cinnamon raisin rolls are done.  Remove the baking pan from the oven.  The seeds should keep the bread from sticking to the pans, though the rolls may need a little help from a spatula.  Let cool on a wire rack or plate. 


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Vegan FlagThe above recipe is in keeping with God's creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31): 'Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.' (NIV) Let no animal suffer or die that we may live!