Whole-Wheat Chocolate Cinnamon Buns

Yes these are delicious đŸ™‚

I could toast one of these up every day for a dessert & be extremely satisfied. These Cinnamon Buns are chocolaty, soft, healthy & sweet tooth satisfying.

One thing that makes this dessert healthier is that they are made with organic sprouted whole wheat flour.

I love sprouted grains because sprouting changes the composition of the resulting flour. It results in the creation of a vegetable & not a starch! There are many benefits to eating a sprouted grain over a non-sprouted.

So give these a try! I promise you & anyone you share them with won’t be disappointed đŸ™‚ Who would pass up a healthier, warm chocolaty pastry??? 

Whole- Wheat Chocolate Cinnamon Buns

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: medium
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  • 3 C sprouted whole wheat flour + extra for dusting
  • 1 1/4 C warm water
  • 1/2 C + 2 T raw honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 C chopped pistachios, optional*
  • 2 oz vegan chocolate, melted
  • 2 T coconut oil, melted
  • 2 T ground cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 tsp yeast
  • 1 tsp pink himalayan salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

*I wanted to add these to my buns but didn’t have any on hand.


  1. Preheat your oven to 350F.
  2. Spray an 8×8 pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. In a small blow mix the yeast, water & 2 T of your honey or maple syrup.
  4. Wait 5 minutes for the yeast to activate.
  5. In a large bowl add your flour, salt, & yeast mixture. Start kneading with your hands or with your mixer’s dough hook.
  6. Adjust water/flour as needed. Your dough should be soft but not sticky.
  7. Knead the dough with your hands for an extra minute & then let sit for 20 minutes.
  8. In a medium sized bowl add the rest of your honey or maple syrup, melted chocolate, melted coconut oil, cinnamon & vanilla. Whisk until combined. Fold in your nuts if using.
  9. Split your dough into 3 small balls. Roll each with a rolling pin until flat.
  10. Distribute & spread your chocolate filling on each flat.
  11. Fold each flat in half & cut in half lengthwise. Now twist each piece up into a bun.
  12. Place each bun next to each other in your pan.
  13. Bake for 30 minutes.
  14. Enjoy warm right out of the oven after slightly cooled; or if eating later toast in your toaster oven for 1-2 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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I think this recipe deserves a foot five!


Breakfast · Snack

Healthy Grain Bread, No Knead

Before we get onto this awesome No Knead bread, remember to check out my Instagram @thekellydiet for more recipes that are not on my blog.

My latest post was a Butternut Squash Lasagna Stack!


K now for some insight into this bread.img_5387

I have a 2-day Bread Recipe that I love but it requires a lot work, time, & kneading. This bread turned out very similar & was way less work!

I love this bread because it is made with a mix of 5 healthy grains & flours.

  1. Oats
  2. Flax
  3. Quinoa
  4. Coconut flour
  5. Pea protein

I also love this bread because like I said before it is easy to make.

Top this bread with some almond butter, sunflower seed butter, tahini, mashed avocado, or eat it plain & enjoy some gains đŸ™‚

Healthy Grain Bread, No Knead

  • Servings: 1 loaf, about 10 slices
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 3 1/2 c oats
  • 1 T yeast + 1 1/2 c warm water
  • 1/4 c ground flax + 3/4 c water (totals 4 flax eggs)
  • 1/4 c unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/4 c raw honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 c pea protein
  • 1/2 c coconut flour
  • 1/3 c uncooked quinoa
  • 1/2 tsp pink Himalayan salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon


  1. Add your yeast & warm water to a large bowl. Mix & let sit for at least 5 minutes.
  2. Add your flax & water to a small bowl. Mix & let sit for at least 5 minutes.
  3. Add your oats to a food processor or blender. Blend until becomes a fine powder, turning into oat flour.
  4. After your yeast water has set, separately add in all the rest of the ingredients, combing every so often.img_5363
  5. Add in your flax egg mixture & mash & mix everything together with your hands to combine. (This dough is wetter than regular dough that you would knead.)img_5364
  6. Transfer your dough to an oiled loaf pan. Cut a slit in the top with a butter knife. Cover with clear wrap & let rise for 1 hr or overnight. (Refrigerate if letting sit overnight.)
  7. Once dough has risen, Bake at 350F for 45 minutes or until sides are golden brown & a knife inserted comes out clean. Enjoy!img_5374

Now sit back, enjoy your healthy grain bread & patiently wait for Thanksgiving break to begin.