Chocolate Sticky Buns Tutorial

  • 1 pound 2 ounces homemade whole-grain bread dough

Chocolate Syrup

  • 2 Tablespoons butter or organic virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Filling

  • 1/2 cup sucanat
  • 1/2 cup organic milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

1.  Mix the syrup ingredients together.

2.  Roll out bread dough to a rectangle of 20 long x 10 wide.

3.  With a pastry brush, lightly brush the chocolate/butter syrup mixture over the rolled out dough, leaving an inch border on the wide sides so the dough will hold together when rolled.

4.  Evenly cover the chocolate syrup with sucanat and chocolate chips.

5.  Gently, starting from the wide side, fold over a small “lip” and roll the dough, gently stretching and incorporating the sucanat and chocolate chips as you tightly roll (jelly roll style). Pinch the 2 long ends so the filling does not escape out the sides. Pinch the long seam together and even up the long tube by gently rocking it back and forth on the kneading surface.

6.  With a very sharp serrated knife, cut roll 1 1/2 inch wide and lay them onto a buttered (or parchment-covered) baking sheet, about 1/2 inch apart.

7.  Let rise for about 20 minutes, or until puffy.

8.  Bake for 20 minutes or until just golden brown. Let cool on baking sheet before removing to serving dish.

9.  ENJOY!!!!!!!

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A student of health and nutrition for 30 years, Vickilynn Haycraft has over 25 years of actual hands-on experience reviewing and personally using different tools of the homemaking vocation, focusing on the areas of health and nutrition. Vickilynn is a magazine columnist, product reviewer, cookbook author and now radio talk show host, as well as being full-time wife and mom to 5 children. Read Vickilynn's Product Reviews and Family Preparedness Articles at Examiner.com. She blogs at the Real Food Living Blog.