Chocolate Honey Rolls 1

Chocolate Honey Rolls

Serves: 6

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend!! We had some absolutely beautiful weather here in NJ after the monsoon that took place on Friday! πŸ˜‰ I finally started feeling a bit better on Saturday, which was great! I got myself to the gym to do some light elliptical and then thought, “Am I crazy? It is gorgeous outside!” so I left and went walking in the park! It was the perfect way to get some fresh air and exercise without pushing myself too hard! Seeing all the runners did make me jealous though! πŸ˜‰

Today I am sharing with you a very delicious recipe! About a month ago the Recipe Reduxers were given an (optional) challenge to create some delicious recipes using honey for the National Honey Board. Of course, I got really excited and jumped right into making some recipes! Two to be exact! The other I will be sharing later this week! The challenge was to use honey in a recipe to show how it can be used in any dish, sweet, savory, salty, bitter, etc. Of course, you know I would go the sweet route πŸ˜‰

Some of the great benefits or ways to use honey include:

1) Adds balance to a dish

2) Helps to retain freshness and moisture

3) Helps to balance out the bitterness of gluten free flours (which is what it did here!) πŸ˜‰

4) Mixes well to create sauces, dressings and marinades

5) Is a great sugar substitute!

6) Has an amazing flavor! πŸ™‚

I love adding it to smoothies or a meal right after a workout to get in some of those quick simple sugars! Or to yummy recipes like this! πŸ™‚ I hope you enjoy!

The Honey Board also has a website with tons of great information on it! If you’d like to check it out, click here!

“By posting this recipe I am entering a contest sponsored by the National Honey Board and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I received a gift card to offset the expense of my ingredients”

And don’t forget to check out the other delicious honey recipes below too! πŸ™‚

Chocolate Honey Rolls 3

Fit Ingredients

  • 1 c (112g) all purpose flour ( I used this one)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbs (14g) coconut oil
  • 1/2 c milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1.5 tbs (30g) honey, divided
  • 1 tsp (7g) cacao powder

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  • rolling pin
  • parchment paper
  • muffin tin

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Directions

1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

2. In a bowl combine your flour, baking powder, coconut oil, milk and vanilla.

3. Mix your ingredients until a dough forms.

4. Put the dough in the freezer for about 20 minutes to harden slightly.

5. Once the dough has firmed up, place it betweenΒ  2 pieces of parchment paper and roll out into a rectangle shape.

6. Drizzle half of your honey over the dough.

7. Sprinkle your cacao powder over the honey.

8. Roll your dough into a log shape.

9. Slice the roll into 6 pieces.

10. Place each piece (swirl side up) into a muffin cup.

11. Bake for about ~10-12 minutes or until golden.

12. Drizzle remaining honey on top.

13. Serves warm or cool.

Chocolate Honey Rolls 4

Chocolate Honey Rolls 5

These rolls are simply out of this world!! They have just the right amount of chocolate flavor and the perfect sweetness from the honey! They taste like something from a decadent bakery, but they are 100% healthy! They reminded me of these cinnamon swirls I used to eat for breakfast as a kid! They may have lasted less than 24 hours in my house πŸ˜‰

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Nutrition: ( for 1 out of 6 swirls)

Calories: 126.9, Protein: 2.3g, Carbs: 18.8g, Fat: 4.8g, Sodium: 9mg, Fiber: 2g (Net Carbs: 16.8g)

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*Do you like honey?

*What is your favorite way to use honey?

*Were you able to enjoy some beautiful weather this weekend?



23 Comments
  • This looks delicious! I love honey! I particularly love having it in my tea.
    June 10, 2013
  • Yum! These sound fantastic!
    June 10, 2013
  • OMG - those look amazing!!!!! Wondering if I can use unsweetened almond milk since I can;t do regular milk. Do you use any particular type of honey - I know there are different kinds. Now to see if I have a rolling pin but I don't think so.. ;) I need to make these!!! :) So glad you are better & got some nice weather too! We had cooler but perfect weather here & Sunday was the best - like it in the low to mid 70's - perfect! :)
    June 10, 2013
  • PS: GOOD LUCK with the contest - when do you find out who won?
    June 10, 2013
  • I actually don't use honey that much, but have been using agave nectar for making granola bars lately. I was able to enjoy some lovely weather this weekend. Lots of outdoor time with the dogs was much needed for me and the dogs. Hope you are having a great start to the week! :)
    June 10, 2013
  • I've become addicted to raw honey . . . and haven't gone back to buying the regular stuff in a couple of years now. I love the rich flavor and, of course, the sweetness.
    June 10, 2013
  • Sarah
    Just made these and ate one....SO delicious! I used homemade unsweetened almond milk, whole wheat flour, and raw honey from my dad's bees and they are fantastic. Thanks for the idea! I think you could do this with a ton of different flavors too.
    June 10, 2013
    • Glad to read about the unsweetened almond milk cause that is all I have in the house! :) And whole wheat flour too - THX for sharing!
      June 10, 2013
  • That looks amazing! I love honey! Especially local raw honey, so good! I love that you used minimal ingredients for this. Well, you always do but the filling, honey and cocoa, awesome!
    June 10, 2013
  • Amy
    Mmmm these sound fantastic! I am always looking for new recipes that only use honey to sweeten... thanks so much for posting, can't wait to try this!
    June 10, 2013
  • Oh. my. god. I want to eat this RIGHT NOW. YUM.
    June 11, 2013
  • so i'm going out on a limb here, but do you think GF flour would work?
    June 11, 2013
  • Mmm, honey. It and maple syrup are definitely my favorite forms of sweet right now. And both happen to be spectacular on pancakes. But these rolls look pretty darn good, too. And I pulled a you and left the gym after a few minutes at one point this weekend to be outside instead, too. I'd much rather walk in nice weather than stare at some gym walls--especially if I'd just be walking/cardio-ing at the gym anyway.
    June 13, 2013

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