No-Rise Cinnamon Rolls for ONE (Whole Wheat & Vegan)

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I’m not exactly the most violent person… most of the time, but sometimes, something inside me wants to grab a sledge-hammer to break an idiot’s head open to see what the hell is wrong with that one person. 

You think your life is jinxed?

You think your life is jinxed?

Let me tell you what a jinxed life is.

I was born with both my arms broken. The right arm never recovered. And all the specialists I’ve seen (and believe me, I’ve seen many) say that nothing can cure it. I’m incapable of many physical activities and got laughed at for it too many times to count. I love seeing people dance but I can’t without looking hilariously clumsy. If my stupid arm works, I’ll probably be dancing instead of baking (maybe this is a good thing after all?)

My rights arm is much much fatter and shorter than my left.

My right shoulder slants down lower than my left.

I have a horrible, horrible memory.

My examination results are crappy.

I was bullied for 3 very long, psychologically-torturing periods of my life, excluding the time when my atrocious, horrendous, crap thing of a teacher told my entire class not to be my friend and isolated me. Quite obviously, I’ve never exactly been fond of teachers.

I was sick for 2 1/2 torturing years. (sorry, I ran out of good vocabulary)

I am short (5 feet) and fat (busybody).

My family has less than average income. (I make room for things I want by saving 90% of my pocket money)

Well, no one’s life is perfect.

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Stop frowning. And learn the following.

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How do you make the best of your so-called ‘jinxed’ life?

  • find a hobby and stop thinking (absurdly) that your life is miserable because it isn’t… baking, reading, cycling, whatever
  • don’t be embarrassed by every single thing– remember, only you can make yourself feel embarrassed, and let others know you are embarrassed and thus get embarrassment poured onto yourself, when you needn’t have gone through it at all. 
  •  remove yourself from people who make you feel lousy, lousy, lousy. I failed to realise this earlier in my life and the psychological impact was so horrible I can’t find words to describe it. 
  • keep people who are trying to help you but not pretending to or simply doing it to make themselves feel better
  • be careful when making friends. 
  • be with people who like you because you are you… while trying to help you correct your insecurities.
  • forge good relationships with your family and friends. Because you know what? A united family and good friends and the love you can experience from these bonds will help you realise that your life is really worth living.
  • be grateful for what you have. Make a list. Cheesy, but it works. 
  • eat cinnamon rolls
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* Note: NOT directed towards any one; just a general opinion. All opinions above are of my own, learnt through personal experience, and are in no way associated with WordPress. (Haha, I just had to add this in. Its fun)
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Single Serving Cinnamon rolls!
ALL FOR the special YOU!
Yes. All! Don’t let me repeat that or I may change my mind.
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A meal of cinnamon rolls for… 524 calories! Pretty good, huh?
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No-Rise Cinnamon Rolls for ONE

No. of servings: 1

Adapted from Bakingdom

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Ingredients

For Dough

  • 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1/4 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 7g/ 3/5 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/10 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk (vegan: 1/4 tsp lemon juice and enough soy milk to make 1/4 cup)
  • 1 tsp non- fat yogurt (vegan: oil/ vegan yogurt)
  • 1 tsp reduced fat margarine
  • 1 tsp oil

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For Filling

  • 2 tsp reduced fat margarine
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup mini- marshmallows, chopped (vegan: vegan marshmallows)
  • 1 tsp powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

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For Icing (optional)

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp reduced fat margarine

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Icing alternative

  • 1 1/2 tsp reduced fat margarine, softened
  • 1 1/2  tsp buttermilk, or whole milk (vegan: coconut milk)
  • 3 tbsp icing sugar

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Here’s a Step-by-step tutorial. Almost…
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Prepare your ingredients; all must be at room temperature.
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Preheat your oven to 425°F/220°C.
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Filling preparation: In a food processor, add marshmallows and icing sugar. Process till marshmallows are minced. Mix this mixture with cinnamon and sugar in a bowl.
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Dough Preparation: Combine all the dry ingredients. Mix them together, add the wet ingredients and mix to form a rough dough. Do not knead. It’ll be sticky. Resist  the urge to add flour. Yikes. It is sticky.
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Shape dough into a rod and roll it into a long rectangle. Spread the margarine for filling onto the dough. Leave a 1 inch space at one of the short edges. You may want to use a pizza cutter to get rid of uneven edges like I did.
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Sprinkle the filling as evenly as you can and roll it up from the margarine-covered short edge. Press the clean edge against the adjacent part of the roll to seal.
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It’ll be gigantic.
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Slice into 4 pieces using a knife. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
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For icing: While baking, mix ingredients for icing together and place into a clean plastic bag. When done, rub 1 tsp of margarine over the top of all the cinnamon rolls.
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Cut a very small hole in the bag containing the icing and pipe onto cinnamon rolls.
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Eat up!
Celebrate life and the God who gave it to you.
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PS: I’m looking for Guest Bloggers! You can write on any topic related to health-and-wellness or anything about food or recipes of course! No other limitations. Contact me at qiting93@hotmail.com please! 😀 😀
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Comments
7 Responses to “No-Rise Cinnamon Rolls for ONE (Whole Wheat & Vegan)”
  1. Janine says:

    this sounds totally dumb but how did your arms get broken? Anyway, negativeness aside, I’m glad you got over all those negativity in your life and looking at your blog posts now and your enthusiasm for life, I definitely am glad you found strength and happiness where it matters 🙂 this looks like a delicious recipe to try but ahem, isn’t the portions a little too much for one? ;p

  2. qiting93 says:

    Haha, I got my arms broken when the doctor was trying to get me out so the bones broke and nerves got damaged. It would be pretty fair to say that I ‘sacrificed’ the ordinary function of my right arm for my life. The nerves in my left arm healed really quickly but those in my right never did. And no, it isn’t a dumb question :D.
    And to clarify (I think many people will wonder too), the cinnamon buns here are actually pretty small, about the size of an iPhone charger, smaller than those four leaves buns = to the volume of food in a regular serving of pancakes. I did the math :-). I cut 1 bigger cinnamon roll into 4 because the height would be too high and I was afraid the insides would be uncooked. 😀 So no worries about the size 😀 Its the power of the camera’s super-macro mode!

  3. I love how you transition into positive thinking–way to be!

  4. love those cinnamon rolls without the wait for the rise. and those positive points are excellent for everyone!

  5. Your recipes always look SO awesome! How do you do it??? 😀

  6. Kit-Kat says:

    Amazing!

  7. Clarissa says:

    what degrees do you bake them at?

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