We love peach season! There's an endless amount of things you can create with sweet peaches, but cooking them in a spiced maple whiskey sauce was at the top of out to-do list!
Then we went there. We stuffed those spiced whiskey peaches into a fluffy cinnamon roll and made all your food dreams come true. Enjoy!
** makes 12 rolls
1 packet active dry yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
1 C warm water (100 F)
1/4 C organic cane sugar
3 C all-purpose flour
1 tsp sea salt
1/4 C coconut oil (melted)
1/4 C all-purpose flour (for rolling out dough)
1 tsp coconut oil (to oil the bowl for proofing)
spiced whiskey peach ingredients:
3 ripe peaches, peeled and diced (approx. 3 cups)
1 C spicebox canadian spiced whiskey (or use bourbon)
1/4 C maple syrup
2 tbsp vegan butter (melted)
1/4 C organic cane sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 C icing sugar
1 tbsp vegan butter (softened)
1 tbsp non-dairy milk (or water)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Combine active dry yeast with warm water and sugar. The water needs to be at a temperature of around 100F for the yeast to activate so it’s best to use a thermometer. Allow the mixture to sit for 10 minutes. It should double in size and be foamy at the top.
Meanwhile melt your coconut oil over low heat. Ensure the coconut oil is also not heated above 100F.
Combine flour with sea salt in a large mixing bowl. Then create a well in the middle of the flour and pour the yeast mixture and the coconut oil into it. Fold the dough gently to combine. It should just come together and then you can use your hands to knead the dough a few times into a ball.
Lightly oil another large mixing bowl with 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and place the ball of dough in it to proof. Cover with plastic wrap and a towel and leave it in a warm dark place for 2 hours. On top of the fridge or in the oven or microwave should be enough to keep any cool draft off of it. The dough will double in size.
While the dough is rising you can prepare the spiced peaches. In a sauce pan heat spiced whiskey, maple syrup, and diced peaches over medium heat. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, and then remove from the heat and cool completely.
Combine sugar and cinnamon for the filling and set aside.
Melt 2 tablespoons of vegan butter in the pan you want to bake the cinnamon rolls in, then you can use the residue to grease all sides of the pan.
Once dough has proofed, lightly flour a clean dry surface/countertop and roll out the dough to approx. a 16” x 16” square.
Leave a 1” edge on one side of the dough free from melted butter and any fillings. That will be the outside edge when you roll the dough up.
Brush melted butter on the surface of the dough. Then sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture evenly on top. Then take the spiced peaches and spread them out on top of the cinnamon sugar.
Start at the opposite side of the clean edge and roll the dough into a log shape. Take a sharp knife and cut 12 equal rolls.
Place the rolls in the pan leaving a bit of space to the edge of the pan. Cover the pan in plastic wrap and a towel, and allow the rolls to proof in a warm dark place for another 2 hours.
Pre-heat oven to 350F. Then bake the rolls for 25 minutes.
Allow the cinnamon rolls to cool for 10-15 minutes and make the icing by combining all the icing ingredients in a small bowl with a hand mixer until smooth.
Spread the icing on top of warm cinnamon rolls and serve immediately.