Posted on | December 29, 2011 | No Comments
This complimentary mix was provided by Chebe ,and it usually retails between $2.50 – $3 in my local stores. I was so excited to try this mix! A fond memory I have growing up is my mom making cinnamon rolls for breakfast. They were warm and gooey, just perfect. I have not had a cinnamon roll since my diagnosis with Celiac Disease, almost 20 years ago.
After mixing and kneading the dough, I rolled it out and added butter, cinnamon and sugar. I then sliced the dough to make 10 rolls. This whole process was very easy and only took about ten minutes. The directions said to cook it in muffin tins, which I thought was a little strange. But, I followed the directions and did that. I baked them, let them cool, and added my own buttercream frosting.
I took a bite and oh boy was it sweet! I forgot how sweet cinnamon rolls are in the morning. The roll itself was soft, but it did not have the chewy, spongy texture that I remember my mom”s having. The texture was soft, thick, and dense. It reminded me of Chebe”s bread. This gluten cinnamon free roll held together well and did not crumble at all. The roll did not however, keep the butter and cinnamon inside. Pockets were created while cooking which allowed the butter and sugar to fall out. The butter and sugar did not burn, but created a sugar crunch. I easily separated the cooked sugar from the roll before I ate it. The roll was small, about 3 inches in diameter. This helped me feel that even though it was sweet, I didn”t feel like I was overindulging.
I left one roll out uncovered for a couple of hours, and it was hard when I took a bit, almost like it had been left out overnight. The other rolls I left covered , and although they were not as hard as the uncovered roll, they were not very soft. These rolls are best right out of the oven and consumed immediately. Don”t plan on eating these as leftovers!
Rating: 4 stars
Pros: Great cinnamon taste, easy to prepare, smooth texture, affordable- less than $3 per mix
Cons: Gets hard quickly, doesn”t have a traditional “spongy” texture, cinnamon filling escapes the roll
Ingredients: Manioc (tapioca) flour, modified manioc starch (100% manioc), evaporated cane juice, cinnamon, iodine-free sea salt
Nutritional snapshot: 70 calories, 17g carbohydrates, 3g sugar, 0g fat
*only for dry mix, this does not include added butter or sugar
Product is: gluten free, soy free, corn free, rice free, potato free, yeast free, peanut free, tree nut free, egg free, lactose/casein free, iodine free, sugar free, non GMO
Want to try the Chebe gluten free cinnamon roll mix for yourself?
This mix can be purchased in many local grocery stores (), as well as individually and in bulk via amazon.com:
Review submitted by Kristina, Karen”s awesome gluten free little sister