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Sweet Potato Cinnamon Swirls!

Add a bit of sugar and spice to your Bonfire Night with these Catherine Wheel Cinnamon Buns!

Hang on a minute… did you think we were meant to only be posting healthy recipes? Did you think cinnamon rolls are not very healthy?
Think again, because THESE sweet treats are made from a secret ingredient… sweet potato!
You’d hardly notice that at these imposter pastries are made from a hidden vegetable.

The perfect Bonfire Night snack – warming, autumnal cinnamon and fibre-filled, nutritious sweet potato all swirled up into glistening iced Catherine Wheels! Wheeeee!

  • 2 sweet potatoes (cooked, peeled and mashed)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 240g plain flour
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 50g soft brown sugar
  • 4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp vegetable or olive oil
  • 50g icing sugar
  • 1-2tsp water
  1. Bake the sweet potatoes in the oven for one hour at180C, or until soft.
  2. Allow the potatoes to cool and then peel the skin off
  3. Mash the potatoes and stir through the maple syrup
  4. Mix the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt together.
  5. Add in the flour mix to the mashed potato a little bit at a time,stirring until it becomes a ball. You might need to use your hands to bring it all together to form a dough.
  6. Allow the dough to rest for at least 30 minutes
  7. Using a rolling pin or your hands, roll out the dough onto a floured surface to make a rectangle. It should bethe thickness of a £1 coin
  8. Lightly brush the surface with the oil
  9. Mix the sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle across the surface
  10. Using a pizza cutter or a knife, cut 3cm strips and then roll them to make a spiral
  11. Put all the rolls next to each other in an oven dish and bake for 30 minutes
  12. Meanwhile, mix icing sugar together with a little bit of water to make a thick paste.
  13. Drizzle over the buns once they’re cooled
  14. Enjoy!