Wild Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls

Who does not love fluffy sweet cinnamon rolls?.These classic rolls presented here are lower in sugar and fat calories and intensified in flavor with the wild blueberry filling.

I always keep an eye out for the frozen Wild blueberries in the freeze aisles of stores,for 2 good reasons ,first these are rarely sold fresh and said to be equally good when frozen.Second for its super antioxidant benefits.

How are Wild Blueberries different from cultivated blueberries?
Wild Blueberries (vaccinium angustifolium) are distinct from their cultivated cousins in several significant ways. Unlike cultivated (highbush) blueberries, Wild (lowbush) Blueberries are not planted. They are spread primarily by rhizomes or underground runners, which give rise to new shoots and stems. Wild Blueberry fields and barrens contain many different varieties of berries, which accounts for the variations in size and color that characterize the Wild Blueberry crop. Wild Blueberry growers use many modern crop management techniques to carefully tend their fields and encourage growth.

Other differences include:

* Antioxidant capacity - Wild Blueberries contain more of the powerful antioxidant anthocyanin and demonstrate greater antioxidant capacity per serving than cultivated blueberries.
* Taste - Wild Blueberries have a more intense, sweet and tangy taste than cultivated blueberries
* Size - Wild Blueberries are naturally smaller and more compact (less water content) than cultivated, which means you get more Wild Blueberries per pound.
* Performance - Wild Blueberries hold their shape, texture and color through a variety of baking and manufacturing process. They also freeze very well: IQF Wild Blueberries maintain their quality for more than two years.
source www.wildblueberries.com

A dull ,breezy and rainy day marred the weekend fun,baking these rolls brought the warmth back.Fresh baked rolls brightens our weekend brunch every once in a while,I have tried and loved a variety of fillings.The first 3 pictures is of when I baked them last winter and the bottom of one I baked yesterday.My cherished flavors are any kind of tart sweet berries like cranberries,raspberries or black berries ,that taste just as good as the wild blue berries.

Recipe : Wild Blueberry Rolls
For the Dough:
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 packet(1 1/2 teaspoon) Dry yeast
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 cup warm water
2 tablespoon canola oil or extra virgin olive oil
1/8 teaspoon salt

For Wild Blueberry Filling:
1 1/2 cups wild blueberries fresh or frozen
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon corn starch

1 tablespoon Agave nectar or Honey

Prepare the dough
Dissolve the yeast in warm water, stir in the sugar and allow the yeast to get frothy, about 10 minutes.In a large bowl combine the flour and salt .Add the yeast mixture and olive oil and knead until supple and smooth.Apply some more oil on the sides of the bowl cover and allow to rise until double it size about 1-2 hours.

Prepare the filling
In small sauce pan,mix the berries and sugar,and cook until soft and mushy,6-8 minutes on medium heat.Dissolve the cornstarch in tablespoon of water and stir in the blue berry mixture and cook another 3-4 minutes until thickened.Sprinkle the cinnamon and stir to combine.Cool before spreading in the rolls.

Shape the Rolls
Place rack in center of oven and preheat to 350F.Grease a 8 inch round pan with cooking spray.
Flatten the dough in to a rectangular shape using a rolling pin,spread the blue berry filling evenly,leave the edges of the dough.Roll the dough tight,place the seam side down and cut in to 8-10 rolls using a sharp knife.
Place them in the prepared baking pan about an inch apart.Cover with kitchen towel and allow for rise for an hour.

Bake for 35-40 minutes until golden brown and puffy.Drizzle all over with agave or honey as soon you get them out.Let cool for few minutes before serving with a warm cuppa.

The rolls are my entry for Yeast Spotting


Indian Khana said…
Look at these....so yummy yet healthy....one more wonderful recipe dear
Priya Suresh said…
Cant take my eyes from those beauties, truly tempting and terrific..
Nithu Bala said…
Yummy cinnamon Rolls Dear..great pictures..

Yas, I'm hosting an event for June..Please drop on at my blog to know the details..I'm waiting for your healthy entries..
Joanne said…
I have some frozen cranberries sitting in my freezer and so I'm so glad you posted this! I think I see some cranberry cinnamon rolls in my future. You always have the best ideas.
Hamaree Rasoi said…
These are looking so attractive .....Beautifully presented....

Hamaree Rasoi
Sanjana said…
Yasmeen, these are so beautiful- very striking. I love the colours!
Umm Mymoonah said…
The cinnamon buns looks so soft and delicious with blueberry filling.
Never tried with the whole wheat ..interesting and healthy one thanks yasmeen.
That is a great filling! Your rolls are extremely tempting!


Swathi said…
Wild bluberry cinnamon rolls looks perfect i love the color.
Kiran said…
Yasmeen these wild blueberry cinnamon rolls look very delicious.
Very nice pics.
i so badly want to make and have them right away but the problems are yeast and blueberries. perfect and delicious.
Love the uncommon blueberry filling in these cinnamon rolls. Bravo!
Kerstin said…
What a great idea - I love it! All the fresh berries in the summer just make me happy :)
These blueberry cinnamon rolls truly scream wild! They are so zany and beautiful.
Cherine said…
Those look wonderful!
sharada said…
so delicious and healthy!! Can i use the readymade phyllo dough?
Unknown said…
Wow, that is the only thing I can say !!! Simply lovely and delicious looking Yasmeen !!!
Suganya said…
Nice twist on cinnamon rolls. Nice innovative thinking. YUM!
Simplyfood said…
These look wonderfully delicious.
Anonymous said…
Absolutely Amazing! I would have never guessed these could be so healthy!Bravo! :)
Prema said…
wow yummy rolls,luks perfect...very tempting.Love the colour...
What a great combo, Yasmeen. Beautiful to look at and I'm sure they taste even more amazing than they look.
looks awesome and delicious
Nice tempting clicks dear :-)
The pics look awesome !!! Very inviting :)
The first time i tried cinnamon rolls, it was such a disaster...im hoping i wont mess it up again..since im adamant to try it after seeing this variation with blueberry
FH said…
Gorgeous color and I love the addition of fresh or frozen Blue Berries, looks perfect.
Dershana said…
these look so scrumptious yet healthy! great post, yas!
Nitha said…
Beautiful and tempting rolls...
Suja Manoj said…
Looks wonderful with a delicious filling..great combo.
Cinnamon rolls with blueberries..yummm..Love it..Great pics too...
Anonymous said…
Rachana said…
These bluberry cinnamon rolls look so attractive!
Cynthia said…
Yasmeen, you dazzle me with your creations.
Cham said…
Such a beautiful and eye pleasing combo!
I like the color! So yummy looking, too! Yet I find it so heavy! My diet will be ruined.
Lori said…
These look incredible! The bakery I worked at used to do a blueberry cinnamon bread and I completely forgot about it until seeing these. Such a great combo! I need to try these.
Unknown said…
I would go for any kind of berry filling,so yum!
Stefanie said…
I like to pick blueberries in the woods around at this time of the year.
I like the idea of filling rolls with them so the next time I pick some I now what I will cook with them!
doughadear said…
These look wonderful and I can just imagine how they taste!
lisaiscooking said…
I have to make these! The blueberry filling sounds delicious, and I'll feel less guilty eating these than cinnamon rolls. ;)
Mimi said…
Your rolls look scrumptious!!

We read the health news on these awhile back and my boyfriend bought bags and bags of frozen berries. I've been using them in everything. I even made frozen yogurt popsicles! Now you've given me another way to use them up!!!

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