Edible Flours Cinnamon Roll
This post was instigated by a craving for a baked goods. Of course my allergy trifecta makes satisfying the craving a bit tricky. If I was a “non-allergic” walking into any bakery would have been a no-brainer. In my case I had to think about where I could go to find something both tasty and allergy safe.
I decided to head down to Edible Flours to check out what they had to offer. I knew that they make vegan cakes and other baked goods that would likely be free of dariy, eggs and nuts, but I had not gone to the storefront to check it out. Located on West Broadway and Vine (near the London Drugs).
Its a tiny storefront. In their baked goods case they had a few options available that day. The day I went to visit, they had a few cupcake options as well as some cinnamon rolls. According to the lady at the counter, they don’t make everything that they list on their website everyday. Each day is different, so you never know what they might be baking for the day ahead. However their most popular item is the cinnamon roll ($3.75). Edible Flours makes TWO types of cinnamon rolls. A gluten-free version, and one made with flour. I chose the version with flour, since I am not allergic to gluten. The ingredients are listed on cards so that you can see exactly what’s in it.
I cannot remember all the ingredients in the cinnamon roll, but most of the time I scan for my trifecta and both version are dairy, egg and nut free. Some of the ingredients that I do remember are: wheat flour, rice milk, vanilla, vegan butter (Earth Balance), sugar. The gluten-free version had potato starch, and rice flour in place of wheat flour.
I was so peckish that I could not wait to take the photo before I took a bite of it. So pardon the bite missing in the photo. This allergy safe cinnamon roll looked better than the regular cinnamon rolls I have seen in bakeries. Usually the normal ones look overly glazed with way too much sugar. This one looked perfect. The top looked layered and pull-apart doughy like a cinnamon roll should look. The sugar glaze on the top looked like it had the perfect amount of sprinkled sugar and cinnamon. I was expecting that the texture would be a bit like bread. But it was actually not as dense as I thought it would be. The flavour was really good. The perfect combination of cinnamon and sugar, without being overly sweet. The top was crunchy because of the melted sugar and cinnamon.
This is the second time I have been pleasantly surprised by Edible Flours. The last time as when I had a birthday cake from Edible Flours. Next time I will have to try their cupcakes…a good excuse to go back for some sweet (allergy safe) treats