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03/23/2011 10:56 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Raw Vegan Superfood Cinnamon Buns With Brigitte Mars

Raw Vegan Cinnamon Superfood Buns
Delicious, healthy, quick, gluten free, and requires no cooking!

Dough:
4 cups walnuts (almonds can be substituted)
4 cups pitted dates
¼ cup cinnamon
pinch Celtic salt

Filling
4 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons cacoa powder (unsweetened chocolate powder)
3 tablespoons raw honey (or maple syrup, or agave)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:
The walnuts can be soaked and rinsed overnight. Then dehydrated about 24 hours. You can also skip this step if you do not have a dehydrator. Puree the nuts, dates and salt in a food processor, adding just enough water to make a dough. Dust a clean counter or cutting board with the cinnamon powder and press the dough into the cinnamon, making an oblong shape. Spread dough over the cinnamon. Blend up filling by hand or in a food processor. Spread over the nut dough. Roll it up tight, capturing the filling between the dough. Slice with a knife. Store in the refrigerator. If you freeze your buns, they will keep for months. Enjoy with a cup of herbal tea, or to celebrate when friends drop by!

Brigitte Mars, a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild, is a nutritional consultant who has been working with Natural Medicine for over forty years. She teaches Herbal Medicine at Naropa University, Boulder College of Massage, and Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts, and has a private practice. Brigitte is the author of twelve books, including The Country Almanac of Home Remedies, The Sexual Herbal, The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine, Beauty by Nature, Addiction Free Naturally, Healing Herbal Teas, and Rawsome!. Visit here for more healthy living articles, raw food recipes, videos, workshops, books, and more at brigittemars.com. Brigitte blogs for The Huffington Post, Care2.

Check out her international model yogini daughter, Rainbeau at www.rainbeaumars.com