Jazz your classic cinnamon scrolls with a ‘ghee’-licious twist with our latest Cinnamon and Pistachio Scroll creation. By now you are well aware that we love putting a fun and nutritious twist on our beloved classics – and this latest one is an absolute must try. The start ingredient is obviously the ghee, which coats every bite with a delicious buttery richness without overwhelming your palate. A generous scatter of chopped pistachios throughout also add a delightful crunch and burst of nutty flavour to your classic cinnamon scroll. The result? A sticky, pull-apart masterpiece that will leave you craving more.
Note: Ghee is well-tolerated by individuals who are lactose intolerant or sensitive to dairy proteins because the clarifying process removes these components. This makes ghee a suitable alternative to butter for those with dairy-related dietary restrictions. We also love Niulife’s Certified Organic Coconut ‘Ghee‘ as an alternative, which is 100% plant based.
3 cups self-raising flour
3 tbsp coconut sugar
1/4 tps salt
1 1/3 cups Greek yoghurt
3 tbsp ghee
3 tbsp coconut sugar
1/2 tbsp cinnamon
1/4 cup pistachios, roughly chopped
1/3 cup Greek yoghurt
2 tbsp ghee, melted
2 tsp coconut sugar
- Preheat oven to 180 Degrees C.
- Combine all dough ingredients in a mixing bowl, mix well and then add yoghurt. Stir until it forms a dough-like texture. Add more yoghurt if it’s too dry and add more flour if it’s too wet.
- Place on a floured rolling board and gently knead for 2-3 minutes.
- Roll out into a rectangle, approx. 1cm thick.
- To prepare the filling, start by melting ghee. Spread melted ghee on top of the dough, sprinkle the coconut sugar, cinnamon and finish with chopped pistachios.
- Gently roll the dough and use a sharp knife to cut into 9 scrolls.
- Arrange on a lined baking tray, brush with a small amount of leftover melted ghee (if any) and bake for 20-25 minutes.
- Combine topping ingredients in a small bowl, mix and set aside to use as frosting.
- Spread frosting on top of the baked scrolls, serve warm.
Health benefits of ghee
Contains Healthy Fats: Ghee is a treasure trove of healthy fats that can benefit your overall health. Rich in ‘good’ fats such as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, ghee can help to promote heart health. These fats can elevate your HDL (good) cholesterol levels while maintaining a balanced ratio with LDL (bad) cholesterol. This balance is essential for reducing the risk of heart diseases, making ghee a heart-healthy alternative to many other fats.
Helps Digestive System: Ghee has been traditionally taken in Ayurvedic diets for its digestive benefits. In Ayurvedic practices, it is common to consume a spoonful of ghee before meals. The soothing properties of ghee make it a natural remedy for digestive discomfort and can help maintain gut health.
Strengthens Immune System: Ghee is abundant in butyric acid, a short-chain fatty acid known for its role in boosting the immune system. It aids in the production of T cells, a type of white blood cell that plays a vital role in the body’s defense against diseases.
Source of Essential Vitamins: Ghee is a reliable source of essential oil-soluble vitamins, including vitamins A and E. These vitamins are crucial for various aspects of health. Vitamin A supports eye health, while vitamin E acts as a powerful antioxidant that helps maintain a healthy liver and balanced hormones. Additionally, these vitamins are essential for fertility and overall well-being.
Anti-inflammatory: The antioxidants present in ghee help combat inflammation, which is at the root of many chronic diseases. By incorporating ghee into your diet, you may reduce your risk of chronic inflammation and its associated health issues.
Looking for a savoury recipe featuring the all-mighty ghee? Check out our Kale Palak Paneer recipe.