Gluten-Free Cinnamon Buns

The smell of warm, sweet, buttery, cinnamony, yeasty buns baking in the oven is one of the most delightful and welcoming scents imaginable. These delicious gluten-free cinnamon buns have the added kick of being healthy and easy to make too. The following recipe is courtesy of one of our favorite trusted flour companies the King Arthur Flour Company. DOUGH 2 1/2 cups King Arthur Gluten-Free Multi-Purpose Flour 3 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon xanthan gum 2 teaspoons instant yeast 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) soft butter 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 cup warm milk, plus extra for brushing on the dough 1 large egg … Continue reading Gluten-Free Cinnamon Buns

What’s The Deal With Couramin?

Cinnamon evokes warmth, aromatic flavor associated with the holidays- sweet baked goods, spiked warm cider, and fragrant scented candles.  Besides its uses in food and aroma-enhancing agents, cinnamon has been used for millenniums in folk medicine and remedies. It’s beneficial health properties are widely recognized and accepted, but it has a hidden danger- couramin. Couramin is a fragrant organic chemical compound found naturally in some plants. It is what gives cassia cinnamon, sweet woodruff, sweet-clover, and freshly-mown hay their recognizable sweet scent. High concentrations of couramin from foraged plants can be appetite suppressing, Nature’s defense mechanism against predators. Couramin was … Continue reading What’s The Deal With Couramin?