Maple Nut Rolls with Date Jam

Ingredients:

Maple Nut Rolls
4 c. water (warm)
1 c. apple juice concentrate
3/4 c. canola oil
1/2 c. applesauce
4 t. salt
4 t. yeast
10 c. whole-wheat flour
4 c. date jam
3 c. pure maple syrup (approximately)
4 c. whole pecans
Cinnamon, sprinkled (as desired)

Date Jam
4 c. pitted dates
1 c. water

Directions:

Maple Nut Rolls

Put the oil, apple juice, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Mix together and add some of the flour. Add more flour mixed with the yeast. Keep adding the flour until you have a soft dough.
Be sure and add the flour a little bit at a time as you may not need all the flour. When the dough is soft, place it in a warm place. Let the dough rest about 20 minutes or until double in size.
Stretch dough out on kitchen counter until it is about 1/2-inch thick. Spread the date jam all over the dough. Sprinkle cinnamon on top of the date jam. Roll up the dough and cut into 38 1/2-inch slices. Spray your baking pan with a vegetable spray. Pour pure maple syrup in the bottom of your baking pan. Sprinkle pecan halves (or your favorite nuts) on top of the maple syrup, and place the cinnamon rolls so that they are touching in the pan. Let rise until double in size. Bake at 350 deg. F. for about 25-30 minutes. The rolls should be a light golden brown. As soon as you take them out of the oven, flip them upside down onto a platter. Cool and serve with your favorite fruit salad. To reheat them, preheat your oven to 350 deg. F. Sprinkle top of rolls with water and cover them with foil. Heat for 5-7 minutes. Yields 38 rolls.

Date Jam

Put dates and water in a covered glass bowl in the microwave. Cook 1-2 minutes. Put the dates in the blender and blend until very smooth. (You may need to add more water.) Spread on sweet rolls or toast. Yields approximately 2 cups.

Nutritional Information:

Maple Nut Rolls
Per roll: calories: 370; fat: 10.7 grams; saturated fat: 0.9 grams; sodium: 186 milligrams; carbohydrates: 62.5 grams; dietary fiber: 5.8 grams; protein: 10.4 grams.