Honey Chocolate Granola Triangles

Apple Cinnamon Buns

The flavours of sugar and spice form the core of these fluffy buns, but including fresh Manitoba apples adds a sweet twist. These are the perfect wake-up treats on a chilly autumn morning.

Ingredients
Dough
5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup of sugar
2 envelopes rapid rise yeast
3 large eggs
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup of water
1/2 cup of milk
1/4 cup butter or margarine

Apple Filling
2 large apples, chopped into small pieces
2 tbsp flour
3/4 cup of sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg

Cinnamon Sugar Icing
3/4 cup of sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg

Method
Cinnamon Sugar Icing
1. In a small bowl, Combine all ingredients until well blended.

Apple Filling
1. In a medium sauce pan, combine apples, flour, sugar and butter.
2. Bring to a boil over medium heat for 3 mins.
3. Reduce to low heat and cook for 10 mins, while stirring.
4. Stir in cinnamon and nutmeg.
5. Cool completely.

Dough
1. Preheat oven to 375˚F.
2. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, eggs and salt.
3. In a pot on medium heat, warm water, milk and butter to 120-130˚F.
4. Gradually add flour mixture.
5. Using a hand mixer on medium speed, beat for 2 mins, scraping bowl occassionally.
6. Stir in remaining flour to make soft dough.
7. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic.
8. Cover for 10 mins.
9. Divide into 2 equal portions and roll each portion into 12″x8″ rectangle.
10. Spread apple filling evenly.
11. Starting at the long end, roll up tightly as for jelly roll and pinch seams to seal.
12. Cut each roll into 8 equal pieces.
13. Place, cut sides up, in greased 9″ round pans.
14. Cover, let rise in warm, draft-free place for 45 mins.
15. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar icing.
16. Bake for 25-30 mins.

Yield 16 servings