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Seriously Delectable Samoa Cinnamon Rolls (Girl Scout Cookies Inspired!)

Is there anything better than a quick and easy recipe for homemade cinnamon rolls? Well, as it turns out, there just might be. In our never-ending quest to meld our passion for coconut with yummy eats, we’ve come up with one of the best homemade cinnamon roll recipes around! Instead of the traditional cinnamon roll icing, these ooey gooey rolls are topped with a Girl Scout cookie inspired peanut caramel drizzle, melted chocolate, and a generous sprinkling of toasted coconut. We promise you’ll love them. Scout’s honor.

The Recipe Card: Samoa Cinnamon Rolls 


Like all the best seasons, Girl Scout Cookie season is painfully short. When that chewy, caramelly, cookie-with-coconut craving hits it can be tough to get your fix. Even if you can’t track down some Girl Scouts, we’ve got you covered with this sweet and easy breakfast recipe. Unlike other cinnamon rolls, this recipe doesn’t rely on yeast, so it comes together quickly with some seriously delicious ingredients. The star of the show dough is our Harmless Harvest Plain Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative. Our unsweetened coconut yogurt makes for a tender dough ready in just minutes. Mix your filling and roll it up! You’re practically done.

What You'll Need

For the Dough

  • 1 cup Harmless Harvest Unsweetened Plain Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative
  • 1⅓ cup self-rising flour or all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt

For the Filling

  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar or monk fruit
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup toasted coconut
  • ½ cup chocolate chips

For the Peanut Butter Caramel

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • Pinch of salt

How To Make It

  1. Stir dough ingredients in a bowl until combined. Add more flour as needed if mixture is too wet. Form into a ball and then transfer to parchment paper. Spread out evenly in a rectangle shape.
  2. Mix the filling ingredients and spread evenly on top of the dough. Add toasted coconut and chocolate chips evenly. 
  3. Carefully roll up dough. Cut into 4 pieces, gently pressing down on each to flatten slightly. Bake at 325°F for 15 min.
  4. Mix peanut butter caramel ingredients in a bowl until combined.
  5. Serve with peanut butter caramel drizzle and top with melted chocolate and toasted coconut.

Get To Know Our Unsweetened Plain Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative 

Let us introduce you to our tried and true: the unsweetened plain yogurt alternative. This 100% vegan must-have is as versatile as it gets, with a lightly tart taste that pairs with practically anything and everything. Top it with granola or your favorite nut butter for a hearty breakfast, throw it in the kiddo’s lunch box with a drizzle of honey, or simply spoon it up as you please for an easy anytime snack. It’s also the ultimate dairy-free dupe in all sorts of dishes, both sweet and savory.
But that delightfully tangy taste is just the start, there are plenty more reasons our unsweetened yogurt alternative is a ‘nut above the rest… Like having no added sugar! When it comes to strange sugars or sugary additions, it’s a no from us. That slight sweetness you experience comes from the young Nam Hom coconut meat itself—that’s it and that’s all. Plus, like traditional yogurt, this vegan alternative has seven live and active naturally occurring yogurt strains in each tub.
Plus, by scooping the delectable coconut meat from the very same coconuts we use for our best-selling coconut water, we’re able to reduce and divert food waste from the landfill, in a process otherwise known as upcycling. In fact, it’s not just our plain and unsweetened options—all of our dairy-free yogurt alternatives (and organic smoothies) are Upcycled Certified (and we’re not stopping until we hit our goal of zero coconut waste by 2025). But wait, there’s one more thing we need to mention! The farms we work with are Organic Certified—growing their coconuts without the use of prohibited pesticides, synthetic fertilizers or sewage sludge (we don’t want that gunk anywhere near our food, and we know you feel the same.)
So to recap: delightfully tangy taste, 100% vegan, no sugar added, tastes good and is good for the planet. The only thing left to do is try some for yourself!

man holding harmless harvest dairy-free yogurt alternative and taking a spoonful out of it

Let's Get Dairy-Free Coconut Yogurt Alternative In Your Hands 

Ready to grab some of the best dairy-free yogurt around? It couldn’t be any simpler!

Just click over to our online Store Locator tool. Enter your zip code, choose “dairy-free yogurt” under the Browse Products menu, select all the flavors and sizes you’d like, and click the pink “Find Products” button. You’ll instantly see all the grocery and specialty stores in your area that have the Harmless Harvest vegan coconut yogurt you’re looking for.

More Coconuts to Enjoy

We have plenty of other ways to enjoy that naturally sweet organic coconut flavor! And best of all, they’re all available to be shipped straight to your doorstep, right now!

Organic Coconut Water

Our organic coconut water is our tried-and-true original, with plenty of refreshing taste and electrolyte-replenishing benefits packaged in every recycled plastic bottle. It even has a pretty pink coconut water color! 

Organic Coconut Smoothie

For a delicious sip that blends organic coconut water with delectable coconut meat, go for our smoothies. Great for breakfast or a post-workout snack, it’s packed with a delicious and creamy flavor you’ll love!

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