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Deep-Dish Cinnamon Roll Pie

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Look into the spiral.


Swirly, twirly frosting.

You are getting very sleepy hungry…


See? Who says hypnosis doesn’t work?

Birthday Girl

A few weeks ago, my little sister flew in from Boston for Thanksgiving. Her birthday also falls close to the holiday, and therefore we held a special birthday dinner for her at my parents’ house.

My sister is a big fan of the Chocolate-Chip Blondies.

So I was eager to try out my newest idea on her, especially since she isn’t a huge chocoholic. (She doesn’t like bananas either. Sometimes I wonder if we’re really related!)

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Deep-Dish Cinnamon Roll Pie

One of my Gluten-Free Recipes.

  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 2 cans garbanzo or white beans, drained and rinsed (500g after draining)
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 2 and 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 T canola or coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 and 1/2 cups sugar or sucanat (Feel free to use less if you’re used to healthy desserts. Or sub some of the sugar with stevia if desired.)
  • 2 T cinnamon

Blend all ingredients very, very well in a food processor. Pour into an oiled pan. (I used a 10-inch springform pan, but you can use a smaller pan if you want a really deep-dish pie.) Cook at 350F for around 35 minutes. Let stand at least 10 minutes before removing from the pan.

If desired, frost the pie with Cinnamon Bun Frosting.

I haven’t tried subbing the sugar with agave, but I do know that many readers have had successfully used agave in my chocolate-chip cookie pie (a similar recipe). So I *think* it would work here as well.


Oh wait, yes we’re related.

Just look at us! Smile

Do you and your siblings look alike?

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. You guys totally have the same smile! Same eyes, same mouth and face shape! I look sort of like my brother, sort of because, well, he’s a guy and I’m a girl 😀

  2. Aww love the pic of you two. Yes, you definitely look related.

    I once brought in a picture of me with my 3 brothers and a co-worker asked me who the guys were. Funny cause I always *thought* we looked alike. Oh well. :)

  3. Ashley says:

    Everyone says my youngest sister and I look alike- we’ve even had that awkward moment where we have to mention that were not actually the sister they want, it’s the other one! It’s kind of funny actually, because I’m 4 years older than her!

  4. Beautiful sisters! You look so much alike! My sister and I have completely different coloring, but we have the same smile and sound exactly alike on the phone. :)
    If this tastes anything like the deep dish cookie pie, I’m in for a treat!

  5. ~Jessica~ says:

    I don’t have any siblings, but I would pity them if they looked like me!

    The chocolate chip pie was wonderful – I am sure I would love this one too, as I am a great fan of cinnamon. Chocolate has my heart though 😉


  6. Yes! You do look alike!

    I have a younger brother and sister-and we all look alike. Same eyes, same skin-color, same hair-color…we could be triplets if we weren’t so far apart (age-wise)!

  7. Aw!!! How cute! …..What a wonderful dessert! I like this and still haven’t tried one of your pie recipes- this must change this week!!! :)
    I do look like my sister! I like it, we are always connected!

  8. Barb says:

    I can’t wait to try this! I have two younger sisters, one is my spitting image but my other is tall, blonde, and blue-eyed – the opposite of me, essentially! You can definitely tell that you and your sister are related! Great pic!

  9. Sarah says:

    I am going to make this pronto! Do you think that would be good for company? Also i have 5 other siblings (youngest is 9 months old)- who look NOTHING like me but all look like each other! Weird fact: we used to live near and go to church with two of our cousins ( Jessica and Jennifer) who are sisters and also dont look alike. But when people see me and Jennifer they ask if we are sisters. When people see my sister and Jessica they ask if they are twins! Weird, huh?

    p.s.- you and your sister are so pretty!

    1. My sister and I are the same way with our cousins. She and my cousin Julie look so similar that even my grandma once got them confused!

      And yes, this would be great for a party. :)

  10. I have two sisters and everybody seems to think different things! Some say we look alike, some say we look nothing alike…weird huh?

  11. ilana says:

    Me and my sibs (2 sisters and one brother) all have very strong resemblance to each other; our voices (me and my sisters) are the same too – can barely tell us apart on the phone. In terms of the recipe, I’m addicted to gingerbread – do you have a similar recipe with gingerbread and/or would you just add ginger to this recipe? look forward to hearing back.

    1. Hmmm… maybe add ginger and molasses? Or use Sucanat for ALL the sweetener. And if you try it, let me know how it turns out!

  12. Val says:

    This recipe looks scrumptious, just like every other one!

    You and your sister really do look alike!! My little sister and I don’t look anything alike. The only thing we both have is a chin dimple, and we both hate it haha.

  13. that looks amazing! and such a cute photo of you & your sis!

  14. Erin says:

    Yum, Katie! I can’t wait to try this. My sister is two years older than me. I’m the only blonde of my siblings and I so her and I always thought we looked quite different. But as we get older, more and more people tell us we look alike. You and your sister definitely look related. :)

  15. You two look so alike! I don’t look like my two sisters, but they look identical! Haha great recipe! :)

  16. I love cinnamon ANYTHING – and this is way simpler than overnight cinnamon rolls! Looks delish!

  17. Mandy says:

    You guys are so cute! Is your sister a vegan too? Makes me wonder about the nature vs. nurture thing for being good looking :p

    1. LOL my sister is like the anti-vegan! She works at a burger place and eats burgers every day. Seriously, we are complete opposites in every way!

      1. Mandy says:

        ha that’s hilarious! You’re both totally adorable, fyi :)

  18. Kit-Kat says:

    Yum Yum!
    Oh, I love cinnamon so much! Both that and pumpkin pie spice is one of my favorite holiday spices. I would love to try this recipe out!

  19. Amelia says:

    I see the resemblance for sure! My brother and I don’t look near as similar as we used to… I’ve dyed my hair a lot, and we’ve both filled out differently.

    The cookie/blondie looks yummy… I think I’ll make it soon!

  20. Mmmm that cinnamon roll pie looks delicious! Since it’s cinnamon roll flavor, that can totally be considered breakfast… right?! 😉 And you and your sister look so much alike! I have two older brothers and people say I look like both of them, depending on which one I’m with! I personally don’t see it though!

  21. This sounds delicious and so easy! I can’t wait to try it out!

  22. Simone says:

    Hi, this looks amazing but I just have a question, i don’t do well with oats… Can you sub with anything else? Thanks!

    1. Any flake grain (spelt flakes, kamut flakes… maybe quinoa flakes?) would probably work. Or maybe try ground flax?

  23. My sister and I don’t really look alike! I wish we did though! I would love to resemble her…shes gorgeous!!

  24. Now that we are all getting older I see tons of similarities between my three brother’s and I. Certain pictures I’ll be like WO I’m exactly like Sean here. Which is strange to me because when we were younger we were all entirely different looking. You two are so gorgeous! Glowing :)

  25. Amber K says:

    Intriguing. I’ve only tried beans in a black bean brownie recipe – but it was completely disgusting. So I keep being tempted, but I just don’t know. But then I saw that this is gluten-free….oh decisions, decisions.

  26. Jennifer JCD says:

    What a lucky sister! Looks beautiful and delicious!

  27. ohhh my new Christmas morning breakfast perhaps??
    way to go katie!

  28. Michele says:

    *I* don’t think my sister and I look a ton alike… but there’s a picture of her from a few Christmases ago that my dad thought was a picture of me.

    My DAD.

  29. This recipe looks great! I’ve definitely been hypnotized. And in regards to your sister not liking anything you do, I completely understand… I have a twin sister who would much rather have vanilla over chocolate and cannot stand peppermint in anything!

    As you may guess, I’m the exact opposite.

    Katie at

  30. You guys look so much alike! People used to think my sister and I were twins, now that she is way taller then me it doesn’t really work! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

    PS this recipe looks delicious!

  31. Yum , you made me hungry lol. In my family me , my sister and brother we all look like in different ways.

  32. Chaya says:

    Hi Katie,
    Firstly, I must say I’m so delighted to have discovered ur website! I recently started getting into baking, but have really gained too much weight from that, and for me, unlike u, that’s really not good!
    I wanted to ask you – ur recipes call for putting the cans of chickpeas in a blender, but when I tried to make the big cookie recipe, the chick peas wouldn’t blend! They just get stuck in the machine, and I ended up having to mash them with a fork, which didn’t do a very good job! Is there anything I should be doing differently, like adding some liquid, or blending without other ingredients and then adding the rest…? Thanks!

    1. I don’t recommend using a blender for this recipe. I use a food processor, and it mashes them up perfectly. But the one time I used my Vita-mix, it did exactly what you said. So if you have a fp, I’d use that. (If you MUST use a blender, maybe try it in a few batches?)

  33. You two are definitely related! You look so much alike and you both have great hair and the same great smile and perfectly straight white teeth! Good genes! :)

    And the pie…holy moly, looks delish!

  34. Wow – you guys do look alike! Cinnamon Roll cake looks delicious. :)

  35. That sounds like a delicious birthday treat to me! And I think my older brother and I look alike, but not so much my little brother. Other people always say they can see it though!

  36. You ladies are so cute! Definitely sisters. My siblings and I all look EXACTLY alike. It’s scary!

  37. Alyssa says:

    You both are adorable!
    And the pie.
    Oh my.
    That pie!

  38. abi111 says:

    looks yummy! how many would you say this would serve?

    1. It makes one 8-inch or 10-inch pie, so it depends on how big you cut the slices.

  39. You guys look SO alike! My sister and I don’t at all, but we do act really similarly with gestures/expressions and we’re always finishing each other’s sentences lol. Your cinnamon roll pie…I swear I did feel sleepy looking at it lol!

  40. Mmm I love your deep dish cookie pies! I’m totally making this :) I think adding caramelized apples to it would be tasty, too!

  41. You two are most definitely related! More than I can say for my sister and I. I look like my mom and she totally looks like my Dad.

  42. Liz says:

    100 % yes we look alike! Check her out at

  43. I wish I had a sibling sometimes. Being an only child can get lonely! You and your sister seems to have the same eyes too :)

  44. Aww you guys are so cute! You two have the EXACT same smile! My brother and I look like twins apparently, and when people said that when I was younger, I used to get so upset about it I’d burst into tears! 😛

    And I LOVE your cookie pies! I’ve made your chocolate chip one twice before and it’s awesome!! I can’t wait to make this one! 😀

  45. Ellen says:

    Yum! This looks amazing…

  46. Megan says:

    Looks delicious! No surprise there though! You and your sister look super cute together! I don’t know how close I resemble my siblings. You can tell we are related, but I don’t think we look as identical as you and your sister. You are both beautiful!

  47. You two are so gorgeous! I don’t look anything like my brother…he has dark hair and I have blonde hair. Funny how things work out!

  48. Queen D says:

    This looks yummy. I can’t find the Cinnamon Bun Frosting recipe. Am I missing something?

    1. The recipe is linked. (If you look under the recipe title, it says “Cinnamon Bun Frosting.”) Sorry for the confusion!

      1. Debbe says:

        But when you get there, it’s not called Cinnamon Bun Frosting at the top of the page. It is mentioned in the blog that’s it’s aka Cinnamon Bun Frosting, tho. Hope that helps, altho you probably figured it out on your own by now. :)

  49. Sarah says:

    That looks so yummy…
    Yes, my brother and I look very similar. He used to get mistaken for being my sister when he wore his hair in that hippie shaggy way that was stylish a few years ago… he cut his hair soon after. 😀

  50. Aja says:

    You are so darn creative and your creations are so darn delicious!

  51. Albizia says:

    I want to steal you from your sister! But then I will eat all the time 😀 .

    I don’t think my brother and I look alike. It would be nice though. I’d be happy to have his blue eyes :) .

  52. Lizzy says:

    I wish my Sis would bake for me…since she won’t I’m making this right now!! I love garbanzo beans in baked goods, it makes them silky!! you and your sis are twinsies for sure! so pretty! :)

  53. kate says:

    oh my god, I HAVE ALL OF THE INGREDIENTS FOR THIS IN MY MEASLY PANTRY. FINALLY! woooo! may just have to make this tonight..

  54. My bro and looked like twins for the longest time but unfortunately due to his lifestyle choices his health has gone WAY down hill and he does not resemble any form of his former self. Sad but true….certain lifestyles will kill you inside and out.

  55. You guys look like twins! I have a brother, but we don’t look alike. But my husband and his brother look like twins too!

  56. im pretty sure i will be making this FOR BREAKFAST sometime this week. i like the way you “roll” miss Katie <3 hehe

    you and your sister definitely look alike. i remember wayyyy back when i first say a picture of you two and thought you were twins!
    people will always tell me that me and my brothers look alike. bot hare older, but the one closest to me always gets told "hey were you and your sister born twins?" … i always tell him to play along and say YES :) lol

    xoxo <3

  57. You two are so pretty!
    I’m really going to have to try this someday, or at least make cinnamon buns for my cinnamon bun-loving guy. Lol.
    And I personally don’t think my brother and I look alike. I look more Asian, he looks more Hispanic (my mom is Cuban and my dad is Filipino!).

  58. Kathy says:

    My sibling is a half sister, but we seriously look so alike!
    She’s just thinner than me :p then again, she likes to play more and think less about food. I like to play; but I think about food more….

  59. Kathleen says:

    I LOVE CINNAMON ROLLS!!! Especially the ones YOU make. :)

  60. HijabEng says:

    Sadly, me and my siblings look nothing alike. People always ask me who my friends are =(.

    I just found your website and I’m in LOVE WITH IT. I made the one-minute cake today and it was seriously delicious. THANK YOU FOR THIS. It was a bit too dry and I think it’s bc I used heaping spoons for the dry ingredients and flat spoons for the wet ingredients (although, I wonder how you’d get a heaping tbsp of milk). Anyway, I’ll try to be more consistent with my measuring =).

    1. Aww thank you!!

      And ugh, I wish all measuring spoons/cups were the same! Did you know, they are often off by as much as an entire teaspoon or more?! I usually use a food scale, because they’re much more reliable (and much less messy for things like peanut butter!).

  61. katia says:

    i just made the deep dish cookie pie tonight again, for like the fifth time since i’ve come across your blog a few weeks ago. sooo amazing<3 this ones definitely next 😀
    My sister is three years older than I am, when we were little we were the same height which made people think we were twins, though we looked quite opposite; she had thick dark curls and i had straight light blonde hair. You and your sister look very different from each other, but have similar features, so you can soo tell you're sisters :)

  62. Oh my gosh you’re twins! :) Thank goodness that’s gluten free. For Christmas morning my mom used to make cinnamon rolls but now that I’m allergic to wheat I can’t have them, so we’re maybe going to make this for our new Christmas morning dish.

  63. I have 3 younger brothers and we all looks totally different! you and your sister both are glowing in the pic!
    great recipe katie, i need to start using beans in my desserts.

  64. Clair says:

    What beautiful girls you are!

    My siblings and I don’t look alike…my sister in particular has the Irish look…light eyes, light skin, dark hair. And I’ve got the brown hair and brown eyes. But when we get together, everyone can tell we’re sisters because we’re so alike in every other way!

  65. London says:

    Would this pie work with chocolate drizzled over it? Best of both worlds!

  66. Ali says:

    Um, Yum! Now I have to make this too!!! Cute pic ;).

  67. Rachel says:

    I never think I look like my sisters but everyone else does! Also here’s my idea for a gingerbread blondie or it could be changed into cookie pie! what do you think?

    1 1/2 cups chickpeas (1 can, drained and rinsed) (250g)
    3 T nut butter (or other fat source) (see nutritional-info link below for fat-free option)
    3/4 tsp baking powder
    1-2 tsp vanilla extract
    1/8 tsp baking soda
    heaping 1/8 tsp salt
    1/2 cup molasses
    1/4 or to taste white sugar
    1 T unsweetened applesauce
    1/4 cup ground flax (20g) (see nutritional-info link below for substitution options)
    2 tsp cinnamon
    1 tsp ground ginger
    1/2 tsp ground cloves
    drizzled with a glaze like this cookie pie

    havent tried this but I plan to!! I feel like it would be great for christmas time (as long as it turns out well =p )

    1. Rachel says:

      *** I modified your snickerdoodle blondie recipe for this

  68. Appu says:

    You both do look like sisters! ( hope you don’t take that offensively :))
    My sister and I look some what alike, i mainly think that because my mom
    makes us dress up the same, which I don’t like but can’t run away from :(.
    And WOW! looking at this recipe, even i am getting hungry,
    and i just ate a bowl of chocolate frosting! ( long story)

  69. Im gonna have to make that for my mom! She loves cinnimon rolls but hates the gooey insides most of them have.

  70. I wish my sister loved to cook for me–she can’t cook at all so I always have to do all the baking! She and I look pretty alike too, or at least other people always think we’re twins, even though I’m three years older!

  71. VanessaG says:

    You do look alike. You both are beautiful. I have two brothers (one younger, one older). We look alike based on our faces, but that’s it! I have extremely blond hair, one bro has black hair, and my younger bro has brown hair. I have blue eyes, bro has green and littlebro has brown. Also, I am fairly light skin, and my brothers have dark and extremely dark skin. In h.s. Our biology teacher used us as examples of dna and how sometimes you can never know what will happen.

  72. melissa says:

    just made this and although its still mushy because I couldn’t wait any minutes, it is deeeliiciouuss!!!!!! :)

  73. Laurel Clark says:

    LOVE it! I even messed up and only used one can of garbanzo beans. I didn’t make the icing. Husband and 8 year old loved it, too. Ten year old wasn’t so into it. I’ll see tomorrow when it’s really cooled off–she might go for it then. I could definitely cut the sugar, but wanted to make it as written first (minus that can of beans–drats!) Thank you–so good!

  74. Christine says:

    Hey Katie, your Deep Dish Cinnamon Roll Pie is a Recipe Guessing Game on Knapkins. Think your friends can win?

    Show your foodie love and vote here

  75. Anita says:

    Hi Katie:
    Do you think I could get away with one can of garbanzo beans and more oat flour?

    1. Hmmm… sorry, I never know how something will turn out until I try it :-?.

      1. Laurel says:

        I used only one can, but didn’t add more flour. Turned out really good! Not sure what consistency it should be, but mine was a little gummy. Still good, even 2 days later.

  76. Sophie says:

    You two are drop dead gorgeous! My sister doesn’t like bananas either – how weird is that? Oh well, more banana bread for me. I don’t like sharing my food anyway… 😉

    This recipe looks great, by the way. And your hypnosis trick has totally worked… hungry for your recipe (but not all of the ingredients in my kitchen, dang!)

    1. Wow, Sophie, your comment made me smile so much!

      And what is with our sisters?! 😉

  77. Lauren says:

    This looks incredible! I’ve been on a serious cinnamon kick as of late. Perhaps it has a little something to do with the season… 😉
    With your upcoming recipes, have you considered using any of the Silk holiday flavors in your recipes? I’ve been using the Silk chocolate mint in my oatmeal in the mornings, oh, almost everyday recently! I’d love to see how they worked in a baked recipe!

    1. I usually try to stay away from using specific products when I make a recipe because I worry that people won’t be able to find the particular product necessary to make the recipe…
      But someone just told me she made Silk Nog ice cream, and I might have to try that with their mint-chocolate one!

  78. Kara says:

    Ohhh myyyy. This looks incredible! Must try soon! My younger sister and I always are mistaken for twins, or sometimes that she’s older than me. Even though I’m 4 years older!!

  79. kate says:

    SO just made this. could not refrain from licking everything that touched the batter (at least it’s okay to!) I used a blender so it didn’t come out as smooth as I wanted it, but it totally could have if I had more patience. Cooked up well and tastes delicious! and this is coming from someone who does not skimp out on indulging with desserts. It reminds me a lot of red bean desserts which are great!

  80. Kristin says:

    Yay! I finally got around to making another recipe (the first being the blondies – yum!) The flavor of these turned out really great, but it didn’t puff up like yours in the picture. Did you use a deep dish pie plate or something for yours? Also, is the texture supposed to be mushy (as the blondies texture was, too), or am I missing something? I personally don’t mind the texture at all, but my kids think it’s a little strange. Didn’t stop them from eating it! Ha ha!

    1. I actually use a springform pan, which makes it pretty deep-dish.
      LOL yeah, I guess you could call it mushy… I like “gooey” better! 😉

  81. Mmmm…I love cinnamon!! I can’t wait to try these!
    Thanks for the recipe.

  82. Courtney says:

    Hey Katie! I was wondering if you calculated the calories for this pie! Im making it as I type this :)

  83. ~Jessica~ says:

    Apologies if this has already been asked, but would it be okay to use pumpkin in this in place of applesauce? Sorry if it’s a silly question!


    1. Not a silly q at all! I haven’t tried it with pumpkin, but I almost always have good results using the two interchangeably, so I think it’d be ok! :)

  84. Jacquie Klockow says:

    I adore this pie, Katie! I have made it twice so far and will be making it for a New Year’s Eve party. I added 1/4 cup chopped pecans just because I like nuts in my cinnamon roll. Also, I made a different glaze. Here’s the recipe I created (I like making up recipes, too!)

    Cinnamon Icing (Do not use this icing on the whole pie. Instead, serve on individual pieces as they are cut.) By Jacquie Klockow on 12/5/2011

    1 cup ricotta cheese
    1 ½ cups powder sugar
    ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
    ¾ tsp vanilla extract

    1. In a medium bowl, using an electric beater beat the ricotta cheese until smooth.
    2. Add the powder sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Beat until well mixed.
    3. Spoon icing over pieces of Cinnamon Roll Pie. Store extra glaze in the refrigerator and stir well before using.

    Enjoy !


  85. libby says:

    Love your blog. Going to make a bunch of your stuff for our new years eve party…but not tell the men folk or kids that its not sinful! One thing though that you *might* want to note in gluten free recipes. Oats are not usually gluten free due to cross contamination. But you can buy gluten free oats! Just wanted to throw that out there.

    1. Hi Libby!

      I try to make my recipes as generic as possible. So even though I use things like almond milk and vegan chocolate chips in recipes, I’ll just say “nondairy milk” and “chocolate chips.” That way people can use what THEY want when they make the recipe. Same with oats: From what I understand, oats don’t really have gluten, but they’re usually processed on equipment that also makes food with gluten so there can be cross-contamination. But someone who is following a GF diet can easily keep this recipe gluten-free by buying certified GF oats, which seem to be pretty widely-available.

      Maybe in the future I should say, “CAN be gluten free” as opposed to just saying something’s gluten free. That way it’ll hopefully be less confusing. Thanks for pointing this out to me! :)

  86. Michele says:

    I just found your website and am so excited. I love healthy desserts that taste good!! I was wondering where I can find the nutritional info. on your recipes. I am counting calories. I really want to make the cinnamon roll pie for New Year’s Eve.
    Thanks in advance.

    1. Hi Michele!

      Most of my recipes (especially the newer ones) will have a link that says “Nutritional Info” or “Calorie Info” right under the ingredient list and recipe instructions. I didn’t calculate the nutritional info for this recipe, but I did for most of my others :).

  87. Leah says:

    Looks delicious!! Have you tried baking these without any sweetener (just applesauce)? I generally bake without adding any sugar at all, but since these have garbanzo beans, I don’t know if that would be okay…

    1. It would be ok texture-wise… I’m not sure about the taste, though. Maybe if you were going for a savory version. Actually, that sounds like a brilliant idea! I might have to try it too. If you try first, let me know how it turns out! :)

  88. Camille- the college girl says:

    I made this the other day and paired it with the So delicious Vanilla bean coconut “ice cream” and had three slices yesterday- it is safe to say this is delish! I subbed the oil for more applesauce and used 3/4 c of agave, instead of sugar. It tastes great heated in the microwave (about 15 seconds) and then topped with applebutter or peanut butter! Maybe a peanut butter pie would be good!!

  89. vogelstar says:

    I baked this today but made it into oatmeal raisin cookie bars with a cinnamon drizzle. Tastilicious. I put a photo on my blog. Thanks for inspiring us non-baking, health conscious folk to get into our oven mitts!

  90. Sandra says:

    I made this today and it was really lovely. I used agave as a sweetener. Thank you Katie!

  91. Cheoy Lee says:

    I’ve been hypnotised by the spiral! Or maybe it’s just that the pie looks so good.

  92. Monique says:

    I have been looking at this post for a few weeks now and finally decided to try the recipe. I cannot believe how delicious this is. It looks as good as it tastes AND i am definitely making again since I have a huge tub of applesauce in the fridge now.
    Thanks diva!

  93. Kara says:

    I made this with a few modifications for a few of my girlfriends for valentines day and they love it! Thanks for the idea :)

  94. Sarah says:

    I made a few mini pies in ramekins today for Sunday morning breakfast, just delicious!

  95. Ashley B says:

    Great recipe! This instantly brought me back to the days when I would walk though the mall and the smell of cinnabon would make me drool! I can’t wait to try this. Every year for Christmas I make my family homemade cinnamon rolls. I will try this- usually I make a low fat recipe with whole wheat flour, truvia, etc, but I am curious on how it tastes with the garbanzo beans! excited!

  96. vegangirl says:

    katie you should make this recipe into a cornbread version!!!!!!

  97. Meaghan says:

    What is the nutrition info? :)

  98. Colleen says:

    I am in love with your blog. I even gave a shout-out on my own newly-created blog. This recipe is soooo good. I probably could have eaten the entire thing. I love that you have healthy treats, as I have a sweet tooth, but try to be as all natural as possible. So your recipes I don’t feel guilty making and eating. Thanks!!

  99. Cassandra Bishop says:

    I just made these today because one of my friends recently became gluten free. These are delicious! I was a little nervous in the beginning but they tasted sooooo good!! Thanks for the recipe!

  100. Lauren says:

    Katie, this was SO GOOD. I brought one to my aunt and uncle’s house last night and it was gobbled right up. Everyone was shocked when I told them it was made with beans and that the frosting had tofu! I brought another one to Easter brunch potluck this morning, and same thing … I had several people say, “But it’s so good! And it has tofu?!” It was so funny. :) Thanks for creating these recipes!!!

    1. Haha I think that’s my favorite part of serving a secret tofu dessert… when people are all amazed that they actually like something with tofu! :)

  101. Ela says:

    Hey there! Recently started reading your blog and love your approach and recipes–feel so much in tune with them.
    I just made this recipe and blogged about it with some pics –wanted to let you know and also to thank you for the recipe!

  102. Do you think this would work split up into two regular sized pie plates rather than making it deep-dish?

  103. Lau says:

    Just made this and me & my hubby loved it! My sister-in-law can’t have gluten, and I’m vegan, so this will be perfect to bring to the next family event. Thanks!!

  104. Kacie says:

    I’m dying for a good gluten-free vegan cinnamon roll recipe:) every time I try to make them they fall apart because there is no gluten to hold it together. Unfortunately I can’t eat gluten. Any ideas?? Thanks:)

    1. Sorry, the only cinnamon roll recipe I have does contain gluten. Except my raw ones… but they only have the flavor of cinnamon rolls, not the texture.

  105. Teresa says:

    Made this last night! Really tasty! May even use less sugar next time. Yum!

  106. Aly says:

    I cannot tolerate sugar or fructose so I made a few changes: I substituted the applesauce with grated carrots, 1/4 cup sunflower seed butter for the oil, sweetened with spoonable granulated stevia and added an extra tablespoon of cinnamon (I love cinnamon!!!). Then for the frosting I melted coconut butter and added so stevia and vanilla and drizzled it on top. It turned out amazing…so ADDICTING! Even my brother who is anti-veganism and vegan food loved it, of course I didn’t tell him it was vegan until he ate almost half of it on his own!

  107. Zara says:

    Do you think I could sub maple syrup for the applesauce and sugar (or half the sugar/stevia)? I try to avoid cane sugar and don’t really like the taste of 100% stevia-sweetened foods. That may be too much liquid though… Any ideas?

  108. Aleix Lyon says:

    Katie i can’t wait to try this! Do you have a recipe for cinnamon rolls? I really want to find a healthy version for them! If you don’t, could you make one? :)

    Also, do you have a chocolate covered Katie cookbook? That would be amazing! 😀

    1. I actually am working on a cookbook… and I do have a cinnamon roll recipe in there :).
      I’m not sure when it’ll be published yet, but I’ll probably end up posting the cinnamon roll recipe on the blog as well.

  109. Monique says:

    Hey Katie,
    Im back again to make the cinnamon roll pie. Wanted to know, how long would you say this is good for? Say i wanted to ship it to someone, should i wrap it in an airtight container and send as is? should I freeze it? The pie has never been around long enough for me to find out how long it will last. And last time I made it, i didnt refrigerate it.

    1. I’d definitely store in the fridge after a day. But I’ve never tried to ship it to anyone, so I really can’t say :-?. Sorry I can’t be more helpful! I know it lasts at least 3 days in the fridge.

  110. sara says:

    i tried this and mmust say it was amazing!

  111. yum! And yes my sister and I look alike because we are identical twins!

  112. Laura says:

    I just made this for breakfast. It did not disappoint! Fantastic as always Katie! 😀

  113. Morgan says:

    Can this be frozen? I want to make it for my partner while he’s away and save it for when he gets home!

    1. Some of the commenters say it can be frozen :). I’ve not tried it.

  114. Cosette says:

    So i counted the calories for this recipe for anyone who was looking for the calorie information and it came to about 229 calories a piece if cut into 12 pieces. (This includes all sugar)

  115. Aislynn says:

    I think I did something wrong. I used white beans and it had a very definite “refried beans” aftertaste. I was so disappointed. Do chickpeas make a difference?

    1. Did you rinse the beans very well before use? And what food processor did you use?

      1. Aislynn says:

        I rinsed them for a few minutes until they weren’t “foamy” and I used my bf’s Cuisinart food processor, making extra sure the ingredients had no lumps at all. I didn’t put any icing on it because I forgot to buy cream cheese.

        I’ll try it with garbanzo beans and icing too. :-)

        1. Hmmm… did you make any changes to the recipe at all? It’s definitely not supposed to have any bean aftertaste… I’m so sorry it didn’t turn out well for you :(

          1. Aislynn says:

            I’ll try it again with chickpeas and see what happens. I followed the recipe almost to the letter (adding just a *smidge* more vanilla). I do have to tell you that your banana doughtnuts are a smash hit in my house!

            I will say, though, that in trying to make the icing with tofu and plain greek yogurt (forgot cream cheese), I discovered a tasty base for a high protein strawberry smoothie!

  116. Hanna says:

    I made this today, and it was so yummy! I used white beans and chickpeas, and I used a hand blender because I don’t have a food processor, and it turned out so good!

    Even my 11-year-old brother who hates chickpeas with a burning passion LOVED it, and had two servings. I told him afterwards what it contained, and his reaction was so funny! he started screaming and gagging, haha.

    Aislynn: When I first tasted the dough, it had a distinct bean flavor too, so I just kept adding cinnamon and vanilla extract until it tasted better! :)

    Oh and Katie: What does “T” mean? Like “3T canola oil”? I had no idea what it meant, so I just used enough until it was good?

    1. Aislynn says:

      Thank you Hanna!

  117. Celina says:

    I cannot wait to try this recipes!!!!! I’m thinking of making it this weekend. Or possible today! You two definitely look like sisters. Most people don’t think my sister and I are even related! But, I agree. I don’t think we look alike. The only feature we share is our big almond shaped eyes. That’s something, I guess :)

  118. AnnR says:

    This was amazing! I made it Saturday night because my husband bought a pumpkin pie from the bakery and I was a tiny bit jealous. I used cannelini beans, and subbed 1 cup agave syrup for the 1.5 cups brown sugar. I had computer issues and couldn’t get to the cinnamon bun frosting recipe, so I whipped up some sugar free powdered sugar out of stevia and made a glaze with almond milk and cinnamon. It was a little too thin to make a pretty swirl like yours, but it tasted great. My husband had an official “taste-off” between the cinnamon roll pie and the bakery pumpkin pie…and of course the Chocolate Covered Katie pie won! That’s an extremely impressive win because my husband is not a healthy eater at all, and he saw me make the pie out of beans! He has already said he would like this pie for Thanksgiving. I am so excited to try different versions…I’m thinking peanut butter, pumpkin, and of course the chocolate chip! Thanks Katie for allowing me to enjoy baking while still sticking to a healthy vegan diet.

    1. AnnR says:

      Sorry – I meant 2/3 cup agave syrup for the brown sugar!

  119. Bethany says:

    Is there a way to make this without using beans?

  120. Yafa Greenzweig says:

    Dear Katie:
    I just had to write to thank you for this recipe. My 9-year-old son has been complaining about stomach aches and headaches for a while now and since I am celiac I decided to try a gluten free diet for him too. So far so good but he feels very cheated. I showed him different pictures of recipes for a special dessert that I told him that I would make him and he picked your cinnamon pie. He watched me make it and said yuch when he saw me add in the garbanzo beans but I promised him that it would taste great. To his surprise he LOVED it and told every one in the family that this was HIS cake and maybe he would let them have a taste. So thank you for making a little boy a little happier and less deprived. He will be sure to pick other recipes of yours in the future. I know I LOVE everything that I have made from your site. Thank you! and keep up the great work.

  121. Sj says:

    Just curious. What is the difference between cinnamon roll and snicker doodle? Other than that one is a cookie and the iother a bun, of course…

  122. Kristen says:

    Mmmmm, this is delicious!! I didn’t have applesauce, so I swapped it with an egg and added a tbs of water. I also threw in about 3 tbs of unsweetened cocoa powder and it is awesome!

  123. Anonymous says:

    Healthy pie!

  124. Meghan says:

    I just made these & they came out so delicious! I say “these” because I cut them up :) my processor broke last week (saddest day of my cooking life), so I used a blender. Needless to say it took much longer, but it still worked. I blended the chickpeas first then put them in a bowl. I blended the oats to make oat flour, then added them to the chickpeas. I blended the rest of the ingredients into the bowl by hand and then combined everything in the blender in quarter cup batches. As called for, I baked this at 350 for 35 minutes but found the result to be too soft so I put it back in at 350 for another 15 minutes. I also used the domino stevia/sugar blend. Thank you so much for this recipe and all of your others Katie. Your site has become my bible. :)

  125. Diana says:

    Love this recipe. I’ve made it several times. Wondering if I could make the “dough,” and then freeze/thaw it to make the cinnamon rolls later on. Do you know how it would thaw?

  126. eva says:

    would it be possible to use half stevia and half regular sugar?

  127. Kayla says:

    Alot of people think me and my older sister lok alike. Despite looking into a mirror together, we stiil don’t see any resemblance. I will say though that it’s easy to pick us out as sisters. You and your sister have similar features.

  128. wow your blog is awesome . i m bookmarking lots of recipes which i d like to try, already tried a couple and really liked the, keep up the good work cause i really enjoy reading your blog :) you and your sister really look alike. me too we re twins :)

  129. Tiel says:

    I love all your recipes, but when I went to make this one it came out off, I dunno if the flavor I’m looking for is hummus or something else, but a bite from it tastes like something from the discount ethnic foods store. The beans are overpowering everything else, I think.

    The only difference that comes to mind is that I used dry garbanzos instead of canned ones with some water added in to compensate, guessing that’s a no no? Is there anything I can do to salvage the dish? Nothing really rocks my precious fantasy world harder than wasting ingredients :(

    1. Unofficial CCK Helper says:

      You can have a look at CCK’s recipe FAQ page, but you should probably stick to the way the recipes are written for best results in general.

  130. Audrey says:

    This might sound like an odd question, but do you think this could be baked in a muffin tin? I like the idea of individual mini “pies”, and can’t think of a huge reason why it might not work. Thoughts?

  131. Suzanne says:

    Is there nutrition info available for this recipe?

  132. Stephanie says:

    I made the deep dish cookie pie last night and it was pretty dang amazing (and the cinnamon roll pancakes for brinner the night before, and the tiramisu pancakes for breakfast one day last week…). This recipe sounds pretty incredible as it is, but I’m thinking add in some more oats after running it through the food processor (so they are whole) and adding raisins…and viola! Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Pie

  133. Maryl says:

    Interesting recipe. I’m not sure I’ve got the texture completely as it should be, but it tastes really good. Yum. I used azuki beans, though, since I’m more used to them in sweets and I didn’t really want to try using garbanzo beans for anything other than savory treats. The house smells delicious now. Why is cinnamon so good? :)

  134. Amy says:

    Your sister looks just like Katy Perry to me! haha :) you’re both gorgeous!

  135. Lena says:

    Can these be rolled into balls to make cinnamon-buns? If so at what temperature, for how long should I bake them?

  136. Lena says:

    Is it possible to roll these into balls to make cinnamon-buns? If so what temperature, for how long should I bake them?

  137. Kirsty says:

    I’ve made this pie and the deep dish cookie dough pie and both are absolutely delicious! Thank you Katie for taking the sin out of desserts xxx

  138. Katrina says:

    Was wondering if I did not want to use sugar or sweentner would the recipe ok if I just left that out?

  139. Sarah S says:

    Hi lovely, I absolutely adore all of your recipes and your philosophy! I know you said above that you have not tried agave in this, a liquid sweetener. I would either use honey or maple syrup, would you have the same expectation for the agave? I’ve made things that call for dry sugar but liquid works fine. I would love to hear your input. Thanks for all you do Katie!