Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Flatbread Sandwiches w/ Chocolate Cheez & Caramelized Bananas

Cinnamon Swirl Raisin Flatbreads with Chocolate Cheez by An Unrefined VeganThese flatbreads are based on a recipe for Spiced Pumpkin Flatbreads that I shared earlier this month.  It occurred to me that a cinnamony-sweet version would be just the thing for a brunch, lunch or snack sandwich.  Caramelized bananas came to mind.  And toasted pecans for crunch.  But what would keep the sandwiches together??  A creamy, spreadable, tangy chocolate cheez, of course.

The chocolate cheez recipe is one that was published on One Green Planet not too long ago.  You can read the post and snag the recipe here.  (And thanks to Megan Rascal at SFWeekly for posting about it on the SFoodie Blog!)


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Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Flatbreads

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  • Author: Annie
  • Yield: 12 1x


  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat white flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 4 ounces unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup almond milk or water
  • 1/4 cup raisins, soaked in warm water, drained and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • dash cardamom powder
  • dash allspice
  • 1 Tbsp. maple sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted


Make the flatbreads

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the applesauce and almond milk/water. In a large bowl, combine the flour and salt and then add the applesauce mixture, stirring until a soft dough forms. Add more milk/water if dough seems dry; more flour if it is too wet and sticky. Turn dough out onto floured surface and knead for about 15 minutes. Place dough in a lightly-oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let sit for 1 hour.
  2. In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine the coconut oil, spices, maple sugar and raisins. Set aside.

Form flatbreads

  1. Divide dough into 12 equal pieces. Flatten a piece of dough and roll it out into a very thin disk – about 9-inch round. Keep remaining dough balls covered. Spread about 1 teaspoon of the coconut oil mixture onto the flattened dough and then roll it tightly into a long cylinder. Coil the cylinder into a tight spiral, gently press and then transfer to a large piece of parchment paper. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and proceed with the remaining dough.

Cook the flatbreads

  1. Heat a large cast-iron skillet on medium-heat. Tape a large piece of parchment paper onto a work surface and roll out one of the spirals to a 6-inch or so round. The dough will want to curl up and the raisins will want to escape, but persevere. It helps to roll them out a bit then to let the dough rest before rolling some more. Plop the round into the skillet and cook until puffy and brown, then flip and cook the other side. This takes only a few minutes. Transfer to a plate and cover with a towel to keep warm. Continue with the remaining spirals.


Remember to add the chocolate cheez to your sandwiches! You can find the recipe for my Semi-soft Chocolate Dessert Cheez by clicking this link to One Green Planet.


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Caramelized Bananas

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  • Author: Annie
  • Yield: 2 1x


A sugar-free version of rich and sweet caramelized bananas.


  • 1 large banana, cut into thick slices
  • ~1/4 cup prune puree (baby food works well)
  • dash cinnamon
  • splash fresh orange juice
  • ~2 tbsp. toasted pecans, chopped


Make the caramelized bananas

  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the bananas, prune puree, cinnamon and orange juice. Let the mixture bubble and the bananas get nice and soft. Add more orange juice if the bananas start to stick. Remove from the heat and set aside until ready to assemble the sandwiches.

Assemble the sandwiches

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Smear copious quantities of chocolate cheez onto one side of two flatbreads. Divide the bananas between two flatbreads and layer on top of the cheez. Sprinkle with chopped pecans. Top the flatbreads with the remaining two flatbreads. Lightly spray the skillet with cooking oil and gently warm the sandwiches, flipping after a few minutes to toast the other side. Remove from pan, slice and serve immediately.


Stack of Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Flatbreads

Semi-soft Chocolate Dessert Cheez

Caramelized Bananas in Skillet

Cinnamon Swirl Raisin Flatbreads with Chocolate Cheez by An Unrefined Vegan


46 thoughts on “Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Flatbread Sandwiches w/ Chocolate Cheez & Caramelized Bananas

  1. Somer

    Oh my goodness, I remember watching the food network one time and Paula Deen was preparing crepes with nutella and flambeed bananas. This totally tops that in every way! Incredible and huge props (again) for getting your chocolate cheez recipe published!

    1. An Unrefined Vegan

      It’s brought me streams of traffic – can barely manage ;-)! Paula Deen. Somehow that is the perfect combination for her, the sort of white-trashy Nutella and the “fancy” flambeed bananas.

  2. narf77

    Lol I KNEW that checking out this amazing recipe on One Green Planet would lead to about 20 minutes spent wandering sideways and nowhere near my overstuffed to bursting full of posts rss feed reader that I am trying to deplete …I have now subscribed to One Green Planet and a couple of other recipe entrants blogs to boot and have been downloading some amazing recipe PDF’s as well as the wonderful chocolate cheez recipe AND this initial one that led me to more precious finds…you are a complete font of useful information Annie…as a quintessential blog magpie who thrives on finding fantastic recipes (and quality information) I salute you! Not just ANY salute mind you…the kind of salute that they do in Wayne’s world…You maam… are the Apex of any good magpies start into scrumptious vegan food hunting 🙂

      1. narf77

        Lol…if I leave a trail of MY breadcrumbs…the birds will leave them ;). I tried to feed some dry pastry curry puffs that Steve had been trying to choke down to be polite (that will teach me to follow the “fry” part of the recipe and NOT sub it for bake…) to our chooks and even the local feral cats wouldn’t eat them! No worries…the possums cleaned them up overnight (along with the burnt offering of chocolate gingerbread that we forgot was cooking…sigh…). So perhaps I SHOULD leave my own personal breadcrumbs so that poor helpless vegan wanabee cooks like me can find their way to this amazing site (and all of the others that I have squirelled away for my own personal degustational pleasure 😉 )

  3. gigiveganville

    So I am saying to myself, self, chocolate cheez? hmmm chocolate cheez? and then I recalled being a young veg employed by a bagel place that served chocolate cream cheez and people would order it on cin-raisin bagels. Your vegan combo puts the aforementioned establishment to shame.

  4. Richgail Enriquez

    Did somebody say Chocolate and Cheeze?!!! Your photo looks delectable, especially with the strawberries in the background, yum.

  5. thecrueltyfreereview

    Cinnamon raisin bread and chocolate cheeze…I almost passed out when I read that. I am always in awe of your genius recipes! Thank you for sharing, even if it means putting your readers in a food coma 😉

  6. biggsis

    Wow. I was blown away by the title and even more so by the content of this post. Incredibly creative… sounds like an experience more than a snack. Rock on Girl!

  7. laurasmess

    Uh… your blog is amazing. I’m a fledgling blogger and keen cook/sweet treat eater who’s slowly trying to venture into the world of healthy vegan substitutions so… this is kinda my mecca! Definitely trying this recipe. And lots of the others, so thanks heaps!

    1. An Unrefined Vegan

      Hey, Laura! Glad you found me and best of luck in your blogging adventures and most of all with cooking and baking more healthfully. There are tons of great resources out here – happy exploring!

  8. Kristy

    I am so far behind on my blog-reading- I can’t believe I missed this one! There’s just so much I’m in love with here. And congrats on the One Green Planet publishing and the feature in SFWeekly! That’s so fantastic! 🙂


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