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Simple Cinnamon Rolls Made Skinny

I love cinnamon rolls. As a kid I have sweet memories of baking cinnamon rolls with my mum. The best part was sprinkling the cinnamon all over and rolling the dough together into a long spiral, ready to be cut into round and yummy buns — and I still always taste the dough! I have to know how it tastes before I bake them, for quality control and because it’s fun! If you ask me, I’m ready to have a cinnamon roll any time; and because of these magic cinnamon rolls, I actually can, since these are a healthier version of the classics.

That Cake Chick Cinnamon Rolls

These are great for boosting your energy-level or just as a any-day-treat. They are sugar free, lactose-free, all-natural, and contain fiber and cinnamon that help stabilize blood sugar.

And not to forget: they make you smile as they melt in your mouth!

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If you ask me, I’m ready to have a cinnamon roll any time; and because of these magic cinnamon swirls, I actually can!

Cinnamon Swirls

Ingredients

    For the cinnamon roll:
  • 2/3 cup (150 grams) butter or coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup (150 grams) honey or agave nectar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup milk, lactose-free or soy
  • 1 cup yogurt, lactose-free or soy
  • 8 cups (1kg) all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4oz active yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp fiber husk (fiber supplement, such as Metamucil), optional
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • For the filling:
  • 2 Tbsp (50 grams) butter or coconut oil
  • cinnamon
  • sugar

Directions

  • Mix the dry ingredients, including the active yeast. If you use fresh yeast, blend it into the luke warm liquid in the next step instead.
  • Melt the butter on low heat, remove from heat and add the milk. Boil a bit of water. Mix the melted butter and milk with the yogurt natural and stir until even. Add water until the liquid reaches 104°F (40°C); it should be a bit warmer than your fingertip. If you use fresh yeast the temperature should be 98.6°F and 37°C.
  • Add the liquid into the dry ingredients and mix it well until smooth. If the mixture seems dry, add some more liquid.
  • Sprinkle some flour on top of the dough, and cover it with a plastic bag. Wrap a light cloth over it, and put it somewhere warm. Let the dough rest at least an hour.
  • Once it's ready, form the dough to a big rectangular and flat shape. Melt the butter/coconut oil for the filling. Spread the melted, cooled down butter/coconut oil over the dough. Sprinkle cinnamon and coconut sugar on top. Roll the dough towards you. Paste the end of the dough with some water to make it stick.
  • Cut the dough into 35-40 pieces, and place them with some distance between them on sheets. Let rest for 30 minutes in a warm place. They should double in size.
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  • Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).
  • Bake one sheet at a time for 8-10 minutes until golden on the edges.
  • Cool down on the cinnamon rolls at the sheets for some minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.
  • If you are in the frosting mood, I suggest making a light frosting with powdered sugar and a tiny drop of water and mixing until you get your desired consistency. Then, just cover the cinnamon rolls with the frosting and enjoy!
 Simple Cinnamon Rolls Made Skinny Recipes

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