Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Trim Healthy Mama Tuesday - Cinnamon Rolls (E)

Last week for Trim Healthy Mama Tuesday I shared my Refrigerator Rye Bread recipe. In that recipe my jar wasn't big enough for all the dough, so I would put a little bit aside in another container. It wasn't a big enough amount to make a 2lb loaf so I had to find another use for it.

One of our favorite treats before we started Trim Healthy Mama was Cinnamon Rolls. I had an amazing recipe for this, but it seriously broke all the Trim Healthy Mama rules. It was delicious, but it also had almost a lb of butter between the bread, the filling and the frosting. So I decided to experiment with my rye bread dough to see if I could make something that would taste as good as traditional Cinnamon Rolls. This recipe is the result.

You will need:

1 grapefruit size piece of Refrigerator Rye Bread ( or you could use Gwen's Easy Bread Recipe if you prefer a white bread.)
Ground Cinnamon
Sweetener ( I use Kal Pure Stevia Extract Powder)
Greaseproof paper


Place the dough on a lightly floured or greased piece of greaseproof paper

With wet hands flatten out the dough
Add a light dusting of Stevia pure extract powder evenly over the dough

Sprinkle the dough with ground cinnamon

Starting at the wide end nearest you begin rolling the dough

My dough got stuck a little so I helped it roll with a spatula

Cut into 2inch slices and arrange on a lightly greased baking sheet

Allow to rise before baking at 450f for about 15 min

Cool on a wire rack

Cover with a low fat cream cheese frosting*

It won't have the usual visual swirl, but it tastes just as good
*Low fat cream cheese frosting
1 tablespoon low fat cream cheese
3 tablespoons of 0% Greek yogurt
dash of vanilla
pinch of Stevia pure extract powder
Mix everything together until smooth, then use to top the still warm Cinnamon Rolls

This post is shared on the Trim Healthy Tuesday link up over at Stacy Makes Cents, where you can find other wonderful Trim Healthy Mama recipes shared by some wonderfully creative ladies.

For more information about Trim Healthy Mama visit their website here.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Wow! Wow! :-) My tummy WANTS THOSE! Thanks so much for linking at Trim Healthy Tuesday!
    ~Stacy @ Stacy Makes Cents

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