Simple & Sweet Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

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Hopefully, everyone is doing great! The recipe we are sharing today is our healthier twist on a classic breakfast and snack food. Today we are talking about a recipe for cinnamon rolls. Remember to track the macronutrients and calories for the ingredients you are using as brands and different ingredients may contain different macronutrients depending on the manufacturer. That is why the nutritional label is definitely important to pay attention to when you are wanting to properly calculate your macronutrients so that you are optimizing your nutrition to help you meet your health and fitness goals.

cinnamon-rolls-recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1¼ cup oat flour + more for rolling
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar (can sub brown, regular sugar, xylitol)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp xanthum gum
  • 2 tbsp cold coconut oil (or butter)
  • 5-7 tbsp milk
  • Filling
  • 1 tbs coconut oil, melted
  • ½ tbs ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbs coconut sugar
  • Frosting (optional)
  • ¼ cup greek yogurt
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbs vanilla protein powder (any vanilla protein powder you prefer, just remember to track the macronutrients)
  • sweetener, as desired
  • pecans

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  2. Combine first 6 ingredients together in a bowl, cutting in butter until crumbly.
  3. Stir in milk, 1 tbsp. at a time until a dough forms
  4. Refrigerate dough for 20 minutes
  5. Lightly flour your counter and roll out dough into a large square.
  6. Spread with 1/2 melted coconut oil on top and sprinkle with coconut sugar and cinnamon.
  7. Roll up like a jelly roll. Cut into 4 even rolls.
  8. Place cut side down on a parchment line pan.
  9. Spread remaining melted coconut oil on top.
  10. Bake for ~ 15-18 minutes or until slightly golden.
  11. If making the protein frosting, combine all ingredients for frosting and drizzle on top of warm cinnamon rolls. Finish off with crushed pecans, if desired.

***Extremely important to note*** that you should calculate all macronutrients for the frosting as well as the rolls. some people have forgotten to calculate calories for the frosting. This recipe is for 4 servings, approximately 280 calories per serving. This is a recipe that can help you avoid cravings for more unhealthy alternatives. This is a good carb snack as it is majority carbohydrates.

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