On a whim, I whipped these up and I must say, they are one of my favorite recipes for a cinnamon roll that is actually CLEAN and GUILT FREE that I have tried yet!
Guilt Free Cinnamon Rolls
- 2.5 TBSP Coconut Oil (Softened - ~30 seconds in microwave)
- 1/3 c Stevia in the Raw
- 1/4 Xylitol Brown Sugar Blend
- 2.5 tsp Cinnamon
- 3/4 c Oat Flour (Gluten Free Version)
- 1 c Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
- 1/4 c Vanilla Protein Powder
- 2 TBSP Stevia in the Raw
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 3 TBSP Coconut Oil (Softened ~30 seconds in microwave)
- 3/4 c Unsweeted Original Almond Milk
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Combine ingredients for filling in a small bowl. Ingredients will form a grainy paste. Set aside.
3. Mix first 6 ingredients of dough in a medium size bowl. Stir with a wooden spoon (metal can also be used; however to save utensils, it may be easier to use a wooden spoon so you can continue using it for your dough). Once combined, slowly integrate the softened coconut oil into the mixture, stirring to combine. This should begin forming a dough. Once combined, add almond milk to complete dough, stirring and kneading with the wooden spoon. Form ball with dough.
4. Once dough is combined, place dough on a floured surface (can use either the oat flour or the whole wheat flour to protect your surface). Using a floured rolling pin, roll dough to a 1/4" consistency. It is best to create as much of a rectangle/square as possible while doing this.
5. Spread 3/4 of your filling mixture over the top of the dough mixture. Be sure to coat all areas of dough. Roll up dough starting at one end - you may use a knife to help you if the dough is sticking to your floured surface.
6. Cut dough into 12 equal size pieces. Place each cinnamon roll (piece) in one section of a 12 muffin tin that has been sprayed with 100% pure olive oil (We use this mister). This will promote consistency while baking and avoid sticking. Using a spoon add the rest (1/4) of your filling mixture to the top of each cinnamon roll.
7. Bake for approximately 18-22 minutes depending on your desired consistency. Because the dough does not have yeast, it will be softest at 18 minutes vs. 22 minutes.
per cinnamon roll (you determine your serving size)
- Calories - 134
- Protein - 4g
- Fats - 8g
- Carbs - 13g
- Sugars - 1g
The fat content is high - is that ok?
Yep! Coconut oil is a good fat - don't go indulging in all 12 cinnamon rolls, but 2 would be the perfect portion size if you need a sweet treat in the morning, perhaps coupled with 1/4 c of unsweetened greek yogurt.
Why is there no icing?
Quite frankly, I have tried about 4 different clean "icing" recipes and they just don't taste right. The rolls are sweet without the icing!