Simple Cinnamon Rolls
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A simple recipe for the traditional cinnamon roll that has more protein and less fat, and less sugar.
Recipe Type: Baked Goods
Cusine: Fitness
Serves: 10
  • 250 mL skim milk
  • 20 g organic butter
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • 16 g raw honey
  • 5-6 drops liquid stevia
  • 20 g Quattro "Pure and Simple"
  • 310+ g Flour
  • For the Filling:
  • 2 Tbsp Xyla
  • 5 g Cinnamon
  • 20 g melted organic butter
  • For the Icing:
  • 40 g light cream cheese
  • 40 g 1% cottage cheese
  • 4-5 drops liquid stevia
  • 24 g organic icing sugar
  • 30 g Quattro Vanilla Protein
  • 15 mL skim milk
  1. In a large saucepan heat the milk and the butter until the butter is melted. Remove from the heat, and let cool to lukewarm, (about 3-5 minutes) before sprinkling in the yeast. Let it stand for another 10 minutes just to make sure the yeast activates, and then add the salt, honey and stevia.
  2. Next add the Quattro and about 100 g of the flour, mixing quickly with a spoon until a wet sponge forms. After that continue to add the flour about 50 g at a time, mixing as you go. When the dough gets to thick to use a spoon, use your hands and start kneading the dough as you add the rest of the flour. This last part should only take about a minute, until you can form a soft ball. Note: I prefer to do all the kneading in the saucepan, making sure to scrape down the sides with my hands so nothing goes to waste.
  3. Once you've formed a ball, rub your hands with some butter or coconut oil and pat the top of the dough to prevent a crust from forming as it rises. Cover with plastic wrap and a tea towel and tuck it into a warm corner like a pre-warmed oven to for an hour or until it has doubled in size.
  4. When the dough has finished rising, punch it down and knead it a few times, and then roll it into a rectangular shape on a lightly floured surface. Using the back of spoon, a pastry brush or your fingers spread the melted butter equally over the dough. Then sprinkle the Xyla-Cinnamon mixture evenly over the butter.
  5. Next roll the dough into a long 'log', and cut into 10 pieces with a serrated knife. I simply cut the log in half, then cut each half into half again, and each piece in half.
  6. Transfer the rolls cut-side up into a lightly buttered spring-form cake-pan, spread the last bit of butter on top and sprinkle with any remaining cinnamon-Xyla mixture. Cover and let rise again while you heat up the over to 350 F.
  7. Cook them for about 25 minutes or until gold brown. Meanwhile, prepare the icing by placing all the ingredients in the bowl of a Ninja blender and mixing for about 30 seconds until you have an icing the consistency of chocolate sauce. Once the rolls have finished cooking, let them sit for 10 minutes before drizziling with the Icing. You can also add toasted walnuts on top and raisins if you have the macros for it!
  8. Enjoy xo
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 210 Fat: 3.28 Carbohydrates: 27.22 Protein: 5.89
Recipe by Your Healthy Hedonista at