What could be more delicious than a warm cinnamon roll, fresh out of the oven topped with a sweet glaze and crispy pecans?
This nostalgic breakfast treat is tough to beat when it comes to comfort food. And hard to resist when you pass the familiar smell in your local mall.
Unfortunately, however, cinnamon rolls – like other pastries – are bad news when it comes to your health. They are high in calories (up to 900 calories apiece!), and most are packed with sugar, corn syrup, refined flours, unhealthy fats, and artificial flavorings. It doesn’t take many of these tasty treats to do your health and waistline.
But there is a healthy and tasty alternative…Paleo Cinnamon Rolls
Using our versatile Better Bread Mix, we’ve created a moist and chewy Paleo cinnamon roll that will knock your socks off.
Paleo Cinnamon Rolls: The Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Almost Sugar-Free, Good-for-Your Body Pastry
Our version packs all of the sweet-and-cinnamon goodness you crave, but with just 98 calories, 11 net carbs and just 1 gram of sugar each. These cinnamon rolls also provide 4 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber, as well as a hefty antioxidant punch from cinnamon (which boasts one of the highest antioxidant values of all foods).
And for the added convenience of slice-and-bake, feel free to make a double batch and freeze the leftover rolled dough in parchment paper. Then, just slice off what you need later and bake for fresh, hot Paleo cinnamon rolls in minutes.
Here’s the quick step by step…
Grab your Better Bread Mix, egg whites, apple cider vinegar, boiling water and Erythritol. You’ll be making the dough just as the instructions on the bag indicate (but adding a little Sinless Sweetener to sweeten it up).
Once you’ve made the dough, roll it out on a piece of greased parchment paper to ½ inch thickness. Sprinkle evenly with the filling (just a sugar-free “cinnamon sugar” made with Erythritol). Chill the dough to make it easier to work with, while you get your oven preheated.
Now start on the long side and begin rolling the dough tightly.
It should look something like this…
Now, get your baking pans ready. I made these in two 9” cake pans lined with parchment. Slice your Paleo cinnamon roll dough into 1” or 2” rolls (as you prefer) and place in the pan.
Pop in the oven and bake 40-45 minutes to golden brown. While your rolls are baking, mix the topping ingredients a medium bowl until smooth. (See recipe below).
Let your Paleo cinnamon rolls cool a bit, then drizzle with the glaze, toasted pecans (and perhaps a small pat of butter)… Enjoy!
Paleo Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
- 1 package Better Bread Mix
- ½ cup Erythritol, powdered
- 8 egg whites
- 2 Tbsp. organic apple cider vinegar
- ⅔ cup boiling water
- 1 Tbsp. organic cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp. Erythritol, powdered
- FROSTING & TOPPING
- 3 oz. organic cream cheese or coconut cream concentrate
- 1 packet Frosting Starter Mix
- 2 Tbsp. unsweetened coconut milk
- 2 Tbsp. pecans, lightly toasted
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a medium bowl, add the Better Bread Mix and Sinless Sweetener. Whisk in the eggs and vinegar and combine until you have a thick dough.
- Pour in boiling water and mix using a hand-held mixer on medium speed until well combined and the dough becomes firm (about 1 minute).
- Grease a large piece of parchment paper. Place dough in the center and top with another piece of parchment. Use a rolling pin or wine bottle to roll dough into a rectangle about ½ inch thick.
- Combine filling ingredients (cinnamon and Erythritol) and spread over the rectangle. Chill in freezer for 10 minutes.
- Remove chilled dough. Use parchment paper to life the longer side and roll dough lengthwise into a tight cylinder.
- Slice into 1-inch or 2-inch rolls, as preferred. Place in a 9-inch round pan lined with parchment paper. Bake 40-45 minutes until golden brown.
- Blend frosting ingredients in a medium bowl until smooth. Drizzle over cinnamon rolls and top with toasted pecans, if desired.
98 calories, 7 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 3 g monounsaturated fat, 1 g polyunsaturated fat, 6 mg cholesterol, 16 g carbohydrates, 1 g sugar, 4 g fiber, 4 g protein, 220 mg sodium, 94 mg potassium, 30 mg calcium, 47 mg phosphorous