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Healthier Cinnamon Rolls

A healthier but just a delicous cinnamon rolls!
It stays sweet but reduces the amount of sugars, by replacing most of the sugar with apple syrup, i!
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Cooking time 15 mins
Oventime 30 mins
Total time 45 mins
course Snack
cuisine Amerikaans
servings 9 persons
calories 62 kcal

Equipment

  • Oven

ingredients
  

Dough

  • 260 g all purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tbsp butter
  • 36 g agave syrup
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 ½ tbsp applesauce
  • 177 ml whole milk (warm)

Filling

  • 2 tbsp apple sauce
  • 20 g brown sugar
  • 15 g honey
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Frosting

  • 85 g yoghurt
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp agave syrup

instructions
 

  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  • In a small saucepan set over low heat, combine the milk and butter. Cook until the butter is melted. Add the agave syrup, honey and apple sauce.
  • Add the milk mixture to the flour, and using a spatula, mix just until combined.
  • Flour your work surface then turn out the dough and knead it for 1 minute until it comes together in a smooth ball. If the dough feels overly sticky, add more flour as needed, but do not over-knead the dough.
  • Cover the dough loosely with a damp towel and let it rest for 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 175 °C. Grease an 8- or 9-inch baking dish with butter.
  • Lightly flour your work surface. Roll the dough into a rectangle.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the filling.
  • Brush the dough all over with the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  • Beginning at the long end, tightly roll the dough up into a log. Trim off the edges then slice the log into 9 rolls. Or make dots out of them, if you’re incapable of doing this, like me. Be creative 🙂
  • Put the rolls in a baking dish. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, till they are pale golden and baked through. 
  • Meantime, make the frosting by mixing all the ingredients together.

notes

Vegan: use plant-based milk (I use barista oat milk).
Seasoning: does not apply. 

Nutrition

Calories: 62kcalCarbohydrates: 9.6gProtein: 0.7gFat: 2.6gSaturated Fat: 1.6gFiber: 0.1gSugar: 8.8g
course Snack
cuisine Amerikaans
keyword Cinnamon, Cinnamon rolls, Healhty snack
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