Monday, September 9, 2013

Mini Low Fat Cinnamon Rolls

Mini Low Fat Cinnamon Rolls - Glaze Free

Jen and I were determined to make our own cinnamon rolls. This, after forking out many dollars on Cinnabon over the years. Imagine the possibilities if we succeeded....succeed in making something so obscenely delicious that we wouldn't have to buy our own anymore.

I don't know if cinnamon rolls can ever be qualified as low fat but we gave this recipe a try with some changes. For one, we made smaller rolls. Then, we did away with the vanilla glaze and made our own cream cheese topping. Thirdly, we did away with the spices.

The recipe can be found here: A low fat Cinnamon Roll Recipe with a Vanilla Glaze that is also fast and easy | Bakers Royale. Looks good, doesn't it?

Check out our adventure in photos.

Rolling, rolling, rolling

Brushing the top with a mixture of melted butter and brown sugar

There she bakes

Pipe the cream on and sprinkle bits of brown sugar
The outcome? It was good but not quite what we were looking for. We wanted bread that was milky soft. Being beginners, we couldn't really tell if this recipe would give us the texture we wanted until we tried it out.  In conclusion, we've decided to make cinnamon rolls again but with another recipe.

I thought our topping was really yum though. Here's how we did it.

Mix these ingredients together (just enough to pipe on 15 mini rolls):
This is a rough estimate.
- 5 tbsp icing sugar
- 70g cream cheese
- 5 tbsp melted butter
- 2 to 3 tbsp milk (depends how thick you want the topping to be)

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  1. Hi Sharon,

    Want some suggestion???

    The Pioneer woman cinnamon rolls doesn't require much kneading and this recipe is very well reviewed. If you are something fuss free, I reckon this might be the recipe that you are after. Otherwise, the William Sonoma one that I baked before is fabulous too!


    1. Bless you, Zoe! I thought of running through your blog to help me out. Thank you for the suggestion ^.^

  2. Sharon, these look absolutely DIVINE. I've never made cinnamon rolls but always been tempted. Love the photos of your adventure (as always). I'm trying to shed a few pounds at the moment, so could eat these relatively guilt free ;-)

    1. I'd bake you a tray if we were neighbours...and we can both shed a few pounds together ;) ❤

  3. tender,moist and irresistibly tempting cinnamon buns...they are low fat means we will double up our batch for quick snacks,thanks for sharing :-)

  4. They look delicious! I must give this a try. Recently I made nutella rolls but they didn't look that good so no post!:(

  5. Hi Sharon,
    They look great, I know cinnamon rolls are hard to master. I have been trying to make them for years trying different recipes.

    I like your site!

    1. Thank you for making me feel so much better, Michael ;)


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