The cold weather is on it's way and with Christmas around the corner also our minds move to the comfort foods a little more than usual. But wait. What about the waistline control. Well, some of us don't care (at least for a little while) but for those of you that are strong-willed we have this treat for you.
We have worked with the guys over at Fitbakes and created a recipe for these fit cinnamon rolls.
This recipe yields 12 rolls with 85 calories each!
for the dough
60ml warm nonfat milk
1 tbsp erythritol or Truvia
1 tbsp rapeseed oil
½ tsp salt
2 ¼ tsp yeast
182g whole wheat flour
for the filling
2 tbsp erythritol or Truvia
3 tbsp cinnamon
3 tbsp rapeseed oil
What to do?
In a large bowl, stir together the milk, erythritol, oil, and salt. Sprinkle the yeast on top, and wait 10-15 minutes or until the mixture smells fragrant. Sprinkle the 1 ½ cups of flour on top, and stir until completely incorporated. If the dough is still wet, continue stirring in flour 2 tablespoons at a time until the dough begins to pull away from the sides of the bowl.
Turn the dough out onto a well-floured surface, and knead for 3-5 minutes or until the dough springs back most of the way when you gently press your index finger into it.
Let the dough rest while preparing the filling.
To prepare the filling, stir together the erythritol and cinnamon in a small bowl, then add the oil.
On a clean, well-floured surface, roll the dough out into a 16x10” rectangle. Add the filling leaving a 1” border on the two longer sides again.
Carefully roll up the dough into a log, starting at one long edge and rolling towards the other one. Pinch the ends to seal. If the dough won’t stick together, gently brush the second longer edge with water before pinching to seal.
Slice the log into 12 pieces using dental floss or a very sharp serrated knife.
Place the rolls into the prepared pan, and cover the pan with a clean towel.
Set the pan in a warm, draft-free spot, and let the rolls rise for 45-60 minutes or until doubled in size.
Preheat the oven to 180°. Bake the rolls for 17-20 minutes or until the filling is bubbling and the sides feel firm. Cool in the pan for at least 10 minutes before serving.
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