Healthy Cinnamon Roll Syrup - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

This Healthy Cinnamon Roll Syrup has all the flavor of cinnamon rolls but in liquid form and without all the butter and sugar!  Perfect for drizzling over fruit (like sliced apples or chunks of banana), pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, yogurt, vanilla ice cream and more!

Healthy Cinnamon Roll Syrup - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

After making another batch of my Healthy Homemade Maple Syrup I had to keep going…  I couldn’t stop!  I wanted more of that syrupy goodness in my life.  Much more.  But why stop at just the maple flavor?

Cinnamon Rolls sounded pretty darn good, so I made a syrup that both smelled and tasted like that familiar weekend breakfast treat.  Soft and doughy and buttery and cinnamon-y and rich and decadent…  mmmm, I’m dying for a bite of my Healthified Cinnamon Rolls right now!

But because I’m too impatient to wait for two and a half hours of dough proofing time, and while I’m too busy to patiently roll out a rectangle of yeasty doughy goodness, I can make this Healthy Cinnamon Roll Syrup instead.  It’s like a cinnamon roll you can pour all over yourself your breakfast or dessert!

Yes, I said breakfast, because that’s how healthy this easy 5-ingredient syrup is — it’s sugar free, fat free, low carb, gluten free and vegan!  Oh, and it’s only 4.5 calories per tablespoon.  BOOYAH!

Healthy Cinnamon Roll Syrup - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

So put that syrup in a squirt bottle and pour that shizz over everything you eat.

Like apples, for instance…

Healthy Cinnamon Roll Syrup - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Healthy Cinnamon Roll Syrup (fat free, sugar free, low carb, gluten free and vegan!)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 3+1/4 cups

Serving Size: 2 tbs

Calories per serving: 9

Fat per serving: 0g

Healthy Cinnamon Roll Syrup (fat free, sugar free, low carb, gluten free and vegan!)

Healthy Cinnamon Roll Syrup -- all the flavor of cinnamon rolls but in liquid form and without all the butter and sugar! Perfect for drizzling over fruits (sliced apples and bananas are delicious), pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, yogurt, vanilla ice cream and more!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the water, applesauce and extracts.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the cinnamon and xanthan gum. Slowly "dash" this into the wet ingredients WHILE WHISKING.
  3. Once all is incorporated, whisk the entire mixture vigorously. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  4. The next day, pour the entire mixture into a blender or food processor and puree for 1-2 minutes, or until it gets a little lighter in color, more voluminous and is completely smooth.
  5. Pour syrup into pretty serving bottles, tightly seal and refrigerate to store.

Notes

**I used 4 tsp stevia extract because I like to top plain boring old oatmeal with it... and oatmeal needs A LOT of sweetener for me. If you are using this syrup to top pancakes or waffles, which usually already contain some sweetness, I would recommend reducing the stevia to 3 tsp

Recipe inspired by: The Stay at Home Chef

http://dessertswithbenefits.com/healthy-cinnamon-roll-syrup/

Healthy Cinnamon Roll Syrup - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Here’s a nutrition label comparison between Cinnabon’s Cinnamon Roll Flavored Syrup and the Desserts with Benefits Healthy Cinnamon Roll Syrup:

Healthy Homemade Cinnamon Roll Syrup nutrition label - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits  Healthy Homemade Cinnamon Roll Syrup nutrition label - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

WOW, okay…  where do I begin?

First off, a measly 1/4 cup of Cinnabon’s syrup has 250 calories and 63g carbs.  That’s like a sugar rush, a sugar crash and every horrible feeling possible packaged in a little bottle.  Their ingredient list only gets worse:

Corn Syrup, Invert Sugar, Caramel Color, Salt, Potassium Sorbate (preservative), Natural Flavors.

Basically, sugar, sugar and more sugar with a hint of preservatives.  Yum!

That was sarcasm.

Healthy Cinnamon Roll Syrup - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

So make this Healthy Cinnamon Roll Syrup today.  It’s all natural, sugar free, super easy to make and you can feel good about using it!

Labels: 5-Ingredients-or-Less, Applesauce, DIY, Fat-Free, Gluten-Free, Icings-Frostings-and-Spreads, Low-Carb, Low-Sugar, No-Bake, Nutrition-Label, Sugar-Free, Vegan

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Comments (14)

  1. Ellen: April 1, 2014

    I made this this morning in a smaller batch to fit in the mason jars I have. Since I made your maple and strawberry syrups before, I estimated the ingredient amounts as well as added dashes of vanilla and maple extracts.

    For one, I added stevia drops to taste instead of following any guidelines and that worked great to get the perfect sweetness without getting bitter.

    Also, I LOVE the addition of unsweetened applesauce! I used one single serving container (I think it’s about 1/2 cup) to about 1 1/3 cups of water, so my ratio may be off but I think it is the perfect addition. Maybe it’s the texture? The hint of sweetness? I can’t tell, but I plan to add this into every one of your syrup recipes from now on! Can’t wait to blend it up and try it later tonight. Yum!

  2. dessertswithbenefits: April 1, 2014

    Ellen-
    Ooo I’m so glad you made all my syrups!! Good idea with the stevia, every brand varies on their sweetness levels.
    Now that you mention it, applesauce would be a great addition to the Homemade Maple Syrup! And maybe fresh strawberry puree in the Strawberry Syrup? You’s a genius! ;)
    -Jess

  3. Oh my gosh, this stuff sounds amazing!! I would totally put this on fresh apples or over oatmeal or just squeeze it into my mouth! Pretty bottles too!

  4. dessertswithbenefits: April 3, 2014

    Thanks Annie! The bottles are actually old BBQ sauce bottles, haha ;)

  5. Betty: April 3, 2014

    Wow, thank you so much for this recipe! I really have to try this!

  6. ashleyrose: April 23, 2014

    Hmm do you think I could use this in coffee instead of the traditional syrups like hazelnut and vanilla? This one seems MUCH healthier — and better tasting!

  7. dessertswithbenefits: April 24, 2014

    Ashleyrose-
    I’ve never tried this syrup in coffee because I’m not a fan of the coffee+cinnamon combo, but I HAVE tried a similar version of this syrup in coffee and it was delicious! Just whisk together the syrup with a splash of the coffee until it’s thoroughly mixed in, then whisk in the rest of the coffee + milk of choice :)
    1 tbs of the syrup is about equal to 1 packet of a typical coffee sweetener (like a packet of Truvia or Splenda)
    Hope you like the recipe!
    -Jess

  8. Justine: July 8, 2014

    Great recipe! What could you sub for the xantham gum? And could you use powdered stevia?

  9. dessertswithbenefits: July 9, 2014

    Justine-
    Thanks so much!

    -Jess

    Sadly, I’m not 100% positive of a good substitute for the xanthan gum… since this syrup doesn’t require any cooking, starches wouldn’t be a good replacement because they would taste grainy and muddle up the flavor. Agar agar and gelatin also wouldn’t work because those require heating/boiling to dissolve and thicken. The only thing I can really think of is my Homemade Metamucil. You wouldn’t need a lot, probably 1 tablespoon? You might need more, but make sure not to add too much because it will get slightly thicker overnight :)
    Flax and chia might also work! You can try making a big batch of “flax eggs” or “chia eggs” (1/3 cup ground flaxseed/chia + ~1 cup water), let that gel overnight, strain through a fine mesh strainer, discarding the seed meal and keeping the gel substance. Then make the recipe from there :)
    I haven’t tried this either, but according to Wing it Vegan, it looks like it would work! Plus, those ingredients are easier to find.
    Hope this helps!
    -Jess

  10. dessertswithbenefits: July 9, 2014

    Justine-
    Oh, and as for the powdered stevia, I’m not sure. I haven’t had any good experience with the powdered stuff… it tasted bitter to me and I could never measure it properly! But, that was years ago and I’m sure products nowadays are a lot better. I’m pretty sure the powdered stevia will work out just fine :)
    I hope you like the Cinnamon Roll Syrup!
    -Jess

  11. Linda: July 27, 2014

    Could you heat a little bit of the syrup up before serving or would that ruin the whole recipe??

  12. dessertswithbenefits: July 29, 2014

    Linda-
    Hmmm, I haven’t tried heating the syrup but I’m sure it will be just fine. I wouldn’t recommend microwaving it, I would recommend heating it up on the stove. I would place it in a non-stick pot over low heat and stir it constantly until it starts to steam slightly. Boiling it might affect the flavor, so at most, take it to a light simmer :)
    I hope this works out for you! And I hope you like the recipe!
    -Jess

  13. Maggie: November 8, 2014

    What kind of stevia do you use? I gather it’s liquid, but what brand, and what are the ingredients in it? (so I can compare with mine) Thank you; this sounds good!

  14. Maggie-
    I use SweetLeaf stevia, which is liquid and organic :)
    Here is the link: http://astore.amazon.com/chockohlawtay-20/detail/B001E5E3JY
    And here is the ingredient list: Purified Water, Organic Stevia Leaf Extract, Natural Flavors.
    I hope this helps! I hope you like the recipe! :)
    -Jess

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