Healthy Cinnamon Rolls
MAGIC — that’s what these Low Carb and Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls are! These pillowy treats are sweet, buttery and tender, you’d never know they’re all natural, refined sugar free, reduced fat, high fiber and high protein!
^^ Yes, I can see how strange the frosting looks.
My dad said it looked like I drizzled glue all over the place…. Well whateverrrr!! I didn’t really notice its ugliness because I was focused on the deliciousness.
^^ See how soft it is?
It’s seriously like a pillow. A moist and buttery cinnamon-sugar pillow.
And that equals heaven.
(I tried taking step-by-step pictures of the baking process, but you know, kneading dough kinda gets your hands dirty and I don’t really want to touch my camera with sticky dough-covered fingers!)
To be quite honest, I like these cinnamon rolls wayyy better than the previous cinnamon roll recipes I’ve posted on the blog (this one and this one). I mean, those recipes were delicious and all (I’ve made them about four times each!) but they weren’t any Cinnabon replicas. But this recipe? THIS recipe is something special. These cinnamon rolls puff up beautifully while baking in the oven (the previous recipes spread out only a tiny bit). I’m no miracle worker with yeasted baked goods or anything (duh) but these cinnamon rolls are a miracle. These are probably THE BEST CINNAMON ROLLS EVER, and that’s including all the unhealthy ones I used to make yeeeeaarrsss ago (you know, the stuff from the grocery store that comes in a tube, packed full of bleached flour, white sugar and trans fats?) — the sweet cinnamon sugar filling caramelizes slightly, the soft dough is uber moist and tender and the frosting is nice and buttery.
And when you think it can’t get any better… BAM!! I tell you these miracle rolls are also low carb and gluten free. What the whaaaattt??
Of course I’ll prove it to you, silly! Here is a nutrition label comparison between Cinnabon’s cinnamon rolls and the Desserts with Benefits cinnamon rolls. The Cinnabon nutrition label is on the left, the Desserts with Benefits nutrition label is on the right. Get ready…..
Did your socks just fly off? Because mine did. Like, right off my feet and out the window.
Compared to Cinnabon’s nutrition label, my Healthy Cinnamon Rolls have:
- 610 less calories (YES, -610)
- 23g less fat
- 104g less carbs
- 53g less sugar (one Cinnabon roll has ~1/3 cup of refined white sugar)
- 6g more fiber
- 5g more protein
- ZERO trans fats (one Cinnabon roll has 5g trans fats)
- ZERO cholesterol
- All the taste and joy and happiness that you can get from a dessert!
This is how I feel right now:
^^ If you love Spongebob, you know which episode this pic is from 😉
I am so happy with this recipe. And eating them? Pure. Bliss.
Buttery, chewy, mouthwatering. What are you waiting for??