Hello! Happy New Year everyone!
This week has been a bit mad, with Christmas and New Years in the same week.
I hope everyone has been having a good week and that Christmas went well for everyone. I’ve had a bit of a rough one myself.
Only earlier this year I was telling everyone in my family that I had never had the flu before and now look at me. Finally back on my feet after being bed bound for nearly a week.
I swear I never really believed how bad the flu was until I actually experienced it and it was an awful week. Now I have secondary sinusitis, so I have a week-long course of antibiotics and more rest to look forward to.
Well aside from that, I still managed to get this post to you and Happy New Years to everyone!
Given my predicament this week I haven’t been able to bake very much, however, I was able to whip up some of these yesterday which were nice as they came together very quickly and I didn’t feel like slaving over a stove for hours.
The cinnamon rolls are very easy and they taste pretty damn good. Now for a richer taste, replace the applesauce in the dough with butter, but honestly, I liked them the way they were.
For the complete experience, top with a thick layer of homemade Greek yoghurt or light cream cheese frosting and dig in.
Quick Applesauce Cinnamon Rolls
Adapted from: Amy’s Healthy Baking: Ultimate Healthy Cinnamon Rolls
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 12-15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
Yield: 6 rolls
- 150g/ 1 1/3 cup
- 1 tsp
- 1/4 tsp
- 15g / 1 tbsp
- 12g/ 1 tbsp
- 75ml / 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp
- 45g / 3 tbsp
- 25g / 2 tbsp
- 1/2 cup
Low-calorie sweetener of choice
- 1 tbsp
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/ 160°C fan assisted and lightly grease a medium baking tray and line with greased foil or baking paper.
- Whisk together the dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and make a well in the centre. Whisk together the wet ingredients in another small bowl and then pour into the well and stir together with a wooden spoon until a shaggy dough has formed. Knead until a ball of dough has formed, adding a tablespoon of flour at a time if the dough is too sticky.
- Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and roll out into a rectangle about 0.5-0.75 cm thick using a rolling pin.
- Stir together the filling ingredients until smooth and spread over the rectangle leaving a 2cm gap around the edges.
- Roll up the dough along the long edge and then cut into 6 rolls using either a knife or floss.
- Transfer the rolls onto the tray and place in the oven to bake for
- Bake for 17-22 minutes until the sides and tops are firm and the filling is bubbling or slightly underbake them if you like them gooier.
- Remove and allow to cool slightly before topping with vanilla greek yoghurt/ cream cheese icing and then serving.
- Store leftovers in the fridge or in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
Makes 6 rolls
Serving size: 1 roll
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 0 g||1 %|
|Saturated Fat 0 g||0 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 1 mg||0 %|
|Sodium 1682 mg||70 %|
|Potassium 28 mg||1 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 31 g||10 %|
|Dietary Fiber 2 g||7 %|
|Sugars 7 g|
|Protein 3 g||7 %|
|Vitamin A||0 %|
|Vitamin C||2 %|
If you prefer, you can substitute the applesauce with butter, however, the calorie count will increase slightly as a result.