No Sugar Added Cinnamon Rolls

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Cinnamon rolls are the ultimate brunch food. This no sugar added recipe makes cinnamon rolls less of a sinful treat. This diet approved recipe is sweetened only with dates, no sugar needed!
Cinnamon Rolls 5 (Small)

As most of my readers know by now, I have a huuuggeee sweet tooth. So you can believe that cinnamon rolls have always been a favorite of mine! Everyone knows the best part of a cinnamon roll is the cinnamon sugar rolled in the center. However, I decided to use a date caramel instead. The result? Almost as delicious, I’m not going to lie to you, of course the ones loaded with white sugar taste amazing. The ones with sugar are also filled with about half my daily calories and are sure to give me a head ache. These date filled cinnamon rolls definitely satisfied that sweet tooth, but without all the bad side affects of the sugary one!

Cinnamon Rolls, Gluten Free and Naturally Sweetened with Only Dates and Applesauce

Cinnamon Rolls 3

Now that I had eliminated the white sugar from the rolls themselves I had to tackle the frosting. To me you need to have frosting on your cinnamon roll, I’m pretty sure it’s illegal not to! Instead of making a powder sugar frosting I decided to use some High Protein Fruit Dip. I had created this recipe as a guest post for My Gluten Free Miami a few weeks ago. This time instead of dipping strawberries in the dip I drizzled it on top of these bad boys!

Cinnamon Rolls 4 (Small)

No Sugar Added Cinnamon Rolls
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 8
  • Serving size: 1 Roll
  • Calories: 189
  • Fat: 11 g
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Protein: 3.2 g
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Ingredients
  • Filling:
  • 5 Pitted Dates
  • ¼ Cup Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • Pinch Salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • Dough:
  • ⅔ Cup Skim Milk
  • 3 Teaspoon Yeast
  • ⅓ Cup Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Apple Sauce
  • ½ Cup Brown Rice Flour
  • ⅓ Cup Potato Flour
  • ¼ Cup Almond Flour
  • 1½ Teaspoon Xanthan Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
Instructions
  1. Bring filling ingredients to a boil
  2. Puree, then chill to room temperature
  3. Gently heat the milk
  4. Add yeast
  5. Bloom for 5 minutes
  6. Add oil and applesauce
  7. Combine dry ingredients
  8. Slowly pour milk mixture while mixing
  9. Knead until a solid dough forms
  10. Using corn starch spread into a rectangle
  11. Spread date filling on dough
  12. Roll in cylinder, chill for 30 minutes
  13. Slice unto 8 rolls
  14. Place in greased baking dish
  15. Proof over night 12-16 hours
  16. Bake 350F for about 30 minutes
  17. Drizzle with high protein fruit spread

 

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