Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Healthy Recipe: Mini-Cinnamon Rolls

I got this recipe from Weight Watchers magazine a few years ago. It's a great alternative to a huge, really-bad-for-you cinnamon roll.

Mini-Cinnamon Rolls
2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon unsalted butter, melted
1 (11-oz) tube refrigerated breadsticks
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons reduced-fat cream cheese
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray 9x13 baking pan with nonstick spray.

2. Combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter in a small bowl; set aside.

3. Separate the breadsticks into 12 strips. Sprinkle the tops with the brown sugar mixture and roll each one into a spiral, pressing to seal the ends. Arrange in the baking pan about 1 inch apart and bake until lightly golden, 15-18 minutes. Cool on a rack 10 minutes.

4. To prepare the frosting, combine the powdered sugar, cream cheese, and vanilla in a small bowl, adding a few drops of water if needed to make a smooth, spreadable glaze. Drizzle over the tops of the warm rolls and let stand a few minutes to set. Serve warm.

Per roll: 94 cal, 1 g fat, 1 g fiber, 2 pts

OK, now I'll have to have some of these. Sounds like a plan for Saturday morning!

See you back here on Friday for my weigh-in! It was a bad weekend, but the week is OK. Don't know if I'll actually lose anything this week though.

Lisa :)


  1. Oh my gosh that sounds awesome. I'm getting the ingrediants on my next grocery trip. Would you mind linking this recipe up to my Five Point Friday that I posted today? I think my WW readers would love it too. Thanks for sharing such a yummy breakfast!!


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