So, one of the hardest parts of eating healthy and weight loss that I struggle with, is the fact that I have a huge sweet tooth! It’s pretty embarrassing to open my desk drawer and to see the plethora of Hersey kisses (just about any flavor they make it in)…

In my search for “healthy” or low-fat/cal satisfying sweet things, I have come across the recipe for mini cinnamon rolls.  I did not have high expectations for these, because they are not Cinnabon rolls. But let me tell you, they are FANTASTIC!! I am eating them as breakfast and desert (if i need something sweet at night… it’s a much better choice over ice cream), Josh has also been eating them and loves them! If Josh likes it, then you know it’s gonna taste good 🙂

Skinny mini Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients

For the Cinnamon Rolls

  • 1 can (13.5oz) Pillsbury refrigerated pizza dough (I used a 11oz because that’s the only I could find)
  • 1 1/2 TBS reduced fat butter, melted (like smart balance)
  • 4 TBS sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp cinnamon

For the icing

  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2- 2 tsp non fat milk

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or coat with cooking spray.

Open the can of pizza dough and stretch out flat onto lined baking sheet. With a brush or spoon, spread ½ of the butter  over dough.

Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl, and mix.  Sprinkle 2 TBS of this mixture over the top of pizza dough, covering the butter. (Don’t worry, we will use all of it) Now start at the shorter side (, roll the dough so the mixture in on the inside.  Rub the remaining butter on the outside of the roll and add another 1 1/2 TBS of the cinnamon/sugar mixture on the outside of the roll.

Cut into rolls, depending on how many oz of pizza dough you used, you should get 12 -16 mini rolls. Put on the baking sheet with a little room around each of them, then sprinkle the tops with the left over cinnamon/sugar mix.

Bake about 10-15 minutes then set aside and let cool (it’s gonna be hard to not eat one right out of the oven, but trust me, the icing makes this thing!)

To make the icing, just combine powdered sugar and milk until it’s think icing constancy. Drizzle it over the rolls (Now you can eat these!!)

Nutrition info: 90 calories, 1g fat, 2g protein, 18g carbs, 1g fiber, 185mg sodium, 7g sugar,2 WW pluspoints

as compared to the Cinnabon Rolls

*SHOCKER* (730 calories, 24g fat, 127g carbs, 127g carbs, 20 WW pluspoints) OUCH!!!!!!!!

Original recipe can be found at skinnykitchen.com

They really are sooo yummy and for sure will satisfy my sweet tooth! I will take 1 of these over snacking on Hersey kisses (at 25 calories each) any day!

I have made several more WW recipes this week (cream of zucchini soup and coconut chicken) and hopefully get to post them this week.

Until next time,

WEST OUT!

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