Low Fat Cinnamon Rolls – Mind Over Munch Episode 16

Low Fat Cinnamon Rolls – Mind Over Munch Episode 16

November 1, 2019 34 By Ewald Bahringer


Hey you two. Whoa who are you It’s me cupid Alyssia. Cupid Alyssia? That’s right and I know just the thing you
need to break the ice this Valentine’s Day. Here we go. Happy Valentine’s Day fit fam. Now there’s
no denying that I love assorted chocolates and bon bons but this year I really want to
stick to my new year’s resolutions and keep things a little lighter. Now if this sounds
like you, and even if it doesn’t, you have got to try my home made cinnamon rolls. Say what? That’s right. I’ve taken one of the most
notoriously unhealthy but delicious foods and actually made it guilt free. I promise
I am so excited about this recipe, you won’t feel like you’re missing a thing from the
awesome canned kind you eat on Christmas morning. Now this recipe is a little bit more labor
intensive than most of my other recipes, but I thought hey, that’s exactly why it needs
a video tutorial. So sit back and enjoy while I show you my home made low fat cinnamon rolls. For this recipe you will need a stand mixer
with a dough hook attachment. In a pot over medium low heat, whisk together light butter
and almond milk. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Then mix together your all
purpose flour, whole wheat flour and oat flour. Set aside. In the bowl of your stand mixer,
combine three cups of the flour mixture, a quarter cup of stevia, cinnamon, pumpkin pie
spice, salt and rapid rise yeast. Stir to combine. In another smaller bowl, whisk together
canned pumpkin and an egg. In your stand mixer with your dough hook attachment, add your
egg pumpkin mixture and lukewarm milk mixture. Beat on medium low speed. From the remaining
flour mixture, add a tablespoon or so at a time to the mix until a dough ball forms and
pulls from the sides. You will not need all of the remaining flour. Beat for an additional
five minutes on medium low speed. Once finished, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow
to rise for 15 to 20 minutes. Once risen transfer and turn on a flat floored
surface. Use a rolling pin to roll it out into a rectangle that measures about 15 by
9 inches. It doesn’t have to be exact. Cut off the edges and discard excess dough for
a nice rectangular shape. I like to make it easy on myself and use a clean ruler to cut,
why not? Brush melted butter over the dough, then cover thoroughly with our filling mixture
which consists of cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, stevia, sugar and brown sugar. Roll up one
side of the dough until you reach the middle. Roll up the other side until they come together.
Prepare to divide the roll into 12 even pieces. I start in the middle and then continue to
divide in half or thirds as necessary. Cut through the dough with a good bread knife.
So cute. Transfer your cut cinnamon rolls into a sprayed 9 by 13 inch baking dish, allowing
a little space between, they’re going to grow. Cover with plastic wrap and allow the
dough to rise once more for 25 minutes. Once your rolls have risen, brush a little melted
butter on the tops. Then place them in an oven preheated to 325 degrees Fahrenheit for
8 to 12 minutes until risen and lightly browned on top. Do not overcook, these are best slightly
under cooked, so when in doubt take them out. In the meantime, let’s make our icing. Combine
cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla extract and almond milk. It’s supposed to
be a glaze, so don’t worry if it’s not super thick. Transfer to a plastic squeeze
bottle. Remove your rolls from the oven and squeeze your icing glaze all over them while
they’re still hot, covering diagonally, horizontally and vertically or however you’d
like. Okay, now let’s take a look at some cinnamon
rolls stats. Pilsbury’s Cinnabons cinnamon rolls pack a whopping 300 calories per cinnamon
roll and nearly 10 grams of fat. My low fat cinnamon rolls are only 124 calories and two
grams of fat per roll. Using the pumpkin as a fat substitute helps us cut back significantly
on the fat and you won’t even notice the difference I promise. You could eat two of
my cinnamon rolls and still consume less calories and under half the fat of the Pilsbury. Not
to mention that two truffles from an assorted box of Valentine’s Day chocolates are more
than a 150 calories and almost nine grams of fat. Yikes, I’ll take the cinnamon roll. You see you can still celebrate Valentine’s
Day, eat sweets and save some calories and fat along the way. For this and all my other
great recipes, be sure to check out mindovermunch.com. But first, hit that like button if you enjoyed
this episode. Have an awesome valentine’s day and remember it’s all a matter of Mind
Over Munch. Be sure to subscribe and stay tuned for the
next episode of Mind Over Munch. Christian: To the left, act cooler and pop.
Hey you two. Alyssia: What? Hey you two? Am I mad? Hey you two? Christian: Whoa, who are you? Alyssia: Where am I looking…where’s the
boy? Here we gooooo. Christian: That’s perfect, let’s do it
one more time. Alyssia: I don’t know what your face… Christian: You’re confident that…your
eyes, close your eyes. Alright you’re done.