Serves 12 (1 tablespoons of frosting per roll).
1 loaf frozen whole-wheat dough, thawed
1/3 cup light margarine spread (trans-fat free)
1/3 cup sugar
½ cup ground flaxseed
1/4 cup cinnamon
8 oz reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
½ cup water
- Place frozen dough out to thaw. Let rise until doubled.
- On a floured surface, press dough into a 22-by-14-inch rectangle.
- Melt margarine spread and brush onto dough.
- In a small bowl, stir together sugar, flaxseed and cinnamon. Sprinkle mixture over dough.
- Roll the dough up from the long side, jelly-roll style. Pinch to seal edge.
- Cut dough crosswise into 12 rolls and place cut-side-down into a greased 9-by-13-inch baking pan.
- Cover pan and let rolls rise for 2 to 3 hours or until doubled in size.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes. Let rolls cool to ice with frosting.
- Frosting: With an electric mixer, beat softened cream cheese until fluffy. Add powdered sugar and water gradually, beating until mixture becomes smooth. Use 1 tablespoon of frosting on each roll.
Daily nutritional values: 2% vitamin A, 0% vitamin C, 4% calcium, 10% iron
Nutrition information per serving: Calories: 255, Carbohydrate: 45 g, Cholesterol: 10 mg, Dietary Fiber: 5g, Fat:6 g, Protein: 9g, Saturated Fat: 0.5 g, Sodium: 260, Sugar: 20 Trans fats: 0 g
If there is one food that is my downfall, it is cinnamon rolls – oh my! Now these are not super healthy and they do not apply to all you can eat but there are some big improvements from the regular version. You get 5 grams of fiber and even a good amount of protein by using 100% whole wheat dough as well as the flaxseed. It is always nice to have a sweet treat every once in awhile. Go cinnamon rolls – yummy!