Healthy High Protein Cinnamon Rolls

I love a good cinnamon roll, and this is a GOOD cinnamon roll. I do love a classic cinnamon roll with cream cheese frosting, and these are just that, except with a little twist.

The dough is made purely of flour and greek yogurt, filled with a little coconut oil, some coconut or brown sugar, and lotsssss of cinnamon. I then of course top them with a heavy dose of greek yogurt cream cheese frosting. Like I said, this recipe takes the classic, adds a boost of protein, and skips the major sugar high.

Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Dough

  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/3 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt

Middle

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar, mixed into coconut oil
  • 2-3 tbsp cinnamon

Frosting

  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp cream cheese
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • (Add a little more maple syrup if you like it extra sweet)

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Make the dough by adding greek yogurt to a bowl, followed by flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Mix flour into dough, then kneed with your hands until fully combined.
  4. Roll onto a lightly floured surface into a rectangle.
  5. Melt coconut oil and mix in sugar. Spread onto the dough. Sprinkle plenty of cinnamon on top.
  6. Roll the dough up. Cut into 7-9 pieces.
  7. Spray a pie dish with non-stick baking spray. Place rolls in pan.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes. The dough should look golden brown on the outside.
  9. Add all frosting ingredients to a bowl and stir or use electric mixer for a quick minute!

Nutrition

Approximate value per roll with frosting

Calories: 171 Fat: 3g Sodium: 25mg Carbs: 31g Sugar: 9g Fiber: 2g Protein: 6g

Published by athl-eats

I love eating and making food. My favourite foods consist of sweet potato, chicken, salads, bagels, coffee, coffee is considered a food right?

2 thoughts on “Healthy High Protein Cinnamon Rolls

  1. Yippee!! These cinnamon rolls sound delicious I definitely need to make these!!
    Love the fact low calorie and minimal sugar!!
    Thanks Jules

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