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(Relatively) Healthy Cinnamon Buns Recipe

Looking for an easy (Relatively) Healthy Cinnamon Buns recipe? Learn how to make (Relatively) Healthy Cinnamon Buns using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by msgearhart

Makes 12 servings



Found these on weightwatchers.com---they are wonderful! You'd never know they're healthy....(prep time is rising time for the dough).

Recipe Ingredients for (Relatively) Healthy Cinnamon Buns

1 cup nonfat milk
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon table salt
1 tablespoon yeast, about 1 package
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted, divided
1/4 cup brown sugar, unpacked
1/4 cup dark corn syrup
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon orange zest, grated
1/4 cup raisins or dried cherries or cranberries

Recipe Directions for (Relatively) Healthy Cinnamon Buns

  1. Stir together milk, vegetable oil, sugar and salt in a small saucepan.

  2. Heat to lukewarm.

  3. Pour yeast over 2 tablespoons lukewarm water and let sit 5 minutes.

  4. Stir into milk mixture.

  5. Transfer warm milk to a large mixing bowl and beat in half the flour by hand or with an electric mixer.

  6. Mix in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.

  7. Let rest 10 minutes; knead well on a floured board or with an electric mixer and dough hook; let rest 10 minutes.

  8. Spray a large, clean bowl with cooking spray, add dough, cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

  9. Lightly coat a 9-inch round baking pan with cooking spray.

  10. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and roll into a 12 x 10-inch rectangle.

  11. Spray with cooking spray.

  12. Stir together brown sugar, corn syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and orange zest; brush over dough.

  13. Sprinkle with raisins.

  14. Roll up tightly, like a jelly roll.

  15. Cut into 12 pieces.

  16. Place buns cut-side up in baking pan.

  17. Cover with plastic and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.

  18. Preheat oven to 350F.

  19. Bake buns until firm and nicely browned on top, 30 minutes.

  20. Cool completely before inverting onto a serving plate.

  21. No guilt!

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 63.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
159
Calories from Fat
14
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
1.5g
2%
Saturated Fat
0.3g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
205mg
9%
Potassium
109mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates
32.9g
11%
Dietary Fiber
1.3g
5%
Sugars
8.6g
Protein
3.9g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 4% Iron 8%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
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