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The Cinnabon Experiment

It was Sunday morning, and I had some extra time to make breakfast. My mind started drifting to cinnamon rolls. If I bought them from the store, I could start my day with just ONE. But…what if I could make them macro-friendly? {Insert Mad Scientist laugh here.} I was up for the challenge.

My mission: Make a big, fat cinnamon bun that melts in your mouth and is covered in frosting MINUS the white flour, butter, and sugar.

Too bad that’s exactly what a cinnamon bun is made out of.

Cinnabon Cinnamon Bun: 36f/127c/13p/2fiber

Cinnamon Bun Macro Makeover Cinnamon Bun: 1f/22c/13p/7fiber

Now that’s a serious trade off. You would think it wouldn’t be as tasty. {You’re kinda right…I mean…I called this the Cinnabon Experiment, not the Cinnabon Magic Trick.} It is obviously not quite as good as Cinnabon, but it helped my cravings & was a delicious way to start a Sunday!

Now that I have you hooked, here are the directions:

Mix together to form dough:

3 cups Kodiak Pancake Mix

1 cup milk (I used almond milk)

1/4 cup applesauce & a splash of apple juice

Roll flat on a floured surface.

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In a separate bowl, mix together:

2 tbsp cinnamon

2 tbsp apple juice

2 tbsp apple sauce

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

Spread onto flattened dough.

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Roll the dough up and slice. Place slices on baking sheet and bake in a 400 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.

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Top with icing while buns are still hot. Here’s what I used, but I would use milk or yogurt instead of cream cheese next time. {See chunky frosting in the pic down below? Tasted good, looked gross.}

Icing:

4oz softened fat free cream cheese

1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder

1/4 cup sugar-free maple syrup (or sweetener of choice)

1 tsp vanilla extract

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They were filling & easy to store. I’ve been popping them in the microwave for breakfast all week. Be sure to check back- I’ll keep changing the icing recipe until it is the perfect balance between YUM and PRETTY. 🙂

The Cinnabon Experiment
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Ingredients

    Mix together to form dough:
  • 3 cups Kodiak Pancake Mix
  • 1 cup milk (I used almond milk)
  • 1/4 cup applesauce & a splash of apple juice
  • In a separate bowl, mix together:
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp apple juice
  • 2 tbsp apple sauce
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • Icing:
  • 4oz softened fat free cream cheese
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar-free maple syrup (or sweetener of choice)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Roll dough out on a floured surface using a rolling pin. Spread filling evenly on top of dough. Roll dough up and slice. Place slices on baking sheet and bake in a 400 degree oven for 20-25 minutes. Drizzle with icing and enjoy!
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