Spelt Cinnamon Rolls with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

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Author Notes: These rolls are a great dessert (or breakfast!). Satisfy a Cinnabon craving with these--they may not be exactly the same but they are made with whole grains and have significantly less sugar and fat! You could have 6 of these and it still wouldn't equal 1 Cinnabon mini roll! Talk about crazy.

Each roll is about 50 calories.

Adapted from Veggie-wedgie.com


Makes about 17 mini rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 15 drops liquid stevia
  • 3 tablespoons warm water
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • 1/2 cup AP flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • ground cinnamon
  • 4 packets xylitol or white sugar
  1. Mix 1 teaspoon yeast, maple syrup, stevia, and warm water in a small cup. Let stand until it is frothy. Then mix lemon juice and almond milk together in another small cup and let sit for about 5 minutes. Then mix flours and salt together in a third bowl. Make a well in the middle of the bowl and add all the wet ingredients (the froth, the milk mixture, and coconut oil) in the center.
  2. Mix with a spatula, folding the flours over the wet ingredients. When it is thoroughly mixed and formed into a ball, take the dough out and knead for 5 minutes. After you knead, form the dough into a ball and place it in a well-oiled bowl and cover with a damp cloth. Put it in a warm place until it doubles in size. This took about 30 minutes for me. I put in my dehydrator and turned it up to make it warm, but you could also put it by an oven (just not IN the oven!). Once it has about doubled in size, take the dough and begin to roll out, creating a large rectangle. I tried to make the dough as thin as possible, without ripping it.
  3. Spray canola oil on the surface of the dough--be pretty generous with the spray. Then add cinnamon and sugar on top. I don't actually know how much cinnamon I put in--I just sprinkled it on until it looked like it had enough. Once the sugar and cinnamon are spread out and cover the entire surface, roll up the rectangle. Try to be as "tight" as possible. Then cut the roll into about 17 pieces or so. I made my cinnamon rolls mini. They are much cuter and a better size for a treat! Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Then place the rolls on a well-oiled baking sheet and let sit for 30 minutes. Then pop them in for about 20 minutes! (I rotated the pan about halfway to ensure even cooking)
  4. You can store these in the fridge, but you'll need to microwave them to soften them. Your kitchen will smell like cinnabon too!

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/4 cup silken tofu
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup + 15 drops stevia (or 1 tablespoon maple syrup)
  • a little less than 1/4 cups water
  1. Mix all ingredients in a blender until creamy and smooth. Put in fridge to thicken.

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