This month on #Breadbakers, Deepti gave us a theme of baking rolls. The recipe was decided the moment I signed up for the challenge – it was gonna be fulfilling a long standing demand from the elder kid : Cinnamon Rolls (“make sure not to add too much butter and sugar, Amma (mom)”, she said.
Knowing my taste for low fat bakes, I subbed the entire APF with wholewheat and used as little butter as I could, yet we enjoyed it a lot. Most were gone the moment they came out of the oven. And although the cinnamon sugar could be more pronounced, we liked the healthy treats.
So, if you are a fan of Cinnamon rolls (who doesn’t !!??)), head to the kitchen and bake yourself this light yet hearty Low fat and Low Sugar Wholewheat Cinnamon Rolls. Enjoyed best warm with a cup of tea or as a light snack. Your sweet tooth and heart will thank you for this low fat / low sugar version 😀
Prep time : 15 mins, rise time : 2 hours , makes : 12 medium sized rolls
For the rolls :
- Wholewheat Flour – 2 1/4 cups
- Instant Yeast – 7 gms (I used a sachet)
- Salt – 1/2 tsp
- Cinnamon powder – 1/4 tsp
- Sugar – 2 TBSP (powdered)
- Warm water – 1+ 1/4 cup (or as needed)
- Olive oil – 2 TBSP
- Butter – 1 TBSP
- Butter – 2 TBSP + 1 tsp
- Cinnamon Sugar – 2 TBSP (you might need more)
- Tutti frutti / Candied fruit – 1 TBSP (opt.)
- Icing Sugar – 2 TBSP
- Warm milk – 1 tsp
- In the bowl of the stand mixer / food processor , add the wholewheat flour, yeast and mix well. Add in the powdered sugar and cinnamon powder and whisk again. Add olive oil. mix well.
- Add in the 1 cup of water and let it knead to a smooth dough (about 8-10 mins), adding more water if required. Towards the end of the kneading cycle, tip in the butter and let it knead for 2-3 mins more.
- Cover and keep in a warm place till it doubles.
- Once its doubled, punch it down and roll into a 13 * 9 thickish sheet on a floured surface. Brush melted butter generously over the surface leaving a 1/2 inch gap around the edges. Now sprinkle cinnamon sugar all over the buttered layer and spread the candied fruit if using.
- Now start rolling the sheet along the longer edge to a tight cylinder.
- With a sharp knife, cut into thickish rolls.
- Place the cut rolls into a lined baking sheet, about 1/2 inch away from each other
- cover and let it slightly rise again.
- Towards the end of the second rise, preheat oven to 400F / 200 C.
- Brush the risen rolls with 1 tsp butter if required, and place the tray in the oven.
- Bake for 18-22 minutes till they turn golden brown. Cool on wire rack
- Whisk the icing sugar in the milk and drizzle while still warm
- Enjoy immediately or freeze / micro for further use.
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