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Wholewheat Low fat stuffed Cinnamon Rolls | #Breadbakers | Kids food

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 đŸ˜€


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.)

To Drizzle:

  • Icing Sugar – 2 TBSP
  • Warm milk – 1 tsp



  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Cover and keep in a warm place till it doubles.
  4. 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.
  5. Now start rolling the sheet along the longer edge to a tight cylinder. 
  6. With a sharp knife, cut into thickish rolls. 
  7. Place the cut rolls into a lined baking sheet, about 1/2 inch away from each other
  8. cover and let it slightly rise again.
  9. Towards the end of the second rise, preheat oven to 400F / 200 C. 
  10. Brush the risen rolls with 1  tsp butter if required, and place the tray in the oven. 
  11. Bake for 18-22 minutes till they turn golden brown. Cool on wire rack
  12. Whisk the icing sugar in the milk and drizzle while still warm
  13. Enjoy immediately or freeze / micro for further use.



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  1. Nice treat that isn't so decadent.

  2. Mayuri Patel

    I really amazed how they have turned out as you have not added any plain flour. Lovely recipe using just wholewheat flour.

  3. Nice way to "healthify" cinnamon rolls!

  4. Holly @

    I am sure these were thoroughly enjoyed and no one would have missed the regular flour.

  5. A Day in the Life on the Farm

    The addition of the fruit was sure to add a lot of flavor as well as nutrition to these "healthified" rolls. YUM

  6. Your whole wheat cinnamon rolls look amazing Kalyani.

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