Low-Fat Cinnamon Rolls
Weighing in at 400-plus calories per roll and requiring up to four hours of preparation time, cinnamon rolls are one recipe in dire need of a makeover. These sweet rolls are so good no one will suspect they are low in fat.
Why This Recipe Works
Our leaner cinnamon rolls still have all the classic flavor. To make them, we skimped on the butter added to the dough, instead maximizing the flavor of the frosting to compensate. We added just 2 tablespoons of melted butter to the dough and made up for the loss of moisture with maple syrup. Light cream cheese and skim milk combined to make a lean, though still rich-tasting frosting. Traditional cinnamon rolls have 430 calories, 16 grams of fat, and 11 grams of saturated fat per roll. Low-Fat Cinnamon Rolls have 280 calories, 3.5 grams of fat, and 2.5 grams of saturated fat per roll.
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