Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Easy Cinnamon Rolls From Scratch!

So after finishing my juice cleanse, I tried not to go too crazy with the treats :) I mean I did do it for the health benefits and don't want to just undo it all. 

That being said, I searched for a cinnamon roll recipe that didn't have butter and/or oil as the primary ingredients. I found this one on the Happy Housewife and am excited to share it with y'all!

First, gather all your ingredients. You will need:


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 stick butter (softened)
  • 3/4 to 1 cup milk
  •  Filling:
  • Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  •  Icing:
  • 3 tablespoons butter (softened)
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Milk
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Next, mix together all your dry ingredients. Then cut in the butter. Add milk until the dough is nice and sticky.

Roll out the dough on a floured surface.
Next, spread the butter, then brown sugar, then cinnamon on top. I used our juicer screen as a sifter. I'm sure the makers of the juicer would be proud :)
The recipe says to use as much as you like. I used only two tablespoons of butter and I wish I had used more. My cinnamon rolls ended up slightly dry. Edible but not gooey! Now that this is done, you roll it all up and slice it into little cinnamon rolley goodness..

I sprayed the pan first with Trader Joe's olive oil spray.
 Bake for 25 minutes. I am in the altitude so I only did 21 minutes & they turned out great. While they are baking - here comes the best part - mix together the cream cheese & butter, then add powdered sugar, vanilla and milk.
When you pull the cinnamon rolls out of the oven, drizzle douse in frosting and enjoy!

I fed all the maintenance guys this morning and they gave it the seal of approval! Let me know if you make them & what you think!


Katie said...

I was waiting for these!! YUM!! can't wait to make them! maybe this weekend.

TaraR said...

Umm...THAT looks delicious! I'm going to have to try it :)

Tara xo

Lauren said...

Mmmm they look amazing, especially covered in the glaze!

Alexa said...

Oh yum. They are one of my favorite treats too!

Kasey Lynne said...


LOVE the color of your mixer. SO cute!

Lesley @ my lively mind said...

yummy, yummy!
I may have to try these.

Renee said...

ohemmmgeeee! These look so good! Makes my tummy hungry!

Lauren said...

So I got really sad seeing this recipe because I miss my stove and kitchenaid mixer. I cant wait to try this recipe as soon I get them back!!! Yum. Yum. Yum!!!!

Jelli said...

I LOVE cinnamon rolls. New recipes, old standbys, and everything in between. These look goeey and wonderfully topped with gobs of frosting.Yum!

Allison said...

These look simply amazing. I will have to make them! I love your blog and am now following along. :)