This was a challenge to be honest. Because I’m used to making the unhealthy version, I wanted the same good warm taste and I can say that I pulled it off!
These are so easy and fast to make! They taste super good and honestly I don’t know what version I prefer more!
Healthy Cinnamon Rolls
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 to 1 cup warm skimmed milk
- 2 tbsp molasses
- 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 tbsp light brown sugar
- 3 tbsp sweetener or more brown sugar
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground ginger optional but recommended
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg optional
- 1/2 tbsp melted butter
Line a 20 cm round pan with parchment paper and grease the sides with a bit of oil. Set aside while you make the rolls.
To make the dough, in a bowl mix the flour, yeast and salt.
In a jug or another bowl, mix the warm milk (start with 3/4 cup) with the molasses, and vegetable oil. Add the liquids to the dry ingredients and mix it all with your hand until a dough forms together. Add more milk or water if needed until dough comes together.
Knead the dough for 5-6 mins on a floured surface until smooth. Cover the dough and let it rest for 15 mins. Meanwhile, prepare the filling.
To prepare the filling, mix the sugars with cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.
When dough has rested for 15 mins, roll to a rectangle (40*25 cm approximately). Brush it with melted butter leaving 2 cm of the edges without butter. Sprinkle the filling mixture evenly on top.
Roll it like a log. Cut the log to 12 rolls using a serrated knife or dental floss. Transfer the rolls to the prepared pan, cover and let them rest for 45 mins to 1 hour.
After 45 mins, the cinnamon rolls should be all puffed up and ready to be baked. Preheat your oven to 180°C and bake them for 18-20 mins until the top is golden brown. Enjoy them warm!