Recipe by Granola Girl
Going through cookbooks trying to health-i-fy different recipes haha i love cinnamon buns. i haven't made this yet because i want to see actually how "healthy" you can make these fattening breakfast foods haha
- 1 cup skim milk, scalded
- 2 tablespoons butter (find fat free substitute)
- 1⁄4 cup Splenda sugar substitute
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 cup warm water
- 1⁄4 ounce active dry yeast, one packet
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 1 1⁄2 cups whole wheat flour
- 3 tablespoons butter (do not use real butter use substitute)
- 1 cup raisins
- 1⁄8 cup butter (find fat free or low calorie kind)
- 2⁄3 cup Splenda brown sugar blend
- 1⁄2 cup sugar-free maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
Directions See How It's Made
- In a large bowl combine: milk, butter, sugar and salt.
- stir to dissolve butter and sugar. Let cool until just warm. Meanwhile, to soften the yeast, in another bowl combine: water, yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar.
- When mix mixture has cooled to warm, stir in: yeast mixture, 1 egg white and the flour.
- Turn out on a floured surface and knead until the dough is smooth. Place in a buttered bowl, turning dough once to butter the top. Cover and let rise until it doubles, should take about 45 minutes to an hour.
- Punch dough down.
- Use non stick butter non fat spray and spray two 9 inch round pans.
- Roll out onto lightly floured surface to a 10 x 18 inch rectangle.
- Dot the surface of the dough with 3 tablespoons of the cold butter and 1 cup of raisins.
- In a heavy saucepan, melt 1/4 cup of the butter substitute.
- Add to butter and heat over low heat, stirring making sure the mixture is smooth the brown sugar and the maple syrup.
- Divide between the two 9 inch pans and spread the mixture evenly over the bottoms. Divide between the pans and (optional) you can sprinkle 3/4 cups of chopped nuts.
- Sprinkle cinnamon over the dough.
- Starting with a long side, roll dough tightly.
- Cut the dough in half across the middle. Starting from the middle out, cut each half into 1 1/4 inch slices. You should have 14 slices in all. Place each of the end slices in the center of each pan, cut side down.
- Surround each with 6 of the remaining slices.
- Cover and let rise until doubled, 45 to 60 minutes
- Bake 350 degrees for 35 to 30 minutes.