Healthier Cinnamon Rolls

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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

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large bowl combine: milk, butter, sugar and salt.
  2. 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.
  3. When mix mixture has cooled to warm, stir in: yeast mixture, 1 egg white and the flour.
  4. 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.
  5. Punch dough down.
  6. Use non stick butter non fat spray and spray two 9 inch round pans.
  7. Roll out onto lightly floured surface to a 10 x 18 inch rectangle.
  8. Dot the surface of the dough with 3 tablespoons of the cold butter and 1 cup of raisins.
  9. In a heavy saucepan, melt 1/4 cup of the butter substitute.
  10. Add to butter and heat over low heat, stirring making sure the mixture is smooth the brown sugar and the maple syrup.
  11. 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.
  12. Sprinkle cinnamon over the dough.
  13. Starting with a long side, roll dough tightly.
  14. 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.
  15. Surround each with 6 of the remaining slices.
  16. Cover and let rise until doubled, 45 to 60 minutes
  17. Bake 350 degrees for 35 to 30 minutes.

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