Prep 20 mins
Cook 13 mins
This is one of my favorite recipes from my Hungry Girl cookbook. A typical cinnamon roll has 600-800 calories, and these have only 126 calories per roll. Of course, if you are feeling naughty, you could also substitute the fat-free versions of ingredients with the real thing. Honestly though, these are still a decadent treat as they are.
- pillsbury reduced-fat crescent rolls, 1 package
- I Can't Believe It's Not Butter® Spread, 16 sprays
- 1⁄4 cup dark brown sugar, not packed
- 1⁄4 cup sugar substitute (Splenda)
- 1⁄2 tablespoon light whipped butter, room temperature
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 cup Cool Whip Free, thawed
- 3 tablespoons fat free cream cheese, room temperature
- 1 tablespoon sugar substitute (Splenda)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- To make filling, combine all ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring well to make sure the butter gets mixed in evenly. Set aside.
- To make icing, combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix until smooth & blended. Place in fridge to chill and set.
- Sprinkle a dry, clean surface with a small amount of flour to prevent sticking. Remove dough and knead entire thing into one ball.
- Using a rolling pin lightly dusted with flour, very firmly roll dough into thin sheet about 8 X 12 inches. Spray the dough's surface evenly with butter.
- Spread filling out evenly over dough leaving a 1/2 inch border around the edges.
- Starting with a long side of the dough, roll it up tightly, forming a log. Once dough is completely rolled up, pinch the long seam to seal.
- Turn log over so that seam faces down. Using a very sharp knife, cut log into 8 even pieces, being careful not to squish dough.
- Spray a baking pan with non-stick spray, and arrange pieces of dough in the pan with swirl sides facing up. Use your hands to firmly press down on the tops of the pieces. Pinch side seams to seal, if necessary.
- Cover pan with aluminum foil. Bake in oven for 8 minutes.
- Remove foil, and return pan to oven. Bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until cinnamon rolls have risen and are slightly brown on top.
- Evenly distribute icing over cinnamon rolls and then ENJOY!
This was pretty good AND easy--I may try it again when I have a pkg of rolls to use up to get it just right. I had a bit of trouble with the baking time--took almost 10 more min extra for the rolls to brown up. I also should have warmed up the cream cheese in the microwave since the icing was kind of lumpy. My husband liked them, which was who I made them for LOL so I'm happy about that! I think with a few tweaks this might be a nice recipe to give hubby to satisfy his sweet tooth. Thanks for sharing!