(Relatively) Healthy Cinnamon Buns

READY IN: 1hr 50mins
Recipe by spatchcock

Found these on weightwatchers.com---they are wonderful! You'd never know they're healthy....(prep time is rising time for the dough).

Top Review by Studentchef

These were so good and so moist. I used a little extra milk by mistake, but it kind of really helped, as it made the cinnamon buns more moist. I used dried cherries, because they were a delicious change from the raisins usually found in these kinds of cinnamon buns.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir together milk, vegetable oil, sugar and salt in a small saucepan.
  2. Heat to lukewarm.
  3. Pour yeast over 2 tablespoons lukewarm water and let sit 5 minutes.
  4. Stir into milk mixture.
  5. Transfer warm milk to a large mixing bowl and beat in half the flour by hand or with an electric mixer.
  6. Mix in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.
  7. Let rest 10 minutes; knead well on a floured board or with an electric mixer and dough hook; let rest 10 minutes.
  8. Spray a large, clean bowl with cooking spray, add dough, cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  9. Lightly coat a 9-inch round baking pan with cooking spray.
  10. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and roll into a 12 x 10-inch rectangle.
  11. Spray with cooking spray.
  12. Stir together brown sugar, corn syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and orange zest; brush over dough.
  13. Sprinkle with raisins.
  14. Roll up tightly, like a jelly roll.
  15. Cut into 12 pieces.
  16. Place buns cut-side up in baking pan.
  17. Cover with plastic and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  18. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  19. Bake buns until firm and nicely browned on top, 30 minutes.
  20. Cool completely before inverting onto a serving plate.
  21. No guilt!

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