Monday, November 26, 2012

Sugar free cinnamon rolls - Yum!

Sugar-free Cinnamon rolls! YUM!

Pillsbury used to make an excellent sugar-free cinnamon roll so I never bothered making them myself until this year. For some reason, Pillsbury took theirs off the market. I've made cinnamon rolls plenty of times in the past, but those were with sugar.

It was my turn to host our Christmas Tree Day breakfast. Everyone else was able to have cinnamon rolls WITH sugar. But we have three diabetics in our family, and extended family group. I wanted to make sure there was something for them too.

So my son, Christopher, came over on Friday evening to help me with the project. He's very good with any kind of dough (pizza chef). We started with a regular recipe for cinnamon rolls and proceeded from there.

We dissolved one pack of yeast in one cup hot (not too hot) water then added one cup of flour and let it rise.

During that time, we combined 1 cup of softened butter with four eggs, mixing well with 1/2 cup Sucralose sweetener.  After the yeast and 1 cup of flour had risen for about 30 minutes, we added the two mixtures together. and mixed well. On a floured board, we kneaded the mixture until smooth. We let that rise until doubled in size.

We went and watched a TV show that we'd DVRed until that mixture had risen, but you can do anything you like.

When we came back, we turned the dough out on the floured board again and rolled it into a rectangle, about 1/4 inch thick. Christopher brushed about 1/2 cup melted butter across the dough. We divided it in half. One half was sprinkled with cinnamon (about 1/2 cup) and about 1/2 cup of Sucralose.

The other half we sprinkled with 1/2 cup Sucralose and about 1/4 cup grated orange zest.

Both these sides were rolled into log shapes and cut into 3/4 to one inch pieces and pushed in place a little on a well-greased pan. The tops were brushed with butter and left to rise overnight in the fridge.

On Saturday morning, before the party, I took the rolls out and baked them at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. Breads with sweetener instead of sugar take less time to bake.

I bought a can of Pillsbury vanilla frosting that I separated. One half was plain, for the cinnamon rolls, and the other half I added a few teaspoons of orange zest and a 1/2 teaspoon of orange flavoring for the orange danish rolls.

The rolls all came out golden brown and delicious! They were the hit of the party!

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Gayle said...

Yum! I could go for one or five of those! ;-)

Unknown said...

We just polished off the last of them today, Gayle.