Cinnamon Rolls

A more nutritional but just a delicous cinnamon rolls!
It stays sweet but reduces the amount of sugars, by replacing most of the sugar with apple syrup, i!
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Cooking time 15 mins
Oventime 30 mins
Total time 45 mins
course Snack
cuisine Amerikaans
servings 12 persons
calories 62 kcal


  • Oven



  • 260 g all purpose flour (you might need a bit more)
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tbsp (soy) butter
  • 36 g agave syrup
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 ½ tbsp applesauce
  • 177 ml soy milk (warm)
  • 7 g yeast


  • 2 tbsp apple sauce
  • 20 g brown sugar
  • 15 g honey
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract


  • 85 g yoghurt
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp agave syrup (or liquid sweetener)


  • In a small saucepan set over low heat, combine the milk and butter. Cook until the butter is melted. Add the agave syrup, honey and apple sauce. Transfer it to a bowl and add the yeast. Make sure all the yeast is wet and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • Add most of the flour (around 200 g) to the milk mixture, and using a spatula, mix just until combined. Cover the dough loosely with a damp towel and let this rest for 1 hour. The dough should double in size.
  • Add the rest of the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Mix it with dough hooks for 8-10 minutes.
  • Flour your work surface then turn out the dough and knead it for 1 minute until it comes together in a smooth ball. If the dough feels overly sticky, add more flour as needed, but do not over-knead the dough. Roll the dough into a rectangle.
  • Preheat the oven to 175 °C. Grease an 8- or 9-inch baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the filling.
  • Brush the dough all over with the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  • Beginning at the long end, tightly roll the dough up into a log. Trim off the edges then slice the log into 12 rolls. This can be easily done by using a dental floss.
  • Put the rolls in a baking dish. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, till they are pale golden and baked through. 
  • Meantime, make the frosting by mixing all the ingredients together.


Vegan: use plant-based milk (I use barista oat milk).
Seasoning: does not apply. 


Sugar: 8.8gFiber: 0.1gCalories: 62kcalSaturated Fat: 1.6gFat: 2.6gProtein: 0.7gCarbohydrates: 9.6g
course Snack
cuisine Amerikaans
keyword Cinnamon, Cinnamon rolls, Healhty snack
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