Protein Cinnamon Rolls & Sugar-Free Icing

Low-Carb Protein Cinnamon Rolls

I am always looking for ways to eat more protein and usually that means more meat..but sometimes I just don’t feel like chicken or ham as a snack..So instead I made high-protein cinnamon rolls! These are low-carb as well and gluten-free. Alongside sugar-free icing these are decadent…

Adapted from here: http://healthifulbalance.blogspot.ca/2012/05/protein-cinnamon-rolls.html

Ingredients:
The Dough:

1/2 cup coconut flour
1 scoop plain or vanilla flavored protein powder
2 egg whites (or 1/4 cup)
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
5 tablespoons water (I used regular coconut milk and almond milk but I had to had quite a bit more since the protein powder I used is so drying! Just add enough liquid until a dough you can roll forms)
Dash of salt
Sprinkle of stevia/drop of stevia (Optional)
Filling:

2 packets stevia (Or one teaspoon honey or agave) (I used splenda)
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon (I found this a bit overwhelming so I used a little less)
2 tablespoons ground almonds (ground hazelnut works, too)
2 tablespoons water
1 tbsp vegan butter or 1-2 tbsp apple sauce (optional but adds flavour!)
raisins (optional)
*I used trutein vanilla protein powder for this recipe, I am very excited to say I won their cooking contest a few days back and am now receiving a free jar of cinnabon protein! I think this recipe would be awesome with it :)*

Directions: Preheat oven to 380*F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add all dough ingredients to a bowl and stir(may have to use hands) until well mixed and a dough ball can form. Roll out the dough to the thickness you like. Melt butter(if using) and use a cooking brush to spread over the dough. Stir together all filling ingredients and spread across the centre. Now roll your dough up and cut into 3 equal rolls.

Place in the oven and bake for 20-25mins or until tops begin to turn golden brown.

Icing:
1/4 cup 0% greek yogurt
2-3 tsp sugar-free syrup (could sub with honey, agave or real maple syrup)
4-6 drops stevia extract (or sub with dry stevia/splenda)
1/4 tsp vanilla extract or more to taste

Stir together all ingredients and top each warm roll icing and an extra sprinkle of cinnamon. Serve hot, Yum!

*Update* My friend just made these for a school project on protein and they turned out really well 🙂  I thought I’d share her new name and slogan for them…

“Booster Rolls, The Only Rolls you’ll want in the gym”.  lol..

Nutrition Facts per half a roll: 11g carbs(less if you go by net carbs), 5.25g fat, 11g protein

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