Quick Healthier Cinnamon Buns (Ready in 45 minutes!)
Recipe type: Dessert, Dairy
Serves: 18 cinnamon buns
Cinnamon buns. Made in under an hour. And their healthier. Say no more! Run and make these now!
For the Dough
  • 1 cup milk, warmed
  • 2 Tb instant dry yeast
  • 3 Tb honey
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 3.5 cups whole wheat flour
For the Filling
  • ½ cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 TB cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • coconut oil, enough to thinly cover the dough
For the Cream Cheese Icing
  • ½ cup low fat cream cheese
  • 1-2 packets stevia
  • 1 Tb maple syrup or honey
  • a bit of milk, to thin if needed
  1. Preheat oven to 375F and line two 8x8 baking pans with parchment.
  2. In a bowl mix together the warm milk, yeast, and honey. Let sit a few minutes till it starts to bubble, about 5 minutes.
  3. Next, add in the oil and egg. Mix.
  4. Add in the 3 cups of the flour with the salt and mix till the dough is well combined and still a little sticky.
  5. Add more flour if you feel it is too sticky. Do not add too much or it may turn out dry.
  6. Allow the dough to rest 10 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile mix together the cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla.
  8. Spray your surface with oil or nonstick cooking spray and remove half of the dough. Roll it out very thinly into a rectangle.
  9. Spread on a thin layer of coconut oil followed by a generous sprinkle of the cinnamon mixture.
  10. Use the rolling pin to roll over the dough with the mixture on top to push it a bit into the dough.
  11. Roll up tightly then slice into the desired size. Repeat with remaining dough.
  12. Place closely together into the baking pan. Allow it to sit for 5-10 minutes.
  13. Bake for about 15-20 minutes or till puffed up and slightly golden on top.
  14. Remove and allow to cool slightly before spreading icing on top.
These are, of course, best fresh out of the oven. If you want to make them in advance that should be fine, but I recommend you do not ice until serving. Simply warm up then spread on icing.
You may need to make more filling if you choose to add a lot.
Recipe by No Way That's Healthy! at https://nowaythatshealthy.com/2018/05/quick-healthier-cinnamon-buns-ready-in-45-minutes.html