Homemade Clean Eating Cinnamon Rolls

Updated on July 28, 2018
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Victoria is a stay-at-home mom, author, blogger at Healthy at Home, and educator. She currently lives in Colorado with her family.

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We love cinnamon rolls at our house. Before our kids came along, this was an every-Sunday-morning kind of treat, but we were still buying the prepackaged Pillsbury cinnamon rolls in the roll. When we started to eat healthier and processed foods came off of the menu, this was one of the first items to go. It was incredibly sad.

It was a while before I started getting used to the new ingredients I was using and started learning how to cook some of our old meals again. Low and behold, most clean eating bread, dinner roll, and cinnamon roll recipes used yeast and had to rise one or more times—and I had no idea how all of that worked. I also had no desire to wait for an hour or more for cinnamon rolls in the morning. Don't think I didn't try. I got up early on many occasions and tried the rising method, and failed over and over again.

I even started looking up various cinnamon roll recipes online, and every Sunday, I would try a different one. They also all failed week after week. I was very discouraged and figured we were never going to have cinnamon rolls again. We did find some organic prepackaged cinnamon rolls at Sprouts there for a while and tried those. They were amazing after not having decent cinnamon rolls for years, but we ran out fast and then wouldn't have them again until someone remembered to buy more at the store. I had to figure this out!

Then one day I found a no-rise cinnamon roll recipe online, and I had some success. It wasn't perfect, and we didn't like the icing. But it was a step in the right direction. Thinking back to those days, not so long ago in the grand scheme of things, makes me chuckle. I wish I had known all this time, even had someone to teach me as a child, what I know now about cooking for myself. I would have saved a lot of time, effort, frustration, and we would have eaten a lot better over the years.

Since then the recipe has been perfected. I love this dough now as it hardly takes any effort to roll out. My husband made it for us last weekend and I had to remind him that it was really soft dough. It kind poofed out into a rectangle, rather than being forced, like so many other doughs. I've even added some super yummy icing. Believe me the icing took the same journey, and now my husband, a little obsessed, makes it all the time on his own.

By sharing this recipe with you, I'm hoping that more people will start cooking for themselves once they know how fun, easy, and delicious it can be. Let's get to it!

5 stars from 1 rating of Homemade Clean Eating Cinnamon Rolls

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 35 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: About 12 cinnamon rolls

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • Filling :
  • undefined coconut sugar
  • undefined cinnamon
  • undefined butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F and line a 9x13 inch casserole dish with parchment paper.
  2. Add all of your ingredients to a medium mixing bowl and mix thoroughly. I suggest dry ingredients first and then wet so you don't soil your measuring tools.
  3. You may need to do the last of the mixing with your hands.
  4. When mixed, dump your dough out onto a clean surface, specifically on top of parchment paper.
  5. Roll it out into a large 1/4 thick rectangle.
  6. Spread butter generously over the entire surface.
  7. Now sprinkle coconut sugar generously over the butter.
  8. Finally dust with cinnamon.
  9. Now using your parchment paper, roll the entire rectangle up into a log starting with the short side.
  10. Slice your cinnamon roll log into 1/2 inch slices and lay each cinnamon roll in your prepared casserole dish.
  11. Slide the dish into the oven and bake for
  12. While your cinnamon rolls are baking, mix up your honey and cream cheese for an amazing cinnamon roll icing.
  13. When your cinnamon rolls are ready, let them cool on the stove a bit so they don't melt your icing.
  14. Slather icing on each one and enjoy!
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Line a 9x13 casserole dish with parchment paper.Add all of your ingredients to a medium mixing bowl.Mix away. You may have to finish mixing with your hands.Dump your dough out onto a clean surface.And roll it out into a large thin rectangle about a 1/4 inch thick.Spread the entire surface with butter generously.Sprinkle generously with coconut sugar.Finally dust with cinnamon.Using your parchment paper, roll the dough into a log starting from the short side.Now cut your cinnamon roll log into 1/2 inch to 1 inch slices.Lay them out in your casserole dish.I was one cinnamon roll short. lol Pop them in the oven and bake for 35 minutes.While baking, make your cinnamon roll icing with honey and cream cheese.Yum!Let cool on the counter a bit so your icing doesn't melt all over the place.Spread icing on your cinnamon rolls and enjoy!
Line a 9x13 casserole dish with parchment paper.
Line a 9x13 casserole dish with parchment paper.
Add all of your ingredients to a medium mixing bowl.
Add all of your ingredients to a medium mixing bowl.
Mix away. You may have to finish mixing with your hands.
Mix away. You may have to finish mixing with your hands.
Dump your dough out onto a clean surface.
Dump your dough out onto a clean surface.
And roll it out into a large thin rectangle about a 1/4 inch thick.
And roll it out into a large thin rectangle about a 1/4 inch thick.
Spread the entire surface with butter generously.
Spread the entire surface with butter generously.
Sprinkle generously with coconut sugar.
Sprinkle generously with coconut sugar.
Finally dust with cinnamon.
Finally dust with cinnamon.
Using your parchment paper, roll the dough into a log starting from the short side.
Using your parchment paper, roll the dough into a log starting from the short side.
Now cut your cinnamon roll log into 1/2 inch to 1 inch slices.
Now cut your cinnamon roll log into 1/2 inch to 1 inch slices.
Lay them out in your casserole dish.
Lay them out in your casserole dish.
I was one cinnamon roll short. lol Pop them in the oven and bake for 35 minutes.
I was one cinnamon roll short. lol Pop them in the oven and bake for 35 minutes.
While baking, make your cinnamon roll icing with honey and cream cheese.
While baking, make your cinnamon roll icing with honey and cream cheese.
Yum!
Yum!
Let cool on the counter a bit so your icing doesn't melt all over the place.
Let cool on the counter a bit so your icing doesn't melt all over the place.
Spread icing on your cinnamon rolls and enjoy!
Spread icing on your cinnamon rolls and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 274
Calories from Fat54
% Daily Value *
Fat 6 g9%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 35 g12%
Sugar 18 g
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 6 g12%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 115 mg5%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
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That wasn't so bad was it? By not having to wait for the cinnamon rolls to rise, you can be eating yummy deliciousness in 30 minutes rather than a couple of hours. And isn't the icing amazing?! My husband likes to put it on his French toast casserole recipe as well. He would just eat it out of the bowl if I let him.

Don't stop at cinnamon rolls though, if you check out my Hubpages profile, you'll see a variety of yummy concoctions like French toast bake, coffee cake, cinnamon toast, vegetable quiche,etc., as well as tons of helpful advice on switching to eating better foods and using better ingredients.

As we have officially started growing our own foods now that we actually have some sun in the backyard, you're going to start seeing all sorts of fun articles on growing some easy foods for yourself in pots in your backyard, like carrots, tomatoes, blueberries, kale, spinach, beans, strawberries, pumpkins.....

I'm loving life. This is what I've always wanted for my family. If you're headed there as well, then stay tuned!

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      • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

        Victoria Van Ness 

        2 months ago from Fountain, CO

        Oh, try this one soon! It's SO easy and takes little to no effort for a super delicious pay off. Trust me. You'll want to make this one!

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        Heidi Thorne 

        2 months ago from Chicago Area

        You had me at cinnamon rolls! One day I'll get the ambition to make them. Thanks for sharing!

      • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

        Victoria Van Ness 

        2 months ago from Fountain, CO

        lol Well, hopefully you won't need to burn any calories after eating this healthy dish. :) Did you know that if you are eating quality foods and healthy ingredients, your body will naturally burn all of the calories you need breathing, digesting, sleeping,etc.??

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        Eric Dierker 

        2 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

        This looks just right as long as I burn 3,000 calories on Sunday ;-) I see some concepts I would like to think on. I am glad you self promoted LoL. I will drop by and use you work as a reference. Thank you.

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