Low-Fat Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

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Not only are these sweet rolls low in fat, they're convenient. Instead of making a yeast bread from scratch, this recipe calls for frozen bread dough.—Heather Cliften-Champagne, Brockville, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons orange juice

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 138 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 219mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.


  1. Punch dough down. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 12-in. x 8-in. rectangle. Brush with butter. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Roll up, jelly-roll style, starting at a narrow end. Slice into 1-in. rolls. Place in a 9-in. round baking pan coated with cooking spray. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  2. Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over warm rolls. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Low-Fat Cinnamon Rolls in Country Woman November/December 1996, p36

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