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Brunch Cinnamon Rolls

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.

Makes

1 dozen

A biscuit-textured cinnamon bun with the ease of food processor preparation. This family-friendly breakfast bun is glazed with maple and vanilla flavors to accent the cinnamon and nuts.—Rita Vogel, Malcom, Iowa
Brunch Cinnamon Rolls Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup 4% small-curd cottage cheese
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • FILLING:
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • MAPLE GLAZE:
  • 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a food processor, combine the first 5 ingredients; cover and process until smooth. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; cover and pulse until mixture forms a soft dough.
  2. Transfer to a lightly floured surface; knead 4-5 times. Roll into a 15x12-in. rectangle. Brush butter to within 1/2 in. of edges. Combine the pecans, brown sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over dough. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal. Cut into 12 slices. Place cut side down in a greased 9-in. round baking pan.
  3. Bake until golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over rolls. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 roll: 318 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 297mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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