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Low-Fat Cinnamon Rolls

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.


1 dozen

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


  • 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 zest
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons orange juice


  1. Punch dough down. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 12x8-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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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