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Mini Keto Cinnamon Rolls

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Mini Keto Cinnamon Rolls

In an effort to eat healthier, Robert and I decided to tackle a Sugar Free month. Here is a scene from our January (complete with approved spacing for screenplays):

A happy couple finish dinner. The husband emerges triumphantly from the pantry

ROBERT

Here, eat this. It's delicious!

He dangles a morsel of sugar rich chocolate caramel gooey-ness by her lips.

MARISSA

Ummm, what happened to Sugar Free January?

ROBERT

(Grunts and shrugs.) I love it! Let's do it next year!

She eats and then they're kicked out of their kitchen by an angel with a flaming sword vowing never to let them return.

THE END

Half rolled fathead dough cinnamon roll with no refined sugar. So pretty! So good!

Just kidding. About the angel with the flaming sword in our kitchen anyway. The truth is we gave into temptations daily and ate refined sugars as much as ever.

Lack of commitment? Yep.

No willpower? Whhaaaattt! I don't even like typing those words together.

But that's NOT going to be the end of OUR story. Blecch

So, our Sugar Free January turned into a Sugar Free February instead. 

With renewed vigor and finding myself with some extra moments on my hands...hahaha...I spied a delicious-looking cinnamon roll recipe that boasted no refined sugar. Interesting. It was called Keto Cinnamon Rolls and made a dough from mozzarella cheese. Very interesting.

Keto Cinnamon Rolls made with Fathead Dough via mozzarella cheese and no refined sugars. Truly Scrumptious!

Here's what you want to know:

  • These are simple to make;
  • There are ten ingredients including almond flour, cream cheese, granulated sweetener, and liquid stevia; 
  • My one disappointment was that the recipe only made 12! They're pretty mini in size and were gone in a blink!

Honestly, see that dough-y crust? Can you believe its made with mozzarella cheese? 

Flaky, dough-y crust on these mini Keto cinnamon rolls.

There's not a drop of so-called butter in these babies, but I promise you can't tell. The combination of cream cheese and mozzarella cheese gives that sweet, moist frolic to your taste buds instead. 

I did, however, double the ingredients for the filling. This came about mostly by accident but overflowed the dough strips to perfection. 

And the filling was super easy! Boiling Water. Granulated Sweetener. Cinnamon. 

Twice...if you're following my recommendations. The original recipe is here.

Drop generous dollops of sweet, sugar free frosting on top on the mini cinnamon rolls with no refined sugar. Delicious!

First, preheat your oven to 360 degrees.

Second, melt mozzarella and cream cheese in a small pan over low heat or in the microwave. (If microwaving, cook 1 and 1/2 minutes stirring halfway through). Take off the stove and make sure the cheese is melted, not bubbling.

Third, stir in the egg.

Fourth, add almond flour and baking powder. Combine using fork, then use hands to make ball of smooth dough. This can be easier if you lightly oil your hands first.

Fifth, divide the dough ball into six equal parts.

Sixth, form long rolls, then flatten out with your hands. (My rolling pin helped a little.) Make the dough as thin as you can.

Seventh, prepare your cinnamon filling: boil water, then stir in the sweetener and cinnamon.

Eighth, spread the cinnamon paste over the flattened dough rolls.

Ninth, roll each into a bun and cut sideways in half.

Tenth, now you have 12 buns which you place on a non-stick baking sheet or in a pie dish.

Eleventh, bake for about 20 minutes or until golden perfection.

Finally, while the rolls are in the oven, prepare the frosting: mix cream cheese, yogurt, and stevia.

A perfect, stand alone keto cinnamon roll with no refined sugar and all the taste!

I was surprised at how faithfully these tasted like the cinnamon rolls of my dreams - even without refined sugar. Wow!

The first bite of goodness into a worthy, golden-baked, flaky dough followed by generous gobs of tangy, sweet cinnamon and (I used brown sugar). 

And the topping! Skeptics beware - this frosting competes with the big (sugary) boys without a downside! It won me over and I'm a sweet-tooth from way back.

For the visual learners like me, here's the recipe in pictures:

Divide the dough. Roll into balls.

Cut the fathead dough made with mozzarella cheese into six equal parts, then roll each part into a ball for Keto Cinnamon Rolls.

Roll each dough ball into long horizontal strips.

Roll out into long horizontal twists before making Keto Cinnamon Rolls. Delicious!

Mix up your filling on the stove. Remember, I doubled my filling ingredients!

Boil water and mix granulated sweetener and cinnamon. I used brown sugar for my granulated sugar in these mini Keto Cinnamon Rolls.

FLATTEN out the horizontal dough strips. Spread the filling over them.

Spread cinnamon filling mixture over flattened fathead dough for mini cinnamon rolls with no refined sugar. MMmm!

Roll 'em up!

Rolled curly-que of fathead dough made with mozzarella cheese and cinnamon mixture filling for Keto Cinnamon Rolls. SO GOOD!

Such cute curly-ques of delectable divinity all snuggled up and headed into my oven.

Six mini cinnamon rolls with no refined sugar all snuggled up in my greased pan and ready for the oven!

...and about twenty minutes later you have happiness for your mouth!

The scent wafting through the house gathered the family. (True Story.) And only because I said they were for breakfast the next morning did any of them make it through the night!

Ingredient List

1.5 C Shredded Mozzarella

3/4 C Almond Flour

2 T Cream Cheese

1 Egg, room temp

1/2 t Baking Powder

For Filling:

2 T water

2 T Granulated Sweetener like Sukrin Gold. (I used brown sugar.)

2 t Cinnamon

For Frosting:

2 T Cream Cheese

1 T Greek or full fat yogurt

1/2 t Liquid Stevia (I used Agave.)

 

So - try 'em out. Post your comments below to let me know what you think!

Live Happy!

~Marissa from The Roughshod Ribboniere

 

 

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