I have been craving those cinnamon rolls since Friday when I first saw them on a facebook page. My enthusiasm did not decline due to a few missing ingredients at home. And on Saturday morning, even though it was slightly snowing here, I drove to the grocery store and bought what it takes to complete the recipe. As usual, I changed the original recipe and replaced coconut flour with almond flour. This change requires fewer eggs. In baked sweets, I prefer the taste of almond flour that is less dominant, and more resemble regular flour.
I made the cinnamon rolls for the first time yesterday. However, I did not strictly follow the icing recipe and messed it up. I used too much almond milk and could not mix the icing to something uniform. The rolls were still delicious, though not suitable for display.
As you can see in the picture above, today I made the rolls again. I decided to skip the icing and just used melted butter as the rolls topping. The rolls came out super tasty, with the whole house filled with a sweet cinnamon smell from the baking.
Preparation time: ~30 minutes. Baking time: 15 to 20 minutes.
INGREDIENTS: 14 rolls
- Almond flour- 3/4 cup, and 3 tablespoons for later and more into a dough
- Baking powder – 1 tablespoon
- Stevia – 1 tablespoon
- Shredded mozzarella cheese – 2 cups
- Cream cheese – 3 tablespoons
- Egg – 1 large
- Melted butter – to grease the pan
- Butter, unsalted – 30 grams
- Cinnamon – 2 teaspoons
- Stevia – 2 tablespoons
Dough: Preheat oven to 360F. In a microwave-safe large bowl, place Mozzarella cheese and cream cheese. Heat in a microwave for about a minute until the mozzarella is melted. Mix with a metal tablespoon and add baking powder, stevia powder an 3/4 cup of almond flour. Mix well and cool down a bit before adding the egg. The dough will become sticky, add 3 tablespoons of almond flour to incorporate after the egg. Mix well by hand, and add more spoons of almond flour if too sticky. Move the dough to the baking sheet, and roll it to a large rectangular. Sprinkle almond flour on top of the dough while rolling to prevent sticking.
Filling: Melt the butter in a microwave, and spread with a brush on the dough. In a separate small bowl, premix cinnamon with stevia powder. Sprinkle the pre-mixed powder uniformly on the dough. Roll the dough from the wide edge, and cut the dough to inch thick rolls. Place the rolls on greased baking paper and bake for about 15 to 20 minutes in the oven at 360F. After the oven, melt butter and brush into the rolls.
One cinnamon role is less than 1/3 serving of carb, and is about 4.1 g of carb with 1.7 g of fiber, and about 190 calories.