March 05, 2016

The Best Low Carb Cinnamon Rolls - Sugar Free and Almond Flour Based

Previously I added a photo and review of a go-to low carb, sugar free Cinnamon Pecan Sticky Bun mix from Dixie Carb Counters but for making healthier cinnamon rolls from scratch, there is only recipe I've bothered to save so far.  The rest have been 'eh'.  This one I like because I always have the ingredients on hand, it's not overly sweet, mushy or crumbly and I can make it as a cinnamon roll, a frosted or glazed cinnamon roll or by using more butter/filling I can make it more of a caramel version.

It doesn't take long to make - about 30 minutes or so total - but I usually make it the night before I want to serve them so they are already finished and ready.  I have also made them plain the night before and added the icing the next morning before serving.  Today I'm actually going to make yet another batch of these up to the point of rolling them into the log shape and I'm going to freeze it.  I always TELL myself I'm going to do this, but they smell so good I always end up baking them instead.  Now that we have a whole pan of these on hand at this very second, I'll whip up a second batch and really truly make myself pop it into the freezer for a quick and easy weekend breakfast at a moments notice.

Sugar Free and Low Carb Cinnamon Rolls

2 c almond flour
1/3 c natural sweetener or mixture of a couple brands for best flavor
1/3 c unflavored whey protein powder (I use Isopure)
2 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1/2 t xanthan gum
2 eggs
1/4 c butter, melted
For a simple filling:
brown sugar style sweetener (I use Truvia Brown Sugar Blend)

In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients;  almond flour, sweetener, protein powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt and xanthan gum.  Add the eggs and melted butter.  Mix until it forms a dough.  Place the dough on parchment paper, put another piece on top and roll to a rectangle.  For the filling, rub or dot with soft butter, or drizzle if you want to melt it.  Sprinkle with brown sugar sweetener, sprinkle with about a teaspoon or two of cinnamon.

Use the parchment paper to 'lift' the long edge of the dough and start to roll it up into a log shape.  Slice into about 10 portions (depending on big your rectangle was and how thick you want them) I slice into slices about an inch thick.  Place in a well buttered round cake pan.  Bake for 20-25 minutes at 325.  Let cool in the pan.  Top with a sugar free icing if you wish. 

You can find Isopure at GMC and I find Truvia at my local grocery but if need to order online, you can find both at Amazon;
Isopure Whey Protein Isolate, Unflavored, 3 Pounds
Truvia Brown Sugar Blend Baking Blend, 16 Ounce


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