Breakfast Recipe: Healthy Cinnamon Rolls

You definitely can't miss it with cinnamon when it comes to bread or dough!

It’s all about astonishing cinnamon today. Love to know some of the cinnamon’s health benefits? You can take a quick look here (Values and Benefits of Cinnamon) before going into this yummy breakfast recipe.

There’re a thousand and one ways to include cinnamon in your regular diet - as a spice in your recipes, as essential ingredients in your homemade drink recipes. Also, as tea (with honey and warm water), as a condiment in your snacks, and as a topping on your frozen treats – ice cream, yoghurt, etc.

Christmas is just around the corner; trust me, today’s recipe is the classy breakfast perfect for a Christmas morning. This recipe is a healthier version; it’s yummy and is certain to leave a delightful taste in the mouth all day long.

Cinnamon Rolls

I regard it healthier because sugar is substituted with honey and banana is used as filling alongside the cinnamon to give an added juicy feel…simply gooey!

Let’s bake…

For the dough you’ll need:

  • 2 ½ Cups plain flour
  • 1 ½ Tsp Baking powder
  • 1 cup low-fat/skimmed milk
  • 1 Large Egg
  • ¼ Tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • ½ Tsp Vanilla
  • 3 Tbsps Butter

Filling:

  • medium-sized banana (ripe), mashed
  • 3 Tbsps Butter
  • 3 Tsp Cinnamon
  • ½ Cup Raisins (optional)

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 180ºC (350ºF).

In a bowl, mix up flour and butter, and then add all other ingredients for the dough. Combine thoroughly for smooth dough then place on a flat, smooth surface. Generously sprinkle the surface with flour to avoid sticking and roll out dough into a long rectangle using a rolling pin.

In another bowl, combine mashed banana and butter into a paste.  Spread mixture over rolled out the dough. If using raisins, sprinkle over as well before sprinkling with cinnamon. Roll up dough into your desired cinnamon roll shape and cut.  The dough should give at least eight standard rolls.

Grease cake tins and place cut out rolls (alternatively, a flat baking tray can be used). Place into oven and bake for about 15-20 minutes. Check that top of rolls is firm to touch but not burnt. Serve as breakfast with coffee, tea or warm milk.

Want to give the kids something extra? Coat with some glaze as an added treat. For your glaze, simply combine sugar, some drops of vanilla and milk in a small bowl and stir until very smooth. Drizzle glaze on warm rolls and serve!