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Salted caramel cinnamon rolls

Today I show you another healthy version for an all time classic recipe. Namely, it is cinnamon rolls.But my recipe is not only a simple and healthy version. It also has a little surprising touch! In fact, they’re not just rolls with a cinnamon filling.But my recipe is not only a simple and healthy version. It also has a little surprising touch! In fact, they’re not just dough rolls with a cinnamon filling. They are actually salted caramel cinnamon buns. And if you haven’t tried the combination of cinnamon and salted caramel yet, you should do so as soon as possible! It is a real dream team.

Low fat dough and a high protein filling

The base for my cinnamon buns is a whole wheat yeast dough. Instead of sugar, however, I simply use honey or maple syrup here. Because I just prefer that instead of refined sugar. And of course the filling is really important for the taste of these rolls. Classically, it consists a lot of butter, cinnamon and sugar. But instead of that I use a delicious high protein cream.

For this I mix vegan protein powder with a little soy milk. However, it is very important to be very careful with the liquid. Rather, add less milk first and see how the consistency develops. In the end, you want to get a spreadable cream.

By the way, I always use only vegan protein powder for all my recipes. Therefore, I can’t guarantee you if the recipe would work with a Whey. In case you are still looking for a vegan salted caramel protein powder, I link mine here (unsolicited advertisement).

Cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting on top

What do you guys actually prefer on top of your cinnamon buns? I think, they taste fantastic just as they are. But with a cream cheese frosting on top it just gets even better! But also a custard or a sugar icing fits perfectly with it.

By the way, you can make the frosting without regular sugar! For this you can either buy icing sugar made with erythritol. Alternatively, you can also make it yourself. This is very simple, by putting the erythritol in a blender for a short time. The result is a calorie-free powdered sugar. You can then mix it with some soy milk to make a glaze and spread it on the buns.

I hope you like the recipe and give it a try! As always, I look forward to your feedback and comments. By the way, while we’re at it! Have you actually seen my recipe for healthy whole grain bagels? A lot of you have told me that your previous attempts at baking bagels haven’t been particularly successful. However, with my recipe, I can promise you that you will succeed quite easily! 🙂

But now I wish you a lot of fun trying out these salted caramel cinnamon rolls. See you for the next recipe,

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Salted Caramel Cinnamon Rolls

simple yeast rolls with a salted caramel & cinnamon filling
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
resting time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Swedish
Servings 8 rolls
Calories 97 kcal


for the dough

  • 1 cup whole grain flour
  • 1/3 cup wheat flour
  • a bit less then a 1/2 cup lukewarm water or lukewarm soy milk approx. 100-120 ml
  • 1/4 cube fresh yeast approx. 10g
  • 2 tsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1 pinch of salt

for the filling

  • 1 spoon of vegan protein powder in a salted caramel flavor
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup of soy milk
  • cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp erythritol

for the frosting

  • 1/4 cup fat reduced cream cheese
  • 20 g calorie-free powdered sugar erythritol processed in the mixer to "powdered sugar" – alternatively, another (low-calorie) sweetener works as well
  • 1 tbsp soy milk


  • First mix the yeast with the lukewarm water or milk and the honey. Then put both flours with a pinch of salt in a large bowl and gradually add the yeast mixture. Mix everything well with a wooden spoon until a firm dough is formed. Then place the dough on a well-floured work surface and knead for about 3 to 5 minutes. (If you have a kitchen machine, you can skip this step) Shape the dough into a ball, spray it with some baking spray and let it rise, covered, in a bowl for 60 to 90 minutes.
  • After the rising time, return the dough to a well-floured work surface and roll it out flat, preferably in a rather rectangular shape. For the filling, mix the protein powder with the milk to make a spreadable "cream" and spread it on the dough. Then sprinkle the cinnamon and erythritol on top and roll up the dough from the long edge.
  • Spray a baking dish or baking pan with a little neutral oil or baking spray, cut the roll of dough into about 8 equal pieces and place them in the dish with the cut side facing up. Cover the pan with a kitchen towel once again and let the dough rolls rise for another 30 minutes. Then place the cinnamon rolls in a preheated oven at 180°C or 350°F for 20 minutes and let cool for about 20 minutes.
  • For the frosting, mix the cream cheese with the calorie-free powdered sugar and the soy milk and pour over the rolls before serving.


nutritional values for one cinnamon roll without the frosting:
  • calories: 86 kcal
  • fat: 0,5 g
  • carbohydrates: 14,7 g
  • protein: 4,9 g
nutritional values for a cinnamon bun including the frosting:
  • calories: 97 kcal
  • fat: 1,3 g
  • carbohydrates: 14,9 g
  • protein: 5,6 g


Calories: 97kcal
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