Cinnamon Roll Bites

Serves: 8

Happy Tuesday! I hope you had a great start to your week yesterday! It was very wet and rainy here which made me want to do nothing but crawl into bed and watch a movie! Of course we all know that didn’t happen though! 🙂

If you missed yesterday’s post, make sure to check it out! In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness month I have a great giveaway going on! All the details are at the bottom of the post! The contest runs until this Saturday at 11:59pm, EST. Thank you to all who have entered so far!

Before we get into today’s recipe I wanted to spend a minute and recognize an amazing person, Alexandra from Tales Of A Freckled Lifter! We have been following one another via blog posts and IG pictures for quite some time now. I have read about her trial and error with her nutrition and exercise plans and only recently has she found a plan that is working for her! Yesterday she posted two pictures on her site; one from when she first began lifting and one from this past weekend. All I have to say is ‘WOW’!! The progress she has made is absolutely amazing! For those of you who have second thoughts about sticking with a fitness or meal plan and need proof that consistency and patience is key, PLEASE check out her posts! She not only has pictures, but she shares the ups and downs she has gone through and how she has worked to overcome them! She is such an inspiration to everyone! Plus she is super adorable and makes you laugh like crazy! Pop over to her site and see for yourself what a clean diet and a solid workout routine can do to change your body!

OK and now for the recipe of the day! This recipe took me 6, yes 6 times to get right! After the first 2 fails, I was dead set on getting it right! Many times if something fails I will through it away and never attempt it again, but one taste of this and I knew I had to perfect it! It is AMAZING!! 🙂

Fit Ingredients

  • 1/2c (40g) unflavored (or vanilla) whey protein powder
  • 1/2c (56g) coconut flour
  • 1/3c powdered stevia + 1tbs (adjust to desired sweetness)
  • 1 1/2tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp xanthum gum
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tbs (23g) egg whites
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tbs cinnamon
  • 2 tbs water (or coconut milk)

Icing

  • 1/4c greek yogurt
  • vanilla liquid stevia, to taste

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  • cookie sheet
  • parchment paper
  • non stick spray
  • rolling pin

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Directions

1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.

2.Tear off 2 large pieces of parchment paper.

3. In a bowl whisk together your protein powder, coconut flour, 1/3c stevia, baking powder and xanthum gum.

4. In a second bowl whisk your eggs, egg whites and 1 tsp vanilla extract.

5. Mix your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients until you form a dough. (The dough will be sticky)

6. Spray one piece of parchment paper with non stick spray.

7. Place your dough on the paper and form into a log shape.

8. Spray your second piece of parchment paper with non stick spray and lay on top of the dough.

9. Using your rolling-pin, roll the dough into a rectangular shape (the dough should be about 1/4 inch thick.

10. In a small dish combine your cinnamon, remaining 1tbs of stevia and water.

11. Mix to form a wet paste.

12. Spread the paste about 1/3 of the way down the dough.

13. Gently lift the parchment paper and roll the dough into a log.

14. Slice the log into 8 equal pieces.

15. Bake for ~ 12 minutes or until slightly golden, yet still a bit soft in the middle.

16. Allow the bites to cool.

17. In a bowl combine your greek yogurt and vanilla stevia.

18. Put the yogurt into a ziplock bag and snip off the end.

19. Swirl the frosting on top in whatever pattern you desire.

20. Serve with a glass of hot tea or coffee!

There aren’t even words to explain how delicious these are! I ate the entire batch myself and didn’t give the boyfriend a single one! I actually loved them so much I made a second batch last night! Yes, they are ADDICTIVE!! I will warn you now! You may not stop eating them!!

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Nutrition: (per 1 out of 8 bites)

Calories: 79.9, Protein: 7.6g, Carbs: 6.9g, Fat: 2.7g (2g Saturated), Sodium: 53mg, Fiber: 4g (Net Carbs: 2.9g)

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20 Comments
  • Question: could you sub the xanthum gum for something else? is it really needed?
    October 16, 2012
  • Tracey
    Cam I use this for the powdered Stevia: http://www6.netrition.com/nunaturals_more_fiber_stevia_baking_blend.html
    October 16, 2012
  • These look amazing! Great job!! I can't believe you stuck with it after that many tries, but the results look totally worth it!
    October 16, 2012
  • awwwwwww THANK YOU SO MUCH SARAH!!!!!!!!! You're seriously one of the sweetest people I've ever met in blogland and on IG, I'm so so so glad we've become pals!!! :) Your kind words always bring such a huge smile to my face, I wish I could hug you through the computer!!!!! AHH thanks for totally making my day :) Oh and umm this recipe?! GET IN MY BELLY NOW PLEASE! :D
    October 16, 2012
  • you had us at the title! cinnamon roll bites ;) yes please!
    October 16, 2012
  • Ahhhhhh! This is why I try to only visit your blog in small doses...I get SO overwhelmed and want to make EVERYTHING! You're killing me woman! Lol!
    October 24, 2012
  • Tasi
    Hi Sarah! So I recently stumbled upon your Instagram and came across your AMAZING recipes. However, I had some trouble with this one. The dough was very sticky (like you mentioned) and I wasn't able to fold/roll the dough into a log. I did not use Xanthum gum nor did I use powdered stevia. Instead of the powdered stevia I used nunaturals alcohol free stevia. Any suggestions of what to do or use ?
    November 12, 2012
      • Tasi
        Yes it is liquid stevia. Hmm.. That sounds about right. I'll give it another shot :) Thank you so much for the quick response. Have a wonderful rest of the night.
        November 12, 2012

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