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100 Calorie Cinnamon Buns!

May 29, 2009


For days, I couldn’t stop thinking about they healthy cinnamon buns Angela posted. They did not disappoint!


I made a few modifications – no vegan margarine to be found here! 😉 

The slightly-modified recipe is as follows – for the original, go check out Angela’s !


  • 2 T margarine
  • 2.5 T  1% milk
  • 1/2 t white vinegar
  • 100 g vanilla yogurt 
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup pastry flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup  brown sugar 
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 T milk



1. Preheat oven to 400F. Line a cake pan with parchment paper.

2. With a stand or hand blender, blend together 1 Tablespoon margarine, yogurt, milk, and vinegar until smooth.

3. Sift in the dry ingredients (flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt). Blend just until dough forms, no longer. The goal is to handle the dough as little as possible. Take the dough with your hands and pat up the rest of the flour in the bowl.

4. Set the flour on a very well floured surface and dust some flour directly onto the dough. Now roll it out with a rolling pin. Roll dough out into a rectangle and trim sides with knife.

  5. Melt 1 Tablespoon of margarine and spread the melted margarine over the dough with  a pastry brush- or in a pinch- dip some paper towel in the butter and spread. 

6. Mix together the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, in a small cup. Now sprinkle into the dough leaving about 1 inch around all sides.

7. Now roll up the dough as tightly as possible. 

8. Now cut the roll into 1 inch sections. Place into a pan.

9. Bake for 16 minutes. Dough will be lightly golden and a bit crispy on the outside and soft and doughy on the inside. Remove and place on a cooling rack for 10 minutes.

10. Blend the powdered sugar and milk to make the icing. Place icing into a piping bag or simply a plastic baggie and trim the end. Now drizzle with icing!


The original recipe made 15 mini-cinnamon buns at 75 calories each – I only came up with 12, which I estimate to be ~100 calories each. And they were so well worth it (even worth having a few! 😀 )


You NEED to try this recipe!


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