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Low fat cinnamon rolls || The Smoothie Lover


A long time ago I posted a picture of these cinnamon rolls on Instagram with the promise, that I’d share the recipe soon. The thing is, I’m drowning i tests, assignments and essays. And on top of that I’ve got tons of plans. Oh, yeah, and driving tests. I’ve got my license!!! Finally! One less thing to think about and oh, it’s so wonderful being able to drive around yourself. I really should be making that assignment right now, but I reeeeeally need a break! I’m looking so much forward to having a lot of time for cooking again. Fortunately the reading period in school starts in just one and a half week (:

Low fat cinnamon rolls || The Smoothie Lover

Low fat cinnamon rolls || The Smoothie Lover

Low fat cinnamon rolls || The Smoothie Lover

I really enjoy baking for my family, and I really like experimenting in the kitchen. But somehow I always end up baking cinnamon rolls, when I want to greet the entire family. It’s always a winner. Do you know the secret to a good cinnamon roll? Make the dough sweet. Not the filling. Yeah, I know I usually say I kind of lack a sweet tooth. Forget all about that when talking cinnamon rolls. You don’t have to make the dough overly sweet. Just a little sweeter than what most recipes (at least here in Denmark) says you should. And then you can

Low fat cinnamon rolls || The Smoothie Lover

Low fat cinnamon rolls || The Smoothie Lover

Low fat cinnamon rolls || The Smoothie Lover

Low fat cinnamon rolls || The Smoothie Lover

Cinnamon Roll Wreaths

Yield: 18

Serving Size: 1


  • 50 g. fresh yeast
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tbsp. honey
  • 1/4 cup apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup (40 g.) oats
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 5 cups (600 g.) flour
  • Filling: 100 g. (0,5 cup) butter + 4 tbsp. sugar + 2 tbsp. cinnamon OR 0,5 cup finely grated apple and 2 tbsp. cinnamon (for a lighter version)


  1. Warm the milk in a small sauce pan until it has the same temperature as you little finger. Pour into a bowl of stand mixer.
  2. Dissolve the yeast in the milk and add in honey, apple sauce, oats, egg. Melt the coconut oil and add it in.
  3. Knead in the flour a little at a time.
  4. Cover and the rise for 1/2 - 1 hour.
  5. Meanwhile make the filling: mix together all ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
  6. Preheat oven to 200°C / 390°F.
  7. Roll out the dough on a floured surface until it is approx. 1/2 cm (3/4 inch) thick. Spread out the filling and make the wreaths as shown below.
  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes in the middle of the oven.
  9. Enjoy!

Shaping the wreaths:


Roll out the dough and cut into 4 long pieces.


Roll each piece and cut into 4 or 5 smaller pieces.


Cut length wise




Shape into a wreath

27 responses to “Cinnamon Roll Wreaths”

  1. Jessica says:

    Well done Josefine on getting your driving license- that’s great news! These cinnamon wreaths look amazing, loving the fact they’re low-fat! Have a great weekend! :)

  2. Mary Frances says:

    These are so pretty! I can’t believe they are low fat! Which is good, because I would eat all of them :) Cinnamon rolls are the best, especially in a wreath!

  3. The beginning of this post sounds quite similar to the beginning of my last post (drowning in tests etc) hahaha! I totaly understand! Can’t wait for summer when I can devote more time to blogging and not worry about school so much :) However, these look incredible!!! Oh and congrats on the licence!

  4. Josefine, these are so cute!! I love them! I was going to make cinnamon rolls for my mom tomorrow morning, but then other plans came up so I can’t.. but I’m going to next weekend!

  5. Paula says:

    Oh, I love cinnamon rolls as much as I love oats. But I’ve never tried oats cinnamon rolls, that sounds great!! And applesauce must give a nice flavor too :)

    Wow, congratulations for your driving license!!! Driving is freedom!! Well, if you don’t end being a car slave!!! :P

    Have a nice Sunday!!!

  6. Theses are so pretty! I can’t believe they are low fat. I can eat more then one! Yay :)

  7. Azu says:

    Love these roll, and the fact that they are naturally fat-free!

  8. Josefine – I LOVE these! So cute and they look so darn tasty. Yum! Pinned!

  9. My goodness these look lovely! I’m so impressed :)

  10. caileejoy says:

    Wow!! These look so delicious as well as beautiful!! As usual, you have come up with another delightful recipe!! YUM!!

  11. I’m obsessed with these cinnamon rolls! First of all I love love love the presentation…gorgeous photos. Second, I’m a sucker for any kind of cinnamon roll. And third, thank you for making them low fat. I can’t wait to try them! I also love the step by step photo instructions. :)

  12. These cinnamon wreaths look stunning! And I bet they’re delicious too.

  13. afracooking says:

    Yum, wish I could sink my teeth into these right now!

  14. Baya says:

    Hello, they look amazing! Can I ask you what kind of flour did you use?

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