Cinnamon BunsSubmitted by: LADYW422
IntroductionThese lightened-up cinnamon buns take some time to make. Most of the time is in the rising and advance planning but it's a small price for the spectacular result. These lightened-up cinnamon buns take some time to make. Most of the time is in the rising and advance planning but it's a small price for the spectacular result.
1 cup fat-free skim milk
1 TBsp vegetable oil
1 TBsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 TBsp yeast, about 1 package
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted, dvided
1/4 cup unpacked brown sugar
1/4 cup dark corn syrup
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp orange peel, grated
1/4 cup raisins, dried cherries or cranberries
Transfer warm milk to a large mixing bowl and beat in half the flour by hand or with an electric mixer. Mix in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Let rest 10 minutes; knead well on a floured board or with an electric mixer and dough hook; let rest 10 minues.
Spray a large, clean bowl with cooking spray, add dough, cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
Lightly coat a 9-inch round baking pan with cooking spray. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and roll into a 12 x 10-inch rectangle. Spray with cooking spray.
Stir together brown sugar, corn syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and orange zest; brush over dough. Sprinkl with raisins. Roll up tightly, like a jelly roll. Cut into 12 pieces.
Places buns cut-side up in baking pan. Cover with plastic and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350F. Bake buns until firm and nicely browned on top, 30 minutes. Cool completely before inverting onto a serving plate. Yield 1 bun per serving.
Number of Servings: 12
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LADYW422.