Mama Love's Lighter Cinnamon Rolls

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 36
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 138.1
  • Total Fat: 5.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 16.0 mg
  • Sodium: 113.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 32.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 2.5 g

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My husband's grandmother's cinnamon roll recipe, only healthier. Great for those special occasions like Christmas morning. My husband's grandmother's cinnamon roll recipe, only healthier. Great for those special occasions like Christmas morning.
Number of Servings: 36


    1 cup milk (nutrition info uses 2% milk)
    1/2 cup oil (nutrition info uses sunflower oil)
    1/4 cup Splenda
    1/4 cup sugar
    3 eggs
    1 tsp salt
    1 Tbsp yeast (or 1 package/cake)
    1/4 cup lukewarm water
    2 1/4 cups wheat flour
    2 1/4 cups white flour
    1 stick margarine
    1/2 cup Splenda sugar blend for baking

    1 cup powdered sugar
    1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    1 tsp water


This is the same recipe for Mama Love's Lighter Dinner Rolls only turned into cinnamon rolls. I sometimes make half of the batch dinner rolls and the other half cinnamon rolls.

Scald milk, combined with oil, 1/2 cup splenda and 1/2 cup sugar. Set aside to cool completely.

In large bowl, beat eggs on high. Add milk mixture plus salt.

Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup lukewarm water. Add to mixture. Reduce mixer speed and blend in both flours.

Cover and let rise until doubled.

Roll out dough on a floured surface. Spread with stick of melted margarine. Cover with Splenda sugar blend and sprinkle with cinnamon. Add raisins if desired (not included in nutritional info). Roll up and cut in 3/4 inch slices. Place on cookie sheet with sides or rectangular cake pan, sides of cinnamon rolls touching.

Bake 15 to 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

For icing: mix 1 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, and 1 tsp water (more if it is too thick)

Makes approx. 36 cinnamon rolls.

Number of Servings: 36

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I really liked the idea about making half the recipe hot rolls and half the recipe cinnamon rolls. It was perfect. Everyone liked it. If there was only 12 needed for each meal, you could make 1/3 cinnamon, 1/3 hot rolls, and 1/3 dumplins for supper. Thank you! - 1/18/10

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    ThIs Cinnamon roll recipe is yummy!!! - 12/30/19

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    I love your cinnamon roll recipe! Delicious - 12/30/19

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    Made these this morning as a Valentine's Day breakfast, rolling them into heart shapes instead of circles. They were delicious, and got rave reviews from my family!

    I used 1/2 c raw sugar instead of 1/4 c splenda and 1/4 c sugar, and they were nice and sweet.
    - 2/14/13

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    Easy and amazing! - 2/8/13