Let me tell you this: I am hardly ever proud of anything I do. (Cue: epiphanic horror from all of you who have bore the brunt of my periodic bouts of narcissism – I promise, it’s a protective mechanism.)
No, really. I have insanely high standards for myself; so high it becomes a problem at times (just ask my boipwen aka Sir K. aka the one who has to go “knock knock” and rope my head down back to earth from my 234987234-storey tall tower of romanticised dreaming from time to time).
So imagine my astonishment when I was actually satisfied, proud of this new healthy cinnamon roll recipe I came up with during one of my sporadic experimenting sessions! Very.
In place of the loads and loads of artery-hating, fat-hugging butter traditional cinnamon roll recipes usually use (google these recipes; trust me, you’d swear off ’em rolls for a while), I incorporated non-fat yogurt into the making of my dough instead.
In addition, I replaced some all-purpose flour with semolina and whole-wheat flour to create a more wholesome and FULL-filling #hapunny treat (for those of you who may not be aware of this, there is a world of a difference between wheat flour and whole-wheat flour; wheat flour has had all the nutritious bits taken out due to the removal of the germ and bran – so look out for the whole-wheat when you shop for your breakfast toast next time!)
The extremist in me even went to the extent of creating my very own skinny version of the usual cinnamon roll filling (which is basically just heaps of sugar with butter, butter and yes, butter) by using… (wait for it) egg whites! *gasps*
These rolls admittedly can’t beat the traditional ooey-gooey-melt-in-your-mouth-then-die-from-sugar-and-fat-overload cinnamon rolls, but they sure put up a good fight! I served it to my gor without telling him about its healthier properties and he actually gave the go ahead! (Well, besides a little dryness which was a result of my natural lack of multi-tasking ability – one simply cannot watch trash TV and bake, I realised).
So go ahead, give it a shot! Be the judge. 🙂
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