Protein Cinnamon Rolls Revisited

Editors Note: The protein cinnamon roll recipe was a HUGE hit but many of you had questions about it. Rachel Mac took apart the recipe and re-engineered to use more common ingredients. Check it out below!




You will need:

25g vanilla protein powder

10g coconut flour
25g unsweet apple sauce

4 egg whites

1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking powder


3 oz 0% greek yogurt
1 packet sweetener
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1-2 oz unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or water)
sprinkle cinnamon

Combine ingredients for cinnamon roll. Create an 8″ by 2″ rectangle with raised sides out of tin foil on a baking sheet and spray it with nonstick cooking spray. Pour cinnamon roll mix into the rectangle and bake at 350* for 10 minutes.

Combine frosting ingredients.

When cinnamon roll is done, transfer it onto a plate and discard the foil. Spread the frosting on the cinnamon roll, roll up and serve. Top with crushed walnuts, slivered almonds, cacao nibs, or berries, if desired.

270 cals, 2g fat, 16g carbs (4g fiber), 44g protein




    Just made these. Tasted just OK. My “frosting” appears to be thinner than pictured. Frosting tasted good. The roll needed more sweetness, IMO. Not sure how she “rolled” because my loaf just broke in half when I tried. I would possibly make it again but my kids gave it a thumbs down..but they are sugar junkies.

  2. Making this this weekend!

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  4. Okay, I just finished making mine… My only complaint was the taste of the frosting. But for me, its because I used a sweetener(simply stevia) instead of something like plain ol’ evaporated cane juice, honey, or agave… I went against my gut and used a sweetener, which I personally regret EVERY time (you’d think I’d learn lol) but overall very yummy!

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    Hey, what about using Tofutti for the frosting instead of greek yogurt? I ordered Lo Han (dried monkfruit powder) and use that as a sweetener now. Not as bitter as stevia and does not “bake out” Try it!


    I subbed the greek yogurt for 1.5oz fat free cream cheese, pretty yummy!

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