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Cinnamon rolls inside a cast-iron pan.

Protein Cinnamon Rolls

Servings: 8
Total Time: 40 minutes
These ooey gooey Protein Cinnamon Rolls are loaded with protein powder and have no yeast, so they're simple to make and oh so tasty!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, cinnamon, high protein, no yeast, protein, protein powder, self-rising
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Calories: 358 kcal

Ingredients

Dough

  • 1 3/4 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt

Filing

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1/2 cup milk

Frosting

  • 8 oz cream cheese low fat
  • 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt no fat
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 2 scoops protein powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the dough ingredients together until a slightly sticky dough forms. You may need to add a little more flour or a little milk to form dough that can be rolled out and molded, yet is still slightly sticky.
    A ball of dough in a metal bowl.
  • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface using a rolling pin. It should be about 12-14” long by 10” wide and about ¼” thick. Spread your softened butter on the dough and then sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar evenly over the top.
  • Carefully roll the dough from the short side.
    Cinnamon rolls being rolled perpendicular to the long side.
  • Use a serrated knife to cut the log into 8 even sized pieces. Place each of these, swirl side up, in a circular 9” pan or in a square 9” x 9” pan. Mix the protein powder and milk together until smooth and then pour this into the bottom of the pan around the rolls. Some proteins end up baking rather than absorbing into the dough. If you are nervous this will happen, simply pour only the milk into the pan (without the protein powder).
    Cinnamon roll dough rolled and sliced into pieces.
  • Bake the rolls for 20 minutes. While they bake, add the frosting ingredients to a large mixing bowl and use a hand mixer to mix until fluffy and creamy. Place in the fridge until ready to use.
  • Once the rolls are golden brown, remove from the oven and add the cream cheese frosting. Let cool a little bit and enjoy!
    Spreading frosting on cinnamon rolls.

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Notes

Nutritional information is an estimate and for informational purposes only.

Nutrition

Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 268mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 707IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 153mg | Iron: 1mg
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