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Nov 15
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Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

These easy Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls use 2 ingredient dough with Greek yogurt for a lighter take on a sweet autumn treat! I was in the mood for pumpkin and decided to experiment with using 2 ingredient dough in a sweet dish – I liked it! I added a little vanilla extract to the dough, so I suppose it’s technically 3 ingredients in this recipe but…oh well. Full disclosure: the 2 ingredient dough has a different flavor and texture than the dough traditionally used for cinnamon rolls, so this lightened up version will not taste exactly the same. The 2 ingredient dough is slightly tangy and salty but I think it’s a nice balance to the sweet pumpkin filling and vanilla glaze in these Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, a snack or even dessert, each of these rolls is only 117 calories or 3 WW Freestyle SmartPoints!

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Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 cup Fage 0% nonfat Greek yogurt (Fage brand really works best because it is so thick)
  • ¼ teaspoon & 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla extract, divided
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon packed brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons skim milk

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly mist an 8×8 baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Place the flour, yogurt and ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract in a bowl and stir it together with a fork until mostly combined. Remove the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead it until fully combined and form it into an oval ball. Use a rolling pin dusted with flour to roll the dough out into a flat rectangle (about 8” x 12”).
  3. In a bowl, mix together the pumpkin, brown sugar and cinnamon until combined. Use a rubber spatula to spread the pumpkin mixture evenly across the surface of the dough. Once the pumpkin is spread, start with one of the shorter sides and roll the dough forward over the pumpkin until the dough is all rolled up into a log.
  4. Cut the roll into 6 slices and place them spiral side up in the prepared baking dish. Press each roll down lightly to spread them out a little wider. Place the rolls in the oven and bake for 30 minutes. Remove and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  5. While the rolls are cooling, mix the powdered sugar, milk, and 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla extract until smooth. When the rolls have cooled a bit, drizzle the icing over the top of the rolls and serve.

Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints:
3 per roll (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

Weight Watchers Points Plus:
X per roll (PP calculated using a Weight Watchers brand PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition information below)

Nutrition Information per roll:
117 calories, 24 g carbs, 8 g sugars, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 6 g protein, 1 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)

8 comments on “Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls”

  1. My mouth is watering looking at your photos, Emily! I hadn’t thought of using two-ingredient dough in a dessert, but I will now. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Why can’t I save this to Pinterest? I don’t see an option to Pin it

    • It’s at the top of this page. Just shows the “p”.

    • You can hover over any of the photos and a Pinterest symbol should show up in the upper corner. If you’re on mobile you can use the red P logo under the title of the post.

  3. I like the best of both worlds when baking. I will add as little sugar as possible and then fill in the gap with Swerve, Sukrin gold, Truvia or Splenda. Seems to work and keeps points low. These look good!

  4. Sad to say that this just wasn’t good – it was tolerable, but did not strike the right pumpkin spice note for me. Tried by two of my three kids and both weren’t fans. They went to the pantry for a different “dessert” after dinner. (For those interested, I used Chobani Greek yogurt and Libby’s pureed pumpkin.)

    • I’m sorry to hear this wasn’t a hit with your family. I definitely think using the 2 ingredient dough in sweet recipes won’t be for everyone. I saw three people post about these on Instagram today saying they loved them and then got your comment about how you all hated them, which sort of mirrors our household. I really liked these but my husband wasn’t into them. I know everyone has different tastes, but sometimes it makes me question myself! I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy this, but I hope the next recipe you make from my site is a winner with your family!

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