Paula Deen’s Cinnamon Rolls Go on a Diet! (No, Really!)

I have a secret love affair with Paula Deen. Yes, I know what you are thinking… “So do I!” No? Well, I’m not ashamed to admit it. Some of her recipes can give you a heart attack on the spot like her Krispy Kreme Donut Bread Pudding.

I’ll wait for you to go google that and cringe…

You’re back?! Good, now lets continue with one of her bestest recipes in all the land. 

Cinnamon Rolls.

Now we are talking! 

I’ve made these a few times and through trial and error, have finally perfected them. In a way that won’t make you go into sugar shock.

Enter C&H Sugar Light.

Sugar Light? Yup! It’s like regular sugar but mixed with stevia!

[quote]C&H® Light is an all natural pure cane sugar and stevia blend with half the calories of sugar. That’s over a 350-calorie savings in each cup! By blending pure cane C&H® Sugar with a naturally sweet extract from the stevia plant, we have created a delicious sweetener with no artificial ingredients. C&H® Light is the ideal sweetener — a perfect sweet taste and half the calories of sugar![/quote]

And…. You can get a coupon on the C&H Sugar facebook page! And one more thing… You can join in a twitter party to win prizes and learn more about this product! Check out this post on Mamavation.com that has all the details. They are giving away a total of $500 in visa gift cards!

Okay, now for that recipe…

Don’t they look delicious?! They made my whole house smell like heaven!

Paula Deen Cinnamon Rolls Yo! Made with C&H Sugar Light

The full recipe is on Paula Deen’s website but below are some modifications I’ve made.

The first thing I did was proof the yeast. Sounds wrong doesn’t it? Well I’ve made these a dozen times and half of those times my darn dough didn’t rise! GAH! So I quickly learned this trick.

Take your 1/4 ounce yeast packet and put it in the 1/2 cup of warm water (not scalding hot or you will kill the yeast,  barely warm or lukewarm to touch). Make sure it’s in a 2 cup measuring cup or a small mixing bowl. Add to it 1-2 tsp of sugar and set it aside. After 10 minutes that yeast will be a’risin’. Then you can add it in to the recipe as it calls for it.

Also, replace all of the white sugar or “baking sugar” with the C&H Sugar Light. Paula loves her some sugar so I feel a bit better about feeding these to the kids when I can cut some of the calories.

Last but not least, skip the glaze. None of the family liked it. I tried to do a cream cheese frosting, but the kids wanted them plain and I have to say, I enjoyed them much better that way myself.

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disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Domino Sugar. Thoughts and opinions are mine. Cinnamon rolls are freaking amazing but not included with this post. You gotta make your own. Sorry!

Emily

Fueled by coffee and wine. Wife to a doc, mom to three boys (one with Autism), a puppy and a tortoise. I knit, I get crafty, I tweet.

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Comments

  1. says

    I wish there was scratch & sniff. Love the tip on reducing sugar and your endorsement that we won’t miss it. But NO GLAZE? Hmm. My favorite part. Think I could sprinkle a bit of powdered sugar? I might try that.

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