Tuesday, August 5, 2014

{Trim Healthy Girl} dreamy cinnamon roll in a mug // THM

The other night, when trying to fall asleep (of course), I suddenly got a terrible craving for a cinnamon roll.  I began concocting fast, easy cinnamon roll recipe in my mind.  Then I wondered if I could make it THM (Trim Healthy Mama) approved too. (Or, since I'm not a mama, THG--that's Trim Healthy Girl approved ;-)) I went to sleep dreaming about cinnamon...

I woke up early the next morning starving.  I set the coffee to brew and immediately began constructing my (literally) dreamy concoction.  First try--I couldn't believe that it was so much like a real cinnamon roll.

I made one for my my mom, she took a bite and said, "Wait, this is sugar-free?!?" Oh, yes, Momma.  And gluten-free too!

Now you want the recipe...I thought you'd never ask ;-)

{This is an 'S' meal}



Combine in a microwavable mug: 1T Butter (melted) 1 tsp. (1 package) of Truvia OR you can also substitute the THM Sweet Blend to taste. I would recommend start with half the allotted amount and go from there. {affiliate link} Dash Salt Dash Vanilla Egg yolk 1/4 C Almond Meal or Almond Flour {affiliate link} Pinch Baking Soda

Mix well, smoothing out the top. Then use a knife to cut a "swirl" through the batter.
Stir together in a separate bowl: 1 T Sugarless Sugar OR 2 tsp. (2 packages) Truvia {affiliate links} 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
Pour into the "swirl" and allow for a nice layer over the top too! When this has cooked, it's going to be nice and gooey on the inside, but have some crispy edges at the top! Microwave for 45 seconds. In another bowl, whip up: 2 oz Cream Cheese 1 tsp (1 package) Truvia OR use THM Sweet Blend to taste (again, start with half) ground in a coffee grinder so it has a nice powdered consistency. {affiliate link}

This is for the icing, so you may wish to use more or less sweetener to taste. :-) Spread it over the top of your cinnamon roll and enjoy!


{By the way, that gorgeous graphic up there was lovingly created by my awesome sister, Melody!}

28 comments:

  1. Just made this for breakfast & instead of cream cheese icing, used sugar free caramel syrup (Splenda sweetened). Ahhh-mazing!!! Definitely will be a new "regular" breakfast!!

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  2. Dear Anonymous, You might want to look for a stevia-sweetened caramel syrup. Try looking for article online "Spenda Is Not Splendid" which gives many problems with this artificial sweetener. Stevia is a natural sweeter, so lacks the problems of it's artificial counterpoints. (While using aplenda products my mood swings were like PMS x 10 ! )

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  3. I didn't think bakable blend was thm approved with maltodextrin?

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  4. Thank you for posting this! The concept was great and I can see how it would be good, BUT I used the THM sweet blend in the roll and Xylitol/THM extract for the sugar topping and it was far too sweet to eat. Your stuff must be at least half as sweet :) I'll try again and scale WAY back on the sweeteners. Thanks for the post and keep up the good work!

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  5. I made the cinnamon roll this morning...and it was so oooooh sweet! Any ideas on making it a little less sweet? I had pure xylitol as the cinnamon filling. I didn't put any frosting on and it was VERY sweet.

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    1. I would probably scale back on the sweetener in the roll itself, maybe go with half? The pure xylitol as the filling is probably what is making it too sweet--you may want to make a mixture of half xylitol, half erythritol for the filling. :-) And also, the cheese in the frosting helps.

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  6. Is it okay to just use xylitol>

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    1. You can use plain xylitol, but it will probably make it MUCH sweeter...you may want to cut the measurements in half and add more to taste if you find that you need more. Hope that helps! :-)

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  7. Would this work with coconut or almond flour (vs almond meal)?

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  8. just made this this morning! Yum and Thank you!! :D

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  9. Yum - thanks for sharing! I was skeptical but this is really good. :)

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  10. This was yummy! I admit it. I made one and it was so good and breadlike that I made a second. The second was out of coconut oil and I liked it better than the butter one. I also threw. The cinnamon into the bowl instead of trying to swirl it. Great treat.. just great!

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  11. Yum, yum, and YUM!!!!!! Not just "good for a healthy cinnamon roll" good, but REALLY good! Thanks!!! I have found my new bfast treat! Oh, and I used coconut oil, too. ~ Becca

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  12. I am new to this. This looks good. But what does affliate link mean

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    1. The affiliate link means that if you click through my personalized link, Amazon will give me a small commission for whatever you purchase on their site. The cost to you remains the same, it's just that they compensate me a small amount for referring you to their site. :-)

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  13. Just wondering why a yolk and not whole egg and also no baking powder- is that to make it denser?

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    1. Yes, I have tried making muffins in a mug with an entire egg and I found that they came out very spongey and...well...eggy! Lol! So I found that when I did just the egg yolk, the texture was much closer to a traditional cinnamon roll--denser and more bread-like. :-)

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  14. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. I just fixed it to eat with my S breakfast. Wow!! It was wonderful. I did substitute about 1 and 1/2 tsp of almond flour with Oat fiber. I find it gives it more of a bread texture. Soooo Yummy!

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  15. I'm in love! I enjoyed this for breakfast this morning along with the remaining egg white and an additional egg scrambled together and a creamy cup of coffee! Delicious!! Thank you!

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  16. Super good! Love it - thanks so much.

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  17. Any instructions on how to bake this in the oven?

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    1. When I make this, I'm going to try 350* for 10 min and then check every 5 min or so. I'll keep my eye on it after 10 min. This morning I made a THM-approved "English muffin" that the author microwaved in a similar manner and it took 20 min to cook at 350 in my toaster oven.

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  18. It was yummy! Just curious, do you use all of the icing? I used most, but wondered if that was okay.

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  19. Any thoughts on almond flour substitutes? I see it in so many recipes and have not been able to find without a super high price tag.

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  20. I just made this. A really yummy! The texture was a bit off though. Mine was really thick and rather chunky. Should I have added water or something?

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