David might have married me for my cinnamon rolls.
That’s cool though. I might have married him for his poached pears. Foodie follies = marital bliss.
Healthier Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls
In my quest to create healthy cinnamon rolls (ah – yea. okay all you technicality police… healthier cinnamon rolls), I came across the marvelous concept of sweet potato cinnamon rolls. When you first mix up the dough, you too will be a skeptic. But let it rise, roll it out, slather it with cinnamon date-y goodness, and you will become a believer. The dough is a traditional cinnamon roll bread-y type texture and does not taste like sweet potato–just lightly sweet. The cinnamon mixture is a very similar texture to traditional cinnamon sugar, but not quite as moist, since we are not slathering it in cups of melted butter. That’s why the cream cheese icing is key to provide that extra moisture. These sweet potato cinnamon rolls are:
- refined sugar free – sweetened with sweet potato and medjool dates
- refined flour free – made with whole wheat flour
- filled with crunchy pecans
- lower fat than traditional cinnamon rolls
- covered in ooey gooey cream cheese icing
- your date for this Saturday morning. 🙂
This is the last of the recipes that resulted from my refined sugar-free kick in January! I LOVED the way I felt at the end of the month and I’m likely to carry through some good habits. But maybe not all the time. 😉 Enjoy these sweet potato cinnamon rolls.