Mini Apple Cinnamon Rolls #SundaySupper

Hi Everyone,

Today for #SundaySupper we have to make something that is a Fall food!  Ohhhh, I love the Fall foods!  Butternut Squash, Pumpkins, Apples, Sweet Potatoes and plain old warm comfort food.  It’s probably one of my favorite times of the year, but only for the food!!  So my Fall recipe that I have for you today is my Mini Apple Cinnamon Rolls.  Oh baby, so good, so easy and don’t contain yeast!!  You gotta love that!!

Mini Apple Cinnamon Rolls

I first have to let you know I cooked these babies a tad long, well actually I didn’t. Since I got my stove it has been cooking everything way quicker then what a normal recipe does. I have made these cinnamon rolls before and I found about 13 minutes works perfect, but after 7 minutes in my oven they got a little toasty. So please don’t let the darkness of the rolls make you turn away, they are truly awesome!!
Mini Apple Cinnamon Rolls

I got this idea from my Better Homes and Gardens magazine that I bought about two years ago. I have changed up this recipe a few times too. It’s one I normally make on Christmas morning. Little Jenny loves them. I don’t mind getting up early to make them because they are a snap to whip together. No yeast needed and no rising time is what makes the rolls a breeze to make. They are light, loaded with flavor and positively sinful at only 39 calories each. You could eat four or more and not worry about the guilt!!
Mini Apple Cinnamon Rolls
For a change-up to this recipe I used shredded apple in them. I love apples and I think nothing goes better with apples than cinnamon. A perfect duo! But then again pumpkin and cinnamon make a nice combo too! As you can tell lately I have been on a pumpkin and apple kick! I just can’t help it, it’s so good!!!
Mini Apple Cinnamon Rolls

For breakfast I decided to serve them with warmed maple syrup over the top. Oh my gosh! The maple syrup went into every crease of the roll. It’s so good!! This make a fantastic Fall breakfast!! Sigh… I wish they all didn’t get eaten.
Mini Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Mini Apple Cinnamon Rolls
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 24 mini cinnamon rolls
  • Serving size: 1 roll
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A low calorie, whole wheat, no yeast needed cinnamon roll filled with fresh apples and cinnamon and sugar.
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • 4 tbsp. margarine or butter, divided (I used Brummel and Brown)
  • ⅓ cup non-fat milk
  • 3 tbsp. vanilla infused sugar or granulated
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ cup apple, shredded, patted dry (43 grams)
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
  2. Spray a mini muffin pan with cooking spray; set aside.
  3. In the large bowl whisk together the flour, 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Cut in the butter and mix together with a fork or your hands, until the mixture is crumbly.
  5. Add the milk and mix with wooden spoon until dough pulls a way from the bowl.
  6. In a small bowl, mix cinnamon and 3 tablespoons of sugar together; set aside.
  7. In a microwave safe dish, melt 2 tbsp. margarine or butter. I found 10 seconds works great, set aside.
  8. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out into a thin rectangle shape, about 5 x 19. Brush with melted butter and top with apples, and sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mixture over the top.
  9. Carefully roll up the dough the long side and with a sharp straight edge knife cut dough into 24 pieces. I found cutting from the middle and making 12 cuts on each side. that way you get an even amount.
  10. Place each cinnamon roll in a cup of your prepared muffin pan.
  11. Bake in oven for 7 - 15 minutes (mine only needed 7 minutes because my oven cooks fast, normally it takes 15 minutes), until cinnamon buns are lightly golden. Let cool for a couple minutes and then place on a cooling rack to cool. Serve with powdered sugar or a drizzle of maple syrup.
Note: Check the cooking time, it should take about 12 minutes or so, but start to check around 7 minutes. My oven cooks fast and 7 minutes cooked mine little long.

Calories per roll: 39, Fat: .09, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 58, Potassium: 5, Carbs: 7, Fiber: 1, Sugar: 3, Protein: 1

Mini Apple Cinnamon Rolls
Ohhhh weeeeeeeee, I love Fall food! I am so excited to see what everyone makes. I get all excited with the changing of seasons because so many different foods are available, but you’ll be hearing me in the spring when strawberries hits the Farmers Market. I’m pretty predictable, but I get so excited every year for my seasonal produce.

Now be sure to check out what the #SundaySupper crew made this week!

Have a super great Sunday!



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  1. These look like a great Sunday morning impulse bake, since they don’t use yeast. Great Sunday Supper recipe!

  2. I have everything but a mini muffin pan for these. When I get one this will be the first recipe I make.

  3. Yummmm! That’s my girls looking over my shoulder. Love the twist on cinnamon rolls. So cute!

  4. These look so good! I can’t wait to make!

  5. Wish I had this for breakfast right now!

  6. They look perfectly baked, Jen. I want them in my belly.

  7. This might change the idea of making cinnamon rolls Jennifer! Amazing without yeast. And apples and cinnamon are just so good when baked!

  8. Oh my goodness, these look absolutely amazing!!! All eaten? I think you should bake some more…and send them to me 😉

  9. Shut up, these are amazing! I love apples, I love cinnamon rolls, and no yeast! It’s like magic

  10. Yes please. I’ll take six. Those look simply scrumptious! Love apple and cinnamon and never had it in a cinnamon roll, but that must happen soon!

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  12. I cannot believe how low cal these are! They look awesome with that drizzle of maple syrup!

  13. Wow these look so good! I love apples & cinnamon together so much. Thanks for the tips on my last post, you are so sweet!! How do you do it?! You are amazing. Oh, and for the rolls I used Trader Joes wheat hamburger buns 🙂

  14. They look delicious! Love that they are mini 🙂 Yum..

  15. Wow…these look scrumptious! Doesn’t everything taste better when mini-fied?

  16. Looks so good. I love how you don’t have to wait for the yeast!

  17. I love fall too! But all of it. Food, clothes, weather, all of it! These little apple rolls look like the perfect fall breakfast.

  18. I love that these are smaller than huge cinnamon rolls (which I actually have a hard time finishing. And apples too…yum!

  19. Cinnamon rolls are my weakness, and these look so easy and divine

  20. Oh my sweet goodness! Your cinnamon rolls look amazing! Yes…I’ll take one or three please!

  21. These don’t seem to hard to make! Cinnamon rolls are a bit intimidating to me for some reason, but I like the sound of these no-yeast ones! Plus apples and cinnamon…I mean, come on, no brainer!

  22. These are so cute! Cinnamon rolls with a fall twist…and only 39 calories? Yes please!

  23. These are adorable little rolls…and I love the flavors!

  24. Oh, those look absolutely perfect!!! Just the right color and not one bit too toasty!!! Thank you for sharing.

  25. Just mouthwatering…looks delicious!

  26. Your mini treats look and sound delicious. Apples, cinnamon are always a great combo. Very nice, too, that you use only whole wheat flour for this recipe =)

  27. Yummmmmm these look soooo good! YUM!

  28. I can’t think of a better way to make cinnamon rolls better!!! I love your apple addition and how you “healthify” a recipe without sacrificing the taste 🙂

  29. These are so adorable and I love that they don’t require yeast or rise time!

  30. I am loving everything about these! How simple they are, the lo-cal, and they are adorable! Now to find a brunch I can make these for!

  31. These are only 39 calories each? What?!? Girl, you just blew my mind! Amazing!

  32. These would be perfect to take in the mornings for breakfast!

  33. Aren’t these adorable! They are so creative too! Love the cinnamon roll muffin idea.

  34. Jennifer, these mini apple cinnamon rolls look divine! They’re not too dark at all. In fact, I love that they’re probably wonderfully crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Fall is my favourite season for so many reasons but probably number one is the hearty comfort food. Just thinking about sinking my teeth into one (or four) of these is making me feel all warm ‘n cozy!

  35. So pretty ! love the mini size. Good for portion control.

  36. Wait, these are only 39 calories each?! Sounds like a good excuse to overindulge if I ever heard one!


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