Cinnamon Rolls

If there is one breakfast food that I really love it is Cinnamon Rolls! I found an alternative version for those doing weight watchers and thought I would give it a try. If you aren’t on weight watchers, you might just end up eating all of them. They are so delicious!!

Ingredients:

8 ounces reduced-fat crescent rolls
4 teaspoons sugar-cinnamon (I did equal amounts, 2 teaspoons each)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons skim milk
Directions:
1. Unroll crescent dough; separate into 2 pieces. Press perforations together and sprinkle each with half of the sugar-cinnamon.
2. Roll up 1 section, starting on long side and press firmly to eliminate air pockets. Pinch seam to seal. Cut each roll into 10 slices (For a total of 20 slices)
3. Place rolls on baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake 10-12 minutes at 375 degrees.
4. Once golden brown remove from oven. Whisk together powdered sugar and milk. Pour over warm rolls.
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Each roll is only 1 points plus on Weight Watchers. Such an easy recipe, takes no time at all. They are so good, I dare you to just eat one!
Enjoy!

 

Raspberry Crumb Bars

Happy Sunday! The weekend sure does fly by! Today I give you Raspberry Crumb Bars. I really enjoyed these and there aren’t a lot of ingredients. It is super easy to make and I think everyone will love them.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup rolled oats (old fashioned)
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup raspberry jam, seedless if preferred

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8 by 8-inch baking dish with aluminum foil, leaving a 2-inch overhang of foil on two sides. Grease foil. (I used parchment paper so I didn’t have to grease anything)
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in oats and brown sugar, and use clean fingertips as needed to break up brown sugar clumps. Add butter, and using fingertips, work butter into mixture until evenly moistened.
  • Add 2 cups of the oat mixture to the prepared baking dish and press into an even layer. Spread raspberry jam into an even layer over oat layer, coming within 1/4-inch of all edges. Sprinkle top evenly with remaining oat mixture, then slightly press into jam layer.
  • Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 34 – 38 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before cutting into squares. Store in an airtight container.
  • Recipe Source: adapted from allrecipes

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I used All Natural Red Raspberry Jam from Smuckers. You can use seedless if you prefer. I cut mine into 16 pieces and for my friends out there on weight watchers, that would be 4 pts +. If you cut them into 9 pieces that would be 5 pts +.  I think you could eat it for breakfast or dessert.

Raspberry Crumb Bars

Enjoy!

 

 

Cronuts

Today there will not be a recipe, but more of a public service announcement. The Cronut is probably the most amazing combination ever made in food history. It is a Croissant Donut that has a cinnamon sugar coating. I finally got to try this amazingness at Epcot in Disney World yesterday.

For all my Michiganders out there, this tastes just like an apple orchard donut! This made me very happy since now I can have a taste of home in Florida. You can get this donut 2 ways, plain or topped with ice cream. We got it both ways, and since I can’t have ice cream, I let Dad tackle that one. It is hard to eat with a fork or spoon though. Can’t really cut into the Cronut very easily. I would suggest just eating the ice cream first and then picking up the Cronut and eat it with your hands.

CronutCronut with ice cream

Both ways are super delicious and there were a lot of people ordering them when we were in line. This is a MUST try. It is perfect for breakfast, dessert, or if you just want a snack. This doesn’t weigh you down like a normal donut does. So go to Disney World now, or for those New Yorkers, go to the bakery that sells them. These need to be eaten by all!!

Enjoy!

German Pancakes

I have seen this recipe be called many things, German Pancakes or Dutch Baby, either way they are delicious. I am going to call them German Pancakes because well, I am German. They are so light they don’t make you feel as full as normal pancakes do. They are great for loading up with toppings too and it kind of feels like eating dessert at breakfast. Recipe below:

  • 1 cup milk (I used vanilla almond milk, to keep it dairy free)
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Blend first six ingredients in a blender, make sure it is smooth. No chunks!
  3. Blend in melted butter after everything is blended
  4. Grease muffin tins and fill half way with batter
  5. Bake for 15 minutes
  6. They should peel right out of the tin if you greased it enough. I used PAM spray and it worked perfectly!

Makes about 18-24. You can also make it in a big baking dish. I liked using the muffin tins because then everyone can have their own and it forms a cup to load up with toppings. I cut the recipe in half and it made 11 pancakes.

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For toppings, I used bananas, strawberries, blueberries, chocolate chips, powdered sugar, and whip cream.

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The finished products!

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Very delicious breakfast, you can use any topping you want. Very light so you can eat more! Mom and Dad gave it the seal of approval, so go make it!