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Sweet Breakfast Rolls

PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
1 hr 35 min
20 min
15 min
These mini breakfast treats replace some butter and extra sugar with applesauce. Snuggle the rolls together directly on the sheet pan to keep them nice and fluffy. Once the rolls do their final rise, they bake up in just 15 minutes. Serve as part of a breakfast buffet along with a large bowl of nonfat yogurt with fruit salad and granola for topping. If desired, you can add a little orange or lemon zest to add extra flavour to the icing.


Cooking spray

1 spray(s)

Fat free evaporated milk

½ cup(s), warmed to 110 to 115°F


2 tsp(s), active dry


½ tsp(s)

Bread flour

2½ cup(s), plus more for flouring

Kosher salt

1¾ tsp(s)

Unsweetened applesauce

¾ cup(s), divided

Vanilla extract

1 tsp(s)

Ground cinnamon

2 tbsp(s)

Packed light brown sugar

1 tbsp(s)

Low fat cream cheese

¼ cup(s), (Neufchâtel), at room temperature

Powdered sugar (icing sugar)

3 tbsp(s), sifted

Plain unsweetened almond milk

5 tbsp(s)


  1. In bowl, stir evaporated milk, yeast, and granulated sugar. Let stand until yeast appears foamy, 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. In large bowl, stir 2 cups flour and salt. Add yeast mixture, 1⁄2 cup applesauce, and vanilla. Using fork, continue mixing until dough becomes shaggy. Mix in just enough remaining flour to make dough slightly stiff. Transfer to lightly floured work surface. Knead dough, gradually adding remaining flour if dough is too sticky to handle, until smooth and slightly tacky, 3 to 4 minutes. Coat large bowl with nonstick spray. Transfer dough to bowl. Cover with damp cloth and let dough rise in warm, draft-free area until doubled in size, about 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. Spray small baking sheet with nonstick spray. In small bowl, stir remaining 1⁄4 cup applesauce, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Roll dough out to 24-by-61⁄2-inch rectangle. Spread cinnamon applesauce over dough. Starting from 1 long side, roll up dough tightly into log. Slice crosswise into 24 rolls. Carefully transfer rolls to baking sheet, arranging side-by-side in rows, cut-side up. Cover pan with damp cloth and let rolls rise in warm, draft-free area for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake rolls until puffed, 10 to 12 minutes. Turn on broiler. Broil rolls until golden brown on top, 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, using electric mixer, in another small bowl, beat cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Gradually add milk, 1 tbsp at a time, until desired thickness is reached. Spoon icing over hot rolls. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  6. Serving size: 2 mini cinnamon rolls