Today is my daughter's third birthday. Happy birthday Lily!
In honor of my sweet princess, I decided to whip up a batch of skinny birthday cake cinnamon rolls. Can you say 'yum'? YUM!
By now you should all be well aware of the fact that I have a serious funfetti addiction. Cake batter or funfetti flavored anything will make me one happy girl.
I got the idea for these lovely little things from this pin I saw on Pinterest the other day. How perfect. How fun. How... funfetti!
Of course, I've got to have my cake and eat it too! I scaled the recipe down to a smaller amount and healthified it. I don't need 25+ cinnamon rolls hanging around my kitchen - that could be dangerous to my waistline!
Skinny Birthday Cake Cinnamon Rolls
Servings: 16 • Size: 1 Cinnamon Rolls • Calories: 198.2 • Fat: 1 g • Carb: 41.6 g • Fiber: 1.8 g • Protein: 4 g • Sugar: 18.3 g • Sodium: 216.3 mg
1 1/4 C. Hot Water (Not boiling, but hot to the touch.)
1/2 Tsp. Vanilla
1 1/4 C. Rainbow Chip Cake Mix (Funfetti/Confetti)
1 1/4 C. Bread Flour
1 1/4 C. Whole Wheat White Flour
1/2 Tsp. Salt
2 1/4 Tsp. Active Dry Yeast
1/4 C. Light Butter, Softened
1/4 C. Brown Sugar
1/4 C. Stevia
1/4 C. Rainbow Chip Cake Mix (Funfetti/Confetti)
3 Tbsp. Rainbow Sprinkles (Jimmies)
1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon
1 Tbsp. Fat Free Greek Yogurt
3/4 C. Powdered Sugar
2 Tbsp. Rainbow Chip Cake Mix (Funfetti/Confetti)
1/4 Tsp. Vanilla
1 Tbsp. Milk
Rainbow Sprinkles (Optional additional topping!)
Place the ingredients for the cinnamon rolls into a bread machine in the order listed and set it to the 'dough cycle' setting.
No Bread Machine:
If you do not have a bread machine, you can combine the hot water and yeast into a bowl and allow the yeast to activate and foam up. Once the yeast is active you can combine the remaining ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer with the hook attachment or knead by hand. Spray a large bowl with non-stick cooking spray and place dough inside. Cover with plastic wrap and allow it to sit for an hour until doubled in size.
Once the dough cycle has ended or the dough has risen for it's first time. Punch it down and allow to rise for another hour or until doubled in size once more.
After the second rise, remove the dough to a lightly floured surface and roll out into a large rectangle. Spread the butter over rectangle and sprinkle the brown sugar, stevia, cake mix, cinnamon, and sprinkles for the filling atop the dough. Roll into a tight, long, skinny log. Cut into 16 equal pieces. I use floss to do this! Yes. Floss. Lightly spray two rounded 8 inch cake pans or a 13x9 with non-stick cooking spray and place the cinnamon rolls into the prepared pan(s). Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise for another 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Once ready, remove the plastic wrap and bake the cinnamon rolls for 15-20 minutes. In the mean time, combine the frosting ingredients in a bowl and whisk together until smooth and creamy.
Remove the cinnamon rolls from the oven and allow to cool slightly before drizzling the frosting over the top. Top with a few more sprinkles if desired and enjoy!