Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon buns have always reminded me of being a kid (my mom seriously made the most amazing buns!) Unfortunately cinnamon buns, albeit delicious, are not the healthiest treat. However, with a few tweaks, this breakfast favourite can easily become a tasty and more nutritious treat. The bonus is that your house will smell fantastic!


1/3 packed brown sugar
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1/3 cup cinnamon protein powder (I like to use BSN Lean Dessert)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup raisins
1/4 cup melted coconut oil

1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 Tbsp sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
3/4 cup milk


1. Preheat over to 435*
2. In a small bowl mix together the first 6 ingredients.
3. In a large bowl mix together the flours, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter. Add the milk and use a fork to blend the ingredients into a dough.
4. Flour the counter and knead the dough for 1 minute. Roll into a square, approximately 1 cm thick. Spread the cinnamon mixture on top and roll the dough up. Cut into 2 inch pieces and place into a greased pan (I used a cheesecake pan).
5. Bake for 15 minutes.
6. If you want to really go nuts add some icing: 1 cup icing sugar, 1/4 cup milk, tsp vanilla.
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