Ok, I finally jumped on the cinnamon bun bandwagon! I TRIED to do it without using fathead, but in the end, they truly just didnt taste as great. I honestly think fathead cinnamon buns (at least these ones) rival Cinnabon!
What you’ll need:
- 1 1/2 cups (170g) mozzarella cheese – shredded
- 3/4 cup (85g) almond flour
- 2 tbsp cream cheese
- 2 tbsp sugar substitute
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup (50g) butter – melted
- 1/4 cup (50g) white sugar substitute
- 1/4 cup (40g) brown sugar substitute (I used Sukrin Gold)
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1/3 cup (90g) cream cheese
- 1 1/2 tbsp sugar substitute
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tbsp heavy cream
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First lets make the cinnamon buns. In a microwavable bowl, stir together your mozzarella cheese and cream cheese.
Microwave on high for 45 seconds to 1 minute until the cheese has melted.
Pour in your almond flour, cinnamon, sugar substitute, baking powder and vanilla. Use a fork to mix the almond flour with the cheese.
Crack in your egg and continue to mix until a dough forms.
Place the dough between two pieces of parchment paper and use a rolling pin to roll it into a circle, similar to a pizza.
For your filling, melt your butter, then add in the sugar substitutes and cinnamon. Whisk together.
Pour the filling onto the dough and use a spatula to spread it around – like tomato sauce on a pizza!
Take one edge of the dough and start rolling it to the opposite side – similar to rolling a carpet. Use the parchment paper to handle the dough if it’s sticky.
One the dough is a long roll, cut into 6 pieces.
You can either place the rolls in a small, lined casserole dish, squishing them together, OR put each roll into a muffin tin, lined with parchment paper.
Bake at 350°F/175°C for 25 minutes or until the top of the rolls have browned.
Take out and let cool for at least 10-15 minutes.
For the icing, place the cream cheese, sugar substitute, vanilla and heavy cream into a bowl. Microwave for 30-45 seconds.
Stir together and pour into a piping bag (or a ziplock bag) and pipe onto the cinnamon buns.
That’s it! Enjoy!
This makes roughly 6 cinnamon buns.
Nutritional Information per bun:
NET CARBS: 3.4