Cinnamon Swirls

small white plate with five cinnamon swirl treats
15 minutes
10 minutes
Servings per Recipe
Serving Size
3 pieces
Nutrition Facts
Calories : 200
Fat : 10 g
Sodium : 180 mg
Total Carbohydrates : 25 g
Fiber : 0 g
Protein : 6 g
2 slices soft-texture whole wheat bread
2 tablespoons reduced fat cream cheese (Neufchatel Cheese) or nut butter
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 tablespoons melted butter or spray butter
Wash hands with soap and water.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Trim the crusts from the bread slices.
Spread 1 tablespoon of softened cream cheese on each bread slice.
Roll up bread slices with cream cheese on the inside.
Cut each roll into three equal sized pieces.
In small bowl, mix together sugar and cinnamon.
Spray each swirl with butter then roll into the sugar-cinnamon mixture. Do not dip roll ends. If using melted butter, use a basting brush to brush it on or drizzle the butter with a spoon, and then sprinkle cinnamon sugar on each swirl.
On an ungreased baking pan, place rolls seam side down. Bake in a 350° oven about 10 minutes or until light brown.
Serve immediately or refrigerate for 1-2 days.

This is a great recipe to adjust to your own tastes and preferences. Try using strawberry cream cheese, or finely chopped berries to give a fruity flavor.

Nutrition facts calculated with Neufchatel Cheese and melted butter. Recipe will be lower in fat and calories if spray butter is used instead.

Recipe courtesy of Mary Liz Wright, nutrition and wellness educator.