Baked Cinnamon Twists

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

If I could eat pastries coated with cinnamon and sugar on a daily basis (and my butt remained unaffected by the overload of carbs) I would. BUT I am too vain and type 1 diabetic so this is not possible.

This was one of those weeks where I NEEDED a little sweet treat in my life. I was at the mall on Monday and I almost stopped at that amazing Wetzel Pretzel stand. They had these gooey melted cinnamon sticks that were calling my name. I resisted. I could not stop thinking about them and was determined to make my own version. I found a recipe here and put my own butt friendly twist on it.

What you will need:

  • 1 package of ready made whole wheat dough. I got mine at Trader Joes.
  • 1/2 cup of organic coconut sugar. Coconut sugar is a delicious alternative to regular sugar because it is low-glycemic and it wont cause that energy crash that you get from ordinary sugar.
  • 1/4 cup of melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon.
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Roll out the dough into a long rectangle.
  3. Slice the dough into long strips
  4. Place each strip into the butter.
  5. Place each butter coated strip onto the plate with the cinnamon and sugar. Roll it around until in is evenly coated.
  6. Twist each end of the stripes in opposite directions.
  7. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake for 15-18 minutes.
So whats the status of these baked cinnamon twists as of now? They are gone. Every last one.

60 comments:

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

These look amazing! This has been one of those weeks where i need chocolate!

Stephanie Shepherd said...

This is my favorite kind of pretzel! and once I start I can't stop. So good :)

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

These look fantastic! I love soft pretzels of all kinds...YUM!!

Juggling in Heels said...

Those looks delish! I am going to have to try this!

Lindsay said...

YUMMY! That sounds easy enough for me. Good thing I started working out, now I can eat these things without feeling as guilty. :)

Chelsea said...

Oh, yum!! These look so delicious! I didn't know that about coconut sugar until now :)

Erin said...

I don't like cinnamon, but they look AMAZING! I know many people who would eat these right up! :)

sherri lynn said...

I always want to get the cinnamon sugar pretzels at the mall too! Yours turned out so perfectly! I'll have to give organic coconut sugar a try. Did you get that at TJs too? Or is that something you need to get from a health store?

Amy said...

Those look amazing! I bet they tasted like more!

theolivetree said...

drooling.

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Sherri lynn- You can get coconut sugar at almost any health food store like Whole Foods or Sprouts.

colleen said...

those look amazing. and butt friendly? i'm in.

Bex said...

MMM they look amazing! xo

Anonymous said...

we dont have a traders joe or a health food store. i may have to sue the city because they dont offer butt friendly alternatives... jk
yay to you for having self control at the wetzle pretzle stand.... not that we have one of those either!
they look yummers!! where do you find the time?
caw
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Nik G said...

Those look DELISH. I will definitely try this recipe. Did you get the coconut sugar from TJ's as well?

Anna Elder said...

…and Pinned! yummmmmmmm. now if oklahoma could get a trader joe's i'd be so happy. but i'm sure i could find whole wheat dough somewhere, somehow! :)

Wendy said...

Yummmm! Looking forward to trying coconut sugar! (Love how you mentioned being vain - me, too, lol). Happy Wednesday! :D

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Nik G- I got the coconut sugar from Sprouts. It is similar to a Whole Foods. Any specialty health food store should carry it.

Sarah said...

Ok you've got me drooling. This is definitely making it's way on the list of To Do's before Fall is over.

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

Alexa said...

Yum...next time I get down to Sprouts (which will likely be in a few days) I'm totally picking up that coconut sugar. :)

Marjorie said...

these are my hubby's fave! i'll have to give it a try!

Heather said...

OMG these look amazing!!!
I was kind of giggling when I saw this post b/c I had just eaten a Cinnabon (yes, I spoiled my husband by purchasing them last night)... these look soooo good and I love the healthy alternative!

Chelsea said...

Oh my gosh. I need these a.s.a.p. And coconut sugar!? Wha!? Why am I just now learning about this?? That sounds amazing.

Mindy said...

There must be something in the air. I busted out the brown sugar, cinnamon and dough this morning too. These look deeeelicious!
Are they still figure friendly if you eat the entire batch to yourself? :)

Ashley said...

Oh wow! These look amazing! I am definitely going to have to try these!!!

Rebecca - A Daily Something said...

Gosh, Lindsay...these look so so gooooood. They look like churros kinda...but healthier!

Jamie @ charmingly ordinary said...

Interesting about the coconut sugar! I have been substituting sugar for honey but I bet this is even healthier...

Terry said...

Well you know the stuff at the mall was waaaaayyyyy worse for you so way to go on resisting that big temptation. Having said that, these look pretty amazing. I'm definitely pinning this little recipe.

Briana said...

Those look ridic good! I will definitely be making them. And my 'butt' thanks you, too, for making them a teensy bit healthier!! :-)

Val said...

OMG....mouth watering.

Anne said...

These look fab! must give them a try! Probably eat the lot myself!!
~Anne

Andrea @ Strawberry Chic said...

These looks so yummy, and I love that they are baked instead of fried (that way you don't have to feel too bad when you eat them :)

Meg {henninglove} said...

these look so good lindsay and i love they are baking and little bit healthier, yummy!

Tabitha Lynn said...

Yum they look amazing!

Umm I should win tomorrow. K ;)

Also still wanna guest spot?

Tab
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Finley said...

Um, yes please! These look so good!! And since they're healthy, I think I'll need to dip them in caramel and chocolate. ;)

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Susan said...

Ummm yum! Lindsay you are such a creative one! Yum yum yum. Now you're making me want to run to a pretzel stand, get one of those, and then run home! haha. That looks delicious!

Lindsey said...

thank you for the sweet comment! your blog is too cute, love the header and i have to try these soon! they look delicious!!

jessica {creative index} said...

oh my gosh! i need some of these! now!!!

Brynn {chartreuse and a twist} said...

you make the tastiest looking goodies...ALWAYS!!! and it always makes me have sudden cravings! :) xoxoxo brynn

melissa said...

You're making me drool on my keyboard!

I would totally enter the giveaway if I had an iPhone :(

Jami Graham said...

I think I will be making these tomorrow! I now officially am in love with you. Okay...maybe I'll be making them tonight!

Katie said...

Oh my gosh. Looks SO good! Making pronto! :)

Mongs said...

this is such a great idea, you always have the perfect recipes! Look so cute and yummy!

love,mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

I'm a sucker for cinnamon rolls so I absolutely love that you shared a more healthier version. Pinni for sure!

Stephanie said...

Wow, Lindsay, I shouldn't be reading your blog when I am hungry! These looks so yummy, I am going to have to try your recipe.

Renee Jennifer said...

Ahh, these look amazing! Perfect to bring along to holiday parties and such. Thanks for sharing :). xx.

Rachael said...

BUTT friendly twist! Hahahaha! that's so punny...
I am really hoping to get my act together and try these. I was so excited to move into a place with a kitchen so I could start actually MAKING all these drool-inspiring foods you post on here but I forgot the key ingredient.. TIME. Oh, and money. But mostly time. When I do though, I'll be sending a little thanks your way...

The Perfect Pear said...

yummm, okay I could really go for some of these right meow! mmmm :)

Ashley said...

Those look so good! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I'm your newest follower. :)

brittany said...

oh my goodness. i need one of these right now!!

It seems pretty obvious. said...

These looks delicious! I love cinnamon rolls but I've never heard of cinnamon twits before, what a great idea :)

//Niina

alibrin9 said...

WOW those look good! I'll have to try making some with my roommates!!

Alida said...

These look so yummy!

Small Things Simple Pleasures said...

I am so going to make these!

Allison said...

Butt-friendly is definitely the way to go. :D

hunkydory57 said...

how many grams of carbs are they?

Anonymous said...

Thanks, for the Coconut Sugar tip, it makes a difference, and a little sweet twist makes it easier to keep the Big carbs away, thanks, I am following you., ID

courtneyhild said...

These look so good! Have you thought of ways to make a paleo version?

courtneyhild said...
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Anonymous said...

http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/coconut_palm_sugar.htm

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