A delicious yeasty roll made with whole wheat and pumpkin filled with cinnamon makes a lighter and healthier treat for a special brunch. Grab a Light & Healthy Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll while they last.
Lately every time I sit to write a post about a recipe the words of the song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” pop into my head. I have managed to stop myself until now. Maybe if I finally let the words out, I will quit hearing them reverberate inside my head. While I try to enjoy every day, I do love this time of year. Everyone is a little nicer and kinder. I am really going to try to enjoy this particular year. I have a feeling it will be the last Christmas with a certain magic to it. My seven-year old was asking some pointed questions about Christmas the other day. Another child has obviously been telling her something, but she wouldn’t tell me who. Luckily she was happy to believe me rather than whatever she heard. (Hopefully you can infer what I am talking about without me really saying just in case little eyes are reading over your shoulder)
The only hard part about the upcoming holidays, all the food! It is everywhere. Neighbors drop off delicious cookies and baked goods for us. There are parties and get-togethers, and of course, the big dinners at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Can you feel your hips expanding just thinking about it? I know I can. Healthier versions of special treats are a great way to combat the weight gain. That makes Light & Healthier Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Frosting perfect. They feel very decadent but have a lot less calories and fat than the original. This time of year that is what it is about, cutting out a few calories here and there, and that E word, exercise.
The dough is easy to work with and filled with pumpkin puree. You can bake a couple of batches together and give them as gifts to your neighbors and friends. The luscious maple frosting makes them feel so special and decadent. The cinnamon filling brings a zing to the roll plus cinnamon helps to make baked goods taste sweeter without using more sugar. Really, what would a cinnamon roll be without the cinnamon!
Bake a couple of batches and “Wow” your friends and neighbors with your baking prowess. It is all about Thanksgiving from here on out on Food Done Light. Be sure to come back on Thursday for a lightened Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole.
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