This cranberry-pecan cinnamon roll recipe is a cinch to put together--there's no kneading and no rolling of any dough. These rolls are baked in a muffin tin and are already perfectly portioned, making them great for a morning treat or as part of a brunch menu. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2013

Carolyn Malcoun
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.

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  • Combine melted butter, brown sugar, brown rice syrup (or corn syrup), cranberries, pecans and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl. Divide among the muffin cups, spreading about 1 tablespoon in the bottom of each.

  • Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a large bowl. Add cold butter and, using two knives (or your fingertips), cut (or crumble) the butter until it's the size of small peas. Drizzle with buttermilk and oil; stir just until combined. Spoon the batter on top of the cranberry mixture, using about 2 tablespoons for each.

  • Bake rolls until lightly brown around the edges, 18 to 20 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then run a knife around the edges of each to loosen. Place a large serving tray over the pan and invert the rolls onto it. Spoon any topping left in the pan onto the rolls. Serve warm.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate topping (Step 2) and dough (Step 3) in separate containers for up to 1 day.

Equipment: Muffin tin with 12 (1/2-cup) cups

Tips: To make quick work of chopping cranberries, place whole berries in a food processor and pulse a few times until the berries are coarsely chopped.

White whole-wheat flour, made from a special variety of white wheat, is light in color and flavor but has the same nutritional properties as regular whole-wheat flour. It is available at large supermarkets and natural-foods stores and online at bobsredmill.com or kingarthurflour.com. Store it in the freezer.

Nutrition Facts

220 calories; 9.6 g total fat; 3.5 g saturated fat; 14 mg cholesterol; 298 mg sodium. 123 mg potassium; 31 g carbohydrates; 2.2 g fiber; 12 g sugar; 3.5 g protein; 166 IU vitamin a iu; 1 mg vitamin c; 32 mcg folate; 108 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 10 mg magnesium; 10 g added sugar;

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