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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

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total:
1 hr
Servings:
12
Servings:
12
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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

1 roll
220 calories; protein 3.5g; carbohydrates 31g; dietary fiber 2.2g; sugars 11.7g; fat 9.6g; saturated fat 3.5g; cholesterol 13.5mg; vitamin a iu 165.8IU; vitamin c 1.5mg; folate 32.3mcg; calcium 107.6mg; iron 2.1mg; magnesium 9.8mg; potassium 123.1mg; sodium 297.9mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 10g.

1 starch, 1 other carbohydrate, 2 fat

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