These buttery thyme-seasoned knotted dinner rolls have a sweet and tangy cranberry-ginger topping baked right in. The prep time is only 20 minutes thanks to frozen whole-wheat bread dough, so you can make these any night of the week.

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

20 mins
1 hr 10 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine cranberries and sugar in a small bowl. Stir in 1 tablespoon of the melted butter, 1/4 teaspoon of the thyme and the ginger.

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Dust work surface lightly with flour. Divide dough into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece of dough into a 12-inch-long rope. Tie each dough rope into a loose knot, leaving two long ends. Tuck top end under knot and bottom end into top center of the knot. Spoon 1 teaspoon of the cranberry mixture into the center of each knot. Place knots 2 to 3 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Cover and let rise in a warm place until nearly double in size (30 to 60 minutes).

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Stir together the remaining 1 tablespoon melted butter and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon thyme in a small bowl. Brush butter-thyme mixture over tops of rolls. Bake about 18 minutes or until golden brown.


Tip: If using a sugar substitute, we recommend Splenda(R) Granular or Truvia(R) Spoonable Sweetener. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar. Nutrition Per Servings with Substitute: same as below, except 116 calories, 18 g carbohydrate, 0 g sugar.

Nutrition Facts

1 roll
118 calories; protein 4.5g; carbohydrates 18.9g; dietary fiber 1.6g; sugars 0.6g; fat 3.4g; saturated fat 1.2g; cholesterol 5.1mg; vitamin a iu 62.7IU; vitamin c 0.3mg; folate 0.3mcg; calcium 3.9mg; iron 0.2mg; magnesium 0.4mg; potassium 3.5mg; sodium 227mg.

1 fat, 1 starch