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Protein Cinnamon “Roll”

For a first try, actually, for a first try making something I DREAMT about, this turned out fantastic! The only issue I had (because let’s start with the bad news) is that my ‘technique’ of winging it with the flour (by pouring it straight out of the bag) led to an accidental overload of coconut flour (surprising?) which consequently made the dough too doughy and thus not ‘rollable’ enough (though certainly ‘foldable’ hehe).

So that’s the bad news. The good news is that this actually tastes like a cinnamon roll, it feels like a cinnamon roll, heck it IS a cinnamon roll!! mmm… *sigh*


161g whites (aka 4 egg whites)
10g coconut flour (when I wanted to use 5 (you could, in theory I imagine, use oat flour instead too or whatever)
17g unsweetened whey
11g vanilla whey
10g apple fiber (the apple fiber gives it that ummph cinnamon roll taste; it really brings out another dimension out of the cinnamon)


1. I baked this on a HOT coconut oil-oiled baking tray, spreading it out so it formed a kind of long rectangle.

2. Baked it at a medium-oven temperature.

3. On the side, I mixed in 14g of vanilla whey with 7g of brazil nuts (wanted to use walnuts but realized too late that I’d run out, anyways the brazils were a good call because mmmm) and a bit of maple syrup + cinnamon.

4. When it was done, I spread the cinnamon mix in the middle and… well, I rolled.

5. Here is where the flour accident became more apparent because, as you can see from the pic, it didn’t roll as dramatically as it should have. Moral of the story: when you make this, use a. more egg whites and/or b. less flour. Point is for the mix to be thick and stretchy and not overly breadlike (play with it). The mixture in the middle, you could play with that too by using even more; flavor-wise though, it really was amazingly cinnamon roll-ish.

Macros per Serving (out of 1):

43.1g protein (boom boooom!)
16.4 carb (of which 8.3g = fiber)
7.9 fat (of which 2.7 sat)

I’m hoping Morpheus will keep these kinds of dreams ‘rolling’ hehe πŸ˜‰

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13 Replies to “Protein Cinnamon “Roll””

  1. Try the cinnamon roll, seriously, and play with the dough recipe so its stretchier and a phat ooooh a phat cinnamon roll is bound to ensue, I can’t wait to try this again hee hee hee πŸ™‚ I wish we all lived near each other and had cooking parties, imagine the crazyness haha

  2. hi! it’s Dee here! as you can see I finally made a blog πŸ˜€

    the cinnamon roll looks DELICIOUS and I’ll be making it for sure- I already have coconut flour, but I’m still waiting for the protein powders. it will be first on my list of things to bake whenever they come!

    have you ever tried using yeast with coconut flour? you think it could work?
    and what brand of apple fiber you use?

  3. gratulacje!!! how exciting D! looking forward to seeing some of your recipes! I get my apple fiber from, it’s delicious! As for yeast with coconut flour, i’ve never tried it! could work maybe? i dont cook much with live yeast so i really have no idea but give it a shot! id love to find out πŸ™‚

  4. Hi Leslie! Well, if you don’t have any, don’t worry about it! It’s really not an essential ingredient, it just adds a nice extra dimension to it but with just maple you’re covered. Maybe you can add a bit of apple if you want mushed up in the dough but not much and, again, its not essential πŸ™‚

  5. Looks fantastic–can’t wait to try it.

    p.s. You blog looks awesome but you could really use some formatting of the text in your posts–it is hard to read. If you added some line breaks and made the columns no wider than 10 to 13 words it would be much more legible. I know this sounds obnoxious but please take it in the spirit in which it’s intended, to improve your blog.

  6. Thanks πŸ™‚ Trust me, I’m fully and utterly aware of this fact. I just know that once I change ONE recipe I’m going to want to change ALL of them to the new format and right now I’m insanely busy but it’s on my list of TO DO THINGS once I get my PhD so, very soon :-)))