I've been trying to health-ify the cinnamon roll for some time now. But everything I've thought of just wasn't enough. Whole wheat flour can only do so much nutrition-wise.
Then I found this idea from Chocolate-Covered Katie and I ran with it. It turns out that it's actually a decently-balanced breakfast! AND gluten-free.
Faux Cinnamon Bun
Adapted from Chocolate-Covered Katie
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 Tbsp chopped pecans
1 1/2 Tbsp light brown sugar
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
4 oz 2% plain Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Generously spray two ramekins with baking spray.
In a medium bowl, stir together oats, almond milk, applesauce, pecans, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Scoop even portions into each ramekin.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, then remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Turn over each ramekin to gently remove each "bun".
For frosting: use a handheld mixer to whip powdered sugar into Greek yogurt in a small mixing bowl.
Spoon "frosting" over "buns" and sprinkle with additional ground cinnamon.
Nutrition Info per 1 bun with topping: 349 calories, 10 g fat, 13 g protein, 49 g carbohydrates, 6 g fiber