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"I Want Protein Cinnamon Rolls!
Can It Be Done?"

Ask The Protein Powder Chef: 'I Want Protein Cinnamon Rolls! Can It Be Done?'

I have a passion for weightlifting, nutrition, and great-tasting food. Ask me a question and I’ll turn it into a protein-filled, delicious recipe!
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I'm a bodybuilder and a cinnamon roll aficionado. Is it possible to make a high-protein, low-calorie, low-carb cinnamon roll? Please say "yes."

You're in luck! The answer is indeed yes. The quickest and simplest way to go about making a protein cinnamon roll is to bake a cakey and "rollable" pancake, cut it into thick strips, coat each layer with frosting, and then roll them up. Before you eat one, top it with more frosting, cinnamon, and nuts. Your taste buds will sing!

"Before you eat one, top it with more frosting, cinnamon, and nuts. Your taste buds will sing!"

Here's the recipe!

Ingredients For Cake
Ingredients For Frosting
Topping
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 320-338 degrees F.
  2. Blend all ingredients for cake together.
  3. Pour batter into a large brownie pan. (I like to use silicone bake ware.) Bake for 10-15 minutes.
  4. When the cake is done, you'll notice it's pretty flat-kind of like a pancake-this is what we want. Allow cake to cool.
  5. While cake is cooling, mix all ingredients for frosting in a bowl.
  6. After cake is cooled, slice it into three or four strips and then coat each strip with frosting. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Be sure to leave some frosting for topping.
  7. Roll each cake strip to create the cinnamon roll.
  8. Top each roll with the rest of the frosting, nuts, and cinnamon.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Cinnamon Roll
Amount per serving
Calories 290
Total Fat7g
Total Carbs11.4g
Protein44g
Protein Cinnamon Roll PDF (66.2 KB)



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runanteldat

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runanteldat

Can you make Red Velvet cake pleaaaase!?

Nov 14, 2012 6:02pm | report
Determine2

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Determine2

I agree Red velvet cake or even for portion control red velvet protein cupcakes!

Jan 14, 2013 1:48am | report
gpemswiler

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gpemswiler

Red velvet cake=vanilla cake with either red food coloring or beet juice and frosting.

Jun 2, 2013 11:57am | report
belin

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belin

looks amazing!

Nov 14, 2012 6:14pm | report
transformerchad

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transformerchad

i agree

Nov 15, 2012 1:40am | report
DaxDev

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DaxDev

Anna, do you have any cheesecake recipes?

Nov 15, 2012 12:37am | report
DaxDev

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DaxDev

Or lemon meringue pie?:)

Nov 15, 2012 12:38am | report
Wantaripbod

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Wantaripbod

How about..like chips? I like eating chips like to pass the time or while playing video games? Protein potato chips possible?

Nov 15, 2012 6:58am | report
ekgrove1s

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ekgrove1s

try baked sweet potatoes. Just shave off some slices using a potato peeler and throw them on a baking sheet. bake until they are crispy and add in some spices for extra flavor. yum!

Nov 15, 2012 12:30pm | report
HeatherJay14

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HeatherJay14

MMmmmm can't wait to try this one!

Nov 15, 2012 8:48am | report
The Crush

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The Crush

My kids might not be able to say no to this. Hahaha! If there is one thing we fight, it's getting them to eat enough protein. Keep sending in those recipes Anna. Love it!

Nov 15, 2012 11:26am | report
jakeoh5

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jakeoh5

Anna you've totally blown my mind, I can't wait to read all your other articles!

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AnnaSward

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AnnaSward

Thanks Jake!

Nov 16, 2012 10:44am | report
SD85

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SD85

Can you make this with vanilla whey and some extra cinnamon or will it not turn out well?

Nov 15, 2012 1:41pm | report
AnnaSward

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AnnaSward

It will turn out fine BUT using a blend like Myofusion is slightly better because it contains not only whey but also egg white pow etc and this makes the texture a bit fluffier when baked. Try it with good old whey though, it SHOULD turn out OK :-)

Nov 16, 2012 10:45am | report
sflutsch

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sflutsch

HOLY PROTEIN!! 44g's!

Nov 15, 2012 2:48pm | report
AnnaSward

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AnnaSward

Hehehehe indeed :-)

Nov 16, 2012 12:20pm | report
amyjo777

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amyjo777

My life is complete!! :)

Nov 16, 2012 12:53pm | report
DocF

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DocF

Amazing..... I love how this is 44g of protein I think the only thing that will be difficult is eating just one haha

Nov 16, 2012 4:22pm | report
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xtinataguba

looks delicious, i will try to make this recipe. thanks!

Nov 17, 2012 6:12am | report
trentlittle

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trentlittle

This look amazing!! this is going to be on my list for things to do for sure.. Thanks..

Nov 17, 2012 9:46am | report
BigBoLuke93

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BigBoLuke93

This recipe looks strikingly familiar.... Oh yeah, that's because I came up with it

I would have appreciated some credit, but I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Nov 17, 2012 7:23pm | report
AnnaSward

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AnnaSward

That's an unfair accusation monsieur for I know not who you are or where you claim I took it from. Also, I'm not in the business of copying recipes, that'd be far too time consuming and soul-destroying to be honest. You may have created something similar, I don't doubt that - i.e. a rolled pancake with protein frosting. But, to be fair, a lot of people probably have too. Why? because it's the quickest and simplest way to make protein cinnamon rolls - anyone experimenting with them would most likely end up here.

That all being said, I'm interested in seeing your recipe and comparing it with mine. I don't take your accusation as an insult; I take it as a sign that we think (and therefore cook) in a similar way so I look forward to connecting.

Nov 19, 2012 2:52pm | report
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krystaliciouz

Did not like this cake recipe. Followed all directions and proper ingredient amounts. I baked the cake for 10 mins and it was crispy on the edges like a chip and it didn't roll up well at all. The cake was super hard to get down. it was a tough consistency. The frosting was delicious though!

Nov 19, 2012 10:01pm | report
AnnaSward

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AnnaSward

Hmmm did you use Myofusion? Did you let it cool before rolling?

Nov 20, 2012 2:48am | report
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