Category Archives: Breakfast

Cinnamon Rolls from Cooking Light

Ingredients

ROLLS:

  • 1  cup  warm fat-free milk (100° to 110°)
  • 6  tablespoons  melted butter, divided
  • 1/3  cup  granulated sugar, divided
  • 1  package quick-rise yeast
  • 16.88  ounces  all-purpose flour (about 3 3/4 cups)
  • 1  large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • Cooking spray
  • 2/3  cup  packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2  tablespoons  ground cinnamon

ICING:

  • 3  tablespoons  butter, softened
  • 2  tablespoons  heavy cream
  • 1/2  teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 1  cup  powdered sugar

Preparation

1. To prepare rolls, combine milk, 3 tablespoons melted butter, 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, and yeast in a large bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups. Add egg and remaining granulated sugar to bowl. Stir in 4.5 ounces (1 cup) flour; let stand 10 minutes.

2. Add 11.25 ounces (about 2 1/2 cups) flour and salt to milk mixture; stir until a soft dough forms (dough will be sticky). Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic (about 6 minutes); add enough of remaining flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, to prevent dough from sticking to hands. Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray; turn to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 35 minutes or until doubled in size. (Gently press two fingers into dough. If indentation remains, dough has risen enough.) Punch dough down; cover and let rise 35 minutes or until doubled in size. Punch dough down; cover and let rest 5 minutes.

3. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; roll dough into an 18 x 11–inch rectangle. Brush remaining 3 tablespoons melted butter over dough; sprinkle evenly with brown sugar mixture. Beginning at one long side, roll up dough tightly, jelly-roll fashion; pinch seam to seal (do not seal ends of roll). Cut dough into 18 (1-inch) slices. Arrange 9 slices, cut sides up, in each of 2 (8-inch) square baking dishes coated with cooking spray. Cover and let rise 35 minutes or until doubled in size.

4. Preheat oven to 350°.

5. Uncover rolls. Bake at 350° for 22 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 10 minutes in dishes on a wire rack. Turn rolls out onto wire rack; cool 5 minutes. Turn rolls over.

6. To prepare icing, combine 3 tablespoons softened butter and cream; stir with a whisk. Stir in vanilla. Gradually add powdered sugar; stir until blended. Spread icing over rolls; serve warm.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 234
Fat: 6.8g (sat 4.1g,mono 1.8g,poly 0.4g)
Protein: 3.8g
Carbohydrate: 39.6g
Fiber: 1.1g
Cholesterol: 28mg
Iron: 1.7mg
Sodium: 87mg
Calcium: 40mg

Sour Cream Coffee Cake from Cooking Light

Ingredients

  • 3/4  cup  old-fashioned rolled oats (about 2.5 ounces), divided
  • Cooking spray
  • 4.5  ounces  all-purpose flour (about 1 cup)
  • 1  ounce  whole-wheat flour (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1  teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  cup  granulated sugar
  • 1/2  cup  packed brown sugar, divided
  • 1/3  cup  butter, softened
  • 2  large eggs
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 1  (8-ounce) carton light sour cream (such as Daisy)
  • 2  tablespoons  finely chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1  tablespoon  chilled butter, cut into small pieces

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Spread oats in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 6 minutes or until oats are barely fragrant and light brown.

3. Coat a 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray; set aside.

4. Reserve 1/4 cup oats; set aside. Place remaining oats in a food processor; process 4 seconds or until finely ground. Weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine processed oats, flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; stir with a whisk.

5. Place granulated sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, and 1/3 cup butter in a large bowl. Beat with a mixer at medium speed for 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture alternately with sour cream, beginning and ending with flour mixture. (Batter will be slightly lumpy because of oats.) Spoon batter into prepared pan; spread evenly.

6. Combine remaining 1/4 cup oats, remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar, nuts, and cinnamon in a bowl. Cut in 1 tablespoon butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until well blended. Sprinkle top of batter evenly with nut mixture. Bake at 350° for 38 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, top is golden, and cake begins to pull away from sides of pan. Cool cake in pan for 10 minutes; remove from pan.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 276
Fat: 11.5g (sat 6.5g,mono 2.5g,poly 1.2g)
Protein: 5.5g
Carbohydrate: 38.5g
Fiber: 1.4g
Cholesterol: 61mg
Iron: 1.5mg
Sodium: 247mg
Calcium: 59mg