This Cinnamon rolls recipe is made from healthy, whole wheat chocolate and peanut butter dough, has NO butter and is made lighter with Greek yogurt! They’re so moist, soft and sure to be a crowd pleaser!
Can I just barge into your head for just a wee little second, and smoosh some thoughts into that brain of yours, that you may have not been thinking about?
I know that’s kind of a little bit, rude, invasive and treading on that whole “personal space bubble” shenanigans that I know a lot of you have BUT
Chocolate. Peanut. Butter. SWIRLED. CINNAMON. ROLLS.
WITH. Peanut. Butter. GLAYZZZZEEE
A cinnamon roll recipe is, wait for it, 100% whole wheat, have Greek yogurt, NO butter, and are still SO light and fluffy.
Fluffy like those white cats that they use in toilet paper commercials. Or is that paper towel.
I’m planting thoughts of cinnamon rolls in your brain. Not cats. Definitely not toilet paper either.
I have been waiting to share these rolls of cinnamon-sugary-peanut-butter-and-chocolatey-packed goodness with you guys for SO long.
But, you can’t rush perfection. So I shared that healthy cinnamon roll protein oatmeal with you first, while I worked on this cinnamon rolls recipe until it was PUURFECT. <– Cats. Stop.
Oh, and then I made it more times because, well, YUM.
Have you ever made your own cinnamon rolls? Or have you always been in the camp that Mr. Pillsbury makes some pretty darn good one, so you may as well just let him do his thanggggg, and not upset him or anything.
Can you imagine an upset Pillsbury dough boy? Poke me. And die.
Today I am telling you to put your grandma panties (Yes, I am looking at you people who just decided that I wasn’t taking to you because you don’t let the Pillsbury dough boy make your own cinnamon rolls, you let grandma do it.) and make your own.
Now that we’ve spent the past 260 words invading your personal space, chatting about fluffy kittens, squishy white creatures that laugh when you poke them and grandma panties, let me tell you 10 how to actually make this cinnamon roll recipe go from thought –> oven –> faceplant.
Step 1.. Make 2 separate bowls of dough. 1 for chocolate and one for peanut butter. Knead the dough. Read: get out your Taylor-induced hatred for making you dirty 2 BOWLS.
Step 2: Let the dough RISE UP and get poofy like a cloud. If clouds were made of flour. Continue hating Taylor for making you dirty two bowls AND knead two different kinds of dough.
Step 3: DO THE TWIST. This really just means that you can now twist both doughs together, and then roll it out.
Step 4. Spread (read: slather) melted peanut butter on the dough and COVER with brown sugar/cinnamon/mini chocolate chips. You know, like a healthy chocolate chip cookie! BUT, it’s a CINNAMON ROLL RECIPE. Psych!
Also resist the urge to curl up inside and roll yourself into an edible-cinnamon-sugar-covered-sleeping-bag-and-live-there-forever.Maybe test a few chocolate chips though. Quality control. You get it.
Step 5: Use DENTAL FLOSS to cut the rolls. Yes, you read that right. It works like a charm, and you will NOT have weird minty lingering tastes in your rolls. PINKIEZ SWEARZ. Just take a long strand, slide it under the width of one roll and then cross the ends over each other and pull down so that you get a clean slice. Repeat.
Step 6: Wait again. Continue hating Taylor for above mentioned things, as well as for all this waiting.
Step 7: FINALLY, you can bake them.
Step 8. Make more peanut butter glaze than any person needs (that’s key) and then DRENCH rolls in above mentioned glaze.
Step 9: Eat all the Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirled Cinnamon Rolls in one sitting. You know, because everyone knows they’re best fresh. TAKE ADVANTAGE.
Step 10. Feel totally silly for all the hatred of Taylor that was produced during the process, because these rolls are making your taste buds fall off your face, and mail her 1 billion dollars worth of IHOP coupons to make up for it.
Step 10 was a joke.
But I might be lying.
Seriously though. BUNZ.
Make sure you also check out the Whole Wheat Cinnamon Rolls Recipe on Food Fanatic!
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