Inside: Need a quick snack that can double as dessert? You’ll like this easy cinnamon roll-like recipe that takes only five ingredients and five minutes to bake.
Okay here is my disclaimer. These don’t taste “exactly like cinnamon rolls.” But they taste a lot like them. What’s missing is the soft yeasty bread quality of the real McCoy. But the buttery-cinnamon-nut flavor is all there.
If you’ve ever made cinnamon rolls, you know how much work it takes. And if you’re on a special diet, such as low carb, they’re off limits. The beauty of these is that you can use low carb tortillas, which I do, and they taste great!
I can honestly say that when I eat these, I don’t feel deprived!
What else I love about this recipe is the time factor–five minutes to prepare, five minutes to bake. In fact, it will take more time to preheat your oven than the prep and baking time combined.
Have I convinced you yet? I’m envisioning a lot of head nodding going on right this minute.
So let’s get to that recipe!
- 1 10-inch tortilla (I use Mission Carb Balance Whole Wheat Tortillas)
- 1 tablespoon of butter, slightly melted
- 1½ tablespoons of cinnamon sugar (recipe below or use your favorite blend)
- 2 tablespoons of chopped pecans (or walnuts)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Make a small batch of cinnamon sugar: ¼ cup of sugar or sweetener to 1½ teaspoons of cinnamon and mix well, saving the excess for other recipes. Set aside.
- Spread butter over the entire tortilla.
- Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar evenly over the tortilla, covering the whole tortilla.
- Next sprinkle chopped pecans over the tortilla.
- Roll up the tortilla.
- Slice into 6 or 7 pieces, approximately an inch long.
- Place on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and bake 5 minutes.
Notes: These are best eaten warm from the oven. For leftover rolls, I suggest a very brief pop in the microwave–maybe ten to twenty seconds. You might also experiment drizzling icing over the rolls, though I have never tried this.
Try these now or in the new year. They really are so simple to make and so good!
Do you have a favorite quick snack? Tell us about it in the comments.