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Strawberry Sweet Rolls with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze

The perfect summery twist on cinnamon rolls, this 2- ingredient dough is stuffed with fresh picked strawberries and topped with lemony cream cheese glaze.

Strawberry Rolls

As I mentioned in a previous post, the kids and I went strawberry picking and came home with 12 litres of strawberries. I used 4 litres to make some jam, 4 more litres for baking and we enjoyed 4 litres over the course of the week. The kids snacked on fresh strawberries while participating in online learning, and I topped my overnight oats with berries every morning. We just couldn't get enough of the sweet juicy berries!

While we enjoyed the Hawaiian Strawberry Tart, I posted last week, I wanted to use the strawberries in something more Weight Watchers friendly. The great part of being a foodie and being on WW is the creativity I use, to make low point desserts that I can enjoy and not feel deprived. These fresh strawberry sweet rolls are the perfect example.

Strawberry Rolls

Many people LOVE cinnamon rolls, but have you ever had strawberry rolls? I hadn't until last week and I must say that we were all satisfied with the result. While I'm sure the recipes on line which use yeast and tons of sugar are sinfully good, these sweet rolls were just as delicious and made with more healthful ingredients. A truly guilt free and indulgent treat.

I started with the 2-ingredient dough concept, of mixing self rising flour with plain fat free Greek yogurt. I did jazz it up a bit, to make it more suitable for a sweet dessert. I added an egg, vanilla and monk fruit sugar to the dough, which baked up pillowy soft and tender. Fresh berries added a wonderful fresh sweet burst of flavour and a low fat cream cheese and lemon glaze added the perfect amount of sweetness to the rolls. 

Strawberry Rolls

What is 2-Ingredient dough?

2-Ingredient dough is a SmartPoints friendly dough recipe, from Weight Watchers. It is made by combining equal amounts of fat free Greek yogurt and self rising flour. Since Greek yogurt is 0 points on some plans, the only points you need to count if from the flour, which is 3 points for 1/4 C. This dough can be used to make several baked goods and breads such as bagels, pretzels, buns and even sweet rolls.

What if I don't have Self-Rising flour?

I never buy self rising flour and I've been making this dough for the last 2 months. I simply make my own self-rising flour by adding 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt, to 1 cup of flour. So if you use 2 cups of flour, you would add 3 tsp baking powder and 1 tsp salt, etc. 

Can I add other ingredients to my 2-Ingredient dough?

Absolutely! While making bagels and pizza crust, I add garlic and herb seasoning and minced garlic to my dough. In this fresh strawberry sweet roll recipe, I added an egg and sweetener to my dough. The monk fruit sugar for sweetness and an egg as an extra leavening agent, to make the dough fluffier. Since eggs are 0 points on the purple plan, it did not change the point value of my dough.

Strawberry Rolls

Can I use 2-Ingredient dough even if I am not on the WW program?

Of course you can! This dough is a quick, easy and healthful alternative to yeast dough. The Greek yogurt adds extra protein to your dough, while keeping the calories low. As indulgent as yeast dough can be, eating carbs in excess can lead to weight gain and health issues.

How do I make Strawberry Sweet Rolls?
Complete recipe with measurements and instructions can be found below

Prepare the dough: In a mixing bowl, combine the self rising flour (add the baking soda and salt if making your own) and monk fruit sugar. Add in the fat free Greek yogurt, egg and vanilla and mix until mixture pulls away from the side of the bowl and a dough forms. Knead dough 5-7 times until it is nice and smooth.

Roll the dough: On a lightly flour surface, roll the dough into a rectangle that is 1/4-inch thick. Spread the chopped strawberries evenly over the dough and sprinkle with additional monk fruit sugar. Using the longer side of the dough, start rolling it over the berries, as you would when making cinnamon rolls. Cut the roll into 8 equal slices and place in a lightly sprayed baking pan. Bake the rolls until they begin to brown and center dough is cooked through. Remove from oven and let cool.

Prepare the glaze: combine softened light cream cheese, with powdered sugar and lemon zest, until smooth. Spoon equal amounts of the glaze over each strawberry roll and garnish with additional fresh strawberries that have been sliced in half.

PIN IT!!!

Equipment needed for this recipe

  • mixing bowl
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • cutting board 
  • sharp knife
  • rolling pin
  • baking dish 8x11 inches
  • small bowl
  • zester/micro-plane
  • whisk
Strawberry Sweet Rolls with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze

3/4 C fat free Greek yogurt
1 1/2 C all-purpose flour
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
5 Tbs monk fruit sweetener, divided
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 C strawberries, hulled and chopped
4 small strawberries; cut in half from stem to pointy end

Glaze:
1/3 C light cream cheese
1 tsp lemon zest (zest of one lemon)
4 Tbs powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly spray a 8x11 inch baking dish and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, egg, vanilla and 3 Tbs monk fruit sweetener and mix until smooth.

Add in the flour, baking powder and salt, stirring until mixture starts to pull away from the side and a dough forms. Add more flour (1 Tbs at a time) if too sticky and knead dough until smooth; about 5- 7 times.

Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and dust with a bit of additional flour. Roll into a rectangle, about 1/4 inch in thickness. 

Spread the chopped strawberries evenly over the dough and sprinkle the remaining 2 Tbs of monk fruit sugar. 

Starting with the longer edge of the dough, roll the dough over the strawberries, as you would when making cinnamon rolls. 

Cut roll into 8 equal slices and place cut side down into prepared pan. 

Bake for 25-35 minutes; until rolls begin to brown and dough in center is cooked through.

Let cool while making the glaze.

For the glaze, whisk together light cream cheese, lemon zest and powdered sugar until silky smooth. Pour equal amounts over lightly cooled rolls and garnish with a fresh strawberry which has been sliced in half, stem to pointy end.

WW Points: This recipe is 4 points on the purple plan 💜
2-Ingredient dough is 3 points per serving on the Blue plan 💙 Points would have to be calculated for the glaze.
I can not verify points for the green plan 💚


Comments

  1. Drooling!!! I want some! They look amazing and cannot wait to make some.

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  2. Wow that lemon cream cheese glaze looks SOO good! These rolls look amazing too. My family would definitely love this. I'm also jealous of 12 litres of strawberries! Sounds fun :) I can't wait to try these, thank you!

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  3. These rolls look even better than cinnamon rolls! I love the fresh strawberries and some healthier ingredient swaps.

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  4. MMMM - summer breakfast on the deck! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party! Have an awesome week.

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  5. YUM! and strawberries are so good right now. This is such a great idea to make for a special weekend brunch.

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  6. yummy strawberries and cinnamon rolls! perfect use of my freshly ripened strawberries!

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  7. I love that you give tons of healthy substitutes now on all your recipes. Thanks for the tips on how to make your own self rising flour, I never thought of making my own.
    I love strawberry rolls!

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  8. I'm loving the look of these! I love cinnamon rolls and orange rolls but this strawberry take is inspired!

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  9. Caught my eye at strawberry and lemon! Such a great combination. Will have to give these a try.

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  10. Can I just eat these strawberry sweet rolls every day for the rest of my life!? The lemon cream cheese glaze was AMAZING and I loved the strawberries inside the rolls.

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  11. Wow, another fruity spin on rolls. These look delicious! This recipe will be an excellent addition for our household to try!

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  12. These look so good. So many of my favorite flavors rolled into one. I'm definitely bookmarking this.

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  13. Oh my goodness YUMMMM!! Saving to hopefully make these soon!

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  14. I'm fascinated by the two ingredient dough, Cindy - that is so cool! Your Strawberry Sweet Rolls look absolutely delicious. How lovely to have 12 litres of freshly picked strawberries! Thank you so much for sharing and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope you had a lovely Canada Day weekend!

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  15. Great way to use 2 ingredient dough- I love the stuff and make it all the time. I'll be giving these a try!

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  16. What a great way to enjoy farm-picked strawberries! I love it that you have so many healthy substitutions listed here. Treat without the guilt!

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