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Cinnabon Caramel Pecanbons

Cinnabon Caramel Pecanbons

Quick Quiz

Which of the following will give you about 900 calories and two-thirds of a day's artery clogging fat?

  1. A Big Mac plus a small Chocolate Milk Shake at McDonald's.
  2. A Denny's Original Grand Slam breakfast.
  3. A Cinnabon Caramel Pecanbon.

They all do!

Totally Belly Busting

Surprised that a cinnamon roll can pack as much fat (41 grams) and as many calories as an entire meal...plus 12 teaspoons (48 grams) of sugar? That's what an independent lab reported when it analyzed samples of Cinnabon's new Caramel Pecanbons at malls in Kansas City, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.

How can a cinnamon bun be so bad? To start with, it is huge. Each one weighs in at half a pound. That is at least three times the size of similar pastries sold by Pepperidge Farm and Sara Lee.

The Pecanbon is so bad that it makes the original Cinnabon look good at 670 calories and 34 grams of fat (14 of them belly-busting, artery-clogging fat grams), truly not good at all.

Home Made is Best

Brand name doughnuts, cinnamon rolls and cakes add a high amount of saturated fat to your diet. It is best to make them yourself and put lower fat ingredients in them. Having said that, following is a recipe you can try.

Home Made Cinnabon Clone Recipe

1 cup warm 2-percent milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
2 eggs, room temperature or 1/2 cup liquid egg substitute
1/3 cup butter, melted
4-1/2 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white sugar
2- 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2- 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 (3 ounce) package reduced fat cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1- 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt

  1. Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select dough cycle; press Start.
  2. After the dough has doubled in size turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, cover and let rest for 10 minutes. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon.
  3. Roll dough into a 16 x 21-inch rectangle. Spread dough with 1/3 cup butter and sprinkle evenly with sugar/cinnamon mixture. Roll up dough and cut into 12 rolls. Place rolls in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking pan. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400-degrees.
  4. Bake rolls in preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes. While rolls are baking, beat together cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract and salt. Spread frosting on warm rolls before serving. Makes 12.

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