Ooey Gooey Cinnamon Rolls...............
9/15/2010 5:25 PM
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Today I got up extra early, pulled out my Kitchenaid mixer and my yummy cinnamon roll recipe that is worn on the edges and is fading and made 15 of the yummiest ever cinnamon rolls. The smell coming out of the oven was enough to want to sit down and breathe deeply. I don't know why cinnamon when it cooks smells so good, but my house had that amazing smell a few minutes after they went in the oven. Before I started on weight watchers I would bless my neighbors and family with a batch of ooey gooey cinnamon rolls at least twice a month. I have not made these cinnamon rolls for the past 6 months! I didn't want to derail myself and needed to wait until I felt I had reached the point of controlling myself when tempted. Well, today was the day. My manager at work yesterday had "one of those" days. She was really tired and it seemed like nothing was going right for her. I decided when I got home yesterday to get up a little bit early and make a batch of cinnamon rolls and take a few to her and the girls I work with. I didn't eat one right out of the oven this morning, I wanted to make sure that I put the recipe into the recipe builder first, to see how much damage I would do to my daily points. When I got home from work I put the recipe into the builder and yes, each ooey gooey cinnamon roll (even with whole wheat white flour) is a whopping 10 points! So, I walked into the kitchen cut one into thirds and ate my 3 point cinnamon roll. Funny thing...it was almost too sweet for me...I am happy with my "taste" of my cinnamon roll and by the time my kids get home and have a snack...they will be gone anyway. The changes that I have made and the way my body now reacts to food still amazes me.....because I am not consuming high sugar foods every day, my body has adjusted and now when I eat a piece of cake or in this instance a cinnamon roll...I can stop at just a few bites and not eat 2 or 3 like I used to.