Bariatric Cinnamon Rolls
Megan Koscinski, MS, RD
Are you looking for bariatric snack ideas after metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS) to satisfy your sweet tooth?
Sometimes it’s just a matter of swapping out a few ingredients to create the bariatric food you truly crave. Knowing the best alternative ingredients is key to creating the best healthy snack options for post-op weight loss surgery (WLS). Think smarter, not harder, as some would say!
Greek yogurt is a great source of protein that helps create the dough of these yummy cinnamon buns. The frosting packs a protein punch too, thanks to the addition of whey protein powder meal replacement. The end result is a high-protein and guilt-free snack that you can enjoy post-bariatric surgery.*
You won’t even believe that these high-protein cinnamon buns are high in fiber, high in calcium, and totally gluten-free!
1 + ¼ cup almond flour
1 + ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tbsp cinnamon
¼ cup monk fruit sweetener
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp powdered sugar
½ tsp butter extract
1 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop Bariatric Fusion Vanilla High Protein Meal Replacement
(DOUGH) 1 cup flour, 1 cup plain Greek yogurt, 1 tbsp baking powder
(FILLING) ¼ cup monk fruit sweetener, 1 tbsp cinnamon, 1 tbsp olive oil
(FROSTING) ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt, 1 scoop Bariatric Fusion Vanilla High Protein Meal Replacement, 1 tbsp powdered sugar, ½ tsp butter extract, 1 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, sift together almond flour and baking powder.
Add the yogurt to the flour mixture. Use your hands to knead the dough until fully combined, then shape into a ball.
Lightly flour a surface and use a rolling pin to roll out the dough into a thin rectangular shape.
To make the filling, combine the monk fruit sweetener, olive oil, and cinnamon in a small bowl until a paste forms. Add a bit of water to thin it into a spreading consistency, then brush evenly over the top of the dough.
Slowly roll the dough until it is in a cylinder shape. Slice into 6 even cinnamon buns, the arrange onto the prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the edges begin to brown. Meanwhile, prepare the frosting by mixing all ingredients together.
Remove the rolls from the oven and allow them to cool. Once fully cooled, spread the frosting over the top of the cinnamon buns and enjoy!
**Portion size will vary after bariatric surgery based on food stage and tolerance. Consult with your bariatric healthcare team about appropriate food options based on your individual needs.**
Our Bariatric Protein Powders are formulated specifically for ASMBS-endorsed procedures, including Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass, Lap Band, and Intra-Gastric Balloon. They can also be enjoyed by individuals who have not had metabolic and bariatric surgery and are a great way to get more high-quality protein in your diet.*
- Serving Size
- 1 cinnamon roll
- per serving
- 12 grams
- 17 grams
- 6 grams
- 4 grams
- 12 grams