Cinnamon Buns, Lightened Up by Toby Amidor in Healthy Tips, December 23, 2011
This mouthwatering Christmas morning tradition will put some fat on your buns. Lighten up these bad boys by using some of these quick and easy tricks.
The Calorie Overload
Walk in to most malls and the smell of warm cinnamon rolls is overpowering. One of those Cinnabon Classics has a whopping 880 calories, 36 gram of fat, and 127 grams of carbs. In the mood for a Caramel Pecanbon? That’ll set you back 1,080 calories, 50 grams fat, and 146 grams carbs.
You can shave off many calories by turning to the pre-made Pillsbury Cinnamon buns—each has just 150 calories, 5 gram fat, and 23 grams carbs. However, they’re packed with a boatload of artificial ingredients and preservatives, so they’re not the best choice after all.
Homemade recipes also call for ingredients that are loaded with calories and fat—but when you make your own, you’re in control of what and how much you use.