Here are 2 ingredient dough cinnamon rolls that are low in calories and WW points. Is there anything better than a warm, ooey-gooey cinnamon roll? This 2 ingredient cinnamon roll recipe delivers just that. These delicious, warm rolls are super-popular with Weight Watchers members and people who want a healthier alternative to a typical high-calorie cinnamon roll.
This 2 ingredient dough cinnamon roll recipe doesn’t have yeast so it’s easy to whip up for a special breakfast.
What is 2 Ingredient Dough?
If you haven’t tried a 2 ingredient dough recipe yet, now is the time.
These recipes are a huge hit with the Weight Watchers members because each serving is just 2-3 points.
Two ingredient dough is a mixture of self-rising flour and Greek yogurt. That’s it! It is quick and simple to make. This yeast-free dough can be used to make the 2 ingredient cinnamon rolls, pizza, bagels, pop tarts, and so much more.
2 Ingredients Dough Tips
As you begin working with this dough, here are a few helpful tips to keep in mind.
Do You Have Sticky Dough?
Did your dough turn out really sticky? After making the dough, let it rest for a while in the fridge. I’ve made this recipe plenty of times and placing the dough in the fridge helps. You can also add more flour if your dough is too sticky to work with, but keep in mind this will increase the calories/points.
Do Different Ratios Work?
The classic yogurt dough recipe is equal amounts of plain, non-fat Greek yogurt and self-rising flour. You can try to use less of the Greek yogurt than what the original recipe calls for if your dough is sticky or you are having trouble rolling it out.
How Do You Store the Dough?
If you don’t want to use all the dough right away, place the dough in a bowl with some plastic wrap over it and stick in the fridge.
This dough can also be frozen. Wrap dough ball in saran wrap, seal in a freezer bag and place the dough in the freezer until you ready to use it. Thaw in fridge overnight before using.
Two Ingredient Dough Cinnamon Roll Recipe
Here is the recipe for cinnamon rolls using 2 ingredient dough. You’ll find some variations in how people make these rolls, but here’s a great basic recipe to get you started.
One of the biggest differences in yogurt dough cinnamon roll recipes is if you use real sugar or artificial sweetener. Artificial sweetener will lower the points or calories in your recipe, but not be as natural and some people feel it gives a bit of a bitter flavor.
Recipe is adapted from WW Easy Cinnamon Roll recipe.
WW 2 Ingredient Dough Cinnamon Rolls
- 2 cup self-rising flour
- 5/8 cup powdered sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 5/8 cup plain Greek yogurt non-fat
- 1 T cinnamon
- 1 T vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine flour and 2 Tbsp powdered sugar in a large bowl. Whisk together 1½ cups yogurt, 1 Tbsp vanilla, and egg in a medium bowl. Add yogurt mixture to flour mixture; stir well with a wooden spoon until just combined and then keep mixing dough in bowl with your hands until smooth (about 2 minutes of kneading). If dough is too sticky to knead, add more flour, 1 Tbsp at a time, until no longer sticky.
- Place a large piece of parchment paper on a work surface and sprinkle with a little flour. Place dough on parchment paper, and roll into a 12 x 9–inch rectangle. Sprinkle evenly with brown sugar and cinnamon, all the way to the edges. Starting with a long edge, roll up dough tightly (use parchment paper to help roll up dough) to form a 12-inch-long roll. Cut roll into 12 (1-inch) slices. Arrange dough slices in an 11 x 7–inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.
- Bake until lightly browned, 22 to 25 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before topping with glaze.
- Combine remaining ½ cup powdered sugar, remaining 2 Tbsp yogurt, and remaining ¼ tsp vanilla, stirring until smooth. Drizzle glaze over cinnamon rolls. Serve warm.
If your dough is too sticky, gradually add more flour but keep in mind this will increase points.
Alternately, you can add half the amount of required yogurt to begin and gradually add more until the dough is the correct consistency. Since you need to work with this dough, you want to be sure it’s able to be worked.
Rolls can flatten during cutting if handled too roughly. Try using a serrated knife and cut with a sawing motion. If rolls flatten during slicing, simply re-form into a round shape on baking sheet.
Spray pan or cookie sheet generously with cooking spray. You can arrange rolls separately (for more firm sides) or touching (for softer edges).
After baking, your cinnamon roll is ready to be enjoyed!
These are best fresh but can be re-heated in microwave or frozen to save for later.
Yogurt Dough Cinnamon Roll Recipe Options
Here are a few recipe variations that we can’t wait to try.
Apple Cinnamon Rolls
Check out these Apple Cinnamon Scrolls -These soft and fluffy Apple Cinnamon Scrolls are irresistible and are great for a special breakfast treat or morning tea.
WW shares a simple cinna-stick variation. These are much faster and easier to make that rolls.
Caramel Cinnamon Rolls (Sugar Free)
Recipe Diaries shares this caramel roll recipe variation.
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
Emily Bites offer this pumpkin cinnamon roll recipe that would be especially good in the fall when pumpkin flavors are all the rage.
2 Ingredient Cinnamon Rolls on Instagram
I’m drooling over these 2 ingredient dough cinnamon roll recipes on Instagram.
Weight Watchers Cinnamon Rolls
For those of us following the WW program, these lower point rolls are a game-changer because they are 3-5 points per roll (points vary depending on the recipe and if you use sugar, sweetener, or a combo) compared to a typical cinnamon roll with much higher points. Take a look at the difference.
WW Points in Cinnamon Rolls
Two ingredient dough cinnamon roll – 5 points on MyWW Green, Blue, and Purple
Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese icing – 6 points
Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls with Icing – 12 points
Cinnabon MiniBon Roll – 15 points
Cinnabon Classic Roll – 37 points
The Cheesecake Factory Cinnabon Cinnamon Swirl Cheesecake – 69 points per slice (I know a slice of cheesecake is not a fair comparison, but I had to throw that one in there to show you the points shocker!)
Can You Make Weight Watchers Cinnamon Rolls Ahead Of Time?
The rolls can be made ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator or even the freezer if stored appropriately.
Keep the dough in the fridge no more than 2 days before letting come to room temperature before you bake. If you don’t want to use the dough right away, wrap it in plastic wrap that has been sprayed with cooking spray and store it in the fridge for up to 2 days.
To freeze, wrap carefully in saran wrap and then foil or in a ziplock bag. For best results, thaw before baking.
Self Rising Flour Cinnamon Rolls
This baked good gets its rise from the baking powder in the self-rising flour. (No self-rising flour on hand? No problem! Use our instructions for homemade self-rising flour.)
Keep in mind the finished cinnamon rolls won’t be as puffy as their yeasted cousins, but they are still plenty soft and have a great texture.
How Long Do 2 Ingredient Dough Cinnamon Rolls Keep?
Keep your baked rolls in the refrigerator, carefully wrapped to prevent drying out, for no longer than 2 days. When you are ready to eat one, pop it in the microwave for 20 seconds and enjoy.
Free Printable 2 Cheat Sheet
Here’s a free 2 ingredient dough cheat sheet for you to use.
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