Christmas Morning Cinnamon Buns

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So today we want to share a special, sweet recipe for you and your family. Waking up to the smell of cinnamon sweetness is such a comforting and cozy way to start a day full of family and love. These cinnamon buns are so delish. We could barely keep enough around to shoot before the HQ got their hands on them! And they’re made with Tone It Up Protein, so they’re practically a post-workout meal too… right?! AND your family will love ’em too. You never know…it could be the start of a new tradition✨

Go make those buns, hun!

Christmas Morning Cinnamon Buns

Makes 7 cinnamon buns, 1 per serving



1 ¼ oz. package active dry yeast

¾ cup warm unsweetened almond milk

2 1/4 cups oat flour

2 scoop vanilla Tone It Up Protein

2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 cup maple syrup

1 egg (or 1 Tbsp. ground chia seeds + 3 Tbsp. warm water to make it vegan! Make sure to let it sit for a minute in the warm water before adding)


1/4 cup dates, pitted

2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted

3 Tbsp. unsweetened almond milk

1 Tbsp. maple syrup


6 Tbsp. coconut cream

1 Tbsp. maple syrup

1 tsp. vanilla extract

Coconut oil spray for the baking sheet!


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Combine active dry yeast and warm almond milk in a bowl. Whisk, then let sit for 5 minutes.

3. Combine all remaining dough ingredients in a separate bowl. Add yeast and almond milk and stir to combine. Allow to sit in a covered bowl in a warm room for 1 hour.

4. On a well-floured surface, roll the dough out into a rectangle, about 1 inch thick.

5. Combine all filling ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Brush dough with filling, leaving a 1-inch border on the two longer sides.

6. Carefully roll up the dough into a log, starting at one long edge and rolling toward the other one. Pinch the ends to seal it.

7. Spray coconut oil on a baking sheet. Cut the log into 7 pieces and place on the baking sheet.

8. Cook for 18-22 minutes.

9. Combine all frosting ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Top each cinnamon bun with frosting. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts (buns without frosting):

 11g protein / 39g carbs / 7g fat / 5g fiber / 251 calories

Nutrition Facts (frosting):

1g protein / 3g carbs / 4g fat / 1g fiber / 52 calories

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  1. Where do I find coconut cream (is it the canned kind?), and could I substitute oat flour for almond flour?

  2. My plan this holiday season is to make Tone it Up treats! I often don’t have time during the work week, but looking forward to making these recipes, and freezing them for the future. I’m shreddin’ for the weddin’ (July 2018 – in the heart of an Australian winter in Melbourne- it can get very cold and dreary). So I’m on a mission to seriously commit to the Nutrition Plan and the Challenges this year to feel my best self and body.

  3. This recipe was created by a mad genius! I cannot wait to make them. Ingredients are on my shopping list!

  4. Question…. how many teaspoons of yeast? I buy it in bulk so unfortunately the package measurement is not helpful.

  5. Ok is the yeast 1 and 1/4 oz packages…so five packages of yeast or 1 quarter oz package?

  6. Just made these—not sure if they are supposed to rise at all or expand, but they did not. Wondering why we are adding yeast—since usually requires rise/kneading. Also, they seems to be a little sought/uncooked in the middle, but getting cooked on the outside. #confusion #amioldfashioned #WDK #LOL

  7. @cassie87 I️ thought the same thing! But I️ made them last night and It is for 1 and 1/4 oz. I️ used 5 packages of 1/4oz yeast! Hope this helps!

  8. Thank you! Another questions: Is the temperature for the oven in °F or °C? Sorry I’m from Australia ;) Thanks again!

    1. Hi babe! This recipe isn’t in a specific plan. We always post fun recipes on in addition to the plans!! :)

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