Mother's Day Idea: Brunch Cinnamon Rolls
Ingredients: 3/4 cup 4% small-curd cottage cheese 1/3 cup reduced-fat plain yogurt 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup butter, melted 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt
Filling: 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1 cup chopped pecans 2/3 cup packed brown sugar 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon Maple glaze: 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar 3 tablespoons maple syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions: Preheat oven to 400°. In a food processor, combine the first 5 ingredients; cover and process until smooth. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; cover and pulse until mixture forms a soft dough. Transfer to a lightly floured surface; knead 4-5 times. Roll into a 15x12-in. rectangle. Brush butter to within 1/2 in. of edges. Combine the pecans, brown sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over dough. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal. Cut into 12 slices. Place cut side down in a greased 9-in. round baking pan. Bake until golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes. Combine glaze ingredients and drizzle over rolls. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts: 1 roll: 318 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 297mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.