Caramel-Pecan Sticky Rolls (lighter recipe)

Who said that caramel rolls have to be high in fat and calories? This lighter version of a favorite indulgence keeps flavor high while cutting back on some of the fat found in other breakfast rolls.

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 15 min
  • Servings 15

Ingredients

3 1/2
to 4 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour or Better for Bread™ flour
1/3
cup granulated sugar
1
teaspoon salt
2
packages regular or quick active dry yeast
1
cup very warm milk, (120°F to 130°F )
1/3
cup stick margarine, softened
1
egg
2
tablespoons stick margarine, softened
1/2
cup chopped pecans or raisins, if desired
1/4
cup granulated sugar or packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 Mix 2 cups of the flour, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, the salt and yeast in large bowl. Add warm milk, 1/3 cup margarine and the egg. Beat with electric mixer on low speed 1 minute, scaping bowl frequently. Beat on medium speed 1 minute, scaping bowl frequently. Stir in enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle.
  • 2 Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Knead about 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Place in greased bowl and turn greased side up. Cover and let rise in warm place about 1 hour 30 minutes or until double. Dough is ready if indentation remains when touched.
  • 3 Grease bottom and sides of rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches. Punch down dough. Flatten with hands or rolling pin into rectangle, 15x10 inches, on lightly floured surface. Spread with 2 tablespoons margarine. Mix pecans, 1/4 cup granulated sugar and the cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over margarine. Roll rectangle up tightly, beginning at 15-inch side. Pinch edge of dough into roll to seal. Stretch and shape until even. Cut roll into fifteen 1-inch slices. Place slightly apart in pan. Cover and let rise in warm place about 30 minutes or until double.
  • 4 Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 5 Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to wire rack. Cool 10 minutes. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

Buying yeast in the bulk section of your grocery store can save you money. Make the conversion; each package of active dry yeast contains 2 1/4 teaspoons of yeast, so you’ll need 4 1/2 teaspoons for this recipe.

To ensure recipe success if using a vegetable oil spread, use a spread with at least 65% vegetable oil.

If you wish, make a quick icing by mixing powdered sugar with a little water until spreadable. Drizzle or spread over warm rolls.

Rise to the occasion! If using self-rising flour, there is no need to add salt.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Roll
Calories
200
(
Calories from Fat
65 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7 g
7 %
(Saturated Fat
1 g,
1 %
),
Cholesterol
15 mg
15 %;
Sodium
250 mg
250 %;
Total Carbohydrate
31 g
31 %
(Dietary Fiber
1 g
1 %
),
Protein
4 g
4 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.