Cinnamon Drizzle Squares

  • 10MINS
  • 25MINS
  • 67KCAL

Our version of these Cinnamon Drizzle Squares are slimming friendly and the perfect treat if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers!

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories67
  • Carbs9g
  • Protein2g
  • Fat1g
  • Saturates0.4g
  • Sugars2g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

Our Cinnamon Drizzle Squares are slimming friendly and the perfect treat if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

Making cakes while sticking to a slimming plan can often be a little bit tricky. These Cinnamon Drizzle Squares are a no faff recipe and great for a quick cake fix!

This recipe is really versatile and you can also adapt it to make vanilla drizzle squares if you’d prefer. Simply replace the cinnamon in these cakes with some vanilla extract and use the seeds from a vanilla pod in the drizzle.

Our Cinnamon Drizzle Squares make a fantastic snack and are also great when served for dessert alongside some fat free yoghurt, fruit or even some low calorie ice cream – just remember to adjust the calories or Points accordingly!

What diets are these Cinnamon Drizzle Squares suitable for?

This Cinnamon Drizzle Squares recipe can be made dairy free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for dairy free versions;

  • Reduced fat spread (many are dairy free, but make sure to check)

It can also be made gluten free by swapping the following ingredients out for gluten free alternatives;

  • Self raising flour

Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Cinnamon Drizzle Squares recipe?

  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Cinnamon Drizzle Squares recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Cinnamon Drizzle Squares recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Cinnamon Drizzle Squares recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Cinnamon Drizzle Squares?

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These Cinnamon Drizzle Squares are really simple to make, so don’t worry if you’re new to baking!

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You will need a couple of baking essentials to make them including an electric hand whisk like this one from Amazon. It really is a must have kitchen gadget when it comes to baking as it combines everything thoroughly whilst whisking in loads of air without using loads of elbow grease!

You’ll also need a good baking tray like this one from Amazon.

How many calories are in these Cinnamon Drizzle Squares?

There are 67 calories per portion in these Cinnamon Drizzle Squares, which means they fall into our Everyday Light category.

These Cinnamon Drizzle Squares are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 170°C. Spray a baking tin (approx 24 x 18cm) with low calorie cooking spray and line the bottom with baking parchment.

Step 2

Place the reduced fat spread, granulated sweetener and eggs into a large mixing bowl and whisk with an electric hand whisk until light and frothy.

Step 3

Sift in the flour and cinnamon and fold into the mixture. Pour into the lined baking tin and place in the oven for 25 minutes.

Step 4

Once cooked, turn out onto a wire rack and remove the baking parchment. Leave to cook completely.

Step 5

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine all the ingredients for the drizzle – it should be a loose icing, but not so runny that it falls straight off the cakes. Add just a few drops of water at a time until it has reached the right consistency.

Step 6

When the cakes have cooled, cut into 12 squares and drizzle over the cinnamon icing. Serve on it’s own, or as part of a dessert!

What could I serve with these Cinnamon Drizzle Squares?

These Cinnamon Drizzle Squares are a fantastic addition to any buffet and work really well alongside the following dishes:

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How do you know when these Cinnamon Drizzle Squares are cooked?

You’ll need to bake these Cinnamon Drizzle Squares for 25 minutes or until they’re golden and an inserted skewer comes out clean.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you store these Cinnamon Drizzle Squares for?

You can keep leftovers of Cinnamon Drizzle Squares in an airtight container for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Cinnamon Drizzle Squares?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
  • Defrost thoroughly before enjoying!

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

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Cinnamon Drizzle Squares

Our version of these Cinnamon Drizzle Squares are slimming friendly and the perfect treat if you're counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    25 MINS
  • KCals 67
  • Carbs 9G
WW Points
  • 2 Green
  • 2 Blue
  • 2 Purple

Ingredients

For the cakes:

  • 100 grams self raising flour
  • 50 grams reduced calorie spread
  • 5 tbsp granulated sweetener
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • low calorie cooking spray

For the drizzle:

  • 5 tsp icing sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • water a few drops at a time

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C. Spray a baking tin (approx. 24 x 18cm) with low calorie cooking spray and line the bottom with baking parchment.
  2. Place the reduced fat spread, granulated sweetener and eggs into a large mixing bowl and whisk with an electric hand whisk until light and frothy.
  3. Sift in the flour and cinnamon and fold into the mixture. Pour into the lined baking tin and place in the oven for 25 minutes.
  4. Once cooked, turn out onto a wire rack and remove the baking parchment. Leave to cook completely.
  5. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine all the ingredients for the drizzle - it should be a loose icing, but not so runny that it falls straight off the cakes. Add just a few drops of water at a time until it has reached the right consistency.
  6. When the cakes have cooled, cut into 12 squares and drizzle over the cinnamon icing. Serve on it's own, or as part of a dessert!

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SuzieSaturday 9th May 2020

Hey thanks for the recipe!

I tried it for the first time yesterday and my bake came out quite bready and not as sweet as I hoped. I’m new to baking so not quite sure exactly where I went wrong, the mix was quite fluid when i put it in the tray and it appeared to be golden after 15 mins in the oven (but I left it in longer as per the recipe instruction of 25 minutes). Also I used olive oil spread. I feel like if I would of added more sugar they would taste more complete but then that would take away the healthy aspect, any more tips would be great thanks a lot.

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    LisaWednesday 13th May 2020

    Hi Suzie. Thanks for your comment. These squares should be similar in texture to a gingerbread rather than a cake, so it sounds like you got the recipe right. You could try substituting half the sweetener for sugar. It would increase the calories a little but would still be less than a traditional bake. Hope this helps.

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