Cinnamon Swirls

  • 10MINS
  • 20MINS
  • 35KCAL

These tasty treats are full of warming, sweet cinnamon – perfect on a chilly afternoon with a cuppa. You could even turn them into a dessert with some low calorie ice cream!

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories35
  • Carbs4.3g
  • Protein0.6g
  • Fat1.7g
  • Saturates1g
  • Sugars1g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

Our Cinnamon Swirls are packed full of warming, sweet cinnamon which makes them perfect for pairing with a cuppa on a chilly afternoon – they’re great if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers too!

These have been really popular over on our Facebook group, so we thought we’d come up with our own version! We think that these Cinnamon Swirls are fantastic at any time of the year, but they’re especially good at Christmas!

Why not experiment with different spices? Ground ginger or mixed spice would also work really well in these Cinnamon Swirls. Enjoy as a snack, or you could even turn this recipe into a dessert by pairing them with some low calorie ice cream – yum!

What diets are these Cinnamon Swirls suitable for?

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

  • Skimmed milk

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

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Cinnamon Swirls recipe?

  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Cinnamon Swirls recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Cinnamon Swirls recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Cinnamon Swirls recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Cinnamon Swirls?

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You’ll need some light puff pastry, which can be found in most supermarkets.

How many calories are in these Cinnamon Swirls?

There are 35 calories per portion in these Cinnamon Swirls, which means they fall into our Everyday Light category.

These Cinnamon Swirls 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 170ºC and line a baking tray with baking parchment.

Step 2

Unroll the pastry and moisten with the cold water. Sprinkle over the granulated sweetener, followed by the cinnamon to form an even layer.

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Step 3

Roll the pastry along the long edge, to form a long roll. Try to keep the roll as tight as possible. Use a little water along the far edge to help the roll stick together.

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Step 4

Cut into 32 pieces – a bread knife is good for this – and place each swirl onto the baking tray. Press each swirl down a little to help the pastry layers to stick together.

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Step 5

Brush each swirl with a little milk, and bake for 20 minutes until crisp and golden.

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Step 6

Leave to cool on a wire rack and enjoy!

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What could I serve with these Cinnamon Swirls?

These Cinnamon Swirls are a perfect afternoon snack but they also make a fantastic dessert when served with low calorie ice cream alongside the following starter, main and accompaniment:

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How do you know when these Cinnamon Swirls are cooked?

You’ll need to bake these Cinnamon Swirls for around 20 minutes or until they’re crisp and golden.

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 keep these Cinnamon Swirls in the fridge?

After they’ve cooled, you can refrigerate these Cinnamon Swirls in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of these Cinnamon Swirls in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze these Cinnamon Swirls?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen after the Cinnamon Swirls have cooked and cooled, 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.

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

How do I reheat Cinnamon Swirls?

From chilled: Pop into a hot oven for about 5 minutes to crisp up.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and then as above.

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Cinnamon Swirls

These tasty treats are full of warming, sweet cinnamon – perfect on a chilly afternoon with a cuppa. You could even turn them into a dessert with some low calorie ice cream!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    20 MINS
  • KCals 35
  • Carbs 4.3G
WW Points
  • 1 Green
  • 1 Blue
  • 1 Purple

Ingredients

  • 320 g light puff pastry
  • 2 tbsp granulated sweetener
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cold water
  • 1 tbsp skimmed milk

Baking tray

Baking parchment

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 170ºC and line a baking tray with baking parchment.
  2. Unroll the pastry and moisten with the cold water. Sprinkle over the granulated sweetener, followed by the cinnamon to form an even layer.
  3. Roll the pastry along the long edge, to form a long roll. Try to keep the roll as tight as possible. Use a little water along the far edge to help the roll stick together.
  4. Cut into 32 pieces - a bread knife is good for this - and place each swirl onto the baking tray. Press each swirl down a little to help the pastry layers to stick together.
  5. Brush each swirl with a little milk, and bake for 20 minutes until crisp and golden.
  6. Leave to cool on a wire rack and enjoy!

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Recipe notes

Tip: You could also use different spices - ground ginger or mixed spice would also work well!

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CharlotteSunday 13th September 2020

Hi cooking g these now my pastry was sticking did you use anything stop.it sticking and found it very difficult to roll

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    HollyMonday 14th September 2020

    Hi Charlotte, When I made these I unrolled the pastry but left it on the greaseproof paper that it comes rolled up in. Sprinkled it with the granulated sweetener and cinnamon and then rolled up the pastry swirl on the paper so it can’t stick to your kitchen surface, then transferred them to the tray once I’d sliced them. Hope that helps!

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DebbieTuesday 25th August 2020

Hi did you roll the pasty as I couldn’t get 32 only got 25 I know they are tiny but I really couldn’t get the any smaller
Many thanks
Debbie

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    HollyWednesday 26th August 2020

    Hi Debbie, when we made these Cinnamon Swirls we find it’s best to roll the pastry along the long edge towards yourself to form a long roll, this will then slice into 32 swirls. Hope that helps!

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WaheedaSaturday 15th August 2020

Is one serving one roll? Sorry if this is a silly question but couldn’t see it in the recipe notes. Thanks!

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    SharonMonday 17th August 2020

    Hi Waheeda, yes, one Cinnamon Swirl is one serving, so each one contains 35 calories. Thankyou for your question and hope you enjoy this recipe.

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Charlotte JudsonTuesday 3rd March 2020

How many calories each would they be if using the normal puff pastry?

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FrancescaMonday 3rd February 2020

These look amazing, but I’m struggling to find light puff pastry? Can I buy this ready made, or do I need to make it myself?

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    Steve CowderoyThursday 7th May 2020

    Hi Francesca, These taste as good as they look. You can buy light puff pastry sheets in most supermarkets. Hope this helps, please let us know how you get on.

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