Brown sugar and cinnamon pull apart bread

Low Sodium

This bread is low in salt (sodium) but not in calories and fat. Enjoy one piece and savor every bite!


1 cup hot (100 to 110 F) water
1 package dry active yeast
1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour, divided
nonstick cooking spray
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted


1. In a small bowl, combine water, yeast and sugar. Stir and let sit at room temperature for 10 minutes.
2. In a large bowl, combine salt, oil and 1 cup of each of the flours. Stir with a wooden spoon. Gradually add yeast mixture, stirring until combined. Slowly add remaining flours and stir until mixture is thick.
3. Sprinkle a clean work surface lightly with flour. Place dough on surface and spray the dough bowl with nonstick cooking spray. Return the dough to the bowl and turn until well-coated. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and let sit at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours or until dough has doubled in size.
4. While dough is rising: In a small cereal bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon. Stir with a fork until well-combined. Spray an 8- or 9-inch round pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
5. Sprinkle a clean work surface lightly with flour. Place dough on surface and sprinkle dough lightly with flour. Flatten the dough into 6-by-6-inch square and cut into six strips. Then cut each strip into six pieces. Roll each piece into a ball.
6. Dip each ball into the melted butter, then roll it in the brown sugar-cinnamon mixture. Place balls in prepared pan. (They’ll fit snugly!) Cover tightly with plastic wrap and allow to sit in a warm place for 1 to 2 hours or until balls have risen slightly.
7. While dough is rising: Arrange oven rack to middle and preheat oven to 350 F. Once dough has risen, remove plastic wrap and bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until golden-brown. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then run a knife along the edges of the pan to loosen the bread. Place a large plate on the top of the pan, and flip over the pan and plate to remove bread. Allow to cool for 5 minutes. Enjoy!

Makes 12 servings
Recipe contains: wheat, milk
Carb choices per serving: 2

*Option not included in nutrition facts

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First Published: 11/25/2018
Last Reviewed: 11/25/2018

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Ask your kids to help roll the dough balls, and dip and coat them before baking. You can also add walnuts or pecans if you choose.*

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