The sweet, spicy aroma of cinnamon rolls is indeed mouth-watering. But do you know how many calories are there in that frosty cinnamon roll? Read on to know..
The creamy, sugary cinnamon roll is indeed a favorite treat of many. However, it may not be the best treat around, if you are watching your calories. The high sugar content and cream makes this delicacy a heavyweight on calorie scale. Nonetheless, the calorie count in cinnamon rolls varies as per the preparation, amount of frosting and sugar content. However, do not let the high calorie content of this treat deter you from relishing it, for we have also mentioned some ways of burning these calories effectively.
Calories as Per Serving Size
Cinnamon rolls calories are dependent upon the size of cinnamon roll as well as sugar content. A small to medium-sized cinnamon roll with medium frosting has about 140 – 150 calories packed in it. However, one thing is definitely sure that when you eat a cinnamon roll, you definitely pile up an unusually large number of calories, regardless of the serving size. Nonetheless, it would be interesting to know the calorie content as per the serving size of a normal, sweetened cinnamon roll.
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Calories as Per Method of Preparation
There are myriad recipes of making cinnamon rolls. The calorie content also varies as per the preparation. Besides, the calorie content for homemade cinnamon rolls may differ from those available at restaurant or bakery. Generally, homemade cinnamon rolls are lighter in calories than cinnamon rolls at eateries. The recipe of making cinnamon rolls differs across the world. In this article, we have listed calories present in cinnamon rolls as per some popular recipes.
|Whole Wheat Cinnamon Roll
|Cinnamon Roll with Cream Cheese Frosting
|Vegan Cinnamon Rolls
|Moundridge Cinnamon Roll, Frosted
|Whole Wheat Cinnamon Roll
|Cinnamon Rolls without Frosting
|Low Fat Cinnamon Rolls
|Cinnamon Swirl Rounds
|Special Cinnamon Rolls
|Buttermilk Cinnamon Rolls
|Cinnamon Roll with Alternate Sugar
|Cinnamon Roll Pancake
|Pie Crust Cinnamon Roll
Cinnamon Rolls Nutrition
Apart from the high calorie content, cinnamon roll also contains the usual suspects such as fats, cholesterol, sodium etc. One small cinnamon roll which contains 145 calories has about 5 gm of fat. This fat constitutes for about 45 calories out of the total calorie content. Cholesterol accounts for about 20 mg in a cinnamon roll. Besides it also contains 230 mg of sodium, which is quite unhealthy. Carbohydrate content in a cinnamon roll is about 23 gm. Dietary fiber constitutes for about 0.5 gm whereas sugar content is more than 10 gm, depending upon the quantity of frosting. It also contains small amount of proteins (about 2 gm). Iron content in cinnamon roll is about 4%.
Now that you know that eating a cinnamon roll is quite a compromise to your diet, you should indeed think of ways to burn these calories. Walking for about an hour can burn all of these calories. If not, you can jog or brisk walk for half an hour to burn these calories. You can also take a swim in a pool for about 20 minutes to shave off these calories. A cycling routine of about 35 minutes also has a similar effect.
As evident from the above information, the calorie range of cinnamon rolls varies extensively. So, the next time you feel like having a cinnamon roll, make sure you have someone to share it with you.