Low Carb Cinnamon Pecan Rolls

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Low Carb Pecan Muffins

Low Carb Pecan Muffins


The inspiration for this recipe came from one of my favorite
websites, The Pioneer Woman by Ree Drummond. She is not a low carb cook, but I love her blog for many reasons. She is wonderfully funny and she has lots of good ideas for cooking, decorating, and photography. I really admire her work.

Here is a link to her recipe for Sticky Pecan Mini-Buns:

In my attempt to create a low carb version of these I used a
recipe from another favorite blog, All Day I Dream About Food. Carolyn’s recipe
for Pumpkin Praline Parfaits is absolutely amazing. I made them at Thanksgiving
and they were a fantastic hit, even with family members who don’t eat low carb.
I utilized her praline topping here:

I had to substitute half granular erythritol and half liquid
splenda for the 1 cup of Swerve, and it worked fine. We have used these
pralines for the pumpkin parfaits, ice cream topping, and now for these pecan rolls.
They are delicious and very handy for a variety of uses. You only need half of
the batch for this recipe, but I’d make the whole thing to have some on hand
for other things. You’ll be glad you did.


1 ½ cups Carbquik (available from Netrition.com)

1 tablespoon cinnamon

½ cup sugar-free vanilla syrup (available at Wal-Mart)

¾ -1 cup warm water

Praline Topping

Mix Carbquik and cinnamon first, then add the sugar-free
syrup. (The gingerbread flavor would also work well, but you’d want to cut the
cinnamon down.) Then slowly add warm water until the dough just comes together.



Spray a 24 count mini-muffin pan with non-stick spray and
put a heaping teaspoon full of the topping mix into the bottom of each well.
Place the carbquick mixture on top and press it down into the nuts.  Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. When you
flip these out of the pan the nut mixture/syrup will then be on top of the

These were fairly simple and turned out really well. They
were definitely a treat with my morning coffee. I may even add a simple vanilla
frosting or glaze to these the next time I make them.

Makes 24 mini-pecan rolls: NET carb count is about 1.5 per roll.

2 thoughts on “Low Carb Cinnamon Pecan Rolls”

  1. Hi. So glad to find a low-carb recipe website with southern foods! We live in Charleston, S.C. I had a question about CarbQuick. I bought some several months ago from Netrition and it had a terrible smell and taste when I used it for biscuits. Does it normally smell that way or did I get a bad batch? I’m new to the baking part of this thing and have not had a great deal of success so far. I started March 2012, lost 44 pounds, and I am just maintaining at this point. What I miss the most is brownies.

    1. I think some people are sensitive to Carbquik in a way that others are not. I’ve heard other people say the same thing that you are about thinking it smells and/or tastes strange. I’ve actually moved away from using this product because I’ve realized that my husband is sensitive to gluten. There are lots of great recipes available that use almond flour and coconut flour. You should be able to find a way to make some brownies you enjoy. :)
      As far as weight loss goes, you may be getting more carbs than you realize perhaps. However, 44 pounds is indeed an awesome success. How many people do you know who’ve successfully lost that much weight and kept it off? Don’t turn back now!

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