Thursday, March 8, 2012

Cinna Sticks

Exercise is not my thing.  Not any part of it.

I pretend to do it.  I don't think I am fooling anyone though.  Wearing yoga pants around town doesn't fool anyone.  Everyone knows they I am only wearing them because of the elastic.

I am trying to break the cycle of exercise hating with my children.  Butter Beane and Jelly Beane started gymnastics this week.  They loved it.  I pretended to know how to do the moves they were learning. 

There was jumping and rolling and twisting and stretching.  I watched and smiled.  I felt tired for them.

Here they are on their way to the first class.

The other main reason I wanted to sign them up for gymnastics is so I could buy leg warmers.  No lie.  Aren't they the cutest? 

Since I am all about pretending to love exercise, I decided to share the secret with my kids early. 

You exercise so you can eat better stuff. 

I made them this sinful breakfast before we went.  They ate it up and then burned off all the calories.  I ate it up and kept all the calories.  I took one for the team.


12 Rhodes rolls, thawed overnight
6 Tablespoons margarine (Flieshmann's unsalted is milk free)
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cloves
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons melted margarine (Flieshmann's unsalted is milk free)

Before you go to bed, put the frozen rolls in a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap. 

In the morning, roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface until it is close to a 9x13 size.  Cut the dough in to strips using a pizza cutter.

In a 375 degree oven, melt the 6 Tablespoons of margarine in a 9x13 dish. 

Transfer the strips of dough to the 9x13 dish.  Roll each dough strip in the melted margarine and line them up side by side until you have all of them in the pan.

In a bowl, mix together the sugars, cinnamon, cloves, salt and 2 T melted margarine.  Sprinkle the cinnamon mixture over the bread dough and let it rest for about 10 minutes.

Bake the Cinnasticks in a 375 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

While they are baking, make the sugar glaze.

Sugar Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons softened margarine (Flieshmann's unsalted)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 Tablespoons milk (I used almond milk)

Whisk together until smooth.

When the Cinnasticks come out of the oven, let them cool for about 10 minutes and then drizzle the glaze all over them. 

I might not have been able to wait the full 10 minutes before I drizzled the glaze on these babies.  I believe I was hungry and we were running late.
This should be every one's reward for a good workout!

I am linking up with Metamorphosis Monday and these other Awesome Parties !

I altered this recipe to make this milk free for my family.


  1. I am trying to get into the exercise groove. I like to exercise so I can still eat scrumptious things and not feel so guilty. :-)

  2. Yum!!! I am your newest follower
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  3. Mmmmm.....What a great idea. My son would love these! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week and see you again next Sunday ~EMM

  4. I must confess that I would have signed them up just to buy the leg warmers too. hee hee hee Great blog!

  5. Oh yum! I love cinnamon :-) And the legwarmers are oh-so-cute! Would love for you to link up at
    Have a fabulous Sunday!

  6. Just found this over at Everyday Mom's Meals linky. These look so good! And I agree, the leg warmers are adorable.

  7. mmmm. these sound wonderful! thanks for the recipe.

  8. Your little Beanes are precious and I love the leg warmers. Adorable! As I'm on a perpetual diet, I may have to hold off on making this delicious-looking recipe, but I'll keep it for future use.

  9. Your baby Beanes are darling! If I was as cute as they are I'd wear pink leg warmers, too. Can't wait to try the cinnasticks. They look yummy. Thanks for sharing.

  10. These look delicious. Oh, no, don't let the yoga pant secret out of the bag. Please! ~Kelly

    unDeniably Domestic

  11. They are too cute getting ready for their first class!

    Yum, these look absolutely amazing!

  12. Yummy! I am really looking forward to making this recipe.

    Mrs. Delightful

  13. I'm sorry but can you just look at those little chubby legs in leg warmers!?! That is just the cutest thing ever, and really that is more than enough reason to get them into exercise. Also these sound yummy, but the leg warmers stole the show.

  14. Your lil ones are precious. And, the cinnamon sticks look soooo good. I'll have to try this one.

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  15. Oh Yum! Gonna have to try these!

  16. Mamie,
    I love you post and don't like to exercise either, I just don't like to "glisten",lol, but I do it anyway. I would need to exercise after eating these fabulous Cinna Sticks, they look awesome! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    Miz Helen

  17. Thank you so much for sharing your talent and creativity on “A Little Birdie Told Me…” Tuesday this past week! It means a lot to have you be one of our birds of a feather! I hope the party has brought some good things your way.
    Jenn/Rook No. 17

  18. This looks wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing at Allergy Free Wednesday! I'm pretty sure I would eat the whole pan by myself. Please come back again this week.

  19. You are so funny! Your kids look adorable and I wear yoga pants for the same reason ;) Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!