Cinnamon Bun Breakfast Focaccia

By ADW|2017-08-18T13:47:27-04:00Updated: August 18th, 2017|Breakfast, Desserts, Diabetes Recipes|0 Comments


  • 1 (16-ounce) package Pillsbury Hot Roll Mix
  • 1/4 cup Equal® Spoonful or 6 packets Equal sweetener
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided use
  • 1 cup very hot tap water
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  • 5 tablespoons stick butter or margarine, melted, divided use
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup Equal® Spoonful or 6 packets Equal sweetener
  • 1 cup reduced-fat granola cereal
  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful or 3 packets of Equal sweetener
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons 2% milk


  1. Preheat oven to 375 °F
  2. Combine hot roll mix, yeast packet, 1/4 cup Equal® (or 6 packets) and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Then stir in hot water, egg and 3 tablespoons melted butter. Mix until a soft dough forms.
  3. Turn out onto lightly floured surface and knead in cranberries. Continue to knead until dough is smooth and elastic, about 3 minutes.
  4. Shape into a ball and cover with a bowl for 5 minutes to let dough rest.
  5. Press dough evenly into a well sprayed 15 x 10-inch baking pan. Combine 1/4 cup Equal® (or 6 packets), the remaining 2 tablespoons melted butter and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Spread over surface of dough. Sprinkle with granola, pressing lightly into dough.
  6. Cover with waxed paper for 25 minutes to let it rise and become puffy.
  7. Bake in oven for 18 to 22 minutes or until edges are golden.
  8. Cool in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes.
  9. Meanwhile, beat cream cheese, 2 tablespoons Equal® (or 3 packets), vanilla and enough milk to form a spreading consistency.
  10. Drizzle cream cheese mixture over warm focaccia.
  11. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Food Exchanges: 2 Starch, 1 fat

Nutritional Info (per serving):
Makes 16 Servings
Calories:    198
Protein:    5g
Carbohydrate:    30g
Fat:    7g
Cholesterol:    27mg
Sodium:    228mg

Recipe provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®.

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ADW Diabetes is a diabetic supply mail order company that is dedicated to keeping diabetes management affordable. ADW takes a leading role in offering free diabetic education through Destination Diabetes, an informational component of the ADW website featuring tips and advice from diabetes and nutrition experts, diabetic recipes and more.

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