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Whole Wheat Cinnamon Rolls

I have a great, rich, and very unhealthy cinnamon roll recipe that I make several times a year. It is the best cinnamon roll I have made, but it is so unhealthy I don’t make it often. I will try to post that recipe soon. But for now I have been working on a whole wheat cinnamon roll recipe. You know the kind you could actually eat often without feeling guilty.

I have tried several different recipes and ideas over the last few months. Some were good, but not really good. I want a really good whole wheat cinnamon roll. I want one that my family will like and enjoy. I want it to not seem healthy.

I recently tried making whole wheat cinnamon rolls using my overnight whole wheat rolls. These were by far the best whole wheat cinnamon rolls I have made. They were easy because you make the dough up ahead of time. It was so quick when it was time to make them.

This cinnamon roll recipe is one I can feed my family without feeling guilty.

So here is what I did. I made my overnight whole wheat dough and refrigerated it overnight. The next day I rolled it out. I think the trick to great cinnamon rolls is rolling the dough pretty thin. This gives you more layers of butter, sugar, and cinnamon. I then spread about 1/3 cup soften butter across the dough. Then I sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. But I don’t really measure this part. I think it is about 1/4 cup of sugar and about 3/4 tablespoon of cinnamon. Roll up and slice. Let rise 45 minutes. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes or until done.

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  1. Rita - Creatively Domestic says:

    That is great idea to use your whole wheat roll recipe for cinnamon rolls. My husband in on a health kick, so maybe I can talk him into these!

  2. Just another SAHM says:

    I’m really tempted to try these – they look wonderful!

  3. The Happy Housewife says:

    Love the idea that you make these the night before. I do not want to get up at 5 am to make cinnamon rolls… I am putting these on my to try list!

  4. Simply Sara says:

    Oh YUM! I love cinnamon rolls but don’t make them very often because they aren’t terribly healthy. Thanks for giving me new perspective!
    Can’t wait to make these ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. It Feels Like Chaos says:

    These sound so yummy and I love that they are whole wheat. I’m going to have to try them! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  6. Dayfamilyof4 says:

    I should try this… I love home made bread, but the whole process is a little too time consuming. Maybe if I broke it into two “sessions” it might be more doable.


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