Monday, March 04, 2013

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Rolls


So, that whole vegetable thing? That's over. For now.


These, have zero vegetables in them.  But, they have some whole wheat. That makes them good for you, right?  These minis have been our cinnamon roll go-to recipe for a while now.  But, these are my first attempt at homemade-from scratch cinnamon rolls. OK, technically, second. The first batch of these was a bit too"wheat-y" for my taste. So, for the second batch,  1/2 of the wheat flour was sub for regular, all purpose, white flour.  Much better and softer texture.   A very yummy treat for breakfast, but, sorry..no veggies.

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Ingredients:
for dough:
1 cup plus 2 TBSP warm milk
3 TBSP melted butter
2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups whole wheat white flour
2 cups all purpose flour
1 TBSP yeast

for filling:
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 TBSP melted butter
sprinkle of cinnamon

for frosting: (canned frosting works OK too)
1 cup powder sugar
1 TBSP milk
1 tsp vanilla

Directions:
Pour dough ingredients into your bread machine according to manufactures directions, Select 'dough' cycle.
Once cycle is complete,  roll out into a large rectangle.  Brush dough with melted butter.  Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon.  Roll tightly.  Cut into 3/4" slices.   Preheat oven to 325 degree. Grease/spray a large baking sheet.  Place rolls on prepared sheet and bake 20-25 minutes or until light brown.
Spread icing on warm rolls.
Makes approx 10-12 rolls, depending on size.

{If you do not have a bread machine, click here for a Whole Wheat Cinnamon Roll recipe that does not require it.}



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14 comments :

  1. Those cinnamon rolls are SO gorgreous and look soooooo delicious. I find that 1/2 wheat & 1/2 AP is usually best for stuff like this too :)

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  2. These look Ah-Mazing! Thanks for sharing at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!

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    1. Thank you for visiting & hosting Chandra!

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  3. I also like to do a half white, half wheat so it won't be overwhelming. Did I mention I really want these cinnamon rolls???

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    1. So glad that I tried it on the second batch, much better :) I'll UPS you some!

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  4. one word: YUM! i am a sucker for a good cinnamon roll!

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  5. yeah,love whole wheat *anything*,these look sooooo good,must have!!!

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  6. Nice! Pretty sure that the addition of whole wheat flour means that you can have twice as many without guity...right?

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    1. LOL..that's what I figure too Liz ;)
      Thanks for visiting!

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  7. Hi Erin,
    Your Whole wheat Cinnamon Rolls look wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing this special recipe with Full Plate Thursday and enjoy your weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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