Whole Wheat Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls are the quintessential breakfast. Complete with deliciously gooey frosting, they are the perfect accompaniment to a hot cup of coffee or tea, or a cold glass of milk.

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Rolls by Kristi at Let This Mind Be in You

By this time–if you are reading my posts–you might want to clobber me for using the same recipe that I’ve used in my past two posts, but I assure you that this is the last time I will use it. I just use this EZ White Bread recipe for so many things, and it is so versatile. But again, I promise this is the last time, and perhaps even the most tasty!

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Rolls
 
Author:
Recipe type: Breads, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
 
Again, this recipe shows itself to grace our table, this time, at breakfast.
Ingredients

  • For dough:
  • 1-1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 Tbsp. active dry yeast
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 2-3/4 cup freshly milled hard white wheat flour
  • ¼ cup vital wheat gluten
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. nonfat instant dry milk
  • 1 Tbsp. + ¼ to ½ cup melted butter (to your liking)
  • 1 Tbsp. vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. potato flakes (not pearls)
Instructions
  1. In your mixing bowl, whisk together warm water, yeast, and sugar. Set mixture aside to stand for 5 minutes, allowing the yeast to proof. After 5 minutes, add the remainder of your ingredients and mix on low speed for 5-7 minutes until the dough has cleaned the sides of the mixing bowl. If your dough is too wet, mix in small amounts of flour until it is no longer sticky. If your dough is too dry, mix in small amounts of water until it is no longer dry. Once the dough is thoroughly mixed, remove the bowl from the mixer, over with a clean kitchen towel, and set in a warm location to rise for 1-1/2 hours.
  2. After 1-1/2 hours, punch down your dough and knead for 2-3 minutes. Roll dough out into a large rectangle, roughly 12"x18".
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  4. Pour ¼ to ½ cup melted butter on the large rectangle and spread with a spoon or a pastry brush.
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  6. Add about ½ cup of of cinnamon sugar (recipe below) and spread with a spoon or pastry brush.
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  8. Roll dough lengthwise to form a long loaf.
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  10. Pinch dough to itself so as to fuse end of the dough with the rest of the loaf.
  11. Slice dough into 12 equal slices.
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  13. Place slices on their sides into a greased a 13" x 9" x 2" pan.
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  15. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes. Allow to cool in pan for about 30 minutes, then frost (recipe below).
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Cinnamon Sugar Recipe
 
Author:
Recipe type: Condiments
Cuisine: American
 
Use this as part of the filling of cinnamon rolls, or on top of your morning toast.
Ingredients
  • 1 part cinnamon
  • 4 parts sugar
Instructions
  1. Combine ingredients into a mason jar. Cover with lid and shake. Will keep on your shelf for 1 year.

 
 
Author:
Recipe type: Condiments
Cuisine: American
 
Use this icing to top your cinnamon rolls. Yum! This recipe is adapted from HeavenlyHomemakers.com.
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 3 T milk
  • ½ t. vanilla
  • 1-2 cups powdered sugar to make the frosting as thick or as thin as you like
Instructions
  1. Melt butter over medium heat in a small sauce pan. Whisk in half of your powdered sugar, then your milk and vanilla. Whisk in more powdered sugar to reach the consistency that your family likes. Pour over your cinnamon rolls and enjoy!

About Kristi @ Stone Family Farmstead

Kristi, a Christian of 25 years and a homeschooling mom, lives in Riverside County, Southern California with her husband and two of her three children where they use modern homesteading principles to try to live off their land as much as possible. She loves to gardening, herbs, canning and preserving, yarn arts, cooking and baking, and spending time with her rabbits and chickens, and of course, her family. Kristi loves to learn how to cook with whole foods to nourish her family, and you can find her blogging about that, her farm, and more at her blog Stone Family Farmstead (formerly Let This Mind Be in You).

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