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Cinnamon Rolls

Evan had his first cinnamon rolls at Nana’s house.  He LOVED them!  When I told him we were going to have a Mommy weekend the only thing he specifically asked to do was to make cinnamon rolls.  I’ve never tried to make them so I was a little worried but I figured “how hard can it be?”

Here’s the recipe all in one place.  Step by step instructions with pictures is below.

Yield: 8

Cinnamon Rolls

Quick and easy homemade cinnamon rolls


  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • .25 oz packet quick rise yeast
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened


  1. Heat milk in a small sauce pan until it starts to bubble. Remove from heat and add butter. Cool to lukewarm.
  2. In a large bowl mix the whole wheat flour, 3/4 cup of the all purpose flour, yeast, sugar and salt. Add the milk mixture, egg and water. Mix well. Add remaining flour and mix well.
  3. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes. Cover with a damp towel and let the dough rest for 10 minutes.
  4. Mix brown sugar, cinnamon and butter in a small bowl.
  5. Prepare a 11X13 pan by coating the bottom and sides with butter. Leave a bit of extra butter in the bottom if you want extra gooey cinnamon-y goodness on the bottom.
  6. Roll out the dough into a 12X9 rectangle. Spread butter mixture evenly across the dough.
  7. Roll up and pinch the seam to seal. Cut into 12 equal rolls. Place in the prepared pan, cover and let rise until doubled (usually around 30 mins).
  8. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 501Saturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 341mgCarbohydrates: 72gFiber: 3gSugar: 34gProtein: 7g


Recipe Notes: So my rolls didn’t really rise like they were supposed to.  Thankfully when I baked them they poofed up wonderfully.  These turned out so well.  YUMMY!

Eos Mom

Wednesday 22nd of September 2010

Wow, those look soooo good!


Wednesday 22nd of September 2010

Those look yummy Merry !!! must try the above recipe thank you..

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