Sunday, October 11, 2009

Apple Cinnamon Rolls




I've tried my hands at making cinnamon rolls before, but they didn't turn out nearly as nice looking as these did today. I used the identical dough recipe, except I used King Arthur's whole wheat flour, which has a softer texture.  I think that, and a little extra kneading made all the difference.  

Apple Cinnamon Rolls
Dough
2 C flour (1 C whole wheat)
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
3T butter, softened
1 C milk

Filling
1/2 C brown sugar (make sure there are no clumps)
1-2 tsp. cinnamon
1 medium apple, finely chopped


Frosting
1 T butter, softened
1 T cream cheese, softened
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 C powdered sugar
1-2 T milk



Make dough by first combining the dry ingredient in a large bowl.  Then, cut in the softened butter.  Add milk until the dough is sticky, and then knead to get the dough to be soft and smooth.  I find that during the kneading time, I add in 1/4 to 3/4 C additional flour to get the dough to be less sticky.  

Roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thickness (give or take), and sprinkle with brown sugar, cinnamon and diced apples.



Then, roll up the dough to form a roll.


Slice and place in a 9x13 greased baking dish.  Keep the rolls about 1 inch apart, so that they can expand during baking.



Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes, until lightly browned.


Drizzle with cream cheese frosting, if desired, and enjoy with fresh apple slices.


This post is linked to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, URS, Ingredient Spotlight

16 comments:

  1. Yum....those sound great! And with the fruit, you'd feel even less guilty for eating them at breakfast!! That's what I tell myself, anyways. :) I'll have to give these a try for sure!

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  2. I like the use of the apples and also the WW flour in this recipe. Thanks for sharing.
    Joyce

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  3. These look absolutely decadent!!

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  4. Once again an absolutely amazing looking treat! How on earth do you and Frog Prince stay so thin?

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  5. Love the apples in the cinnamon rolls, sounds so good !

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  6. These look great.. You did a really nice job with them. Send some my way.

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  7. These came out perfect!! I love the little pieces of apple tucked inside!

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  8. These look wonderful! I'm curious to see how they'll taste.

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  9. Haha, Lara--I've often wondered the same thing! :) So many fantastic recipes--this being one of them. I've got loads of apples to use, this is perfect!

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  10. Hi, I just found your blog at Menu Plan Monday. These look delicous. We have cinnamon rolls every Saturday morning, but I haven't had much success with making them from scratch. I am going to have to try this recipe :)

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  11. It's my turn to make a treat for a meeting I go to twice a month. I was looking for something new to make. This sounds YUMMY!!! THANKS!!! Geri

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  12. I made 2 batches of the apple cinnamon rolls yesterday. They are quite delicious. I think I need to roll out the dough thinner next time because they were a little "doughy." Thanks for a great recipe!

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  13. These look yummy and simple to make. I bookmarked your recipe (and Stumbled it). :)

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  14. Wow! This baby inside me has been waking me up HUNGRY at like 6 every morning, like it or not. I think if that happens tomorrow, I'm making these before church. They seem so simple!

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  15. Just made these this morning, and it's probably the best success I've had with homemade cinnamon rolls yet! They were delicious, and I was able to bake them up, make some frosting and coffee, all within an hour! Great recipe! One we'll make again for sure!

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