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
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

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

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


  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. 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!

  9. 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 :)

  10. 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

  11. 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!

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

  13. 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!

  14. 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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