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Homemade Honey Whole Wheat Cinnamon Rolls



Homemade cinnamon rolls were always a Christmas tradition in my family. I always get more excited about something when there’s yummy food involved. I would wake up on Christmas morning and smell fresh cinnamon rolls in the oven. A lot of people think cinnamon rolls are super difficult to make. But that’s not true. The hardest part is waiting for the dough to rise, but you can do other things while that is happening. Watch the video for tips and tricks on how to make the process a lot easier.

The secret ingredient is 1 cup of mashed potatoes making this an old pioneer recipe. The potatoes make the dough softer and more moist.

The only thing unhealthy about this recipe is the butter and cinnamon sugar you sprinkle inside the roll. But no worries, the honey whole wheat take away some guilt. 🙂 You can add whatever frosting you like. I personally like a cream cheese honey frosting on top.


Honey Whole Wheat Cinnamon Rolls

Prep Time: 3 hours

Cooking Time: 20 Minutes


2 cups warm water

2 Tbsp active dry yeast

1 stick butter

2 cups milk, scalded

8 cups whole wheat flour

1/2 cup honey

1 cup mashed potatoes

2 eggs slightly beaten

2 tsp salt

butter melted

cinnamon sugar


Softly stir in yeast in warm water. Let stand for 10 minutes. Pour scalded milk over butter and let it sit until warm. Stir in 4 cups of flour, mashed potatoes, salt, eggs and dissolved yeast. Add in remaining flour until dough it malleable and soft. Cover. Let rise until double. Divide dough in halt and roll out onto floured surface into a long rectangle shape. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle on a cinnamon sugar mix. Tightly roll up dough into a log shape. Use a clean piece of string and wrap around log to cut cinnamon roll like pieces. Place on a cookie sheet. Let rise until double. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Yield: 2.5 dozen cinnamon rolls.

Banana Sandwich

My husband and I literally ate this banana sandwich every single day for college. It’s the perfect treat when you’re always on the go and need something portable and sustainable. After eating this sandwich for years, it’s hard for me to go back to the boring PB&J. The banana gives the bread moisture and a sense of purpose. Make sure you use natural peanut butter. Stay away from any hydrogenated fats. And I think it tasted better when it’s just roasted peanuts and salt.

The very first time I made this banana sandwich for Ky (my husband) was when he asked me to hike to the top of Mount Timpanogos. I volunteered to provide the lunch. At the top of the mountain with the amazing view, we sat and ate our banana, peanut butter and honey sandwich. Right after he leaned over and bam! That was our first kiss. So you might say this sandwich has cupid like qualities too :). Either way it’s easy to make and super delicious.

Banana Sandwich

Peanut Butter Banana Sandwich

Preparation time: 5 min


2 slices of whole wheat bread

1 Tbsp peanut butter

1 Tbsp Honey


1 banana


Put peanut butter and honey on individual bread slices. Sprinkle cinnamon on the peanut butter side. Cut the banana long ways and place strategically on bread.