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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.