Cinnamon Rolls are a regular Sunday morning staple around here. I usually whip up the dough in the bread machine on Saturday night. Then I fill and slice the rolls and let them rise overnight in the fridge. After a few minutes of resting on the counter in the morning, they’re ready to bake and be devoured.
Recently I started beefing them up a bit with whole grains. I’ve tried this with both rolled oats and All-Bran cereal which I got for free awhile back with a good sale and coupons. I feel a little better feeding these to my kids, knowing that some of their carbs are a little more complex than plain ol’ sugar.
Recipe: Whole Grain Cinnamon Rolls
- 2 cups milk
- 4 1/2 Tablespoons butter
- 1/2 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup All-Bran cereal or quick rolled oats
- 4 – 4 1/2 cups flour (you can combine whole wheat and unbleached if you like)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 3/4 teaspoon yeast
- 3 1/2 Tablespoons butter, softened
- 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 – 2 Tablespoons milk
- Combine dough ingredients in the bread machine according to manufacturer’s instructions. Use 4 cups of flour to start. Add more flour in case the dough is too wet. Program for Dough and allow the machine to do its magic.
- When the dough is ready, roll out on a lightly floured surface until you have a 12 x 15-inch rectangle. Spread butter over surface. In small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over butter. Roll up dough, jelly-roll fashion, starting from the long edge and pinching the seam to seal. Slice into 12 equal portions and arrange evenly in a greased, 9 x 13-inch pan. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or wrap well with foil and freeze. Check this post for more tips on freezing cinnamon rolls.
- In the morning, remove from refrigerator and allow to rest 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake rolls until browned, about 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
- Combine icing ingredients in a small mixing bowl, stirring with a wooden spoon until combined. Glaze baked rolls with icing.
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Note: Some readers have had to add up to 1 cup more flour. This may depend on how you measure flour, what combination of whole wheat to unbleached you use, and the humidity in your part of the country.