Monday, August 9, 2010

Quick Cinnamon Rolls

We love quick and easy, no yeast cinnamon rolls, great for a special breakfast.

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1 TB baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup non fat dry milk powder
1/2 c butter flavor shortening(or regular if you dont have butter flavor)

Combine dry ingredients and cut in shortening until you have coarse balls

Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9x 13 pan

Add in

1 egg
3/4 cup milk

combine until all ingredients are incorporated.

Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead a few times, until you have a smooth ball.

Roll into a 12 x 10 rectangle

Now here is where you can get creative....
mix 1/2 cup loose packed brown sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon

spread with a tablespoon of melted butter and top with cinnamon mixture

chopped nuts(I used pecans)
other spices....nutmeg, allspice, cloves ETC do what you like!!!
Also you can omit the butter and spread with HONEY instead!! Very tasty

Roll up from the short side and slice into pieces to suit your size preference.

CUTTING TIP: Knives tend to crush unless you have an extremely sharp one, even then sometimes they get pushed out of shape, so USE DENTAL FLOSS!!! Slide a clean piece of dental floss under the roll. Cross and pull though. Perfect slices!

Place in greased pan and bake 15-20 mins depending on your size.
Allow to cool slightly before pouring topping

1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp milk
1/4 tsp vanilla

Mix. Adding more milk or sugar to desired can double or triple if you like alot of frosting.


  1. Ha! I was wondering how you'd cut them without squishing them! Genius.

  2. Putting pecans in them sounds delicious!