Whole Wheat Cinnamon Rolls

Whole Grain/Whole Wheat
This recipe can help you introduce more whole grains to your meal!





18 rolls

Prep Time

30 minutes

Rise Time

2 hours

Bake Time

15 to 20 minutes


  • Rolls
  • 1-1/2 cups warm water (100° to 110°F)
  • 2 (4-1/2 tsp.) envelopes Fleischmann's® Active Dry Yeast
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup corn oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Filling
  • 1/2 cup butter OR margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • Almond Icing
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk


Combine water, yeast and 1/4 cup sugar in a large mixer bowl; set aside for 5 minutes to soften yeast. Add honey, oil, eggs, salt and 2 cups whole wheat flour. Beat 2 minutes on medium speed of electric mixer. Beat in remaining whole wheat flour. Stir in enough additional all-purpose flour to make a soft dough. Turn out onto lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 4 to 5 minutes. Place dough in a greased bowl, turning once to coat all sides. Cover and place in a warm, draft-free place, and let rise about 1 hour, until doubled in bulk.

Grease a 13 x 9-inch pan and a round or square 8-inch pan (or use three 8-inch round pans); set aside.

Punch dough down and turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough into a 12 X 18-inch rectangle. Spread butter on dough. Combine cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle over dough. Roll tightly, starting on long side. Seal the edges. Cut into 18 rolls, approximately 1-inch thick. Place 12 rolls (cut-side down) in the 13 x 9-inch pan and 6 rolls in the 8 x 8-inch pan.

Cover rolls and let rise for 1 hour or until rolls are doubled. Bake in preheated 350°F oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool about 5 minutes. Invert rolls onto a flat surface.

To make frosting, mix powdered sugar and almond extract in a medium bowl. Stir in enough milk to reach desired consistency. Drizzle over rolls.