So I didn’t plan on making whole wheat cinnamon rolls. Really. I really just planned to make some regular cinnamon rolls for a friend for her birthday. But as soon as I put my little one down for her nap I realized I was severely lacking in all purpose flour (yeah, that’s kind of a baking blogger sin). So, with a brand new bag of my much loved white whole wheat flour in the pantry I said what the heck, let’s see what happens. And this happened.
Holy heck, they are great! Granted, you put that much butter and cinnamon into something and really it can’t be awful, but the texture, while not quite right the first day, is pretty much perfect the next morning. I’m not sure I’ll make cinnamon rolls with all purpose flour again. These babies seriously rock.
I probably shouldn’t be too surprised as I based them off the recipe for the Caramel Pecan Rolls that I made recently, from the Become A Better Baker Website. Those Caramel Pecan Rolls, let’s just say I’d marry them if I could, they are that incredible.
So I made some changes to the original recipe, and I really am super happy with the results. Again, due to the butter an sugar, I wouldn’t call these health food by any means, but instead of 7-8 cups of all purpose flour, it’s 7-8 cups of whole wheat, and that’s at least an improvement.
These use Fleishman’s Rapid Rise Yeast, which is good stuff. I get a much better rise with it than any other yeast I’ve used and it’s, well, rapid. If you are confused about the different types of yeasts, I highly recommend this video over on the Become A Better Baker site – for the first time I actually feel like I get the differences.
So, here is the recipe. Seriously – make these. Add some sprinkles for fun, and you will have one heck of a sweet start to your day.
For more cinnamon roll recipes follow this link. I love me some cinnamon rolls! Birthday Cake Cinnamon Rolls, Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls, Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls, Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls, Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls – you name it, we love Cinnamon Rolls here at Love From The Oven!