Whole Wheat Cinnamon Rolls

This recipe can help you introduce more whole grains to your meal!

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Rolls


18 rolls

Prep Time


Bake Time

15 to 20 minutes

Rise Time

2 hours

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  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Grease a 13 x 9-inch pan and a round or square 8-inch pan (or use three 8-inch round pans); set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. To make frosting, mix powdered sugar and almond extract in a medium bowl. Stir in enough milk to reach desired consistency. Drizzle over rolls.

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