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Rise-and-Shine Cinnamon Rolls

Using yeast as well as baking powder gives these sweet glazed pinwheels a touch of yeasty flavor—without the hour-plus rising time usually required for breakfast breads.


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Cinnamon Rolls


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¾ cup low-fat milk
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2 tsp. yeast
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1 ½ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
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½ cup whole-wheat flour
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¼ cup sugar
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1 Tbs. baking powder
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1 ½ tsp. ground cinnamon, divided
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¼ tsp. salt
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4 Tbs. (½ stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
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¼ cup brown sugar

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1 ½ cups confectioners' sugar
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3 Tbs. lemon juice


  1. To make Cinnamon Rolls: Preheat oven to 425F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or coat with cooking spray. Heat milk in saucepan over medium heat until warm to the touch. Remove from heat, and sprinkle with yeast. Set aside.
  2. Combine flours, sugar, baking powder, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon and salt in bowl. Rub butter into flour mixture with fingers until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in milk until soft dough forms. Transfer to well-floured surface and dust with flour. Press into 12x6-inch rectangle.
  3. Combine brown sugar and remaining cinnamon in small bowl. Sprinkle over dough, and press in lightly with palms of hands. Gently roll dough lengthwise into log. Cut log into 16 3/4-inch-thick slices. Place slices on prepared baking sheet, reshaping into rounds if necessary. Bake 15 to 18 minutes, or until rolls begin to brown.
  4. To make Glaze: Whisk together confectioners’ sugar and lemon juice. Glaze will be very thick. Brush glaze on cinnamon rolls right when they come out of the oven. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information: 

2 g
Total Fat: 
3 g
Saturated Fat: 
1.5 g
29 g
8 mg
148 mg
1 g
18 g
Makes 16 rolls

Comments on this Recipe

when is the yeast added? how do you get the gluten out so that the rolls have a soft texture; this recipe is not complete. Avid Baker

Baked these this morning- Success! The only thing I did was swap out the regular, low-fat milk to vanilla almond milk for a sweeter flavor.

Oh here you go yummy