Basic Whole Wheat Sweet Dough

"I created this recipe in order to have a very low sodium, whole wheat sweet dough for my favorite cinnamon rolls. It will work for other sweet rolls and sweet breads, too. Recipe #189088 is how I make my cinnamon rolls."
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Ready In:
1hr 25mins




  • Add first 6 ingredients in the order listed, to bread machine and process on dough setting. (During the first 5-10 minutes, if dough is sticky, add more whole wheat flour a teaspoonful at a time. Or, if dough is dry, add more water a teaspoonful at a time.).
  • Ater bread machine beeps that it's done (approximately 1 hour to 1 hour 20 minutes), remove from bread pan onto lightly floured board, using from reserved 1/4 cup flour to dust the board as needed to keep from sticking.
  • Divide dough in half, and continue with your favorite sweet bread, roll or cinnamon rolls recipe. Repeat with second half of dough. (Bake according to your recipe's instructions.).

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  1. Great! Very easy! I used half for cinnamon rolls and half for dinner rolls. The family really liked them, which is saying a lot since they are not yet big fans of fresh ground wheat. I used a mix of hard and soft white wheats and it turned out great. Next time I will add more than 3 cups. I did check it early on, but it looked fine. When it was done however, it was extremely soft and sticky. Thanks so much for this recipe!


I am on a very low sodium version of the D.A.S.H. diet to control my hypertension. Because of this, I have to cook everything from scratch, as canned foods, prepared mixes and ready-made food all have too much sodium in them. Fortunately, my mother was one of those cooks who could always make good food by throwing together a little of this and a little of that -- most of the time without measuring ingredients -- and I seem to have inherited her knack for cooking.
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