Whole-Wheat Cinnamon Rolls

Recipe by PaulaG
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READY IN: 3hrs 20mins
SERVES: 20
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large bowl, stir the yeast into the warm water and allow to stand for 5 minutes or until frothy.
  • Stir in eggs and butter; beat in 5 cups of hot roll mix; let rest 2 minutes.
  • Add enough of the remaining mix to make a soft dough, turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, 7 to 10 minutes.
  • Clean and grease bowl, place dough in bowl, turning to grease all sides.
  • Cover with a damp towel, let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk.
  • Prepare the Cinnamon Butter by melting the butter in a small saucepan. Stir in cinnamon, brown sugar, raisins and nuts; continue stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Prepare the Caramel Topping by combining the whipping cream, brown sugar and nuts in a small bowl; set aside.
  • Punch down dough and let rest for 10 minutes; on lightly floured surface, roll out dough to a 20 inch x 12 inch rectangle, about 1 inch thick.
  • Spread with Cinnamon Butter; roll up jelly-roll fashion; using a sharp knife, cut dough into twenty 1 inch slices.
  • Spread Caramel Topping evenly in a 15 inch x 10 inch baking sheet with raised sides; arrange slices on topping, cut-side down; cover with a damp towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees, bake rolls 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown.
  • Cool on a rack for 5 minutes, invert rolls and pan onto a large platter; remove pan.
  • Serve warm.
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