Quick Whole Wheat Cinnamon Rolls

Dive into the warmth of these Quick Whole Wheat Cinnamon Rolls, a healthier take on a classic favorite that doesn’t skimp on flavor. Ready in just 45 minutes, these rolls are perfect for a cozy morning breakfast or a sweet afternoon treat.


  • 2 to 2 1/2 cups (240-300g) of whole wheat flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons (7g or one 1/4-ounce package) of dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
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Let’s Bake:

  1. Prepare the Dough:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 cups of the whole wheat flour, dry yeast, baking powder, and salt. If the dough seems too sticky during kneading, gradually add the remaining flour until it reaches a soft, manageable consistency.
  2. Knead the Dough:
    • On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough until it’s smooth and elastic, about 5-10 minutes. This process helps to develop the gluten in the flour, giving the cinnamon rolls their structure.
  3. Let It Rise (Quick Rise Method):
    • Place the dough in a warm, draft-free area to rise. Since this is a quick recipe, allow it to rest for just 10-15 minutes. Although it won’t double in size as in traditional recipes, this resting period gives the yeast a head start.
  4. Shape the Rolls:
    • Roll out the dough into a rectangle. Spread your favorite cinnamon filling evenly over the dough, leaving a small margin at the edges. Roll the dough tightly from one end to the other, and then cut into individual rolls.
  5. Bake:
    • Place the rolls in a greased baking dish. Bake in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for 20-25 minutes, or until they’re golden brown and cooked through.
  6. Enjoy:
    • Serve the cinnamon rolls warm, optionally topped with a light glaze or a sprinkle of powdered sugar for extra sweetness.

These Quick Whole Wheat Cinnamon Rolls bring the irresistible aroma and taste of freshly baked cinnamon rolls to your table in no time, making them a healthier option for satisfying your sweet tooth.