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Yeast Dinner Rolls With Cinnamon Butter

So easy soft yeast dinner rolls with a sweet 'n' spicy cinnamon butter.
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Author Whole and Heavenly Oven




    • 2-1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
    • 1/4 cup warm water 120 F
    • 1 cup warm milk 120 F
    • 3 tablespoons safflower oil
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 3-1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
    • 1 tablespoon butter softened

    Cinnamon Butter

    • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


    • 1. Prepare the rolls: In a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, dissolve yeast in warm water and warm milk. Let stand 5 minutes. Add oil, honey, and egg; and mix on low speed until combined. With mixer running on low, add flour 1/2 cup at a time until mixture forms a ball. Mix until dough pulls away from bowl, about 3 minutes. Let dough stand 5 minutes then knead dough with mixer on medium speed 3-5 minutes or until dough is smooth and non-sticky. Transfer dough to a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let dough rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
    • 2. Punch risen dough down and transfer to a floured surface. Sprinkle with additional flour, and roll into a rectangle to 1-in thickness. With sharp knife, cut dough into 15 squares. Transfer dough squares to parchment-paper lined baking sheets. Cover rolls with plastic wrap and allow to rise until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
    • 3. Bake rolls at 350 F 14-15 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately after removing rolls from the oven, brush rolls with 1 tablespoon butter. Cool rolls on wire cooling racks.
    • 4. Prepare the Cinnamon Butter: In a small bowl with an electric mixer, beat all cinnamon butter ingredients until smooth and creamy.
    • 5. Serve rolls warm with cinnamon butter.
    • Yield: 15 rolls (1/2 cup cinnamon butter)
    • Store rolls at room temperature up to 2 days. Store cinnamon butter in refrigerator up to 5 days. Bring butter to room temperature before serving.


    Adapted from Handle The Heat