Sabroso Saturday: Wheat Iced Cinnamon Rolls

by Migdalia Rivera

It’s Sabroso Saturday (Translation: Tasty Saturday)! The day when we share recipes that have helped us stretch our budget, our imagination and our taste buds, without sacrificing our health!


This past week I had lots of time to cook and bake at a leisurely pace so I took the time to make a few items my boys would love. One of those items were Wheat Iced Cinnamon Rolls.

They take some time to prepare since you are making them from scratch and have to let the dough rise but its well worth the wait! Also, this is a family friendly recipe that you can do with your kids. My boys loved gathering and rolling the dough. It let them release some of that tension of being cooped in from the snowstorm as they pounded it out on the dough!

Note, I obtained the recipe from the Domino Dark Brown Sugar box. (Don’t you just love boxed recipes!)I tweaked it a bit by using egg substitutes, whole wheat flour and removing the pecans since GASP! my boys don’t like pecans. I also added extra raisins and less sugar for the filling.

Anyway, hope you enjoy this sweet sabrosura / yumminess!  

¡Buen Provecho! 

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Wheat Iced Cinnamon Rolls


  • 2 eggs or 4 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 3 1/2 cups sifted flour (I used wheat)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon Domino  granualated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter – I used I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter


  •  1/4 cup butter, melted – I used I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter
  • 1/3 cup Domino Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup raisins – I used a half cup
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans – I did not include pecans
  • Domino Granulated Sugar for sprinking


  • 3/4 cup Domino Confectioners Sugar
  • 2-3 teaspoons milk




  1. Beat eggs in medium sized bowl.
  2. Add 3/4 cup warm water  and yeast, stirring to dissolve yeast.
  3. Refrigerate mixture for 10 minutes.
  4. In large bowl, mix flour, salt and sugar.
  5. With pastry blender or fork, blend in butter, until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  6. Make a well in the center and pour in yeast mixture.
  7. Gradually blend the mixtures together; it will be loose and sticky.
  8. Gather dough onto floured surface and knead until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  9. Form dough into a ball and place in lightly greased bowl.
  10. Chill for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
  11. When ready to bake, roll dough into an oblong shape on a well-floured surface, about 1/4-inch thick.


  1. In a bowl , mix brown sugar, cinnamon, raisins and pecans.
  2. Brush the dough with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar mixture, leaving a 1-inch border
  3. Roll dough to form a jelly roll.
  4. With a serrated knife cut the roll into 1-inch slices.
  5. Place on greased baking sheet about 2 inches apart and allow to rise in a warm place about 30 minutes.
  6. Generously sprinkle with granulated sugar.
  7. Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 22 to 24 minutes.
  8. Allow rolls to cool slightly on wire racks placed over wax paper.


  1. Mix confectioners sugar and milk together until smooth.
  2. Drizzle icing over rolls and serve.




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Enjoy & have a healthy Sabroso Saturday!

About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Carolyn G January 1, 2011 at 2:29 pm

YUMMO! These look delish?
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2 Alicia January 1, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Yum!!! I love cinnamon rolls, and I have never made them from scratch! I will have to try soon!

Happy New Year, my friend!
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3 OfeliaNJ January 2, 2011 at 1:18 am

I always like the chance to cook from scratch, adjust recipes and take out what might not be so great. I think raisins sound yummy for a breakfast roll than pecans. Maybe mixed regular and gold raisins? But don’t tell the boys that I agree with them about pecans, we wouldn’t want them to get the wrong idea
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4 Sabrina January 3, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Cinnamon rolls from scratch, now that’s a challenge for me…

I’m used to the Pillsbury premade rolls you stick in the oven for approximately 15minutes.

5 Leah Walker January 7, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Thank you for sharing this. We are a cinnamon roll loving household and it’s great to find a variation to try rather than having the same thing over and over again. My favorite part of the blogs I follow are the recipes because you put things in that real people like. I find that cookbooks try too hard and make things to the point that my family wouldn’t like them so I don”t even use them. I appreciate you pointing out all this yumminess.


6 Kim C January 8, 2011 at 11:51 pm

I love cinnamon rolls, but i have never made them from scratch… this im going to have to try!

7 Tamara B. January 11, 2011 at 1:55 pm

I use wheat four every chance I get and this recipe is going to be a big hit with the family! Thank-you for posting it!

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