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Cinnamon Raisin Rolls

Cinnamon Raisin Rolls
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  • 32 ServingsServings


  • 4-1/2 c. all purpose flour
  • 2 c. whole-wheat flour
  • 1/4 C. Sugar
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 c. 1% low-fat milk, plus extra for glazing
  • 1/4 c. margarine or butter
  • 1 egg plus 2 egg whites
  • 2 c. California raisins
  • 1/4 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice



1 In a bowl, combine flours, sugar, yeast, cinnamon and salt.

2 In a saucepan, slowly heat the milk and margarine over low heat until very warm. Remove from heat and beat into dry ingredients until thoroughly mixed

3 Whisk egg and egg whites together and stir into dough with raisins. Continue mixing for 2 to 3 minutes or until dough comes away from sides of bowl.

4 Shape dough into a ball and turn out onto a floured work surface. To knead, lift one edge and fold it toward center, pressing down with the other hand.

5 Give dough a quarter turn and repeat folding and pressing. Knead for 8 to 10 minutes or until dough is smooth, elastic and does not stick to the surface.

6 Place dough in a lightly greased bowl and turn over. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and a towel. Leave in a warm place for 2 hours or until doubled in size.

7 Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface. Push your hand into center of dough, then pull edges to center and turn over. Divide evenly into 32 pieces.

8 Preheat oven to 350°F. To shape, roll each piece into a 6-inch rope

9 Tie each into a knot. Place on 3 greased baking sheets; cover; and let rise until doubled.

10 Brush with milk. Bake 15 minutes or until rolls are golden and sound hollow when tapped. Blend powdered sugar and lemon juice; brush on warm rolls.

Source: California Raisin Marketing Board