Monday, March 4, 2013

Cinnamin Biscuits

Sometimes I hunger for a cinnamon roll but lack the time to make them. I can turn a batch of biscuits into Cinnamon Biscuits in less than thirty minutes. They are not as good as yeast cinnamon rolls but they meet the needs of a warm sweet treat on a cold morning.

This is another variation of the Whole Wheat Biscuit recipe. But of course, you can use any biscuit recipe that you like.

Cinnamon Biscuits

3 cups whole wheat flour (or a combination of wheat and white flours)
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup cold butter, cut into 8 pieces
1 tsp honey or sugar
1 1/2 cup buttermilk, plain yogurt, or kefir
soft butter
brown sugar

Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in mixing bowl or food processor. Add butter and mix or pulse until butter is pea size or smaller.

If using food processor, dump flour mixture into a bowl. Add honey and buttermilk and mix briefly with a spoon. Do not over mix.

Turn onto a floured counter and pat flat into a 8 x 15 rectangle. If the dough is too sticky, sprinkle with flour and fold like a letter, then pat flat again. Spread with soft butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar.

Roll up dough. Biscuit dough isn't as easy to work with as bread dough, but if it tears, just smash it back together. A bread blade helps lift and roll it.

Cut into 12 pieces.

Place on a greased cookie sheet. If you wish, brush tops with milk. Bake at 450 degrees for 12 minutes. Spread with glaze if desired. Serve immediately.


  1. I probably shouldn't say this but my cinnamon biscuits are done the lazy way. However, my family does request them so I won't be showing them how pretty yours are. :-)

    I make my basic biscuit recipe with added sugar and cinnamon (before I add the liquids) and shape them like any other biscuit. I may add a splash of vanilla too. Then when they are baked I simply glaze them.

  2. Oh boy, those look yummy and I bet they are just a bit easier and less time consuming than yeast rolls. Nothing wrong in making quick and easy meals from time to time. Who wants to be in the kitchen all day, any ways?!

  3. Nom,...Nom... Nom. These look easy enough for Sunday after church service. I pinned it!

    Gretchen :)

  4. I made these cinnamon biscuits today and my husband practically rolled his eyes into his head with delight. He said they were the best he's ever had and that they were amazing. I just smiled. I glazed them with typical cinnamon roll frosting and they were really good. Again, thanks for all your help. You're the best. Julie


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