Whole Wheat Cinnamon Apple Buns

Thank you all for your kind words about my little ones health, he is feeling much better now and he's back to school!
So weekend ahead of us and what better way to start a Saturday or Sunday morning but with a hot, gooey, fragrant, caramelized apple cinnamon bun? You don't need a glaze with these cinnamon buns, just serve them upside down and enjoy!
Here you go, help your self...

Ingredients (12 rolls)

1 tsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp dry yeast
80 ml warm water (as warm as a babys bath)
200 ml milk (I used 2%)
1 egg
6 tbsp sugar
5 tbsp melted butter (not too hot)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt
For the filling
1 - 2 apples cut into chunks
The juice of 1/2 lemon 
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
a pinch of ground cloves
a pinch of salt

How to make

Using a small bowl, dissolve a teaspoon of sugar in the warm water and sprinkle the yeast on top. Allow the yeast to develop a foam for 10 minutes.

Using a large bowl, whisk together the milk with the sugar, egg, 2 tablespoons of the melted butter and vanilla. Add the yeast mixture and stir.
Combine the flour with salt and add it to the wet mixture. 
Stir using a spoon until the dough forms a “ball” around the spoon. The dough will be sticky, cover with plastic film and set it aside at room temperature for 2 hours. 

At this point you are able to keep the dough in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Prepare the filling, mix the apple with lemon juice, sugars, cinnamon, glove, a pinch of salt and keep aside.
Turn dough out on a large floured surface, add flour on top and roll the dough (using a well floured rolling pin) into a big rectangle sheet. The long side should face toward you. Brush the dough with butter leaving 1 cm (1/2 an inch) border uncovered at one long side. Sprinkle with mixture leaving the same border uncovered. Starting at long side opposite border. Roll up the dough and pinch seam to seal.

Brush with butter.
Using a knife cut into 12 pieces and place them cut side up in a baking dish covered with parchment paper. Let the rolls rise about an hour (in this stage you can have your rolls ready overnight and bake them in the morning. Let them stand in room temperature 30 minutes before baking)
Bake in 375 degrees preheated oven 25 – 30 minutes.

Hot out of the oven
Serve them upside down so the caramel will melt and ooze the whole bun!

Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Just what I need to make for the family this weekend.

  2. Lucen estupendos los rollos de canela tentador postre para un desayuno ,abrazos hugs,hugs.

  3. Eri, this looks and sounds absolutely out of this world... I think even "I" dough challenged can make this!!!
    Thank you!!!

  4. Eri, they look so good. I have tried plain cinnamon and orange flavored.The addition of apple is wonderful.

  5. Glad to hear that your little boy is up and in school! The buns looks so good, perfect for breakfast and tea-time!

  6. Oh my, I love cinnamon buns and it also sounds delicious with apples in it!

  7. I love these Eri. And they're making me so hungry. These would be sensational straight from the oven xx

  8. These look divine Eri. Perfect to enjoy with the cooling fall weather!

  9. Oh, these look outrageously delicious!!! If my FIL comes to visit next month, I will make these for him (and me!). We both adore apple in our baked goods :) Thanks for such a fabulous recipe~

  10. Those looks amazing, so moist.

  11. I could do with some right now with my coffee. I guess the only way I am going to get any is if I make them myself!

    They look so gooey and decadent. Yum.


  12. latrevo otidipote exei kanela kai mila, poso mallon ta cinammon rolls kai otidipote paraplisio, theiki gefsi!!!!!!!! filia!!!!

  13. OH MY! Let me know when I can pick these up from your house!! haha Delicious!!

  14. Oh man.. you make this so easy, but I know I won't be able to whip up like how you do it on weekend morning! It'll end up at weekend afternoon tea. ;) Looks so delicious. Oh my fingers will be all sticky and lick them to eat. Sounds so addicting.... I need to wipe my drool on my face!

  15. My daughter crazily loves mushrooms. These look like a lovely snack which is baked.


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