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Cinnamon Twists

Yummy and gooey, these cinnamon twists are sure to be a crowd favorite.  Made with honey or raw sugar and whole wheat flour, they are not exactly healthy, but you could almost tell yourself they are.
5 from 4 votes


  • 4 Cups Whole Wheat Flour I use prairie gold white wheat. If you have a courser wheat flour, you many want to mix half of it with white flour.
  • 2 Tbs Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 Cup Milk warm
  • 3/4 Cup Water warm
  • 3 Tbs Honey or Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Butter or another oil


  • 6 Tbs Melted butter
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tsp Cinnamon

Glaze for top

  • 1/4 Cup Powdered Sugar This is an estimate, I never measure I just dump and stir until the consistency is right.
  • 1 Tbs Milk
  • 2 Shakes Cinnamon


  • Using a stand mixer, mix two cups of the flour, 2 tbs yeast, the sugar and the warm milk and water.  Add the butter or oil, and salt along with the remaining flour.  Mix until a soft dough forms.  Turn out onto a floured surface and knead a bit more, then shape into a rectangle.  Roll it out to 1/2" thickness.  Spread the melted butter-sugar mixture over the dough.  Either roll into cinnamon rolls or cut into strips to make twists.  Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes, or until lightly golden. Remove from the pan while still hot making sure to get all of the cinnamon filling.  Drizzle with the powdered sugar glaze.  Serve warm if possible...Enjoy!