Christmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls

One of my favorite things about Christmas morning is waking up and popping cinnamon rolls into the oven before anyone is up, because who doesn’t love waking up to the smell of cinnamon rolls?

If you know much about me though, you might ask, “how on earth can you eat cinnamon rolls and not die?”. I have pretty severe allergies when it comes to white flour and white sugar, which is why I have been trying different cinnamon roll recipes for the last few years specifically for for Christmas morning. I find that Einkorn flour (an ancient wheat grain) and honey make pretty good cinnamon rolls that don’t kill me.

So here I am sharing with you one of the recipes I found that I like, and will be making this year for Christmas morning. The recipe is from and slightly changed to fit my needs. Enjoy! Oh, and Merry Christmas!!!!


  • 12 cups Einkorn All Purpose Flour (Approximate)
  • 1/3 cup Honey
  • 1/3 cup Avocado Oil
  • 3 cups Very hot tap water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Instant Yeast
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Real Salt
  • 1/2 Cup melted butter
  • Honey to drizzle

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 ounce soft Cream Cheese
  • Honey (To taste)
  • 3 tablespoons butter


1. Mix oil, honey, water, and yeast. Let sit for 5 min.

2. Add 4 & 1/2 cups all purpose Einkorn flour. Mix.

3. Add salt. Add flour a little at a time while mixing. Keep adding flour until it cleans the sides of the bowl ( about 7 cups). One thing about Einkorn flour is that it absorbs moisture a little slower than white flour.

4. Knead in mixer for 10 minutes.

5. Let rest in bowl for 20 minutes. If dough is a little sticky, sprinkle about 1/2 cup of flour on top while resting.

6. Knead a couple times on floured surface. Then, keeping on floured surface, roll out into large rectangle a half-inch thick.

7. Brush surface of rectangle with butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon and drizzle with a bit of honey until covered.

8. Start at one end, and roll up dough until you have one long cylinder of dough.

9. Cut dough into rolls of the desired thickness with a string or piece of floss.

10. Place into greased jelly roll pan (You can also use parchment paper instead of greasing).

11. Put in warm place (The oven off is good) to rise until doubled.

12. Bake at 350º for 20 minutes.

13. While rolls are baking, mix soft cream cheese, butter and honey.

14. After 20 minutes, remove from oven. Let cool a bit before frosting.

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