Friday, 3 March 2023


Healthier & More Nutritious Danish Cinnamon Rolls (Kanelsnegle)

Makes 32 cinnamon rolls 



1. 350g flour
2. 150g graham flour
3. 10g yeast (or 3g dry yeast)
4. 50g dried date paste or 50g honey
5. 1/2 tsp salt
6. 50ml lukewarm milk
7. 2 eggs (approx. 100g)
8. 100g soft butter
9. 2 carrots grated
10. 1 tsp cinnamon powder
11. 1 tsp cardamon powder
12. 1 egg for glazing (optional)


1. 100g butter
2. 50g dried date paste or sugar
3. 50g brown sugar
4. 2 TBS cinnamon powder


1. In an electric mixer, add 10g yeast, 50ml lukewarm milk and mix well.

2 Add 100g butter and mix well.

3. Add egg and mix well.

4. Add 50g dried date paste and mix well.

5. Add grated carrots, vanilla powder, cardamon powder, cinnamon powder and salt and mix well.

6. Add graham flour and mix under low speed for sometime i.e. 5 minutes to get the gluten out.

7. Slowly add in the flour and run the mixer for 15 minutes or until you get a well kneaded dough that doesn't stick to your finger, is elastic and easy to work with, but is not dry. It should be completely smooth and separate easily from the mixing bowl. Make sure the dough is kneaded sufficiently. Best using a mixer as the dough needs to be kneaded for a long time.

6. Cover and let the dough rest for four hours at room temperature.

7. Divide the dough into two.

8. Sprinkle some flour on the table top and roll one dough into a square piece of about 5mm thick using a rolling pin.

9. Spread the filling on it.

10. Roll it up.

11. Cut it into 16 pieces of 2cm thick with a sharp knife.

14. Place them on a tray laid with a baking sheet.

15. Cover and let it rise for an hour (optional)

16. Brush with egg (optional)

17. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 175 degree Celsius for 15 minutes or until golden.

Additional Information:

C loves cinnamon rolls and always pesters me to get one for her when we are out. After trying out to make pizza rolls, I decided to try to make the cinnamon rolls as well today. Daddy FECS and C gave the thumbs-up. J was away at Teens Group at church, thus he didn't get to try it. I brought them along to the Chinese Bible Study group and they all liked it :-)

If you are in a hurry and can't wait for the dough to rise slowly for four hours in step 6, you can use 25g of yeast and reduce the dough resting time to one hour instead.

If you don't want to add carrot, you need to add 100ml more liquid (milk or yogurt). It is great for lunchboxes too. 


You can freeze it down while they are still a little lukewarm. Take them out the night before or a few hours in advance and let them thaw in the fridge or for an hour on the kitchen counter. Spray them with a little water and warm them in a preheated oven at 175 degrees fan for 4-5 minutes or in a toaster.


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