Super Fluffy Cinnamon Raisin Rolls

Super Fluffy Cinnamon Raisin Rolls

*These fluffy cinnamon raisin rolls are the perfect Easter brunch recipe, especially paired with a big cup of coffee! Note, this aren’t low-fat, so they are meant to be enjoyed on special occasions! *

You can’t have any holiday brunch without cinnamon rolls . You just can’t. Although we aren’t going home for Easter this year, I’m planning on hosting a very little informal brunch for E and I, complete with mimosas, bacon, eggs and these fluffy cinnamon raisin rolls.

I had the craziest craving for cinnamon rolls last week, like insatiable. All I could think about for two hours were moist, ooey, gooey, cinnamon and icing laden rolls sticking to my fingers. My mouth was literally watering when I thought of taking that first sticky, sweet and moist and fluffy bite. The craving was so bad, I had to to make a big batch of my own. And boy am I glad I did.


  • 1 package active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons) I swear by Red Star Yeast
  • 1 cup warm (110 degrees F) water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup light cream
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup raisins * (optional)
  • Dash of salt
Read the whole recipe on The Realistic Nutritionist