This makes a double batch of delicious, nutty rolls. Bake one now and freeze one for later!


You will need the following ingredients times two.

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine


Hands-on Time: 30 minutes
Baking Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 3-3 1/2 hours including rising time
Yield: 30 rolls

  1. In a small saucepan or microwave bowl, scald the milk.
  2. Add butter and 1/2 cup honey. Cool to lukewarm.
  3. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.
  4. Stir in cooled butter mixture, egg, and whole wheat flour.
  5. Beat with an electric mixer 3 minutes or vigorously by hand until smooth and blended.
  6. Cover and let mixture (sponge) rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  7. Stir in salt and all-purpose flour.
  8. Turn out on a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes or knead by an electric mixer with the dough hook attachment. The dough will be slightly sticky
  9. Place in an oiled bowl turning once to coat.
  10. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 1-1/2 hours or until doubled in volume.
  11. Punch down dough and divide into two pieces.
  12. Melt 3 tablespoons butter and pour into a 9 X 13 baking pan.
  13. Pour in 1/3 cup honey, sprinkle on 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and drop pecan halves evenly over bottom.
  14. On a floured surface, roll out 1 piece of dough to a 10 X 15-inch rectangle about 1/4 inch thick.
  15. Sprinkle with 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon.
  16. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons, honey.
  17. Roll up lengthwise, pinching seams together with moistened fingertips.
  18. With a sharp knife, slice off 1-inch rolls with long light stroke-not compressing the dough.
  19. Place rolls about 1/2 inch apart in prepared pan.
  20. Cover and let rise in a warm place to rise about 40 minutes or until doubled in volume.
  21. Repeat with the second ball of dough.
  22. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  23. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  24. Remove from oven and invert on a large platter so the pecans are on top.